Upcoming Events

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SATURDAY JULY 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Point of View. Point of view is sometimes the most challenging aspect of writing fiction. The real difficulty is clarifying the focus of the story in the writer’s mind. This class will tackle the problem of allowing the action to carry the story forward. $25 per person.  Instructor: Mark Spivak.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Lori Roy Booksigning

Lori will speak and sign The Disappearing. $27.00.

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SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Scrivener Basics: An Audience Interactive Live Demo.  The attendees will learn how to create and save a basic novel template in Scrivener for Windows and Mac, how to import documents into Scrivener, separate scenes, and manipulate text. $25 per person. Instructor: MJ Carlson.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

James Swain Booksigning

James will speak and sign The King Tides. $24.95.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Writing: It’s a Business.  Have you ever wondered why some authors are one hit wonders? That author forgot to mind their own business. Authors have to market themselves, keep abreast of social media, know their print run, and read their contract. $25 per person.  Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Just the Facts, M’am.  You’ve crafted a spellbinding story. But that Civil War novel would be even better with descriptions of uniforms and rifles.  Here’s how to ensure critics will say your work isn’t just a great read; it’s all true!  $25 per person. Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Alyssa Maxwell Booksigning

Alyssa will speak and sign Murder at Ochre Court. $26.00.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Elaine Viets Booksigning

Elaine will speak and sign Ice Blonde. $12.99.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Fearless Writing: A Stress-Free Workshop.  Writing is easy and fun, provided we get out of our own way and let our natural talent and creativity take over! In this energizing workshop, Elizabeth will help you find the heart of the book you want to write.$25 per person.  Instructor: Elizabeth Sims.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover.   A professional cover designer will explain and show the basics of images, layouts, good vs. bad photo-editing, fonts, dpi, and much more.  Even if you don’t want to do your own cover, you need to know this.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Victoria Landis.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Break Through! How to Get Published.  Where do you meet publishers and agents? What are the dos and don’ts of approaching them?  What do you send a publisher or an agent? Should you self-publish? Prudy has the answers. $25 per person.  Instructor: Prudy Taylor Board.

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Caz Frear Booksigning

Caz will speak and sign Sweet Little Lies. $26.99.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Queries and Pitches.  This class will help you prepare that all-important plot synopsis for your query letter. We will also work on pitches so you’re ready for a meeting with an editor or agent. Volunteers will be invited to pitch and get feedback. $25 per person.  Instructor: Alison McMahan.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Self-Publishing Made Simple.  Do you want to self-publish your work?  In this workshop, we’ll discuss setting up your own imprint, buying ISBNs, preparing your manuscript, creating front and back material, ebook and print formats, cover design, and marketing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

FL Authors Academy Has Talent!  Open mike for the attendees of the workshops to read from their work in progress and get feedback from three multi-published author judgesJudges to be announced.  $25 per person to read. Audience is free admission.  Refreshments Served.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Lucy Burdette Booksigning

Lucy will be here to speak and sign Death on the Menu. $26.99.

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To order, just send an email to murdermb@gate.net or call (561) 279-7790. We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover. If you’ve ordered from us before, we probably have your payment info on file. Shipping is carefully and lovingly done for $5 for the first item, and $1 for each additional item in the US. Priority is $10 for the first item, $2 each additional. Shipping is free for all orders shipped in the US over $100. International rates upon request.