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Sunshine State Book Festival Coming This Weekend!

Coming up this weekend is the Sunshine State Book Festival. On Saturday, April 4th, I will be in space #42, with a lot of terrific authors. It promises to be a beautiful and fun weekend, so be sure to come by the Oaks Mall, check out all the authors with their books and say hello. You can visit the website https://sunshinestatebookfestival.com/2022AuPage/ssbf-authors.html for more information. I hope to see you there!

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Exciting Events Coming Up!

The Jane Austen Fest in Mt. Dora, Florida is coming up next month, on February 11-13, 2022. The action begins Friday, February 11, in the afternoon and goes on into Sunday afternoon. Speakers, workshops, a fashion show and, of course, tea! I have the honor of speaking on Saturday morning, February 12, at 9:00 am, and will be presenting “What’s Love Got To Do With It? Jane Austen and the Unmarried State.” There will be several speakers, including Elizabeth Paquette, who will be speaking at 3:00 pm on Saturday, on “Medicine in Jane’s Era: Doctors, Illnesses and ‘Cures'”. It promises to be a fun and informative weekend in a delightful town. For more information, visit the website here: https://janeaustenfest.com/events/schedule


The Sunshine State Book Festival in Gainesville has been rescheduled! The book festival is completely indoors and will be held rain or shine and will be held Saturday April 9, 2022, and Sunday, April 10, 2022.
Authors and their books will appear at the Oaks Mall on April 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. I will be there and hope to see you! On Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. four authors will deliver presentations at the Matheson History Museum. For more information, visit the website here: https://www.sunshinestatebookfestival.com/

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A Great Weekend

I spent this past weekend at the Sunshine State Book Festival in Gainesville, Florida, organized by the Writers’ Alliance of Gainesville. It was a terrific weekend. It started with a reception for the attending authors on Friday evening, which was delightful. On Saturday, the book festival itself was held on the campus at Santa Fe College. What a terrific venue! The room was full of authors, presenting books in a wide range of genres. There was excellent attendance, with people coming through and browsing all day. It was a great opportunity to meet other authors, as well as the the attendees who came through to check out the books. It was an excellent place to introduce my new novel, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend!

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