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AWP 2018

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference starts next week. We’re looking forward to reconnecting with all of our writer friends. You can find us at Booth 440, plus a special event at Inkwood Books.

connie-may-fowler-author-photoOn Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm, author Connie May Fowler will be at Inkwood Books for a reading and reception. Connie will be reading from her recent memoir, A Million Fragile Bones. Inkwood Books is located at 1809 N. Tampa Street.

Authors joining us at the booth to talk about their writing and sign their books include Tricia Booker (The Place of Peace and Crickets), James Carpenter (No Place to Pray), Connie May Fowler (A Million Fragile Bones), Pat Spears (It’s Not Like I Knew Her and Dream Chaser) and Nance Van Winckel (Ever Yrs).

 

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Also20170607_195951 AgnesFureyAuthorPhoto joining us at the booth this year will be author Agnes Furey. Agnes will be available to discuss Wildflowers in the Median, a book she co-wrote with the man who murdered her daughter and grandson. The book is a joint effort to promote restorative Justice – an alternative view of justice based on prevention and victim/offender dialog. . Please stop by to meet Agnes and hear her remarkable story.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events – Spring 2017

The Place of Peace and Crickets by Tricia Bookertppc_front-cover-web

  • Reading and launch party
    Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m
    The BookMark, 220 1st St., Neptune Beach, FL
  • Reading and launch party
    Saturday, March 25th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Genung’s Fish Camp, 291 Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine, FL
  • AuthorPhoto-TriciaBookerReading and launch party
    Sunday, March 26th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Reading and launch party
    Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m.
    JaxByJax Readings at CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St., Jacksonville.

The author will be on-hand for book signing and a question-and-answer sessions at all events. The events are free and open to the public.

INLIKH_small-promo_coverIt’s Not Like I Knew Her by Pat Spears

  • Bonnie Morris & Pat Spears present The Disappearing L: Erasure Of Lesbian Spaces & Culture and It’s Not Like I Knew Her
    Friday, April 14 – 7:00pm
    Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC
  • PatSpears2014Book signing at Tallahassee Pridefest with My Favorite Books
    Saturday, April 22, 12 pm to 5:30 pm
    Kleman Plaza, 306 S. Duval St., Tallahassee FL

Oil and Water

amfb_front_smallA former Exxon executive as Secretary of State. A head of the EPA with close ties to the oil and gas industry. A new president who promised in December to “eliminate all wasteful job-killing regulations. On energy, we will cancel the restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean beautiful coal.” Presumably, this will include drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

For anyone who needs a reminder of how deadly an unregulated fossil fuel industry can be, Twisted Road Publications will release Connie May Fowler’s new memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, on April 20th, the 7th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, about 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The explosion killed eleven people and resulted in a massive spill that dumped more than 210 millions gallons of oil into the Gulf.

Pre-order A Million Fragile Bones here:  Pre-Order

connie-may-fowler-author-photoConnie May Fowler began that day as she had begun most days for the previous sixteen years, immersed in the natural world that was her home on Alligator Point on Florida’s gulf coast, surrounded by dunes and water birds, watching dolphins swim in the distance. Then began the nightmare from which she would not emerge for more than a year.

In A Million Fragile Bones, Connie details the beauty and peace she found on Alligator Point after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that followed the oil spill. It is, at its heart, a love song to the natural world and a cry of anger and grief at its ruin for the sake of corporate profits.

We hope you will read this book. Even more importantly, we hope you will join the fight for clean water and protection of the world’s endangered marine ecosystems.