Upcoming Events

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday September 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Research: The Foundation of Fiction

Research is not about dusty books and library stacks. It is the first and vital step in creating your story. From fantasy to science fiction or modern day to historical; research is the foundation of all genres. This class delves into the techniques and sources an author needs to create a believable world where their characters live. From space ships to old English villages, the climate, lay out and scope of your landscape require research and planning. If you want to truly make your world of fiction real for your readers, proper research will lead you on a journey of discovery and planning with Instructor Charles Todd. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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The Sunday Sleuths Book Group Zoom Discussion

Sunday September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

The Sunday Sleuths Book Group will discuss Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger with Lisa Unger on Zoom . $16.99.  Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday September 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Heroes vs. Villains: Police Procedure for Writers

Making your characters and scenes more believable and full of conflict for maximum thrills. How to “Suspend Disbelief” by writing characters, scenes, and police procedures that are compelling and believable enough to keep the pages turning; Moving the action forward via scene sequencing; Avoiding writers’ block and plot fatigue using: “Motivation+Action+Reaction with Instructor David Putnam. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Author Event

Charles Lichtman on Zoom

Saturday September 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Chuck will discuss The Sword of David. $28.00. We will have signed copies available for purchase. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday October 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Introduction to Firearms for Writers

Many authors agonize about guns. Some authors break out in hives when they have to introduce a firearm into their work—they fear those nasty emails from THOSE gun readers. Can you distinguish an XD from DMX? What are the different calibers, and why are they so confusing? What is the difference between a shotgun and a rifle? Are pistols and revolvers the same? Are the terms clip and magazine interchangeable? This class will demystify guns for the non-gun person. Instructor: Richard McMahan.. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Author Event

Val McDermid Interviewed by Oline Cogdill on Zoom

Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Val McDermid will discuss 1979 $27.00 with Oline Cogdill a widely- read mystery columnist based in South Florida. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday October 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Cool Tools for Crime Scenes 

Crime scene investigations require the right tools, strong skills and the right personnel to help solve cases. In order to do this crime scene investigators must be well trained and be up to date on tools and technology that help us stay one step ahead of the offender. This two-hour webinar will introduce attendees to the innovative tools and technology that crime scene investigators utilize when responding to crime scenes and to assist in solving the case! Tool kits have expanded while budgets have been reduced. Attendees will also be introduced to forensics on a budget! with Instructor Sharon Plotkin. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Author Event

In Person with Live Zoom Streaming

Writing Thrillers Panel

Saturday October 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Writing Thrillers Panel with Alan Orloff  (I Play One On TV $17.95), J.D. Allen (Flat Black Ford $19.99), S.L. Menear (Dead Silent $18.99). Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Rocking & Rolling, Twisting & Turning: Creating Suspense

Every story needs hair-raising climbs and stomach-plummeting drops to keep your audience turning pages, but creating the wrong ones or putting them in the wrong place will make the reader go splat instead of soaring. In this fun, interactive workshop, learn how secrets, surprise, and stakes are the keys to inciting both fear and exhilaration…and ways to build all three so that your novel can come to rest on a pinnacle of success with Instructor Jenny Milchman. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday October 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Villains and Villainesses: The Characters You Love to Hate

We’ll explore villains and villainesses as the architects of noir. Discover how the baddie is the raisond’être of your story as she/he sets the action, manipulates characters, misleads the protagonist and affects the outcome. You know you love them, let’s learn how they tick! With Instructor Cara Black. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Author Event

M.E. Browning Interviewed by Oline Cogdill on Zoom

Saturday October 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

M.E. Browning will discuss Mercy Creek $27.99 with Oline Cogdill a widely- read mystery columnist based in South Florida. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Author Event

In Person with Live Zoom Streaming

Raquel V. Reyes

Sunday October 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Raquel V. Reyes will speak about Mango, Mambo, and Murder. $26.99. To register call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday October 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Become Your Own Best Editor

You’ve written this…thing. Now what? Make your story the best it can be—all on your own, or with help you can find yourself—with tips, questions, and exercises for revision. With Instructor Lori Rader-Day. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday November 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Book Marketing on a Budget

Are you planning to launch 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. With Instructor Nancy Cohen.  All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday November 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Land Your Dream Agent

Join K.J. Howe for a discussion on the many different routes to signing with your dream agent. Be innovative, stand out from the crowd, and find your ideal partner-in-crime to help you elevate your writing career. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Florida Authors Academy 2021 Zoom Writers Workshop

Saturday November 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Independent Publishing for the Lazy Author

Four things attendees will learn from “How to Self Publish.” Attendees will come away from the talk with an understanding of:

  1. Independent versus traditional publishing

  2. Why to publish independently

  3. Why to not publish independently

  4. Examples of different ways to upload your text (ebooks and print)

Bonus: Sources of information on independent publishing. The talk will include time for questions and encourage audience participation. With Instructor M.J. Carlson. All two hour workshops are $25 per person, except where noted. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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Author Event

In Person with Live Zoom Streaming Event

Tim Dorsey

Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Tim Dorsey will discuss Mermaid Confidential $28.99. Reservations are required for Zoom invite. Call 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net.

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