Lew Knickerbocker, blind author of four published novels, needs a collaborator to help him write his next book. Lew is a previous longtime member of GCWA. For more information, please email Lew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers are needed to help read to the kids at the Read & Feed Program in June and July. If you can, please take a step forward and lend a helping hand. There are 14 time slots, 30 minutes each from 11:30 a.m.-Noon. Please note that readers will need to fill out a Volunteer Application that includes confidential information such as their Social Security number for a background check. Interested readers can call the library and ask for Tracy or Emily, or email Tracy at Tracy.Herman@charlottecountyfl.gov.
2017 “Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program” is available for the Journalists, Playwrights, Screenwriters, Musicians, Theater Performers, Visual Artists, Natural Scientists, Mathematicians, Humanists, and Social Scientists.
The deadline to apply as a cluster is “May 15, 2017”.The deadline for creative arts, humanities, and social sciences “September 14, 2017”.The deadline for natural sciences and mathematics “October 5, 2017”.
You can get more information through the link: Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
I am excited to announce that I have acquired the Gulf Coast Bookstore on Fowler Street near downtown Fort Myers from my former business partner, Tim Jacobs. In the coming weeks, I will be rebranding it as P.J. Boox Downtown! I will also be expanding the offer to all Florida authors rather than just local to Fort Myers. If you are interested in space there or at the original PJBoox, you can now go directly to www.pjboox.net and submit your information for consideration.
Doug has a new children’s book out in time for the holidays. Entitled, ‘Morgan McKinney’s Bigger-Than-Life Bedtime Story’, it stars Morgan McKinney, a big lovable kid who is rambunctious and full of energy. No one can jump like Morgan and no one has a feather pillow like Morgan. You know, the feather pillow with the DO NOT REMOVE tag on it. It isn’t until his mother tells him a bedtime story on Christmas Eve that he discovers just what happens when the tag is pulled OFF. Follow Morgan and all the large animals at the zoo on their amazing airborne adventure above Florida. Meet Henry, the Humongous Hippo; Ralph, the Rugged Rhino; Eloise, the Purple-Spotted Elephant Seal; Garth, the Goliath Grouper; and Martha, the Monstrous Manatee. Watch for a guest appearance by the Big Guy himself, Santa Claus. And don’t miss the super cool surprise ending!
Kerryn Reid’s novella, “Butterfly in a Hurricane,” has been named a finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards. The story involves a fragile young woman with Asperger’s syndrome who falls for the Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy who spares her a speeding ticket. He sees in Lydia the beauty of a butterfly, with all its vulnerability. She’s odd, awkward, and irresistible… but if he’s Type A, she must be Type Z. Can they possibly find happiness somewhere in the middle of the alphabet? “Butterfly” is part of an anthology of short stories by Southwest Florida Romance Writers out August 2016 in ebook and print.