Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Living To Glorify God by Delia Neckles

 Living To Glorify God is a thirty-one days devotional book that was written to help strengthen ones faith in God. This book has ministered to many as they take the time, with Bible and journal in hand, to read the words on each page. 

Phone number: 321-952-9989 /
Books can be ordered through Amazon or order an authorized copy by sending an email to stating your desire and mailing a check to:

Delia Neckles
PO Box 100875
Palm Bay, FL 32910

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Meet Valerie Allen at the Meet the Authors' Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center November 17 and 18

Valerie Allen, psychologist, author, and speaker, enjoys reading and writing in warm and sunny Florida. She has published fiction, nonfiction, short stories, and children's books. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and parenting magazines nationwide.

Her novels include, Amazing Grace, Sins of the Father, Suffer the Little Children, The Prodigal Son, and My Father's Business. She has published five short story collections, 'Tis Herself Volume One, Two, and Three, A Gift for Mom, and Stories for the Man in Your Life. Her children's books, written for youngsters in second to fifth grade, include: Summer School for Smarties and Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friends.

She writes nonfiction as well, and uses her book, Write, Publish, Sell! 2nd Edition when speaking at writers' conferences, presenting author workshops, and giving book talks.

Her self-help book, Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony, is widely read by book clubs, motivational self-help groups, and during presentations for medical and mental health professionals.

She has served as a member of the Space Coast Writers' Guild and The National League of American PEN Women, Cape Canaveral Branch. She is co-founder of Authors for Authors.

She firmly believes, “We all have a story to tell.” She enjoys hearing from new and experienced authors at

Be sure to drop by to see Valerie Allen at the Meet the Authors' Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center during the ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne Florida. The fair is November 17 and 18.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Write Way to Grieve, Journaling Through the Aftermath of a Suicide by Terri Johnson

 Terri Johnson recently published her first book, The Write Way to GrieveJournaling Through the Aftermath of a Suicide.  It was released via Covenant Books in March, 2018.  She will be participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center on November 17th and 18th, 2018.  Her book is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and e-books.
The Write Way to Grieve was written over a twenty seven year period that chronicles the author's  personal journey through grief when her youngest son, Ryan, committed suicide at school, at the age of fourteen. The family was living in Palm Bay, Florida at the time of Ryan’s death.  Her story uses her personal journals, prose and poetry as she struggled to cope with the guilt, social stigma and unanswered questions associated with suicide.  She wrote this book to inform others of suicide awareness, prevention and intervention so Ryan’s death would not be in vain.  For her, writing was the way she dealt with grief.
Terri Johnson is currently living in Winter Haven, Florida, but still has strong connections to the Melbourne area, having grown up on Indialantic, and graduated from Melbourne High School.  Her 97-year-young Dad still calls Melbourne home, and her ties are still there with him and other long term friendships that were developed during the many years of growing up and raising children there.  The repercussions of a suicide are devastating.  On November 29th of this year Ryan will be gone twenty eight years.  Terri looks look forward to participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair to share her story with others, and offer hope for fellow survivors.

Channeling the Mothership, Messages from the Universe by Jerry McDaniel


Do you have gifts that allow you to communicate to the other side? What are the shadows that you see out of the corner of your eye? Is karma really revenge? These questions and more are answered in the award winning non-fiction mind, body and spirit book.

 Jerry McDaniel is a retired account manager / sales trainer who discovered at the tender young age of 56, metaphysical gifts such as psychic mediumship, clairvoyance and medical intuition. "I now use my gifts full time in order to help people on their path by empowering them to recognize their own gifts and to also connect with loved ones who have passed."

Online Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Miilion; select independent booksellers,

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore December 2018

Booksignings and Events
Saturday December 1 at 7 pm.  James R. Benn will speak and sign Solemn Graves $26.95.

Friday December 7 at 7 pm.  Andrew Gross will speak and sign Buttonman 27.99

Friday December 14 at 7 pm.  Tom Corcoran will speak and sign Guava Moon Revenge: An Alex Rutledge Novel 25.95.

Book Clubs
Tuesday December 18  at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Taster by VS Alexander 15.95.

Sunday December 16 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss mayhem and Mass by Olivia Matthews 7.99.

And coming in January

Jan 16  James Rollins
Jan 19  Larry Loftis
Jan 20  Nick Petrie
Jan 26  Debra Goldstein
Jan 29  Tim Dorsey
Feb 2  Alyssa Maxwell


Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790

ADventures of Iyani - The Voyage West

About the Book

Iyani is an island iguana who is independent, adventurous, and well known for handling adversity. This time, a bright summer day, Iyani is not quite prepared for her day’s adventure. Will her ability to withstand tough times pull her through?
This book serves as a tool for introducing elementary students to diverse cultures, geographical locations, migration and positive social behavior. It presents themes of persistence, perseverance, resilience, and kindness.

About the author

Dr. Martha Joseph Watts is an English teacher, a teacher trainer, and an educational consultant. She is best known for her Writing to Respond (WTR) process—an approach for guiding students in writing beyond summarizing, and for providing support to students for improving their performance in reading and writing. She has published several educational resources to support implementation of the WTR process. These resources include books, workbooks, classroom charts, student and educator wheels. Dr. Watts’ newest work for children is fiction. The Adventures of Iyani is a series set in the United Sates Virgin Islands where she studied, resided for 15 years and earned the Heath Humanities award for excellence in teaching the humanities. She is a native of the Commonwealth of Dominica, who resides in Florida.
Contact info:, 321 266 9737;
Where book is available    or

Adventures of Iyani will be featured at the Meet the Authors' Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center on November 17 and 18 during the ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Sea Glass Gift by Julie Rogers Martin

Julie Rogers Martin will be featuring her new novel, The Sea Glass Gift, at the book fair in the Eau Gallie Arts District on Nov. 17th.

Combining the intrigue of New Orleans, with the allure and science of glassblowing, Jenna’s story, based on a true one, is a tale of souls on the edge, which captures the hope that the broken bits of life, like shards of glass, can be transformed into spectacular displays of artistry. As a young adult, Jenna found solace from her pain in a New Orleans glassblowing studio as well as tutoring children in a nearby housing project. The transparency and defiant durability of the children remind her of the glass she is shaping and together they help her find meaning amidst the ambiguity of her sexuality, spirituality and strength. Now grown, Jenna relives the childhood memories that nearly destroyed her after being contacted by the son she gave up for adoption at birth. As they exchange letters, they uncover insights about the relations among fragility, transparency, and destruction in a world of persistent change.

Author Bio:

  Julie Rogers-Martin, an educator, has served at risk student for more than three  decades. The look of wonder and enchantment that appear in the eyes of student she encounters in after-school programs, summer day camps, and public school and church classrooms are what give her nourishment and inspiration. She especially loves spinning the wonders of science and spirituality into conversation-inspiring narratives. Julie is an Inter-Cultural Intelligence Facilitator, and is on the executive board of the inter-Faith Affiliations of Brevard County. She and her husband live in Melbourne Beach, Florida where their grown children often visit. 

You may contact Julie at at

 Her book is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as on her website:

Topgun Days by Dave Baranek

Topgun Days straps readers into the Navy's hottest jet fighters, a world many have seen in movies and television, but few have experienced. Readers quickly understand the thrills of roaring afterburners and supersonic shockwaves, and the split-second terror when our amiable narrator Bio ejects from his crashing fighter. Readers also experience the human side, sharing Bio's aspirations and humorous stumbles, and ultimately the satisfying triumph of becoming a Topgun instructor, the best of the best. While Bio does indeed make it to the top of the pyramid, he keeps his sense of joy that comes with such an accomplishment and his keen fascination with the technical and visceral aspects of dogfighting in jet fighters. His engaging writing will have readers feeling the g-forces, as he describes events and sights most people have never imagined.

Author Dave Baranek grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot. He eventually became a radar intercept officer, the back-seater in the Navy's F-14 Tomcat fighter when his eyesight deteriorated from 20/20. He enjoyed adventures and success, including serving as an instructor at the prestigious Topgun school where he helped to make the movie "Top Gun," and later commanding an F-14 squadron. Dave retired in 1999 following a 20-year career and in 2018 settled in Satellite Beach, Florida. 

His website is [, ], and he can be reached at

TOPGUN DAYS and Dave's second book BEFORE TOPGUN DAYS can be ordered through most booksellers and are available on Dave also holds monthly book-signings at the Valiant Air Command Museum, which are detailed on his website.

Dave will be at the Meet The Authors' Book Fair on November 17 and 18 in the Eau Gallie Civic Center during the ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne Florida.

Nikolai of Semar by Aurrora St. James

No one threatens Semar and lives. No one.
Dragon king Nikolai Baudin will kill anyone who threatens those under his protection. But when his people begin to die and the mysterious woman he’s come to admire is accused of murder, he’s forced to choose between her life and those he’s sworn to protect at all costs.

About the Author
Aurrora St. James is the author of sexy romances. Her second book, Gavril of Aquina, received Honorable Mention for the 2015 RONE award for best fantasy/sci-fi romance.
As a teen, she started reading her mom’s romance novels and developed a love for the happily ever after they promised, sexy heroes, and the heroines who always got into too much trouble. Now she loves to incorporate all that magic and mayhem into a story where love can overcome anything.

Both the ebook and paperback are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo/Walmart, and iTunes/iBooks.

Aurrora St. James will be at the Meet the Authors' Book Fiar in the Eau Gallie Civic Center on November 17 and 18 during the ArtWorks Festival.

Writer's Block Bookstore Presents Readong and Booksigning at Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando

Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING Location: Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando
851 N. Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL 32803 Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 Time: 5:30pm Contact:

Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

Author Brian Kilmeade Signing His Book
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade will be at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando on Sunday, November 25th at 5:30pm. He will be signing his latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, now available in paperback!

About the book: Another history page-turner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, now with an afterword delving into Jackson’s influence on later U.S. Presidents.

Andrew Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn’t one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans, Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world—in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny.

About the author: Brian Kilmeade joined Fox News in 1997, where he was soon named co-host of Fox & Friends and still thrives today. Every weekday morning, Kilmeade provides viewers with the latest on the breaking news, sports, politics and entertainment with his ability to interview and provide insight into newsmakers, politicians, celebrities and athletes.

Brian has written 5 books, 4 of which are New York Times bestsellers: The Games Do Count, It’s How You Play the Game and more recently, George Washington’s Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, co-written with Don Yaeger. He currently resides in his childhood hometown of Massapequa, NY with his wife and 3 kids.

About the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando: What began in 1973 as a little wooden house in a quiet Maitland orange grove has transformed into a vibrant community hub, where thousands of people gather daily to partake in high-quality programs in an environment rich in Jewish values. Every year, The Roth Family JCC provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial assistance to help members of our community gain access to our programs. The Roth Family facility is centrally located a mile off I-4 in Maitland and serves the entire Orlando area.

About Writer's Block Bookstore: Central Florida’s only full-service, independent community bookstore, located just one block east of Park Avenue in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your favorites, New York Times best-sellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.

December meeting of the Women's National Book Assn at Murder on the Beach Bookstore-

Celebrate the holidays with the Women's National Book Assn. (WNBA)  on Wed., Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Food, wine,  gifts, a raffle with fabulous prizes to benefit the Florida Library Assn. Disaster Relief Fund for libraries affected by the hurricane. and lots of fun. Cost, $10. For more information:

Should you need a phone number, call 561- 279-7790.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Scantily Clad Truths: New Humor Book by Leslie C. Halpern

Attending Meet the Authors on Saturday, November 17 in Melbourne, Florida
This new collection of 15 humorous personal essays by national award-winning author Leslie C. Halpern reveals some of the strangest personal and professional experiences of her personal life and professional career as an entertainment journalist.
Meet the world’s worst college roommate, enjoy a walk down the red carpet with Betty White, endure an awkward interview with director Francis Ford Coppola, learn how security personnel ensured Al Gore’s safety at Nickelodeon Studios, and more oddities. Scantily Clad Truths—in paperback and on Kindle.

Visit her website at

Monday, October 29, 2018

War Calls, Love Cries by Mark Barie at the Meet the Authors Book Fair

Mark Barie will be participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne during ArtWorks on November 17 and 18. His new book is  called War Calls, Love Cries (Berringer Publishing). It is the story of an upstate NY farm boy whose dreams of law school and his hometown sweetheart are shattered by the American Civil War. This is a fast moving and gut wrenching story about the effects of war on an innocent boy and a young girl with a dark secret from from her past.

About the author
After authoring four local history books, Barie decided to abandon footnotes and write his first novel. He isretired after 35 years in business with a Masters degree and a lifelong passion for writing. He moved to central Florida from upstate New York, in 2015. His second novel of the same theme, love and war, is well underway.

Old Hattye Witherbone - A Florida Cracker Tale to be featured at the Meet the Authors Book Fair

 Old Hattye Witherbone A Florida Cracker Tale is a novelty book for ages 5 to  95, 8 1/2" x 11' full color, coated pages, illustrations on each page, rhymed verse great for reading aloud.

It is a story of how a little old lady, 6th generation Floridian, saves her inherited swampland from greedy developers, slight references and footnotes about  Florida History.

It will soon to be available at Brevard Museum, 2201 Michigan Ave. Cocoa,  Florida historical Society Library, Brevard Avenue, Cocoa

The Meet the Authors Book Fair is in the Eau Gallie Civic Center during the ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne on November 17 and 18.

Meet Sarah Case Mamika author of Two Homes in Two Places at the Meet the Authors Book Fair

Two Homes in Two Places by Sarah Case Mamika addresses the sensitive issue of separation and divorce for young children.  Five-year-old Bradley’s parents make every effort to help him adjust to having two homes and ensure he enjoys a sense of belonging in both places. 

About the Author

After retiring from the government, Sarah turned her passion for the written word into writing children’s books inspired by the adventures her children experienced during their travels as members of a military family.  Her 15 published books (all in rhymed text) deal with important subjects for children, such as bullying, being different, and doing the right thing.

Cell:    321-480-2963

Book Availability:              Mirror Publishing,, Magicblox

Meet the Authors Book Fair is on November 17 and 18 in the Eau Gallie Civic Center on Highland Avenue in Melbourne, Florida during ArtWorks.

Meet DL Havlin at the Meet the Authors Book Fair

Meet the Authors Book Fair
Eau Gallie Civic Center

Melbourne, FL
November 17 & 18
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

“Wild child” Chessie Partin had enough of being branded a woman who never finishes what she starts, so when she stumbles on murder evidence implicating the local “bait man” (and her tormentor), she sets her jaw and enlists the help of her suspended policeman brother, Reading, to catch the man she’s sure is a killer. Houston there’s a problem! Not enough proof. She decides to gather enough facts on her own to convict bait man, Rooster Cocker, and to prove he is the despicable villain she believes him to be. Chessie finds she’s only partly right when she shoves her nose into a sinister enterprise that has corrupt officials protecting it and that may end up slicing and dicing her to be sold as “replacement parts” by Harlan Mengelberg, its evil owner.

About the Author:  
     DL Havlin's credo is Open Minds, Open Books for he believes readers are thinkers. Educated in Florida and Ohio public schools, he is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He's enjoyed a varied career as a business executive, fishing guide, football coach, world traveler. DL has been writing the past twenty plus years, has had numerous novels published, along with a short-story collection, and magazine articles. He has received a number of awards from different organizations including an Author of the Year Award in 2008Havlin grew up in Florida and considers its slash pines, palms, waters, and sands a blood relative. Many of his novels are set in Florida, are steeped in Florida history, and cover topics of interest to Florida residents.

Books Available:         IngramSpark
Taylor and Seale Publishers

Spacecoast Authors of Romance will be at the Meet the Authors Book Fair on Sunday, November 18

Romance best-sellers and award winners to appear at book fair Nov. 18

Spacecoast Authors of Romance, or STAR, will have an exciting lineup of authors at its table during the Meet the Authors Book Fair in November. STAR will be there one day only, Sunday, Nov. 18, with different authors selling and signing books each hour. Meet Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestsellers, along with multiple award winners.

10 a.m.: Vintage romance author Sarina Rose and inspirational romance author Kerry Evelyn
11 a.m.: Paranormal romance/romantic suspense author Fiona Roarke and hot contemporary/romantic suspense author Lucy Lakestone
Noon: Romantic suspense author Melinda Leigh and romantic suspense/paranormal romance author Naomi Bellina
1 p.m.: Contemporary romance/cozy mystery author Barbara Barrett and contemporary romance/historical romance author JoMarie DeGioia
2 p.m.: Paranormal romance author Kira Nyte and contemporary romance author Karen Ann Dell
3 p.m.: Historical romance author Jill Wallace
4 p.m.: Contemporary romance/cozy mystery author Maria Geraci and contemporary/military romance author Lynne St. James

STAR aims to help its authors achieve success, and it’s busy planning a new Master Class in Indie Publishing for Feb. 9: Smart Marketing To Sell More Books. Learn more at

The book fair features more than 50 local authors and takes place at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne, Florida, during the Artworks art festival. Admission is free.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

November 17, 2018, Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting

DATE: November 17, 2018, Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting
GUEST SPEAKER: Micki Browning

PROGRAM: Into the Depths

Program: Almost 20 percent of Florida is underwater, including miles of inland and coastal waterways—and that doesn’t include the ocean that laps at our shores. While a beautiful backdrop for a story, water complicates crime scenes. Retired police captain, professional divemaster and author Micki Browning will share how credible details can help your sleuth unravel an underwater scene, adding depth and interest to your story.

During this presentation, we’ll cover the basics of underwater crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and equipment requirements. We’ll also discuss accidental deaths while diving, the physiological process of drowning, and the marine critters that make your sleuth’s life difficult.

Speaker: An FBI National Academy graduate, Micki Browning worked in municipal law enforcement for more than two decades and retired as a division commander. She is the author of the award-winning Mer Cavallo Mystery series set in the Florida Keys. Her debut novel, Adrift, is nominated for the 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. It won both the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and the Royal Palm Literary Award prior to its publication. Her latest thriller, Beached, launched in January 2018.

Micki also writes short stories and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in dive magazines, anthologies, mystery magazines and textbooks. She lives in South Florida with her partner in crime and a vast array of scuba equipment she uses for "research."

TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:30: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation

PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487; Get Directions Here
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Prepayment by November14 is strongly urged.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay online: go to website link and click on the “Monthly Meeting” tab under “Events”. Once you reach the page, click on the “Register for Monthly Meeting Here” link. Scroll down to the “Sign up for Luncheon Meeting” box and fill in your information, then click the “Pay Now” button and follow the instructions.

IMPORTANT - if you sign up for a meeting via PayPal in error, do NOT dispute the charge with PayPal. Instead, please contact our Treasurer via email ASAP at and she will refund your payment less PayPal's transaction fee of 2.9% plus $0.30. If you do dispute the charge, be aware that you will be liable for any penalties back-charged to the FMWA Chapter by PayPal (minimum $20.00 per disputed transaction). Thanks for your cooperation!

To reserve and pay via mail: Step 1–Email with the subject line “FMWA Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number.

Step 2– Write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.”
Step 3-Mail your payment to FMWA Treasurer, 2301 S. Ocean Dr. #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019
Please make your online reservation by MAY 16 or mail your check at least 3 days prior to that date so that you will be included on the reservation list, and we can provide the hotel with an accurate headcount! Walk-ins are accommodated only it space allows.

Next Meeting Date: SATURDAY, December 15, 2018 HOLIDAY PARTY!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore November 2018

Booksignings & Events
Wednesday November 7 at 7 pm.  James Anderson will speak and sign Lullaby Road $26.00

Saturday November 10 at 6 pm.  Diane Stuckart and Nancy J. Cohen will speak about The Importance of Community in Cozy Mysteries.  They will then sign their books Fool's Moon $15.99 and Trimmed to Death $14.99 respectively.

Friday November 16 at 7 pm.  Joan Cochran will speak and sign The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter $10.00 and Deborah Shlian will speak and sign Silent Survivor $10.00.

Saturday December 1 at 7 pm.  James R. Benn will speak and sign Solemn Graves $26.95.

Book Clubs
Tuesday November 20  at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Killing Floor by Lee Child 9.99.

Sunday November 18 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Black Fall by Andrew Mayne 16.00.

And coming up

Dec 1  James R. Benn
Dec 7  Andrew Gross
Jan 19  Larry Loftis
Jan 20  Nick Petrie
Jan 26  Debra Goldstein
Jan 29  Tim Dorsey
Feb 2  Alyssa Maxwell
Mar 7  Harriet Tyce

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790

Saturday, October 6, 2018

WNBA presents Isabella Rowan and Stacy Alesi - Libraries and Literacy: What's New?

South Florida WNBA presents Isabella Rowan and Stacy Alesi, to discuss "Libraries and Literacy: What’s New? on Wed., Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Rowan, program director for  the Delray Beach Library, will talk about her recent trip to build libraries in Kenya, and Alesi, Palm Beach County librarian and popular blogger, will discuss how to connect readers and authors. No admission fee. Questions - email

Should you need a phone number, please use 561.279.7790.

Call for Book Chapter Submissions - SPACE

Saturday, September 29, 2018


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Meet the Authors Book Fair

The tenth annual Meet the Authors' Book Fair will be held in conjunction with the ArtWorks Festival on November 17 and 18, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This event is at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935, FREE and open to the public.

Meet the Authors' Book Fair will have more than 50 authors 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.

Meet the Authors' Book Fair is sponsored by Authors for Authors, Valerie Allen, Marshall Frank, and Holly Fox Vellekoop, to encourage literacy and the joy of reading. They also accept donations of new and gently used children's books for their Kids Who Read Succeed project.

Come out for a day of fun and let your muse run wild! For information go to or contact: Valerie Allen

Writer's Block Bookstore and Orlando Brewing Present: The Books on Tap Series, Featuring Ines Temple author of You Incorporated

On Thursday, November 1st at 6:30pm, Writer’s Block Bookstore will host Ines Temple, author of YOU, Incorporated: Your Career is Your Business at the Orlando Brewing Company. YOU, Incorporated is straightforward guide for modern job searchers geared toward ordinary people—not CEOs.

Admission is free, RSVP for this event through Facebook and receive $1.00 off your beer during the event.  Ask for wristbands when you check in.
About the book: Organized into 5 digestible chapters, You, Incorporated is a practical guide to career success that zeroes in on 3 essential concepts that job-seekers, career builders and career changers need to know: No Job is Forever, Employability Equals Options, and Your Career is Your Business. Written by a career transition expert who has helped thousands find their own "job utopias," readers will find a down-to-earth, accessible approach to becoming more valuable to current employers while developing long-term personal competitiveness to attract future employers and seize new opportunities!

About the author: Ines Temple is a career transition expert and best-selling author with a proven track record of success, building her own platform and leveraging the PR resources of her company, Lee Hecht Harrison.

About the Books on Tap Series: Writer’s Block Bookstore, in partnership with Orlando Brewing, has created a series called, Books on Tap. We are proud of our relationship with Orlando Brewing because of its rich, local history.

About Orlando Brewing: Orlando Brewing opened its doors October of 2004, owned by John Cheek and Ed Canty, founder of the Florida Brewer’s Guild. The brewery makes its beer in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516 with only organic ingredients.  Orlando Brewing’s beers became the first to be declared ‘Fresh from Florida’ and in 2006 were certified as an organic brewing, making them the only U.S.D.A. certified organic brewery east of Colorado. The brewery’s hours are Monday through Thursday 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 PM to midnight and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. People of all ages and families are welcome in the taproom.

About Writer's Block Bookstore: We are Central Florida’s only full-service, independent community bookstore, located just one block east of Park Avenue in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your favorites, New York Times best-sellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.

Scott Stevens Announces New Thriller Novel Release Date

 On The Run was released on September 28

Tampa, Florida, September 24th, 2018: “I love this one!”—Scott Stevens
A little over a year since his last suspense/thriller release, Twister Town, Scott Stevens is back with another novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, On The Run. The book will be released on September 28, 2018 in paperback and eBook format on Amazon. It will also be available on Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble in three to four weeks. Most people aren’t going to want to wait that long though so Amazon is your best bet.

“I have very high expectations for this one,” said Stevens, who also recently announced a December book signing event in Florida. “On Ice was received much better than I ever expected and when Twister Town became an International Best Seller I was a little more than surprised. I think On The Run is even better as it’s filled with excitement and actually keeps you entertained with two stories taking place at the same time. People who have read advanced copies love it and I hope the general public agrees with them.”

The first official review of the book can be found on Stevens website

Stevens added that this is his favorite work yet. “I really do love this one. Obviously I liked the previous two as well but I did a few things differently this time, making the story more engaging and more entertaining. The main character, Dwight Cobb, is someone that everyone will be able to relate to and get behind. What this guy goes through and how he handles it is amazing.”

Stevens was asked to sum up his new story without giving away anything important. He said “On The Run is a crime fiction and absolutely a suspense thriller. I love the backdrop for the book as it takes place from Miami, Florida to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I really enjoyed writing it and I think it’s my best work so far. I can only hope that all of the fiction lovers out there agree.”

For more information about Scott Stevens, On The Run, On Ice, Twister Town, or the On Ice audio book, just visit Scott’s website, or you can find him on Facebook or Twitter.

About Scott Stevens:

My Magical Kippah by Kandi M Siegel

Kandi Siegel's new book, "My Magical Kippah," made the #1 spot in new releases on Amazon in Children's Jewish Fiction Books. Here is the link to get your copy of this book.

Karen Whiting Demonstrates Recipes from The gift of Bread: Recipes for the Heart and the Table

LOCAL AUTHOR Demonstrates Recipes from her devotional cookbook

Rockledge resident Karen Whiting will demonstrate baking techniques at The Faith and Home Store, at 3122 Lake Washington Road, Melbourne on Saturday, October 13, from 11AM-2PM.

Whiting is the award-winning author of twenty-five books for women, families, and children.

The Gift of Bread: Recipes for the Heart and the Table is a devotional cookbook with heartwarming stories around bread, insights into bread in the Bible, and recipes plus tips on bread baking.

John Beall, owner of the new Christian book and gift store enjoys holding live events to engage the community with books. For more information about this event, contact The Faith and Home Store at (321) 610-8062

Karen Whiting’s love of baking bread started as a young child with family and her grandparents’ restaurant in Connecticut. She collected and developed recipes for years and gifted many people with bread. Along with signing, Karen Whiting will be demonstrating her basic biscuit dough recipe and using it to make a variety of tasty treats while she shares insights into bread in the Bible.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nancy J. Cohen announces the debut of TRIMMED TO DEATH (#15 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries) on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

BOOK RELEASE PARTY on Sept. 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT at Fun and Prizes!

Savvy hairstylist and amateur sleuth Marla Vail enters a charity bake-off contest at a fall festival sponsored by a local farm. While she waits to see if her coconut fudge pie is a winner, Marla joins a scavenger hunt where people playing character roles are the targets. Instead of scoring points with a live person, she finds a dead body planted face-down in the strawberry field. Who would want to cut short the life of food magazine publisher and fellow bake-off contestant Francine Dodger? As she investigates, Marla learns there’s no shortage of suspects. Can she unmask the killer before someone else gets trimmed from life? Recipes Included!

Digital ISBN: 9780998531755, $4.99, Sept. 25, 2018, Orange Grove Press
Print ISBN: 9780998531762, $14.99, Sept. 25, 2018, Orange Grove Press Cover design by Boulevard Photografica

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon

Improve your story crafting skills by applying the principles of psychology. Go line by line through real-world examples with Christopher Hawke, as we explore what makes great writing work from both the author’s and reader’s point of view.
Members will be encouraged to add their input as Christopher dissects work and reveals the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the written word!
Speaker: Christopher Hawke’s debut novel, Unnatural Truth—a surreal psychological thriller focusing on the perception of reality, addiction, and mental illness—established Hawke’s unique talent for storytelling. His second novel, Altered Selves, is a 21st-century fable about what it means to have a soul and the power of true forgiveness.
Following his passion for teaching the craft of writing and utilizing his career in information technology and marketing, he is co-owner of Community Authors, a one-stop author services company. Christopher believes everyone has a story worth telling.
DATE: SATURDAY, October 20, 2018
TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:30: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation
PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487