"Inge, Revolution and Witchcraft" is the final book in the "Inge" trilogy, following "Inge's War" and "Inge's Unexpected Guest".
Boag and her family embark on a life filled with cultural and tribal
mysteries when they initially make their home in West Africa in the mid
1960's. Monrovia, Liberia, the land of black faces, freed slaves, of
gold and blood diamonds. Rituals, dance, masks and laughter, spirits,
blood and witchcraft are the ingredients of daily existence. The
revolution in 1980 triggers a series of events whose momentum catches
Inge in its grip and forces her to make a tragic choice.
P. Young was born in Hannover, Germany. She and her family emigrated to
Canada and later to Miami, Florida. After raising three daughters,
wanderlust struck. For the next twenty years she and husband lived and
worked in West Africa, South East Asia and Egypt. They now reside in
Ms. Young is the author
of the following novels: "Inge's War", "The Rebellion of Nilofleur",
"Journey Into Fear", and "Inge's Unexpected Guest". She recently
completed a fantasy entitled "The Land Of Shadows".
The Brain Dead Press announces the publication of The Brain Dead Manager, Second Edition.
Taking a humorous approach to a serious subject, The Brain Dead Manager
explains the real reasons for America’s dysfunctional organizations.
The second edition is updated to address the recent economic calamity
with additional material. In any age, however, bad management will
always be a problem, and there is little the rest of us can do except
laugh about it.
author, H.V. Rhodes, is a veteran and works locally as an engineer. He
wrote this book for anyone who ever had a job they hated or anyone who
ever worked for an idiot.
The Brain Dead Manager, Second Edition
is available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle and on Barnes & Noble
Nook. A soft copy edition is available at selected locations or directly
from the publisher at www.BrainDeadPress.com.
978-0-9771677-1-5 = 2nd Edition, Hard copy (Softcover)
programs are in the making to spotlight Florida Authors. The West
Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation will be hosting a
bimonthly Florida Author Showcase starting October 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The program will feature four authors.Each
author will have ten minutes to present their book and have an
opportunity to sell copies. Nancy Ansley of West Regional is hoping this
will be an ongoing program.
South Regional Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines will host the
Third Annual Local Author Showcase. This program scheduled for April 13,
2013 will feature twelve authors. Each author will have five minutes to
speak and will have a table to display his books afterwards.
Florida authors are needed for both programs. Interested authors should contact Bob E Sherman firstname.lastname@example.org and submit:
The poet Yusef Komunyakaa said, “Don’t write what you know. Write
what you are are willing to discover.” In this workshop, you will take
Komunyakaa’s advice to heart. You will write both poetry and nonfiction.
Guided by specific writing exercises, each writer will explore his or
her passions, memories, and mysteries.
Chloe Honum was born in Santa Monica,
California, and was raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her poems have
appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Paris Review,
The Southern Review, and Poetry. Her awards include a Ruth Lilly
Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. For more information about Chloe,
or to read some of her work, visit her website.
For more information about the workshop, go to click here
If you’ve ever thought about starting your own freelance business,
you won’t want to miss this master class led by a local freelance writer
who has been there, done that, and is making a darn good living at it.
Exercises will help you identify your place in the writing world, and
whether you’re cut out for the Hosannahs and heartbreaks that come with
being a wordslinger for hire.
Unexpectedly idled after 25 years working for others, Brad Kuhn was thrown into his freelance career in the depths of the “Great Recession.” Two and a half years later, as managing member of Brad Kuhn & Associates, LLC,
he’s making more than he ever made working for others. His schedule is
full. He’s writing magazine cover stories and features that have
garnered top honors from the Florida Magazine Association, and he
couldn’t be happier. Pictured here in a necktie, most days he doesn’t
even wear shoes.
Find your agent,
meet your publisher, and get the scoop on the industry at FWA’s 11th
annual conference, the most comprehensive conference in Florida for
writers of all genres. Register early and get a free gift from FWA.
The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, which offers an FWA guaranteed room rate
of $115 per night, is located just east of Orlando: 1501 International
Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746, (800) 380-7724. Transportation may be
arranged through EZ Time Transportation, (407) 509-8586.
NOTE: FWA’s Annual Conference is a member benefit. If you are not an FWA
member and would like to attend, we welcome you, but there will be an
additional $45 charge. You may elect to pay this charge and not become a
member, or, you may join FWA for an annual fee of $45.
If you're going to the FWA Annual Conference, then please consider their Celebrity Workshop. Click here
for details on a day long seminar in which internationally renowned and
multi-award-winning author R.J. Ellory will share his secrets of
success with you. The workshop is sponsored by the Florida Writers Foundation, Inc.
a charitable organization that supports literacy. Conveniently, this
event will be held the day before the FWA conference opens - October 18,
2012, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary.
Patricia Charpentier, author of the award-winning book, Eating an
Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time, will be a guest on NPR's
Growing Bolder, hosted by Bill Shafer and Marc Middleton. If you're in
Central Florida, you can hear the interview this Saturday, July 21 at 3
p.m. on 90.7 fm. You can also hear the interview on Growing Bolder's Web
site at www.growingbolder.com. Click on Growing Bolder Radio.
Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how easy and fun it can be with Patricia's "one bite at a time" method.
Florida Romance Writers
is proud to host NY Times bestselling author Tami Hoag at the August
11, 2012 meeting. The twenty-seven year writing veteran will share her
vast knowledge of the ever-changing world of publishing, with Q&A to
Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel 1825 Griffin Road Dania, FL 33004
I-95 to Griffin Road exit (Exit 26). Go east on Griffin and make a
right at the first light into the Sheraton parking area.
Self-parking is free of charge if you mention you are with FRW.
Program Tami Hoag#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag has fifteen consecutive NY Times bestsellers to her credit, including Deeper Than the Dead, Secrets to the Grave, and Prior Bad Acts. Hoag has more than 35 million books in print, published in more than twenty languages worldwide. Her first thriller, Night Sins,
was made into a two-part mini-series in 1997, and continues to air
frequently on cable networks more than a decade later. Born in Iowa,
raised in Minnesota, Hoag left the frigid north for warmer climes in
1998. An avid competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of
dressage, she currently lives in Florida, where she competes her horses
on the prestigious winter show circuit.
Please RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the meeting by 5:00pm, by e-mail to Lisa Manuel at email@example.com and put meeting reservation in the subject line.
Pen Press is pleased to announce that Vero Beach resident Ronald Sharp
is the winner of the first annual Discover Mystery ™ Award.
the winner of the Discover Mystery ™ prize, Sharp was awarded a $1000
cash prize, and a publishing contract with Poisoned Pen Press. Poisoned
Pen Press will release No Regrets, No Remorse in November 2012.
to Discover Mystery celebrity guest judge, Edgar® Award-winning
novelist Dana Stabenow, “A Harley-riding hit woman who kills for virtue
as well as profit and a Miami lawyer turned sculptor combine forces to
butt heads with crooked lawyers, organized crime, and local authorities
to track down a murderer. Ronald Sharp had me from the first chapter, a
step-by-step account of how to blow up a house, with the bad guy safely
inside, of course."
Finalists for the Discover Mystery ™ Award included:
"Slone's Last Dance" by Bill Butler
"In the Market for Murder" by Dawn Marie Fichera
"Who Killed Julian Emery" by Susan Lumenello
"Mortgaged to Death" by Bruce Rolfe
Tribble, Publisher at Poisoned Pen Press, stated, “We were delighted by
the volume and quality of entrants for the Discover Mystery Award. We
would like to offer our thanks to all of the wonderful writers who
helped us discover some great new mysteries and extend our
congratulations to Mr. Sharp. We look forward to the release of No Regrets, No Remorse this Fall.”
Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in the highest
quality mystery books. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press
is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world.
Visit the new Poisoned Pen Press author blog and Discover Mystery™ at: www.poisonedpenpress.com
Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about the Discover Mystery Award or Poisoned Pen Press are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramsay's new book is a murder
mystery novel that is steeped in mystery, suspense, graft, greed, Florida
history and shady real estate schemes, all blended deftly with humor. The new book
features sports writer turned investigative journalist Tucker Lee Anderson
Pine Beach NJ, July 18, 2012 -
Florida Author Walter Ramsay has released Coastal Access. Coastal Access is a
murder mystery set in Florida. The book is set apart and defined by its emphasis
on local Florida history and includes elements of mystery, suspense, graft,
greed and shady real estate schemes hatched by high ranking officials. Coastal
Access brings back Ramsay's popular character from Beneath The Dune, sports writer turned investigative journalist Tucker
"I wrote this book,"
stated Mr. Ramsay," for the pure enjoyment of my
fans. After the success of Beneath The
Dune, many readers wanted me to continue with the Magnum P.I. like
character, Tucker Lee Anderson.
I enjoy incorporating
"real" locations into my novel that people can recognize. Even though
the characters are fictitious, the locations are real and people can identify
and relate to the locations. History of the selected areas is also authentic. Coastal Accessconcerns the area of Florida that "time
forgot". Many people are familiar with the so called waste land that lies
west of Interstate 95 through Central Florida, but seldom pay little attention
too. I have decided to raise the question, "what if...?" with regards
to those millions of acres.
The story is VERY
relevant to concerns many people have about our future and what could eventually
happen to this virgin land if it fell into the hands of unscrupulous people.
In Florida, Interstate 95
snakes from the Georgia state line to Miami in an uninterrupted run of coastal cities. The country that lies west of
the interstate however is often referred to as a wasteland, a no-man's
territory fit only for those who can stand the dank heat of a swamp. So when
Judge Arnold Galley and his consortium seem intent on acquiring over a million
and a half acres of this fetid real estate just west of the highway, many heads
begin to turn. Why does he want it so bad?
That question intrigues Tucker
Lee Anderson, a divorced sports reporter down on his luck. Not long after his
discovery of the judge's prodigious real estate lust, he finds himself plunged
into the middle of a massive murder cover-up that involves the magistrate as
well. Suddenly, the sports scribe has turned into an undercover investigative
reporter who must piece together the puzzle to find out why so many people want
or need the judge's coastal access.
The mystery's roots are deep
and old. To crack the case, Tucker will have to draw on the knowledge contained
in his family's Deep Southern lineage, which dates back to a time before the
Civil War. He is aided in his quest by Craig, a detective and childhood friend,
whose law enforcement connections will prove invaluable for his investigation
and even for his own personal safety.
Yet Tucker's most startling
source of help is a mysterious stranger named Doug. After being presumed dead
for decades, he has returned to Florida for unexplained reasons. Eventually, Tucker
will find that Doug plays an unexpectedly large role in his life and will let
him understand how his fate is intimately tied to the real estate greed of the
About the book
Coastal Access by Walter Ramsay
Pena Beach Press
Date of publish: June 2012
About the author:
As a long time teacher and coach in
New Jersey, Walter praises public education and the dynamic students it
produces. When not at the Jersey Shore, Walter is a part time resident of
the Central Florida coast. He became enamored with the beauty, culture,
and people of this pristine area over 30 years ago, and still can't get
enough. He has vigilantly taken the time to delve into the history of
this beautiful coastline and incorporated that background into his writings.
Walter spent much of his
earlier years traveling the Florida coast from Saint Augustine to Key West from
his father's home in Daytona Beach.
Allen's article: Learning Gains with Learning Games was published in
the Hudson Valley Parent Magazine, NY in the July issue. The article
offers parents five ways to improve reading skills during the fun of
summer activities. Valerie's articles with parenting tips have been
The Florida Publishers Association, Inc. is now accepting registrations for its 2012 Fall Ed-U-Conference: "From Pbooks to Ebooks: Publish, Promote and Profit” scheduled
for Friday evening, Sept. 28 and a full day on Saturday, Sept. 29 at
the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Fla.
Speakers/topics include Jim Azevedo of Smashwords on the “Secrets of
Ebook Publishing”; Frances Keiser and Jane Wood of Get Book Savvy on
niche marketing and targeting audiences; Attorney Lloyd Rich on
copyright law; plus a panel discussion on “What every author and
publisher needs to know about the biz.” Save $25 when you register
before Aug. 31. Conference costs include breakfast and lunch. For more
information: www.floridapublishersassociation.com or contact FPA Secretary Ellen Valladares at email@example.com.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its seventh
annual competition with a call for entries in nine categories.
Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards
program in the nation, the contest recognizes and celebrates the year’s
best books penned by full-time residents of the Sunshine State (with the
exception of submissions to the Florida Nonfiction and Visual Arts
categories, whose authors may live elsewhere.)
categories include General Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Children’s
Literature, Florida Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Visual Arts,
Spanish Language Book, and a new category for General
Nonfiction. Entries, which can be submitted by anyone (e.g. publisher,
author or literary agent), must have both an original publication date
between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, and an International Standard
Book Number (ISBN).
Applicants are encouraged to submit their
books into competition any time after the competition is launched, and
as soon as possible after books are officially published. All entries
must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2012 (this is
not a postmark deadline). Three-person juries –– including members of
co-sponsoring organizations, subject experts from the faculties of
Florida colleges and universities, and previous Florida Book Award
winners –– will choose up to three finalists in each of nine categories.
In each category, the jury may award one Gold, Silver and Bronze medal.
The Florida Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida
State University Libraries, with the support of book lovers from across
the state. New co-directors Andrew Frank and Lisa Tendrich Frank are
enthusiastic about their involvement with the Florida Book Awards.
“In its seven years, the program has honored many of the Sunshine
State’s best authors, Lisa Tendrich Frank said. “It is already the
nation’s most comprehensive statewide program, and with the addition of a
new category the program promises to bring more distinction to our
Co-sponsors of the competition include
humanities organizations from across the state such as the Florida
Center for the Book; the State Library and Archives of Florida; the
Florida Historical Society; the Florida Humanities Council; the Florida
Literary Arts Coalition; the Florida Library Association; the Florida
Association for Media in Education; the Florida Center for Literature
and Theatre; the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America;
Friends of FSU Libraries; the Florida Writers Association; the
Governor’s Family Literacy Initiative; and “Just Read, Florida!”
The 2012 winners will be announced in early February. Gold Medal Award
winners will be acknowledged in March 2013 at the Historic and Cultural
Awards Ceremony sponsored by the state of Florida’s Division of
Cultural Affairs. In addition, all Florida Book Awards medalists will be
recognized at a banquet hosted by the Florida Library Association at
its annual conference.
Winning books and their authors will be showcased in the summer issue of FORUM,
the statewide magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, and will be
featured at book festivals and association conferences and on The
Florida Channel throughout the year. In addition, copies of all
award-winning books will be put on permanent public displays, one in the
Governor’s Mansion Library and one in Florida State University’s
Journalstone Publishing announces the release of The Donors by Jeffrey Wilson. The Donors (ISBN: 978-1-936564-46-0, Trade Paper, 246 pages, $16.95) is now available nationwide. The Donors is also available in an eBook edition.
A brilliantly-conceived novel that fuses elements of horror, medical suspense and the supernatural, The Donors is a tense and terrifying tale about the ultimate struggle of good versus evil.
as a formidable talent with an uncanny ability to create
universally-moving, inventive, and gripping stories, author Jeffrey
Wilson draws from a diverse array of life experiences. A trauma and
combat surgeon who served two tours in Iraq, Wilson knows first-hand the
horrors of war, the painful uncertainty of life-or-death situations,
and the grip of seeing those haunting images that cannot be unseen.
While Wilson’s realm of experience provides a rich resource for the
fresh, innovative, and imaginative storylines he creates, what elevates
his writing to another level is the uniquely human element that courses
His latest novel, The Donors, is populated with real,
relatable, flesh-and-blood characters who come to life within the
pages. And what results is a gripping, mesmerizing, and evocative novel.Meticulously-plotted, carefully-crafted with the precision of a surgeon, and bristling with suspense, The Donors is a haunting story that will leave readers breathless.
About The Donors: Five-year-old
Nathan Doren is in the hospital recovering from unspeakable injuries he
received at the hands of his mother’s abusive and violent ex-boyfriend.
But the hospital—a place that should be safe—is anything but: An
evil force stalks the hospital. Demonic-looking men with deathly pale
faces and glowing eyes lurk in the shadows. And someone—or some thing—is
harvesting skin and organs from living donors against their will. In
his dreams, Nathan can see these demons in their true form: evil
creatures who feed on the fear and hatred they create in their victims.
Nathan’s only ally is Dr. Jason Gelman, the young doctor who cares for
him. Bound together by a common legacy of abuse and the ability to see
these demons for what they are, Nathan and Jason must find a way to stop
these evil creatures—before their own loved ones become the next
According to Richard Godwin, author of Mr. Glamour and Apostle Rising, “With its tight muscular prose and sharp dialogue, The Donors will
keep you hooked from the opening page. Wilson has written a novel
packed with surprises and suspense, and drawn characters who experience every pang
the reader feels. This is a novel full of visceral, intense moments. It
will keep you holding on until the brilliant end.”
About the Author
Wilson has worked as an actor, a firefighter, a paramedic, a jet pilot,
a diving instructor, a Naval officer, and a vascular and trauma surgeon. He also served two tours in Iraq as a combat surgeon with both
the Marines and with a Joint Special Operations Task Force. In addition
to his debut novel, The Traiteur’s Ring, which was released in 2011, Wilson has written dozens of short stories, including “Calling Home,” which was published in BuzzyMag and “The Writer,” which was included in the Warped Words 2011: 90 Minutes to Live anthology.
Jeffrey and his wife, Wendy, are Virginia natives who, with children
Emma, Jack, and Connor, call Southwest Florida home. When not working as
a surgeon or chasing his three kids, he is hard at work on his next
novel. Wilson’s next novel, Fade to Black, is tentatively slated for a 2013 release. Visit Jeffrey Wilson online at: www.jeffreywilsonfiction.com
Journalstone Publishing is an independent book publisher, focusing on the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Founded in 2010,
Journalstone publishes books for both the adult and young adult
audiences. In addition to showcasing works by new writers, Journalstone
publishes a yearly short story anthology and hosts an annual contest for
horror novelists. Journalstone Publishing (www.journalstone.com) is based in San Francisco, California.
Members of the news media wishing to request a review copy of The Donors or more information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone: (615) 297-9875, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from Lou... Need a good summer read? Purchase it on July 16th and help a writer...
Fifteen authors from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) have united for a one-day event on Monday, July 16, to help pay fellow writer Steven Kerry Brown's mounting medical costs.
Besides being a really good guy, Steve is a professional private investigator and the author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Private Investigating.
He's been a huge help and resource for those of us who write crime
novels in South Florida, but now Steve is facing a drama of his own. He
is fighting leukemia and chemotherapy has proven ineffective. Steve, who
is self-employed, underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant on June 16 and,
ever the writer, has been chronicling the process on his blog, Handcuffed to the Ocean, throughout.
Books for Steve Day” will be Monday, July 16th, with
the participating authors donating a good chunk--and, in some cases,
all-- of their proceeds from that day's sale of a designated book to
Steve's medical fund. Due to time and ordering constraints, the books
are largely e-books, but my title, Heaven's Fire, and several others also have a paperback version included in the promotion.
Heaven's Fire is the book featured--for Kindle and in trade paperback--and if you go to Steve's blog, Handcuffed to the Ocean, you
can find a full list of participating authors and their books.
Remember, in order for your purchase to count toward the dollars raised
for Steve, you must make your purchase on July 16th.
Please help us spread the word about this event by checking out Steve's blog and also by adding the link ( www.handcuffedtotheocean.com ) to your Facebook page, blog site or Tweet (hashtag #SteveBrownBMT), before and during the event.
Thanks so much for anything you can do. I know Steve appreciates it.
AT THE ANNUAL FLORIDA WRITERS CONFERENCE, October 19-21at
the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, you'll choose from some forty workshops
to help you hone your craft and navigate the publishing landscape. View the schedule, faculty bios, and more and be sure to register soon. July 31 is the last day early-bird registration fee applies.
Dawn Currie is proud to announce the release of two new books – In Search of the Real Cuba: A Journey from East to West; From Ignorance to Insight and Faces of Cuba. These books provide a glimpse of life in Cuba – where time stands still, yet takes its toll.
They are the fruits of a physically and mentally challenging two-week
trek by the author/photographer that spans the island of Cuba from east
to west. Dawn brought school and clinic supplies to impoverished areas
and left enriched with memories to last a lifetime. In Search of the Real Cuba includes over 300 photos that will stir the mind and stories that touch the soul. Faces of Cuba
includes images of the resilient, creative, and generous Cuban people,
where they work and live. These works were made possible, in part, from
the patrons who purchased her photographs during the solo exhibition and
art sale at the Viera Government Center featured in the Florida Today “Spaces” section on March 3, 2012. The books are available on-line at blurb.com.
Through her images, Dawn strives to capture the beauty and moments that
enrich our daily lives, wherever life my take us. Most of us go through
life rushing from one place to the next, mesmerized by electronic
gadgets and not really seeing our world and all its riches. Her passion
is to reveal the unexpected, to draw the viewer in, and to share what
others rush by. She is also preparing for a solo exhibition at the
Gallery of Hope in Vero Beach, FL that opens on October 3, 2012. Her
images can also be viewed and purchased at curried.smugmug.com.