Upcoming Events

All Events are Zoom Events. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net

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Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Timothy Jay Smith Zoom Author Event

Timothy will speak about how adapting real people and places to the fictional page played a part in the writing of Fire on the Island. $24.99. Admission to this event is with purchase of the book. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

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. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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Monday September 28, 2020 All Day

Closed on Yom Kippur

We are closed on Yom Kippur.

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

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

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. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

M.E. Browning Interviewed by Hank Phillippi Ryan Zoom Author Event

Micki will discuss Shadow Ridge $26.99 with Hank Phillippi Ryan. Admission to the event is with purchase of Micki’s or Hank’s book The First to Lie $27.99 or $5 creditable towards Micki’s book. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Detours and Discoveries with Anna Lee Huber and Alyssa Maxwell Zoom Author Event

Detours and Discoveries: When Our Own Plots Surprise Us. Join Anna Lee Huber and Alyssa Maxwell as they discuss their latest books and how the surprises they uncovered during their research shaped their stories.
Anna will discuss A Pretty Deceit $15.99 . Alyssa will discuss Murder at Kingscote $26.00 Admission to event is with purchase of Anna’s book or Alyssa’s book or $5 ticket creditable towards Anna’s book or Alyssa’s. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information.

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

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

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. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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Thursday October 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Ian Rankin Interviewed by Oline Cogdill Zoom Author Event

Ian will discuss A Song For The Dark Times. $27.00 with Oline Cogdill.  Admission to this event is with purchase of the book. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

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. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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Sunday October 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

The Sunday Sleuths Zoom Book Club

The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger with the author. $17.00. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information

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

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

Groaners: How To Keep Laughably Bad Writing Mistakes From Torpedoing Your Work

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. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information.

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Saturday October 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Witches, Screams and Skeletons Zoom Authors Event

A Panel of five authors with Halloween books will discuss their fiendish plots.  Join Carol Perry (Murder, Take Two $7.99), Ellen Byron (Murder in the Bayou Boneyard $26.99),Ginger Bolton (Boston Scream Murder $15.95), Christin Brecher (15 Minutes of Flame $7.99) and Julia Henry (Digging Up The Remains $7.99) for a scary good time!  Costumes optional. Admission to this event is with purchase of one of the authors’ books.  Please call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for more details.

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Thursday October 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Jenny Milchman Interviewed by Elaine Viets Zoom Author Event

Small Town Life, Big Town Suspense.  Jenny Milchman reveals her secrets of building suspense as she is interviewed by Elaine Viets. Admission to this event is with purchase of the The Second Mother $16.99.  Please call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for more details. To see Jenny read a selection of her book click here.

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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. Admission to this event is with purchase of the book.  Please call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for more details.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

Inside the World of Publishing

Four prominent editors, from major publishing houses take you deep behind the scenes to discuss what they do, how they work, and what they look for in today’s book market. Neil Nyren (Penguin Random House), Kelley Ragland (MacMillan Publishing), Juliet Grames (SoHo Press), and David Highfill (Harper Collins) give you the inside scoop on the publishing business. $35 per person. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

Writing Your Life Story

Bring your voice, your heart and soul and your five-word memoir to this workshop. The intention, ambition, desire is to provide you with inspiration, motivation and encouragement as well as with proven practical information to help you write your memoir. There will be tips for gathering information for your story and how to determine what format, tone and point of view you want. We’ll talk about having a backstory, people in your past, and how to maintain a flow to keep the information relevant and interesting. $25 per person. Instructor: Marcia Rosen. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Miami Noir: The Classics Zoom Author Event

Les Standiford, Carolina Garcia Aguilera, Vicki Hendricks, Lynne Barrett and John Dufresne will speak about Miami Noir: The Classics. $17.95. Admission to this event is with purchase of the book.  Please call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for more details.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10: 00 a.m.

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

Creating an Exciting Setting Where Anything Can Happen

As a writer, you must create fictional places where your characters can live lives that feel real and exciting. Still, too much description can weigh your story down. Carefully chosen details will carry the load, leaving space in the narrative for a gripping story. In this workshop, we will explore ways to give your readers an unforgettable world without sacrificing the pacing that will keep them turning the pages. $25 per person. Instructor: Mary Anna Evans. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information.

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Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Caz Frear In Zoom Conversation with CJ Tudor

Caz will speak with CJ Tudor about Shed No Tears. $26.99. Admission to this event is with purchase of the book.  Please call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for more details.

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

FL Authors Academy Zoom Writers Workshop

Book Marketing on a Budget

Are you launching a book but have no idea what to do next? Whether you’re on book one or book twelve, you’ll want to garner attention for your new release to build your readership and increase sales. But with so many choices on the promotional wheel, how can you best use your time? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the options available to you and how you can fit them into a countdown schedule. You’ll be able to create your own promotional campaign and determine what suits your budget. $25 per person. Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net for information.

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