Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A new team is in town.

Celebrity Authors on the Beach is a group of talented  writers dedicated to helping others live an all-American dream: publish a book. The inaugural conference was presented in November at the News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach. Twelve authors each took a turn on the stage to share their experiences in writing, publishing and promoting books. An attentive audience took notes, asked questions and left the event with both tried-and-true tips and a game plan on how to act on their dreams.
The Celebrity Team and its members are available to speak at group meetings and area businesses.

Team members are:
Bill Cummins, author, speaker and conference director
Skip Crowell, audio-visual director
Jennifer Carlson, event manager
Dave Archard, broadcaster and author
Shirley Swigart Atha, children's book author
David B. Axelrod, arts director, publisher and poet
Carole Byrd, writer and academic program director
Kristina Circelli, writing teacher and author
Mary Custureri, educator, speaker and writer
Karen Gallagher, freelance editor and speaker
Lynn Hawkins, writing instructor and author
Audrey Parente, journalist, author and poet
Michelle Donice Thompson, academic dean, speaker and author
Dan Walsh, nine-time novelist

Mark Aug. 23 on your calendar and plan to attend their next event at the
News-Journal Center.

For more information or to schedule a presentation by the team or its
members, call Bill Cummins at 386-383-5198 or send email to

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