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Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

Delia Owens is an American author and zoologist. Her debut novel Where the Crawdads Sing topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 for several weeks.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 happened Friday, October 4, Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, 2019. Click Visit Site for information about the 2020 event.

Anne Silber

Born in New Jersey, Anne Silber studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and has lived and worked in the Boston area since 1977. Silber’s work has been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions around the U.S. and Europe, and her prints are included in many corporate and museum collections. Her work has also appeared on the sets of a large number of television series and major motion pictures.

Cayamo

Over the years, Cayamo has become synonymous with family, tradition, and home. … East, Lake Street Dive, Buddy Miller, Deer Tick, and many more will contribute to yet another week full of magical Cayamo moments. 

Lollapalooza

Another big year with 8 stages, and 170+ bands from all over the world, every Lolla lineup makes hands wave, heads nod, and crowds holler.

Click Visit Site for information about the 2020 festival.

Florida Writers

Going to Florida?

Don’t Forget to Write!

Florida. True, it is the land of retirement, sunshine, Disney, traffic, crime, and hurricanes. Let’s not forget environmental and immigration problems. What a great place to write about. Some who write Florida fiction make it to the best-seller list some don’t. Most, however, write a darn good story.

John D. McDonald’s Travis McGee set the standard for Florida crime fiction. Prominent on bookstore shelves is Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen. His quirky novels are “laugh out loud” events, even if they don’t always make it to critical acclaim at the box office (i.e. Striptease.) In memory, I have never recommended a Hiaasen book to a friend and gotten anything but terrific reactions.

The list of well known writers boiling just below superstar status is a fairly long one. On it are some of my favorites. Some would qualify as mystery writers, some, a half step away, suspense/crime. Others have simply created memorable characters, many reappearing, and all enormously engaging. Laurence Shames, Randy Wayne White, James W. Hall, Les Standiford, John Lutz, Paul Levine, Ed McBain’s “Matthew Hope” series and the unforgettable Charles Willeford, who although deceased may have been the “writers writer” in the Florida genre.

In the past several years several writers have emerged as best-selling Florida writers. Jeff Lindsay, the creator of Showtime series character, Dexter has four books to date featuring the intrepid “Dark Passenger.” James Grippando is hot and so is James O. Born.

If Key West has ever enchanted you, authors Laurence Shames and Tom Corcoran can put you there in a fashion that most tourists would surely miss. They each have casts of characters, recurring in their books, zany New York transplants, good guys and bad guys, funny guys and hard guys. Sometimes a minor character in one story becomes central in another. Throughout their work; humor, love, unusual criminals and unlikely heroes abound. It may have been Hemingway’s town once, with Shames and Corcoran, it’s a whole different trip.

Jam Cruise

he Jam Cruise experience encompasses activities, special programs, theme nights, and more that help make our adventure truly unique! There is always something exciting happening onboard, in every corner of the ship.

Prepare yourselves for a grand return to the MSC Divina as we cruise the Caribbean from Miami, FL to Ocean Cay, Bahamas and Costa Maya, Mexico with our favorite bands and Jam Cruise family. Along the way we’ll enjoy shows in seven venues, stretch and flow during onboard yoga classes, get zen at a sound healing, dine on late night offerings from our Chefs at Sea, and get silly at the Jam Cruise activities.

Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels.

In addition to the standalone novels that have earned her a reputation as “a genius for plot” (Oprah Magazine) and “a virtuoso” of domestic suspense (Minneapolis Star Tribune), she authors “two power house series” (Sun-Sentinel) featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair is also the co-author of the “Under Suspicion” series with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark. 

Bosch

TV series taken from the books of Michael Connelly.

Mike’s Basement

Mike Marrone formerly the creator/director of SiriusXM “The Loft” doing what he does. Putting together great sets of music available for streaming.

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