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Self-Publishing 101 – How much does it cost to self-publish?

The Guardian has culled together a step-by-step list of tasks and costs on the road to Self-Publishing The article is of immense help to any writer aspiring to self-publish. Read the full article HERE. **************** The 50’s were a time when Elvis was alive, but some people thought he was dead. Instead of the other […]

Book Signing – Michelle Turman

Working Women of Tampa Bay hosted a private book signing with WWOTB member and ambassador, Michelle Turman. She is the author of the “Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You’re Ready”. We got to hear Michelle’s inspiring story including her opportunity to explore the Titanic at the Lions Eye Institute. Plus we received a […]

ONE ACT PLAYS FESTIVAL – Invitation to Submit One-Act Plays

Tarpon Arts is pleased to extend an invitation to playwrights to submit one-act plays until April 8th, 2018. Performances will be July 19th thru July 22nd and will be performed at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. A playwright may submit up to 3 scripts for consideration. 10 Selected Plays will be Performed.  Tarpon Arts is […]

Sharon Belcastro: Specific Tropes of Different Genres

Last night, Tampa Writer’s Alliance hosted local literary agent Sharon Belcastro: Specific Tropes of Different Genres at the Barnes & Nobel, Carrollwood Sharon spoke of the different genres of commercial fiction and what readers, hence publishers, require for each genre. One might be surprised by the detailed formula for each genre as well as the extensive “don’t do’s” […]

Gulfport Fiction Writers

The Gulfport Fiction Writers met this morning at 10a.m. Several writers read and many suggestions were offered. *************** The first Emmy Awards were presented in 1949. The first year set the pattern for every year that would follow: The show ran long and Susan Lucci lost.

A Night With Michael Connelly

The Oxford Exchange  hosted  A Night With Michael Connelly for a talk and signing with best selling author, producer, and local favorite – Michael Connelly.  Michael spoke about his latest novel, Two Kinds of Truth   ************ Rob showed his grandson Walt a famous photo of Betty Grable. “Back in the 40’s, we called this […]

Book Signing – Tim Dorsey

The Countryside branch of the Pinellas County Public Library System hosted a book reading and signing by best selling local author Tim Dorsey. Tim’s newest book, Clownfish Blues was released last week Jan 24th. Tim is known for a series starring Serge A. Storms, a mentally disturbed vigilante antihero who rampages across Florida enforcing his […]

Down & Out Books Submissions: Currently OPEN

Down & Out Books is currently open for submissions through February 14th, 2018. Manuscripts submitted during this period will be considered for 2020 publication; our 2019 publication calendar is completely full. Down & Out Books is an award-winning independent publisher of crime fiction. ********* Grandma was bragging about the ’40s to her grandson Jimmy. “The […]

MWA Announces 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

January 19, 2018, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar® Awards will […]

SleuthFest 2018 – Boca Raton, FL

The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America sponsors SleuthFest 2018 in Boca Raton, FL March 1 – 4, 2018 Keynote – Andrew Gross Forensic Guest of Honor – Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Editor-in Chief – Neil Nyren Guest Author – Hallie Ephron Guest Author – Kristy Montee (PJ Parrish) Guest Author – Hank Phillippi Ryan Guest Author […]