Saturday, December 31, 2016

Writers' Conference: Write, Publish, Sell!

Writers' Conference: Write, Publish, Sell!

Authors for Authors will sponsor a Writers' Conference: Write, Publish, Sell! on March 26, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Hosted at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, Fl 32901. This is an opportunity for new and experienced writers to learn how to write better, publish more, and market effectively to increase book sales. There will be 25+ presentations by multi-published successful authors, 20+ vendors with books and related services available, 16 genre discuss groups to choose from and networking with authors, editors, and publishers.

Popular guest speakers include, Bill Allen, Valerie Allen, Lee Boyland, Mia Crews, Mary Dall, Tony Dean, Jaimie Engle, Marshall Frank, Joyce Henderson, Carol Jose, Pat McDonough, Keith Rommel, Sarina Rose and Linda Zern.

Authors for Authors co-founders, Marshall Frank, Holly Fox Vellekoop, and Valerie Allen, create venues for authors to meet the public via writers' conferences, book fairs, book launches, book displays, workshops, and author gatherings.

The registration form and more information can be found at AuthorsForAuthors.com

Friday, December 30, 2016

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women January Luncheon and Speaker

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women
Luncheon and Speaker Program
Meet Dr. Larthenia Howard – Dr. Empowerment
Thursday, January 19, 2017   11:30  A.M.
Delray Beach Golf Club – 2200 Highland Ave. – Delray Beach

Learn strategies that will help you live up to your potential from an expert in organizational and motivational techniques. Dr. Howard has been inspiring and training individuals and organizations throughout the country to succeed, excel, and reach the right audience for their creative work. Applicable for all writers.
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Members: $27  –  Guests: $32 
Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to:  Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437
Email Elaine Bossik for more information:  elainebossik@yahoo.com 
Luncheon Menu
Delray Deli Buffet – Tossed salad with fresh vegetables; sliced roast beef, baked ham, Genoa salami, corned beef and roast turkey breast; red jacket potato salad; cabbage slaw; green leaf lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion; condiments; assorted fresh breads and rolls. Dessert: Apple pie and chocolate cake.

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Writer's Block Bookstore presents Beatriz Willaims - The Wicked City

Beatriz Williams
THE WICKED CITY
Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Location: First Congregational Church
225 S. Interlachen
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 6:00pm


Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192

WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE PRESENT:
BEATRIZ WILLIAMS
THE WICKED CITY

Winter Park, FL (October 24, 2016) On January 19th, Writer’s Block Bookstore will host author Beatriz Williams at the First Congregational Church in Winter Park, Florida. Beatriz Williams will be promoting her latest novel Wicked City

New York Times Bestselling Author Beatriz Williams recreates the New York City of A Certain Age in this deliciously spicy adventure that mixes past and present and centers on a Jazz Age love triangle involving a rugged Prohibition agent, a saucy redheaded flapper, and a debonair Princetonian from a wealthy family.

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight—laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano—even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring Twenties, the place hid a speakeasy.

In 1924, Geneva “Gin” Kelly, a smart-mouthed flapper from the hills of western Maryland, is a regular at this Village hideaway known as the Christopher Club. Caught up in a raid, Gin becomes entangled with Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson, who persuades her to help him catch her stepfather Duke Kelly, one of Appalachia’s most notorious bootleggers.

Headstrong and independent, Gin is no weak-kneed fool. So how can she be falling in love with the taciturn, straight-arrow Revenue agent when she’s got Princeton boy Billy Marshall, the dashing son of society doyenne Theresa Marshall, begging to make an honest woman of her? While anything goes in the Roaring Twenties, Gin’s adventures will shake proper Manhattan society to its foundations, exposing secrets that shock even this free-spirited redhead—secrets that will echo from Park Avenue to the hollers of her Southern hometown.

As Ella discovers more about the basement speakeasy, she becomes inspired by the spirit of her exuberant predecessor, and decides to live with abandon in the wicked city too . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author, Beatriz Williams A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.

For those who are hoping to pre-order The Wicked City can be directed to the following link:

About Writer's Block Bookstore
A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We have been located off of Park Ave for almost two years and have been bringing your favorite authors into town. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases. We have your favorite book.  



WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE PRESENTS: HEATHER GRAHAM and JON LAND

Heather Graham and Jon Land
The Rising
Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Location: Winter Park Public Library
460 East New England Ave,
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Date: January 29, 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192

WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE PRESENTS:
HEATHER GRAHAM & JON LAND
THE RISING

On January 29th, Writer’s Block Bookstore will host authors Heather Graham and Jon Land at the Winter Park Public Library in Winter Park, Florida. They will be promoting their newest novel, The Rising.

This January, Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is thrilled to announce the forthcoming availability of THE RISING by acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land. An addictive read, this is a story of action, mystery, the endurance of young love, and how quickly two lives can be changed forever.

Alex Chin, football hero and homecoming king, has the world on a plate. His tutor, Samantha Dixen, plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. But when a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, Alex’s world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered, then, his parents. Feeling death’s pursuit, Alex flees.

Racing to stay ahead of his attackers, Alex and Samantha seek to unravel the mystery buried deep in Alex’s past, a secret his parents died to protect.

HEATHER GRAHAM is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult and Christmas family fare. She has been honored with awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, RT Book Reviews, and more. Visit her online at theoriginalheathergraham.com.

JON LAND is the USA Today bestselling author of thirty-eight novels, including the best-selling series featuring female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong. He is also the co-author of the nonfiction best-seller Betrayal. He lives in Provence, Rhode Island and can be found on the web at jonlandbooks.com.


Book Launch for Murder on the Mullet Express by Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn


On January 16th, Books at Park Place in St Petersburg is hosting the book launch for MURDER ON THE MULLET EXPRESS. Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn, the authors, will be signing copies of the book and reading excerpts from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Location information:
Books at Park Place
10468 Roosevelt Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 388-9093

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cold New Planet by Joy V. Smith


Joy V. SmithCold New PlanetPublisher: Joy V. Smith
Publication Date: December 31, 2016

What mysteries will the colonists uncover on this slowly thawing planet? Are they alone? This planet is supposed to be theirs.  What lies under the snow and ice? And beyond their colony?
Note: Adult content

From the Author
I enjoy settling planets (Velvet of Swords) and the frontier (Detour Trail). Cold New Planet was originally published in an anthology, Science Fiction Consortium (2014).

About the Author
Joy V. Smith has been writing stories since she was a kid. Her stories and articles have been published in print magazines, ezines, and anthologies; and her SF has been published in two audiobooks, including Sugar Time. Her SF books include Strike ThreeSugar Time; two collections of her published short stories: The Doorway and Other Stories and Aliens, Animals, and Adventure; and three SF ebooks: HideboundPretty Pink Planet, and Hot Yellow Planet (the sequel).
 
Cold New Planet is available on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBMTTSX?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Appreciation

Thanks so much to Anne Bonner for renewing as a Friend of Florida Book News. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please click on her badge in the right column to see her books.

Dear Abba by Richard and Eve Rosen

Special price: Dear Abba: God answers heartfelt questions of everyday living



Dear Abba: God answers heartfelt questions of everyday living, with its divinely transmitted and down-to-earth answers, has touched the hearts of its readers. 



Learn more HERE. (link to Amazon)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE PRESENTS: David James Poissant and Paula Whyman


Writer’s Block Bookstore Presents: David James Poissant and Paula Whyman
Theme: Author 
Location: Writer’s Block Bookstore 
Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 6pm- 8pm
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192
Winter Park, FL (December 14, 2016) On December 16, Writer's Block Bookstore will host authors David James Poissant and Paula Whyman most notable for their short story collections, The Heaven of Animals (David James Poissant) and You May See a Stranger (Paula Whyman).  The event will be DECEMBER 16 from 6PM – 8PM 

David James Poissant’s is the author of The Heaven of Animals.  Poissant’s  stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, The New York Times, and many more. His writing has been awarded the Matt Clark Prize, the George Garrett Fiction Award, the RopeWalk Fiction Chapbook Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters, as well as awards from The Chicago Tribune and The Atlantic Monthly. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando with his wife and daughters.

Paula Whyman is the author of You May See A Stranger, a linked story collection that won praise from The New Yorker and a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her stories have appeared in journals including McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, and The Southampton Review.

Event will take place December 16 from 6pm – 8pm at Writer’s Block Bookstore

For those who are hoping to pre-order The Heaven of Animals and You May See a Stranger can be directed to the following link: 

About Writer's Block Bookstore
A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We have been located off of Park Ave for almost two years and have been bringing your favorite authors into town. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases. We have your favorite book.  

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore January 2017 - Corrected



Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore
January 2017

Booksignings
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Wed Jan 4 at 7 pm.  Tom Gabor will speak and sign Confronting Gun Violence in America $30.00
Fri Jan 6, 6 - 9 pm.  Murder on the Beach 20th Anniversary Party. Featured authors will be Andrew Gross, Hank Phillippi Ryan, PJ Parrish and Charles Todd.  Free book with every purchase.
Wed Jan 10 at 630 pm.  Womens National Book Association meeting with Cynthia Thomason speaking on What makes a Hero?  Free for members, $10 non-members.
Fri Jan 13 at 7 pm.  John Keyes-Walker will speak and sign Sun, Sand and Murder 24.99.
Sun Jan 15 at 5 pm.  Brad Taylor will be interviewed by Oline Cogdill, and sign his new book Ring of Fire 27.00.
Thu Jan 26 at 7 pm.  Heather Graham and Jon Land will speak and sign their new book The Rising 25.99.
Fri Jan 27 at 7 pm.  Florida History Panel moderated by Eliot Kleinberg.  Seth Bramson will sign The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told 19.99, James Clark will sign The Hidden History of Florida 21.99, and Elizabeth Randall will sign Murder in St Augustine 21.99.
Sat Jan 28 at 6 pm.  Susan Crawford will speak and sign The Other Widow 15.99.

Book Clubs
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Tue Jan 17 at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss One Rough Man by Brad Taylor 9.99.
Sun Jan 22 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Bruno Chief of Police 15.95.

Coming in February
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Fri Feb 3 at 7 pm.  MCV Egan will speak and sign Death of a Sculptor 9.99.
Tue Feb 7 at 7 pm.  Tim Dorsey will speak and sign Clownfish Blues 26.99

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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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MURDER ON THE MULLET EXPRESS by Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn launches January 16th, 2017



"MURDER ON THE MULLET EXPRESS is an action-packed crime caper set during the Florida Land Boom, as bootleggers, mobsters and grifters galore feed on the dreams of sun-seekers. Teddy and Cornelia, well-nigh unshockable after their WWI tours of nursing duty, are at full stretch as it is - wrangling their eccentric Uncle Percy, when a murder hijacks their trip and throws them in at the deep end. Truly original and tremendous fun with a big heart. Make that two big hearts."

Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Anthony and Lefty-winning author of the Edgar-nominated THE CHILD GARDEN.

It’s 1926. The West Coast Development Company is staging its biggest land deal in Homosassa, Florida, selling pieces of a planned city to speculators who dream of a tropical paradise. Army nurse Cornelia Pettijohn takes leave to travel to Florida with her ancient uncle, who claims that he wants a warm winter home. When their car breaks down, they take the local train, The Mullet Express, into Homosassa. By the time they arrive, though, a passenger has been poisoned. A second murder victim boards the train later, iced down with the fish. Uncle Percival’s hidden agenda makes him the sheriff’s prime suspect. Cornelia and Teddy Lawless, a twenty-year-old flapper in a body pushing sixty, must chase mobsters and corner suspects to dig her uncle out of the hole he’s dug for himself.

Gwen Mayo, author of the Nessa Donnelly mysteries, and humorist Sarah Glenn, editor of the Strangely Funny anthologies, have joined together to bring you this tale of swindles, schemes, and murder. They belong to the First Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society and the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime.

For more information, visit http://www.mysteryandhorrorllc.com

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Appreciation

Thanks to Wanda Lutheran for renewing as a Friend of Florida Book News.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Please take a minute to click on her badge in the right column and take a look at her books.

A Turtle's Magical Adventure by Wanda Lutheran


About the Author

Wanda published her first children's book, The Lilac Princess, in 2014. Next, came her wonderful tale of Tad, in A Turtles Magical Adventure published, March 2016. In August 2016, she debuted Little Birdie Grows Up which is her first picture book. 

Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She worked at a local Community Mental Health Center for 10 years before transferring to the Public School System as a Guidance Counselor. She’s worked at a High School for the past 19 years. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the local Community College and worked with teens who had lost a loved one through Hospice. She has always loved reading and writing and wrote many books and poems as a child growing up in Missouri. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 21 years and 2 dogs. Her daughter is away at college, like Little Birdie, she has left the nest.

From the Author
“I want to inspire young children to be the best people they can be. If I can capture children's imaginations and entertain them, then the underlying positive character message will come through in each of my books.”



A Turtle’s Magical Adventure  is a charming, heart-warming story of a turtle who doesn’t like his shell because it makes him too slow. Tad asks other slow animals if they also mind being slow. Each one gives an answer that helps Tad feel better, but, still, he wants to be fast. He happens upon a snake who tells him there is a wizard that can make him fast. He goes on an adventure into The Magical Timberwood Forest to meet the wizard and hopefully get his wish fulfilled. He encounters delightful, magical creatures along the way but also meets with danger and choices. Will Tad get his wish or will the wizard turn him into turtle soup?

Quotes from reviews
“This is such a cute and lovable story. Perfect bedtime reading to the little ones.”
“This is an excellent children's book full of life lessons.”
“This is a captivating story about Tad, a turtle; who has a perplexing problem to solve.”

Where to find Wanda Luthman’s Books


Friday, December 2, 2016

Buddha, Christ, and the Eagle by Dr. Frances Rinaldi

They used to tell stories about Shangri-La, a land of peace and prosperity hidden in the heights of the Himalayas. In the adventure that lies ahead, Janet Locke doesn’t find the mythical city, but she does find a new, joyous existence up on the roof of the world. 
It starts with phone call. An old friend wants to know if Janet wants to join her on a bicycling trip through Bhutan. Janet knows absolutely nothing about the small, central-Asian country. When she looks it up on the Internet, she learns that its gross national product is happiness. Janet, frustrated with life’s challenging moments, decides that this sounds delightful.  
 
After a quick stop in Thailand, Janet is on to Bhutan. She falls in love with the charming country. As Janet ventures out into the wilderness surrounding the awe-inspiring Himalayas, she learns lessons about the many worries she carries. Like so many others, this journey will change her life. 
 
In Janet’s adventure, author Dr. Frances Rinaldi mixes several spiritual traditions, including Buddhism, Catholicism, and Algonquin and Lakota spirituality. Together, they inspire Janet to let go of her worries and be happy and free.
Dr. Rinaldi based her work, Buddha, Christ and the Eagle on her own adventures while bicycling in the Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan. She  is an award-winning author, storyteller, and health coach. She has written a collection of short stories called Night Walk, a children’s book, How Silver Fox and Coyote Came to Color the Butterfly. Under the penname F.R. Merrill, she wrote The Final Act, Crossroads, and Murder in Mosaic, a set of suspense thrillers known as the Straton Trilogy. Crossroads was a prizewinner in the Southwestern Book Festival, and Murder in Mosaic won in the Amsterdam Book Festival.

Works by Dr. Rinaldi are available on www.Amazon.com
For more information about Dr. Rinaldi and her books: www.redfoxpublishing.webs.com

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Black Opal Books Announces the Release of The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Florida novelist Jane Jordan


The Beekeeper’s Daughter now available wherever fine books are sold

 Black Opal Books announces the release of The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Florida novelist Jane Jordan.  The Beekeeper’s Daughter is available in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1626945685, 388 pages, $16.99) and eBook ($3.99) editions.

Acclaimed novelist Jane Jordan takes readers on an unforgettable journey deep into the heart of 19th century Exmoor in England in her latest novel, The Beekeeper’s Daughter.  An exquisitely crafted dark thriller, The Beekeeper’s Daughter is a sensational—and sensationally suspenseful—supernatural tale about a dangerous love triangle, a devastating betrayal, a shocking realization—and the ultimate battle between good and evil.

About the book:  Beekeeper’s daughter Annabel Taylor grows up wild and carefree on the moors of England in the late 1860s. A child of nature and grace with an unusual ability to charm bees, Annabel follows in the footstep of her mother Lilith, a beautiful witch.  With her closest friend and soulmate Jevan Wenham by her side, Annabel’s life is a life filled with wonder and curiosity. But Jevan, the son of a blacksmith, lives his life on the verge of destruction, and his devotion to Annabel probes the boundaries between brutality and deep desire, passion and pleasure. When Jevan leaves Exmoor to pursue an education in London, Annabel’s world shatters.  Devastated without Jevan, Annabel is sure her life is ending. But everything changes when she crosses paths with Alexander Saltonstall. The heir to the Saltonstall legacy and son of Cerberus Saltonstall, the wealthy landowner of the foreboding Gothelstone Manor, Alex is arrogant and self-assured—and enamored of the outspoken Annabel.  Even though the two are socially worlds apart, that doesn’t stop Alex from asking, or rather demanding, Annabel’s hand in marriage.  But when Annabel refuses, she is forced into an impossible situation. To further complicate matters, Jevan is back—and so are those same desires, that same passion and intensity. But nothing is as it seems, and Annabel and Jevan are in grave danger.  At risk of being ensnared into the dark legacy of the Saltonstall family, Annabel faces the ultimate test.  Will her fledgling powers be enough to save those she loves most? Can she even save herself?  

Beautifully written and brimming with historical detail, The Beekeeper’s Daughter is resplendent with irresistible whimsy, richly-developed characters, and a captivating storyline. A mesmerizing and magnificent tale, The Beekeeper’s Daughter charms with its magical setting, thrills with its pulse-quickening plotlines, and buzzes with romance, suspense, and intrigue.  Smart and swiftly-paced, this exquisite supernatural thriller is enchanting.
Jane Jordan grew up in Essex, England and spent six years in the South West of England living on Exmoor.  A trained horticulturist, Jane worked and volunteered for Britain’s National Trust at Exmoor’s 1000-year-old Dunster Castle. The atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and ancient history of the place inspired Jane’s first novel, Ravens Deep, the debut release in her gothic vampire trilogy, which also included Blood & Ashes and A Memoir of Carl Jane Jordan lives in Southwest Florida. Visit Jane Jordan online at: www.janejordannovelist.com

Founded in 2010, Black Opal Books is a traditional publisher of an eclectic mix of titles.  Black Opal Books (www.blackopalbooks.com) is based in the Pacific Northwest.  Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Jane Jordan of The Beekeeper’s Daughter are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone:  (615) 297-9875 or email:  maryglenn@maryglenn.com


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

White Privilege and Cultural Appropriation: The Obligation of Fiction?

December 10th, 2016 
Writer’s Block Bookstore 
124 E Welbourne Ave  6:00 pm
 
“White Privilege and Cultural Appropriation: The Obligation of Fiction?” 

Award Winning Florida Novelist Larry Baker will be discussing how a writer’s personal racial history combines with the facts of American racial history to produce fiction. Are there any rules?

He will be using his latest novel, The Education of Nancy Adams, to illustrate the dilemma of a white male writer who tries to create compelling characters of different races and genders.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AT THE CASEMENTS



 A special celebration dubbed Chriskwanzukkah, will be held at The Casements in Ormond Beach from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21. Creative Happiness Institute (CHI), Tomoka Poets, and the Ormond Beach Arts District (OBAD) have joined together to create a novel event that will also include a Winter Solstice ceremony.

There will be music, songs, poetry and prizes with an open mic for anyone who wishes to present a holiday-themed message. The event is free and open to the public with funding in part from the Cultural Council of Volusia County. Free sweets will be available and light refreshments will be sold.

Dr. David B. Axelrod, a Volusia County Poet Laureate and director of CHI, will perform the solstice ceremony. The exact time of the solstice is 5:44 p.m. on the 21st. “We want to honor as many traditions as we can,” says Dr. Axelrod, who promises to do so “with a light heart.”

Julia Truilo, executive director of OBAD, will also honor the occasion with a song. Mary-Ann Westbrook, president of Tomoka Poets, will host an open poetry reading. Roger Duvernoy and Mike Dorn, local singers/songwriters will also be featured and invite others to bring an instrument to perform. 

The Casements, located at 25 Riverside Drive in Ormond Beach, will be decorated for the holidays, displaying its famous Christmas tree gallery as part of their holiday gala. For more information about The Casements, call 386-676-3216. For more on Chriskwanzukkah, email axelrod@creativehappiness.org or phone 386-337-4567.

 
Prepared by Creative Happiness Institute, Inc., a 501-c-3, charitable, educational organization.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Murder of Crows by Tom Lowe

About the book:

When Joe Billie stops a grave robber from unearthing a Seminole Indian burial site, Joe becomes the prime suspect in a bizarre murder. The evidence against Joe is solid, and police are convinced they have their killer. When Joe calls Sean O'Brien from jail, O'Brien tries to put pieces of the investigation together. But the first challenge is getting Joe to talk about the circumstances surrounding the killing. As Joe faces first-degree murder charges and the real possibility of the death penalty, O’Brien thinks he knows why his old friend is evasive. But proving it will send O'Brien deep into Seminole history to uncover a greedy killer hell-bent on creating a modern day Trail of Tears



About the author:

Florida-based author, Tom Lowe, is known for his mystery/thriller series featuring Sean O'Brien, a retired Miami homicide detective rebuilding his life between the Ocala National Forest and a marina in Ponce Inlet. A MURDER OF CROWS, released in November, marks the eighth book in the series. Tom is an award-winning documentary writer/director whose films air nationwide on PBS. As he writes his books, Tom draws from his travels around the world and his background as a print and broadcast journalist. Tom is a sailor, windsurfer and SCUBA diver. He lives in Florida with his wife and two dachshunds. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Authors for Authors presents Meet the Authors Book Fair

Meet the Authors Book Fair

presented by 
Authors for Authors

If you're near Melbourne Florida drop by for a great book fair with 50 authors from around the state. The Meet the Authors Book Fair will be waiting for you on November 19 and 20, 2016, in the Eau Gallie Civic Center on Highland Avenue in Melbourne Florida.

The book fair is running in conjunction with the ARTWORKS Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival where artists are demonstrating their art throughout.  Stop by for a wonderful family-friendly event.





Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore 
Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

Independent Bookstore Thrives

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore is pleased to announce its twentieth anniversary in business with a Grand Celebration on Friday January 6, 2017 from 6-9 pm featuring the New York Times bestselling authors 

Charles Todd 
Hank Phillippi Ryan
PJ Parrish
Andrew Gross  
And many more…..

Catering will be by local restaurant favorite, Papa’s Tapas.  Admission is free, and the public is invited.  Come chat with some of your favorite authors, have some wine and munchies, and get an autograph or two or ten.

A free Hank Phillippi Ryan paperback book will be given to every customer purchasing a book at the party while supplies last.

Murder on the Beach was founded in 1996 in Sunny Isles Beach in North Dade County by Joanne Sinchuk.  After surveying customers about the best place to open a mystery bookstore, Murder on the Beach moved to Delray Beach in 2002. In 2008, Murder on the Beach was sold to Booksmart Enterprises in Boca Raton, and Joanne stayed on as store manager.  Now located in the Pineapple Grove section of Delray Beach, Murder on the Beach is planning a Grand Twentieth Anniversary Reception on Friday Evening, January 6, 2017 from 6-9 pm.  In addition to drinks and hors d’oeuvres, many of your favorite authors will be dropping by.


Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore is an independent locally owned community bookstore, specializing in the mystery, suspense and thrillers located at 273 NE 2nd Ave.  


For further information contact:                
Joanne Sinchuk


Phone: 561-279-7790


Friday, November 18, 2016

Creative Happiness Institute cancels events on November 30 and December 28

The poetry slams scheduled for Wednesdays, November 30 and December 28 at Wine-Me are canceled.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Marshall Frank speaking at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa Florida

What: Marshall Frank speaks at Central Brevard Library

When: Thursday, (Tomorrow) November 17 at 1 p.m. 

Where:  Central Brevard Library, in Cocoa Fl., 3008 Forrest Ave, Cocoa.  

What:  He will be giving a talk and opening a discussion about books, with attention to his latest non-fiction release "The Way Things Oughta Be." Lots of ideas...stimulating.

Meet the Authors Book Fair: J J White

MEET THE AUTHOR BOOK FAIR: 
FREE KINDLE BLACK GIVEAWAY FROM J.J. WHITE

Merritt Island author, J.J. White will be giving away a new Kindle Black at the Meet The Authors Book Fair and Artworks Festival in the Eau Gallie Civic Center, November 20th. Sign up at his table with your email to be eligible to win. White will also be offering his award-winning books, Prodigious Savant, Deviant Acts, and Nisei.


A Brevard County resident for over fifty years, J.J. White has been published in several literary journals and magazines, including, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, The Grey Sparrow Journal, The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post 2016 anthology. His has had three award-winning novels published by Black Opal Books, Prodigious Savant, Deviant Acts and Nisei. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece, Tour Bus. 

J J White will be attending the Meet the Authors Book Fair taking place on November 19 and 20 in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida. Be sure to stop by to see him and his books.