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An Exciting New Biography

As a proud descendant of the Minorcans who settled in St. Augustine, Robert (Bobby) Solano lived a life filled with youthful adventures. As a child, accompanying his beloved Pop, he “skeetered” over sand dunes and coquina bogs along a thirty-mile stretch of coastline from Jacksonville Beach to Vilano read more…

Workshop on Beginnings & Endings

In this fast-paced, upbeat session, I’ll look at the keys to the all-important beginning and ending of a novel. I’ll explain what each should accomplish and share some classic opening sentences. As important as the beginning, a less-than-satisfying ending can ruin an otherwise well-written novel. Participants will have read more…

2023 Author’s Expo & Reader’s Extravaganza & Writers Workshop

This day-long event for authors and readers is part of the Amelia Island Book Festival and takes place at the Fernandina Beach Middle School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. But it kicks off at 9 a.m. with a writer’s workshop led by yours truly. I’ll present read more…

Sunshine State Book Festival

Join me at one of Florida’s biggest book events on Saturday, January 28, 2023
Readers and writers will come together at the Sunshine State Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville, FL.
I’ve been selected as one of ten authors from the 150 participating read more…

JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival

I’ll be among the featured authors presenting writing workshops at the 2022 JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival.
When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 29
Where: Jesse Ball DuPont Center, 40 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202
What: Presenting “The Not-So-Secret Life of a Ghostwriter” — I’ll share what I’ve learned about the demands and read more…

Great Beginnings & Solid Endings

Clay County Writers—Writers Workshop highlighting the keys to writing strong opening and closing pages.
Saturday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Middleburg Library – 2245 Aster Avenue, Middleburg, FL 32068

Clay County Writers

Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue, Orange Park, FL
The FWA Clay County Writers group relaunches monthly meetings under the leadership of Lou Pugliese. I’ll be there to welcome everyone. Please join us.

Mystery Writers Panel

Thursday, September 15 at 1 a.m.
Waterworks (Next to St. Augustine’s Main Library)
Join three other area mystery writers and me as we discuss the inner workings of creating a mystery novel.