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Sunshine State Book Festival

Join me at one of Florida’s biggest book events on Saturday, January 28, 2023
Readers and writers will come together at the Sunshine State Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville, FL
I’ve been selected as one of ten authors to give a reading read more…

JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival

I’ll be among the featured authors presenting writing workshops at the 2022 JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival.
When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 29
Where: Jesse Ball DuPont Center, 40 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202
What: Presenting “The Not-So-Secret Life of a Ghostwriter” — I’ll share what I’ve learned about the demands and read more…

Great Beginnings & Solid Endings

Clay County Writers—Writers Workshop highlighting the keys to writing strong opening and closing pages.
Saturday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Middleburg Library – 2245 Aster Avenue, Middleburg, FL 32068

Clay County Writers

Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue, Orange Park, FL
The FWA Clay County Writers group relaunches monthly meetings under the leadership of Lou Pugliese. I’ll be there to welcome everyone. Please join us.

Mystery Writers Panel

Thursday, September 15 at 1 a.m.
Waterworks (Next to St. Augustine’s Main Library)
Join three other area mystery writers and me as we discuss the inner workings of creating a mystery novel.

Quiz Show Scandals & My Mediocre Radio Career

In 1956 Americans were glued to their TV sets watching the new game show Twenty-One, hosted by Jack Barry and produced by Dan Enright. Charismatic brainiac Charles Van Doren ultimately “earned” $129,000 (the equivalent of $1,188,665 today) and became so famous he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Twenty-One’s popularity read more…

Ghost of a Chance for a Silver Medal

Surely, some writers are as comfortable on the golf course, tennis court, or in the gym as they are running words together to create entertaining stories. I don’t happen to be one of them, so the thought of appearing in the Olympics or any athletic competition would fall under the read more…

Storytelling 101 Workshop

Learning to write a well-crafted novel or short story can take years of practice, but an understanding of the basic techniques of storytelling can quickly flatten the learning curve.

Storytelling 101 is for both beginning writers and more advanced pros looking for new insights. I will lead writers in three virtual read more…