Posts Tagged ‘Bring Down the Furies’

Gold Medal Winner

BRING DOWN THE FURIES, the second Quint Mitchell Mystery took the top spot, a Gold Medal in last night Florida Authors & Publishers Association President’s Awards. Quint knocked out the judges and the competition, and Parker was there to take home the gold, saying he felt like an Olympic champion. read more…

The Suspense is Killing Me

The following first appeared in The Florida Writer, the official member magazine of the Florida Writers Association, in my column, The First Million Words.

“I had to force myself to finish it.”

The speaker was a woman I met at a party recently, and she was telling me of a book she’d read that hadn’t read more…

Contest Winner

Congratulation to Penelope Merriweather, winner of the “Like Parker Francis” contest. As I said in my last post, the contest generated over 350 new Likes to the official Parker Francis Facebook page, spurred, perhaps, by the prize of an autographed copy of BRING DOWN THE FURIES. Penelope’s number was chosen read more…

February 2013

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Saturday, February 9, 2013
11112 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32223
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Booksigning

 Ocean Gallery Book Club

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4600 A1A South
St. Augustine, Florida 32080

I “Like” You, Too

On December 20 I kicked off a new contest I called the Drive to 205, a blatant  attempt to add more Likes to my Parker Francis Facebook page. At the time I had only 95 Likes and was feeling despondent. I said I hoped to double the current number to 205 in read more…

Playing God

Writers hold an awesome power in their hands. We’re able to create “storybook people” from the depths of our imagination. I like to think of it as playing God. Of course, with great power comes great responsibility, and I take the people-building process quite seriously.  I hope my readers appreciate read more…



Saturday, February 2, 2013
Gamache-Koger Theater
Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL
A benefit for the Florida Heritage Book Festival

THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center

Tuesday, February 5 – 11:00 a.m.
175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Parker Francis Author Talk


Saturday, February 9 – 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
11112 read more…

Barnes & Noble Signing

Saturday, January 12 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10280 Midtown Parkway (St. Johns Town Center)
Jacksonville, FL