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