Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Who would have guessed that there are so many published authors right here in Melrose?

Well on this Friday, March 1, 2013, you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with

5 local authors who have written books and will share their experiences with you on what 
that entails. This event will be held at GALLERY 26 which is on State Road 26 and the

corner of Grove Street from 6 to 9 p.m............Come on out and meet the authors who
will be happy to sign their books if you should decide to purchase one. This is a FREE event.

Authors Attending:

"Doc" Harris, author of Forest People, Sasquatch Revenge & Like Smoke in the Forest.
Jack Owen, author of Palm Beach Scandals.

Jerry Taske,  author of Soul Sword Chronicles
Bob Lee,  author of "Back Country Lawman"
Robert Pate, author from Keystone Heights

Heman "Doc" Harris is a resident of Melrose and familiar to many of you.
Raised in New Brunswick, Canada, and the forests around his home, he was always interested in what else could live there.

Forest People--Sasquash Revenge will lead you through the back country to the hidden mystery that lies within. 


Palm Beach Scandals by Jack Owen

The British author was a journalist in the Palm Beaches for three decades, and had access to stories from characters both Up-Stairs and Down-Stairs. He has meet many of the contemporary subjects written about.
Its a romp through rumours and records which circulated in newsprint and cocktail conversation - to this day. The rich little island was making headlines long before its latest villian - Bernie Madoff - plunged so many into financial depression.  He wasn't the first and, based on these Palm Beach Scandals, is not likely to be the last!
Jack is now a resident of Interlachen.

Soul Sword Chronicles  A four novel fantasy series by Jerry Teske

G.A. ‘Jerry’ Teske was a District Media Specialist for twenty-two years. He grew up near Gainesville in North Florida and currently lives on Dunn’s Creek in southern Putnam County with his wife, Cindy. He has received two awards for short stories in the Al Burt writing contest.

The Soul Sword Chronicles is a four novel fantasy series: The Gnome in the Tapestry, Racing the Moon, Links to the Past, and Moonfall. He also has published a novella: The Last Skunk Ape: Evidence, available as an ebook. For more information, please visit his website at 


Backcountry Lawman by Bob H. Lee
(Available in hardcover and eBook March 12, 2013)

In the underbelly of Florida, hardened poachers operate in the dark, out of sight and away from residents who sleep soundly through the night. But poachers are not the only midnight hunters. In the state’s public wilderness tracts, cattle ranches, and water courses, wildlife thieves are stealthily and silently tracked.
Most people have never imagined the often dicey, comical, and sometimes bizarre job of a Florida game warden. Backcountry Lawman tells what it’s like to catch an armed poacher in the act--alone, at night, without backup or a decent radio to call for help. These stories describe the cat-and-mouse games often played between game wardens and poachers of ducks, turkeys, hogs, deer, gators, and other species. Few people realize that "monkey fishing"--electrocution of catfish--had the same outlaw mystique in the rivers of Florida as moonshining once did in the hills of Georgia and Tennessee.
With thirty years of backcountry patrol experience in Florida, Bob Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens.

Lt. Bob H. Lee (ret.) spent over three decades as a water patrol officer on the St. Johns River and a land patrol lieutenant in Putnam, St. Johns, and Flagler counties. Before retiring in 2007, he taught man-tracking classes through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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