Upcoming Events

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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.

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Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Deborah Goodrich Royce Zoom Author Event

Deborah will discuss Finding Mrs Ford. $16.99.  Admission to event is with purchase of Deborah’s book or $5 ticket creditable towards Deborah’s book.  Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for purchase and link.

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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.

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Sunday August 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Sleuths Virtual Book Group

The Sunday Sleuths Virtual Book Group will discuss Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. $17.99. Please call 561-279-7790 for  more information.

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Tuesday August 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Michael Wiley & Matt Goldman In Conversation Zoom Author Event

Michael will discuss Lucky Bones. $28.99.

Matt will discuss Dead West. $26.99.

Admission to event is with purchase of Michael’s or Matt’s book or $5 ticket creditable towards Michael’s or Matt’s book.  Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for purchase and link.

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Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Ivy Pochoda Interviewed by Oline Cogdill Zoom Author Event

Ivy will discuss These Women. $27.99 with Oline Cogdill. Admission to event is with purchase of Ivy’s book or $5 ticket creditable towards Ivy’s book.  Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for purchase and link.

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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.

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Wednesday August 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviewed by Andrew Gross

Hank will discuss The First To Lie $27.99 with Andrew Gross. Admission to event is with purchase of Hank’s book or $5 ticket creditable towards Hank’s book.  Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for purchase and link.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 $15 for the first item, $2 each additional. Shipping is free for all orders shipped in the US over $100. International rates upon request.