Friday, August 31, 2018

Registration is Open on September 1st: Meet the Authors' Book Fair put on by Authors for Authors

Happy TENTH year of book and author events by Authors For Authors!

Registration will open on 09/01/18 for the Meet the Authors Book Fair.

Meet the Authors' Book Fair

November 17 and 18, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Eau Gallie Civic Center
1551 Highland Ave
Melbourne, Fl 32935

This is a very popular event held in conjunction with the ArtWorks Festival. Space is limited and it is on a first come basis.

For more information, you can access

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Diane A. S. Stuckart Pens New Mystery Series - Debut, Fool's Moon in November

Midnight Ink will release Florida novelist Stuckart’s series debut, 
Fool’s Moon, in November

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Midnight Ink will launch a new mystery series by New York Times bestselling novelist and Florida resident Diane A.S. Stuckart in November.  Fool’s Moon, the debut release in Stuckart’s Tarot Cats Mystery Series, is slated for simultaneous publication in trade paper (ISBN 978-0738757087, $15.99 ) and eBook ($11.99) editions on November 8, 2018.

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Diane A.S. Stuckart delivers a delightful tale featuring two magical tarot cats and their tenderhearted human, South Florida grad student Ruby Sparks, in Fool’s Moon.   
About Fool’s MoonMost days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire should say Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent. But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister's new age shop—and her growing menagerie of mystically inclined pets—Ruby never worries that she's bitten off more than she can chew . . . until a customer wants her to divine the truth about a murder.

When her own life is threatened with a double dose of danger, Ruby begins to wonder if she's being played for a fool. Luckily, she has Ophelia and Brandon—sibling black cats with a talent for tarot—and a feisty pitbull friend who all lend a paw in collaring the culprit before Ruby finds herself taking her final cat nap.

A fun, fresh and feisty new mystery featuring a to-die-for cast of characters, a sensational storyline, and a paw-sitively captivating plot, Fool’s Moon is mesmerizing.  Resplendent with wit, charm, and whimsy, Fool’s Moon heralds the advent of a clever new cozy series.

Diane A.S. Stuckart is the New York Times bestselling author (writing as Ali Brandon) of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. She’s currently writing the Tarot Cats cozy mystery series published by Midnight Ink.  A Texas native, Diane received her BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and now lives in the West Palm Beach Florida area with her husband, dogs, cats, and a few beehives. Visit Diane A.S. Stuckart online at:

A division of Llewellyn, Midnight Ink Books ( is committed to publishing suspenseful tales of all types, including hard-boiled thrillers, cozies, historical mysteries, amateur sleuth novels, and more. Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone: (615) 297-9875, or by email:

Florida Romance Writers 2019 Fun in the Sun Cruise Conference

This winter, take the ultimate writer getaway. Set sail with Florida Romance Writers on the 2019 Fun in the Sun Cruise Conference! 4 days of Caribbean sun with a stop in Cozumel, Mexico.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Monday, March 4, 2019. 
Royal Caribbean - Independence of the Seas 
Sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Cozumel, Mexico

With Keynote Speaker, JENNIFER ASHLEY

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Ashley writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James. Her more than 100 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Indonesian, and several other languages.

Also Featuring NYT Bestselling Author, Heather Graham. 

Agent, Melissa Jeglinski, The Knight Agency
Editor, Laura Costello, Sourcebooks 
Editor, Allison Carroll, HQN


-Pre-Cruise Party on February 27th (night before we sail)

-Editor/Agent appointments

-Amazing workshops

-All on a luxury cruise ship

 Register today to reserve your place!

 For more information visit or email us at

Conference Registration at

Kristin Wallace
Cruise Conference Chair

Monday, August 27, 2018

Wisdom and Words Reading Series at Quantum Leap Winery

Wine, Wisdom and Words Reading Series
Location: Quantum Leap Winery
1300 Wilfred Drive, Orlando FL
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida


On Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30PM, Writer’s Block Bookstore in partnership with Quantum Leap Winery, are delighted to host New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White as they introduce their second novel together: The Glass Ocean. Each ticket purchase costs $6.00 and includes entry and a glass of wine; all subsequent glasses of wine will be bar price. Books must be purchased the evening of at Quantum Leap Winery or at Writer’s Block Bookstore; please bring your receipt to the event.
About the book: From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania. In the present day, author Sarah Blake is desperate to find a big idea for her next book; in 1915, Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter’s marriage is in crisis, and Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
About the authors: A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons. She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

Lauren Willig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Ashford Affair, That Summer, The Other Daughter, and The English Wife, as well as the RITA Award-winning Pink Carnation series. An alumna of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.

Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—Southern women’s fiction—and has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina. When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, two children, and two spoiled Havanese dogs.

About Quantum Leap Winery: Quantum Leap is a local winery with a global reach and sustainable focus, and the only sustainable winery in Orlando. Committed to bringing quality, environmentally-friendly wines at a great value to the community. Quantum Leap is open for tastings, tours, and retail wine purchases Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 to 8PM—and is also a great venue for private events!

About Writer's Block Bookstore: We are Central Florida’s local, full-service, independent community bookstore, 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.