Tuesday, August 28, 2012

News from Valerie Allen

Valerie Allen's article, Joy of Summer: Teens at Work was published in the special  summer  edition of the Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine in Virginia. The article offered suggestions for teens applying for and obtaining summer employment, as they move into the big wide world of adult responsiblities. Valerie's articles regularly appear in parenting magazine nationwide. For more information about Valerie and her publications go to www.ValerieAllenWriter.com
 
 


 
~ Valerie Allen ~
VAllenWriter@cs.com                                          ValerieAllenWriter.com

Monday, August 27, 2012

Save the dates: Book signing events with Debra John

Book Signing Events with Author Debra John:
 
 
Saturday, Sep 8, 2012
Book Signing with Debra John, Author of "Amelia's Gift"10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunseed Co-op Natural Food Market
6615 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral, FL

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
Book Signing and Discussion with Debra John, Author of "Amelia's Gift"
6:00 pm
Central Brevard Library and Reference Center
308 Forrest Ave
Cocoa, FL

Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Book Signing and Discussion with Debra John, Author of "Amelia's Gift"
10:00 am
Cape Canaveral Library
201 Polk Ave
Cape Canaveral, FL

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

As a writer and artist, I love Diana Hollingsworth Gessler's books. She delicately designs each book to be functional as well as beautiful to look at. As a guidebook Very Washington DC is packed with information about Capitol Hill, the many museums and memorials, Georgetown and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as Alexandria and Mount Vernon.

What makes this book (and all her guidebooks) special are her sketches that illustrate every page. It's a delight to see the pictures of the events or places that she describes. She has even included hand-drawn maps of each area so you won't get lost.

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler has not only captured the essence of Washington DC in this book, but its history and beauty as well. This is a great book to take along on a trip or to give as a gift to someone you know will be visiting the nation's capitol in the near future.

And it's a wonderful resource if you are preparing for a trip. She has included a wonderful appendix with addresses and websites to help you prepare.

Take a look. You won't be disappointed.

About the Author

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler is a resident of Florida but can often be found elsewhere pursuing her passion of traveling and art. 

She says of her art: 

My love of color comes from my grandmother and aunt who both adored peach. The strong design sense is from my training as a graphic designer, and I traveled a lot as a child.

Now, the twin passions of color and travel have come together in my painting & books. By capturing the “happy colors” of the many places we visit, the paintings always have a sense of joy about them.

To purchase a copy of her book, click here.

To visit her website and learn more about her art and the wonderful workshops she presents, click here.

Half-Day Seminar for New Authors


Accepting applications now... for people who have said, "Someday I oughta write a book." 
Or if you know someone who aspires to be an author, this would apply: 

Marshall Frank will lead a half-day seminar for aspiring authors with no book-writing 
background is scheduled or those who want to write a book but lack knowledge about the 
process. (Where do begin?")  It's titled, "So You Want To Write A Book?"  The first session 
will be Saturday, September 8th, 9 - 12 a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Viera.  
$30 cost.  

His web page has the registration form:   http://www.marshallfrank.com/seminar.html

 Topics covered will include:

Rules for structuring and writing fiction and non-fiction
Writing Memoirs
Plot, setting and character development
Acquiring agents and publishers
Marketing your books

Anyone may attend. Might be of particular interest to authors with background in high profile
and stressful occupations, i.e., military, fire, police, medical, etc.  Interested persons should 
send in their applications asap. 

Marshall Frank's background is 30 years law enforcement from Miami-Dade, homicide
detective and captain, now the author of eleven books, seven fiction, four non-fiction.  

More info:  www.marshallfrank.com  
Marshall Frank  321-254-3398

Workshop "Write Your LIfe, The Basics" with Patricia Charpentier

Join Patricia Charpentier for a one-day workshop that unlocks the mysteries of being the creative author of your own story. Patricia will help you retrieve long-forgotten memories, show you how to tell an anecdote in an interesting and creative way, and teach you how to edit and polish your work, and so much more. Plus, you'll meet other budding authors and enjoy the fun of sharing your stories. All this and lunch too! It's a great day of creative fun.

"Write Your Life, The Basics"
Saturday, September 8, 2012
9 a.m - 4 p.m. (lunch included)
Orlando, FL (between Lee Rd. & Princeton)

For more info, visit
www.writingyourlife.orgwww.writingyourlife.org
or call 321.279.1791.
Pre-registration is $75 (registration on the day of the workshop is $100)

Workshop on Freelance Writing with Brad Kuhn -- Don't miss it.


Freelance Writing Workshop September 15

brad kuhnIf 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.

This is a roll-up-your-sleeves and make it happen workshop. You'll learn where the markets for freelance writing are and how to find work. 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.



Space is Limited • Register Today

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 11 AM - 3 PM Workshop starts promptly. Please come up to 30 minutes early to network and settle in. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be available.

Where: Community Clubhouse, Winter Park FL 32792 - MAP

Fee: $65 (Includes light refreshments)

Register Online: click here

Register by Mail: Make your check payable to MAD about Words. (Sorry, we can only take credit card payments online.) Please include your full name, address, phone number and email address. Mail your information and payment to MAD about Words, P.O. Box 5057, Winter Park FL 32793-5057. And email us when your check is on the way if you want to be sure you’re not boxed out by faster credit card registrations.

Terms of Registration: You must be age 18 or older to participate. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations unless we receive your written refund request one week before the workshop date. Fees for returned checks and cancellations apply. If, at our discretion, the workshop is canceled, refunds will be issued. Your registration is confirmed via email from MAD about Words.

Florida Writers' Association Conference

I know I've mentioned the conference before, but have you taken time to look at their schedule of events?

On Friday they have a full day of workshops. Go here and check out what they are offering. For the workshop schedule, look in the column to the left and click on Workshop Schedule.

The full conference is on the weekend. Go here and check out what they are offering. for the full schedule, look in the colujn to the left and click on Conference Schedule. What a great opportunity to re-charge your writing batteries and meet and talk with other writers.




Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Launch of Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony by Valerie Allen

Valerie Allen announces the launch of her new self-help book, Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony. It is available at the library, Amazon.com, Kindle, and Barnes & Noble. Please take a look: www.Amazon.com/Beyond-Inkblots-Dr-Valerie-Allen/dp/1478146117/ref
Thanks for your support ~
~ Valerie Allen ~
VAllenWriter@cs.com                                          ValerieAllenWriter.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mute by Brian Bandell

Florida has become the center of all things weird, from gator-eating snakes to causeway cannibals, and now a novel has taken the state to the level of X-Files and Fringe capers.

Award-winning South Florida journalist Brian Bandell released the science fiction thriller Mute with Silver Leaf Books. It’s filled with made-in-Florida moments, like a manatee chomping down on a boater, a gator stealing a boat and dolphins demolishing a pier. Why are the animals acting so strange? They are downright mild compared to some of the human characters in the book.

Mute follows detective Monique “Moni” Williams, who has never lived an easy life. With an abusive ex-con father, a two-timing, pistol-wielding ex-boyfriend and a racist boss, it’s hard to see how things could possibly get more difficult for her. After she meets a child that she bonds with, Moni must protect the girl from a mysterious threat stalking everyone near the Indian River Lagoon.

A serial killer is on the loose on Florida’s Space Coast, and Moni has been put in charge of the key witness in the biggest case of her life: an eight-year-old girl called Mariella. The child has gone mute after losing both her parents one harrowing night. Now, Moni struggles to protect the child and break her silence, while more reports of inexplicable deaths and animals with eerie purple eyes pile up. Her bond with the child is tested by a police force demanding answers. What does the lagoon’s rotten stench and bizarre animal behavior have to do with a mute little girl? Can Moni save Mariella from what lurks along the water? Who is really facing the most danger?

Mute is available exclusively as an ebook on Amazon Kindle. The novel is part of the lending library on Amazon Prime through September. It will be expanded to other electronic platforms later.

About the author

What’s the only subject gorier than murder? Try covering business in Florida during a recession. Brian Bandell is a reporter at The South Florida Business Journal covering America’s most beloved industry: banking. He has won 10 awards from the Florida Press Club, including first place in both business writing and government reporting. He received another 10 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including a first place for business enterprise reporting in the Southeast U.S. He received a B.S. in communication from the University of Miami. Brian grew up on Florida's Space Coast.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Meet the Auithors Book Fair - November 17 and 18, 2012

Meet the Authors Book Fair will be held in conjunction with the ArtWorks Festival on November 17 and 18, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The book fair will be in the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935, FREE and open to the public. For more information call: (321) 254-3398.

More than 50 authors will be represented and available to discuss, autograph, and sell their books. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's books will participate, as well as local writers' groups and book clubs.


Meet the Authors Book Fair is sponsored by Authors for Authors and has two special events to support local educators and those serving in the military. Authors for Authors invites all educators to attend the Meet the Authors Book Fair and through their Honor Our Educators program, select a FREE book while supplies last. Authors for Authors also supports Operation Paperback and accepts all types of book donations which are then mailed to our military members throughout the world.


Come out for a day of fun and let your muse run wild! For more information contact: Marshall Frank,
MLF283@aol.com, Holly Fox Vellekoop, Hvellekoop@cfl.rr.com, or Valerie Allen, VAllenWriter@cs.com.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review of Orson Buggy's Lessons for Losers by Bill Allen



Orson Buggy's Lessons for Losers is a must read for anyone feeling a little out of place in the world. It's designed for children, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and think many adults will too.

What a great book. Bill Allen has a wonderful sense of humor and is able to instill his novels with just the right dose of it. I will be surprised if you don't find yourself chuckling throughout the novel.

Orson is a misfit in his new school and he doesn't help himself much by devising a plan that's doomed to failure from the start. Allen is the master of throwing a dilemma in front of his main character and having that snowball until the reader can see no way out. Anyone who has ever been teased will enjoy seeing Orson work his way out of his problems.

I highly recommend this book for the writing, for the topic and the excellent examples it provides those who may think they are losers too, and for the humor. Orson Buggy has such a fresh look at his predicament, I think you will enjoy watching him face the challenges offered up in this book.

It's available in paperback and for Kindle. You can find this book on Amazon by CLICKING HERE

To read more about Bill and his other books, visit his website... click here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Meet Patricia Charpentier author of Eating An Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time

Patricia Charpentier, author of the award-winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time turned loss into passion when she embarked on a journey to help people give those they love the gift of a lifetime.

Come meet Patricia and be inspired by her enthusiasm for helping people write their life stories, one bite at a time.

When: Thursday, August 22, 2012 11:00 a.m. Meet and Greet the Author 11:30 a.m. - noon Presentation followed by book signing

Where: Books Plus
107 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-0303


To learn more about Patricia Charpentier, visit her Web site at www.writingyourlife.org

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Godiva News by Dave Hutson with contributions by Marci Hutson


Announcing the publication of Godiva News by Dave Hutson with contributions by Marci Hutson. 

Godiva News is a compilation of newsletters, titled, cleverly enough, Godiva News, that Dave sent out to a select few friends and relatives while living aboard his 42-foot catamaran sailboat, Godiva, in the Eastern Caribbean.  Dave began writing about the cruising life when he left Florida in December 2002 bound for the Virgin Islands and continued until he returned to Florida in June 2009.  Some installments of the Godiva News were written by first mate, Marci, when Dave got writer’s block.

In those seven years he and Marci sailed, explored, socialized, swam, and ate their way through the Caribbean.  All the while Dave wrote about their experiences. 

The newsletters are about many things.  Some of the newsletters are about people and places they experienced.  Some are technical essays about some piece of equipment on board that Dave had to install, repair, or replace.  There is an essay on the baguette, on rum, and another about grits.  There are several Romantic Interludes, where Dave attempted to write a romance style short story.  However, the majority of the newsletters were about the relationship between Dave and his multiple-personality first mate, Marci. Marci became The Grump, Martha Stewart, the Princess, The Nazi, and Trixie among others.  Their lives together, living on a 42-foot catamaran, were full of excitement, frustration, and boredom with an ample dose of humor thrown in. 

Godiva News is available from Amazon.com in either paper copy or as a Kindle e-book.

Dave will have a book signing at the Seven Seas Cruising Association’s annual meeting in Melbourne FL on 7 and 8 December 2012.


Author Bio: 

Dave Hutson bought his first boat, a Hobie Cat, in 1980, and was hooked on sailing from that day on.  He met Marci in 1985 while both were working at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.  Dave was an Air Force officer while Marci worked in the Federal Civil Service.  In late 1985, they were reassigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where they continued sailing out of Santa Barbara, on their Endeavour 37 sloop Classy Lady.  Sailing Classy Lady to and from the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara’s coast gave them experience in ocean sailing.   

After Dave retired from the Air Force, he and Marci moved back to Florida settling in Satellite Beach on Florida’s Space Coast with Classy Lady.  For several years. they sailed around the local area and made short trips to the Bahamas.  In 1998, Marci retired and they decided that it was time to pull up the anchor and do full-time cruising.  So, they bought Godiva, a 42 foot Fountaine-Pajot Venezia catamaran and left for the Caribbean in December 2002.  For the next seven years, they sailed around the Eastern Caribbean.  During that time, they wrote the Godiva News articles.  After their seven year adventure in the Caribbean, they moved back into their home in Satellite Beach where they presently live.

Dave holds a Coast Guard 50 ton Masters license.  


Monday, August 13, 2012

SAVE THE DATE - BOOK LAUNCH of Lilly Vanilly's Tea Party


 
Lilly Vanilly's Tea Party is a new children's picture book to delight tea lovers both young and old.The official book launch will be held at Pizza Gallery & Grill in Viera
on September 16, 2012 3-5 p.m.

Author/illustrator Debbie Johnson will be signing copies of the book for those attending.
100% of Debbie's royalties from this event will benefit Promise In Brevard

Florida Book Awards is now accepting entries

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.)

The contest categories include:
General Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Children’s Literature
Florida Nonfiction
Poetry
Popular Fiction
Visual Arts
Spanish-Language Book
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).

All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 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.  It is already the nation’s most comprehensive state-wide program and with the addition of a new category the program promises to bring more distinction to our talent-rich state.”

For general information and the entry form, requirements, and more detailed instructions for the 2012 Florida Book Awards, visit http://floridabookawards.lib.fsu.edu.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thanks to Joyce Henderson for the Sponsor Ad

Florida Book News would like to thank Joyce Henderson for her support of Florida Book News. She has just added a Sponsor Ad in the column to the right. It looks like this.

Please click on it to see what Joyce has to offer. She's a writing coach, editor and author. Her site tells all about what she can do to help your writing. http://www.joycegoodhenderson.com

Thanks again to Joyce for supporting Florida Book News.

Space Coast Writers' Guild monthly meeting

The Space Coast Writers' Guild is moving back to the West Melbourne Library this month. There meeting is the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm.  This month, the meeting is on August 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm. The guest speaker is Hank Rhodes the author of Brain Dead Manager.


Writing Wrongs: A Workshop on Crime Fiction and Thrillers with R.J. Ellory

Internationally renowned author R.J. Ellory is ready to share his secrets with you in a day-long seminar October 18, 2012, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. The workshop is sponsored by The Florida Writers Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization in support of literacy.

During “Writing Wrongs: A Workshop on Crime Fiction & Thrillers,” which will run from 9 AM to 5 PM and include lunch, R.J. will discuss how to strip away the mysteries attendant to the genre and identify the real reasons that crime fiction works—or doesn’t. Prepare yourself for a lively Q&A on writing, the business of being published, agent representation, screenplay adaptations, and the life of a touring author.

Early Bird Registration (until 8/31) is $95 for FWA members and $115 for nonmenbers. Late Registration (9/1 or after) is $115 for FWA members and $135 for nonmenbers (Sorry, they cannot make refunds.) The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary hotel is located at 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746.

For more information or to register, go to CLICK HERE.

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore - September 2012



Booksignings

Sun Sept 9 at 4:30 pm.  Sharon Potts will speak and sign Devil's Madonna
Mon Sept 10 at 7 pm.  Randy Wayne White will speak and sign Gone $25.95
Sun Sept 23 at 7pm.  Stuart Woods will speak and sign Severe Clear 26.95.

Book Discussion Groups

Sun Sept 30 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Group will discuss Trail of Blood by Lisa Black 7.99.

Writers Workshops

Sat Sept 8, 10am - Noon.  Social Networking for Writers and Others.  Instructor: Nancy Cohen.  $25.00 per person
Sat Sept 15, 10am - Noon.  Self Editing.  Instructor: Mary Anna Evans.  25.00 per person.

For More Information contact:

Joanne Sinchuk
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790
murdermb@gate.net
www.murderonthebeach.com

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler offers workshops on Travel and Illustrated Journaling



“To combine my love of painting, writing and travel all in the act of travel journaling?
It would be heaven indeed...and Diana held the keys to the kingdom!”
C. Michaud (cindymichaudart.blogspot.com)

August 19-21, 2012
The Art of Illustrated Travel Journaling
A THREE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS
This is a class for artists of all levels, because I stress that there can be no mistakes. This is YOUR journal and you are simply recording moments in time for your own amusement and pleasure. I work with each person to insure that they don’t draw anything too hard, learn to simplify what they see, and that each page reflects the joy you felt in creating it. Students will learn calligraphy, layout & design, cartooning ("trip 'toons"), watercolor washes, and map making. All the elements that make for a charming journal!
TIP: If you order my kit (see below), I'll bring it to class so that all you have to worry about is showing up!
August 18, 2012
An Introduction to Illustrated Journaling
A ONE-DAY CLASS FOR A CHILD OR PARENT & CHILD

This is a good day to see if you and/or your child will enjoy journaling your trips together. In classroom exercises we learn simple techniques like cartooning events. Best of all, kids have fun because there are no mistakes or homework! Then in the afternoon, students learn how to “see like an artist” by going on a treasure hunt using new journaling skills.

Vietnam Vindication by Dan Anderson


Author Dan Anderson is pleased to announce that Vietnam Vindication, the third installment in his Chauncey McFadden Detective Suspense Series, has been published and is now available in print and ebook formats (e.g., kindle, nook, itunes, iphone, ipad, etc.). Amazon and Barnes and Noble are ready to accept orders.

The Vietnam War is not over for everyone. A vicious assassin is methodically murdering former members of an army squad who served in Vietnam - on the first day of Tet each year - and Chauncey McFadden, Los Angeles PI, is asked to stop this brutal vendetta before it claims the lives of the remaining squad members. His journey through the seamy underbelly of La La Land is a bumpy one as he battles a transplanted Asian culture that resists comprehension and penetration, vicious drug cartels, ruthless gangs, and a professional killer who is as elusive as a shadow. Despite Chauncey's best efforts, the body count soars as victims are dispatched in ritualistic ways by a killer as enigmatic as he is lethal.

Dan also disclosed that the Hollywood Entertainment Company that has film optiions on his first two mysteries, Bad Vibrations and Death Cruise, has optioned Vietnam Vindication and an unpublished manuscript of Dan's, Death by Downsizing, as well.

Readers unfamiliar with Dan's work are invited to check out his facebook page www.facebook.com/dan.anderson2 and his author's page www.dananderson-mysteryauthor.com


Friday, August 3, 2012

Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony by Valerie Allen

Dr. Valerie Allen's self -help book, Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony is now available on Amazon.com, Kindle, and at the library.

Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony is a book of simple truths. It opens a path to calm anxiety and find inner peace. It leads the way for personal growth, understanding, and self control. 

At some point we all come face to face with life's big quesitons dealing with who we are and what we have become. We wonder about those dreams we had and ask where are they now. To take charge and be in control of your life, go beyond the inkblots, look deeper into yourself, and move from confusion to harmony.

www.Amazon.com/Beyond-Inkblots-Dr-Valerie-Allen/dp/1478146117/ref


~  Valerie Allen  ~
ValerieAllenWriter.com                                VAllenWriter@cs.com

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference

The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference 2012

         Sept. 13–15, the Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference marks its fifth year as the region’s largest celebration honoring Florida’s literary arts. This year’s event includes a tribute to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edna Buchanan; appearances by New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry; Florida Book Award winner William McKeen; Jeff Lindsay, author of the “Dexter” novels on which the popular Showtime series is based and many more.

         The two-day Writers Conference kicks off the Festival by providing writers and aspiring authors the opportunity to learn from writing and publishing professionals. The conference will be held September 13 and 14 at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.

         Lindsay gives the conference a humorously sinister launch with his keynote talk, “Carpe Diem with Both Hands (Dexterously & Sinisterly),” at the same location, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

         Friday evening, Sept. 14, Edna Buchanan will receive the 2012 Literary Legend Award at the annual Literary Legends Banquet also at the St. Johns County Convention Center, World Golf Village. The Festival is especially pleased to honor Edna Buchanan as the first female recipient of this prestigious award. Buchanan received the Pulitzer Prize for general news reporting while working as the police reporter for The Miami Herald, a position she held for 18 years.

         A posthumous Literary Legend Award will be presented to the renowned author Ernest Hemingway and will be accepted by his niece, Hilary Hemingway. On Saturday, Hilary will present a session based on the PBS special “Hemingway in Cuba,” inspired by her book of the same name

         The general public is invited to attend free author presentations, ask questions and have books autographed on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center in downtown historic St. Augustine from 9am-5pm.  During that time, the Festival Marketplace will be open as publishers, authors and vendors will also offer other book-related products and prize drawings will be held throughout the day.

         Among the many authors presenting Saturday are Diana Abu-Jaber, “Birds of Paradise”; Jeff Ashton, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony”; Lynne Barrett, “Magpies”; Steve Berry, “The Columbus Affair”; Adrian Fogelin, “Summer on the Moon”; Sen. Bob Graham, “Keys to the Kingdom”; James C. Clark, “Presidents in Florida”; Ward Larsen, “Fly by Night”; Scott Eyman, “Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille”; and William McKeen, “Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West.”

         The Florida Heritage Book Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries of St. Johns County and The St. Augustine Record News In Education program.

         Downtown parking is available on Saturday at the City Garage with free trolley transportation provided to Flagler College.

         Tickets for the Writers Conference, Lindsay keynote, and Literary Legends Banquet are now on sale at www.fhbookfest.com along with schedules and more information.
       
      Special Note: Early Bird Pricing ends August 7th.