Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dickie Anderson Book Signings

Saturday November 17
- The Book Loft - 11AM-3PM
Friday November 30, December 1 - Joe's Bistro - in conjunction with the
   Holiday Home Tour - 10:30 and 12:30 both days
Sunday December 2 - Amelia Island Museum of History - LAUNCH 1-4PM


Fernandina Beach, FL. (November 14, 2012) Dickie Anderson has released her newest book, Great Houses of Fernandina, Architectural Masterpieces From Amelia Island's Golden Age. The soft-cover book, published by Sweetpea Media, Inc. and the Amelia Islander Magazine, highlights 22 houses in Fernandina's Historic District. The photography was done by Jan Johannes, historian and architectural photographer. Detailed descriptions highlight architectural details and the histories of the original families who built and lived in the houses. Adrienne Burke, City of Fernandina Beach - Preservation Planner, and Ron Kurtz, lecturer, historian and former director of the Amelia Island Museum of History, contributed introductions. A map with a suggested driving tour is included.

Phyllis Davis, Executive Director of the Amelia Island Museum of History, shared, "Written to highlight the beautiful homes of Amelia Island, Dickie Anderson's new book is a testament to the importance of the preservation of Florida's historic resources. Dickie is an ardent supporter and ambassador for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island and its rich history."

Dickie Anderson is a columnist, free-lance writer, and lecturer, as well as a trained docent at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Sweetpea Media and the Amelia Islander Magazine frequently publish articles on Amelia Island's rich history.

Books will be available at the Amelia Island Museum of History's Holiday Home Tour scheduled November 30 and December 1. Anderson will be available at luncheons scheduled at Joe's Bistro at 11:30 AM, and 1PM both days. A formal launch of the book will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History, Sunday December 2 from 1-4PM.
Books are available at The Book Loft, Books Plus, Front and Centre, the Amelia Island Museum of History and The Plantation Shop at Palmetto Walk. The books retail for $14.95. To purchase a copy by mail contact Dickie Anderson at or 904-556-6455.

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