August 2014

  • 2014 FAPA President’s Book Awards:
    J.C. Ferguson (Judy Loose) won a Gold Medal in Adult Fiction: Action/Suspense for The Janus Code.
    Alice Oldford won a Gold Medal in Home and Garden for Recipes and Life.
    Patty Brassard Jefferson won a Silver Medal Children’s Picture Books for Stu’s Big Party.
  • Joseph Martin’s Op-Ed, “The Left Turn People,” was published in the News Press in July. In September the Buffalo News will publish his piece, “You can’t go home again.”
  • Check out the Santiva Chronicle online. We have at least four members writing for them: Bob McCarthy, Tim Jacobs, Lorraine Walker Williams, Jose Colon, and Ben Feldman.
  • Patrick T. Crissy was presented the “Key to the City” of his hometown Hornell, NY for his contribution to the city in his book Interference.
  • August 20 Patrick Crissy will speak on “Tough Love for Writers” to the ABC authors in Sarasota, FL.

September 2014

  • The Buffalo Irish Times published two of Joe Martin’s ariticles in their 3rd Quarter – “Passing the Torch” and “The Flight of the Gaels.”
  • See Marsha Gordan’s online interview on Joanne Tailele’s blog.
  • The Italian Cultural Society of New York has invited John and Nancy Petralia to speak and sign copies of Not in a Tuscan Villa at the Garibali-Muecci home on Staten Island, Sept. 13.

October 2014

  • You’re Never Too Old, a play by Carl Megill played in October at the Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral, FL.
  • Chuck Highfield has published his third novel, Sanibel’s Secret Bank.
  • Joseph Martin has four articles included in the online version of the Buffalo Irish Times.
  • Connie Hope’s new book, The Bonnie Neuk Tea Room is available. [press release]
  • Carl Megill’s play You’re Never Too Old will be playing in October at Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral.
  • Sherri Campbell has published a new book, Autism: A Guide for Families.

November 2014

  • Listen to Tim Jacobs’ interview on Author Connection Radio Show.
  • Nancy and John Petralia’s book, Not in a Tuscan Villa, topped the Amazon Kindle bestseller list on November 4.
  • Jennifer Christiansen received a publishing contract for her young adult novel, Lyla’s Song.
  • Carla Webb‘s new book, 4 Fairies in the Land of Nothing, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

November 2014

  • Listen to Tim Jacobs’ interview on Author Connection Radio Show.
  • Nancy and John Petralia’s book, Not in a Tuscan Villa, topped the Amazon Kindle bestseller list on November 4.
  • Jennifer Christiansen received a publishing contract for her young adult novel, Lyla’s Song.
  • Carla Webb‘s new book, 4 Fairies in the Land of Nothing, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

December 2014

  • The Buffalo Irish Times published three of Joseph Martin‘s articles in their December Issue.
  • Patty Westbrook‘s first poetry book is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.
  • Jeri Magg signedd a contract with History Press for her second book, The Women Who Made History on Sanibel and Captiva. Due for release in the fall of 2015.

January 2015

  • Tim Jacobs will discuss his book, H.E. Heitman, Fort Myers Early Entrepreneur, at the Downtown Fort Myers Library, February 11, 2015, 10AM.
  • Joyce (jd) Daniels novella, Minute of Darkness and Eighteen Flash Fiction Stories, will be released on January 30, 2015. The Launch Party will be at The Arts for Acts Gallery in downtown Fort Myers on that date from 6-8PM. She invites all to come help celebrate the occasion. She will be reading from the book on Feb. 19th at the C & W Fudge Shop in Matlacha, 7-8PM.
  •  Joyce Daniels interview on Cozy in Miami.

February 2015

  • Joe Pacheco had a poem published February 20, 2015, on The New Verse News.
  • Lorraine Walker Williams published a video poem, Seeking Shells, on YouTube and the Santiva Chronical.
  • Richard Georgian’s new book, Georgian Rider Chronicles, has been released.
  • Anita Dennis’s memoir, Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief has been published by Westbow Press.

March 2015

  • Jess Fisher has published a new book of short stories, Shorts for the Beach.
  • Vi Niggl and Lisa Batch were interviewed by Lisa Greenberg on Fox 4 News at the Reading Festival.
  • Mike Fuller wrote an article, Four Paws on the 5th, about the Naples event, Cars on the 5th, which benefits the charity, St. Mathews House.
  • Tim Jacobs and Patti Brassard Jefferson have started the Gulf Coast Bookstore for local authors at the Butterfly Estates, Fowler St., Fort Myers.
  • Jennifer Christiansen’s picture book, Saucy’s Taste of Paris, is available for pre-order on Amazon at a special price.
  • Marsha Perlman is holding a book launch party at CW Fudge Factory in Matlacha, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7-9PM