Upcoming Events


Saturday July 4, 2020 All Day

Closed July 4th.  Happy Holiday!


Friday July 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Linda Castillo and Sarah Stewart Taylor In Conversation at Murder On the Beach

Sarah Stewart Taylor will speak about The Mountains Wild $27.99 and Linda Castillo will speak about The Outsider. $27.99. Admission is with author’s book purchase, or $5 applicable to later purchase of either book. Email murdermb@gate.net or call 561-279-7790 for more information or the link to join.


Saturday July 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m

FL Authors Academy From Inspiration to Paper

From Inspiration to Paper.  Writers Block? What’s that? Not when your brain is the most powerful organ. The brain is said to produce our every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience.  Stimulate the brain and ideas will come.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble. Call 561-279-7790.


Thursday July 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Liza Kendall Virtual Author Event

Liza Kendall (a.k.a. Karen Kendall) will speak about Hometown Hero $7.99.  Admission is with purchase of the author’s book.  The first 10 people to register will receive the first book in the series Walk Me Home, FREE!  Call 561-279-7790 for more information and the link to join.


Saturday July 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Great Beginnings 

Great Beginnings.  You know the great opening lines: Ishmael, Manderley, the last camel. Why do those work? And how can you create one for your own novel?  And then, what about that crucial first paragraph? And a first page that will entice editors and enchant readers? How can you set the proper expectations for the story to come and make every word work? In this class, we will dissect and analyze acclaimed first lines and opening paragraphs, and reveal the writing secrets these brilliant examples offer. If you are brave enough, please bring your own first line!  Hank will offer advice and guidance to set you and your book off in the right direction. $25 per person. Instructor: Hank Phillippi Ryan. Call 561-279-7790.


Sunday July 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

The Sunday Sleuths Book Club

The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. $16.99. Please email murdermb@gate.net for link to join.


Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Hillier and DJ Palmer In Conversation at Murder On the Beach

Jennifer will speak about Little Secrets. $26.99.

DJ Palmer will speak about The Perfect Daughter. $27.99.


Saturday July 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Mastering Plot Twists

Mastering Plot Twists.  The stories that keep people on the edge of their seats and up all night are filled with unexpected twists and turns. When your plot twists come at the right moments, your pace will be quicker and the action more focused, and these are the nuanced, multifaceted books that sell, and that find a devoted readership. $25 per person.  Instructor: Jane Cleland. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday August 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Fingerprints: How Do They Really Work?

Fingerprints: How Do They Really Work? In this seminar you will see why our fingerprints are unique, basic types, the methods we use to lift them from various surfaces, how human and machine work together to match them up, what a fingerprint ‘match’ really is and how it’s done, as well as current public issues surrounding fingerprint science.  $25 per person. Instructor: Lisa Black. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday August 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy How To Write A Story

This workshop is $35 and includes a copy of John’s book , Storyville: An Illustrated Guide to Writing Fiction.

How To Write A Story. We’ll focus on the process of writing fiction which begins with noticing. What do you need to bring to the writing desk besides your pen and paper or your computer? How do you begin the story?  You begin before you know what you have to say. $35 per person, includes a copy of Storyville: An Illustrated Guide to Writing Fiction.   Instructor: John Dufresne. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday August 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Conflict

Conflict.  Conflict, the opposition of forces which tie one incident to another, is what makes plot in novels and short stories flow. This class will identify the types of conflict and demonstrate through examples how conflict functions in writing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Debra H. Goldstein. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday August 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Building Memorable Characters

Building Memorable Characters.  Long after even the twisty-est, page-turning plot is forgotten, great characters live on in the readers’ hearts and minds. We will explore techniques on how to plumb your own emotional depths to make your characters come to life. $25 per person. Instructor: Reed Farrel Coleman. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday August 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

FL Authors Academy Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing: The Perils, Pitfalls And Profits Of Self-Publishing  (Plus The Fun).  Experience from an author who’s been published by  New York houses (some of which still exist);  hybrid Amazon Publishing; and Do-It Yourself.  The course will include suggestions for publicity and marketing that won’t break the bank. $25 per person.  Instructor: Paul Levine. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday September 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy P.O.V.

P.O.V.: What It Is And How To Use It. By writing a story from the point of view of a certain character, authors enable the reader to know that character’s thoughts. It helps the reader relate to the character and draws them deeper into the story.  POV issues are the #1 reason why agents and editors decline manuscripts!  $25 per person.  Instructor: Charles Todd. Call 561-279-7790


Saturday September 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Crafting Your Short Story

Crafting Your Short Story.  Learn how the masters grab your attention from the first line. How many characters should you have in your  short story? How do you get it moving and keep it going? Award-winning short story writer Elaine Viets, author of Deal With the Devil and 13 Short Stories  will help you answer these questions and more. $25 per person.  Instructor: Elaine Viets. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday September 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Dialogue: The Voices in Your Head

Dialogue: The Voices in Your Head. From witty repartee to talking at cross-purposes, dialogue makes character and drives plot. In this workshop, we’ll talk about talking—from the basics that aren’t so basic, to diction.   $25 per person.  Instructor: Michael Wiley. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday October 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Propelling Suspense with Driving Questions

Propelling Suspense with Driving Questions.  Lee Child famously said that readers are programmed to wait for answers to questions they witness being asked. We will look at how this works in well-known works, from classics by Jack London to the latest by Deaver, Dionne, Connelly, and others.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Alison McMahan. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy How to Find an Agent

How to Find an Agent.  In this evolving publishing environment, should you or shouldn’t you have an agent? We’ll look at what representation can do for you, how to create a “hit list” using Publishers Marketplace and other resources, and how to write a query letter that gets attention. $25 per person.  Instructor: DJ Niko. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday October 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Dexter For Real

Dexter For Real. How Dexter and real blood-stain reconstructionists evaluate blood spatter patterns on crime scenes to answer critical questions that can assist in criminal investigations and successful outcomes.  Attendees will be introduced  to the occurrence of bloodstain reconstruction and blood shedding events.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Sharon Plotkin. Call 561-279-7790.


Saturday October 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Groaners: How To Keep Laughably Bad Writing

Groaners: How To Keep Laughably Bad Writing Mistakes From Torpedoing Your Work. Does your writing avoid clichés like the plague? Every time you introduce a cliché, a bureaucratic word that’s dead wrong, a dumb grammatical mistake, or a really stupid error of geography and history, it can lead frustrated readers to give up on your story. $25 per person.  Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg. Call 561-279-7790.


Friday November 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Susan Cox Booksigning

Susan will speak and sign The Man in the Microwave Oven. $27.99.


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