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May Meeting – Of Logos & Copyright

Hi all.  The Citrus Crime Writers are meeting this Sunday–on a spacious Orlando lanai, of course.  Come help us plan for chapter activities, including finalizing our logo, joining fun committees, and hearing from a local law professor about copyright basics for authors.  Hope to see you there!

Date/Time of Meeting: May 21, 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Meeting Location – Anthony Awtrey’s home: 16215 Birchwood Way, Orlando, FL 32828. (Gate code: #2820)



– Financial Business – establishing an EIN and bank account

– Formation of committees – generate a plan to actively formalize committee groups

– Create and maintain meeting location list

– Logo discussion – collect all feedback and finalize logo

– Festival participation – generate a list of all potential book festivals; discuss SinC funding opportunities

– Bridges DelPonte presentation on The Basics of Copyright for Authors



Bouchercon Bound!

Two of our Citrus Crime Writers will be attending Boucheron 2016 in New Orleans in September–Olive Pollak and Francis Philpott Palmigiano. (bios and photos below) These accomplished writers will be sending us some missives about their experiences at Boucheron. Can’t wait to hear about their adventures!

Olive Pollak bio photoresized

Olive Pollak is a short story and novel writer and also an avid reader. She has published short stories in FWA Collections “The First Step”, SCWG “Spring” anthology, and Scribblers of Brevard’s “Driftwood XXXIV”. She’s completed two mystery novels, No More Secrets and The Wellsmere Project. A native Floridian, Olive retired from Universal Orlando. She belongs to Sisters-in-Crime chapter of Citrus Crime Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Florida Writers Association, Space Coast Writers Guild, and Scribblers of Brevard. 

black and white frances

Frances Philpott Palmigiano is an award-winning mystery and thriller writer. Her work has been chosen as a finalist for Bouchercon 2013, 2011 Florida Writers Association, Royal Palm Literary Contest in Poetry and Short Story, Mystery Writers of America Sleuthfest: Short Story contest 2011 and 2012. Her work also appears in the Florida Writers Association’s Collection #5, It’s A Crime: Cajun Treasure (upcoming publication Oct 2016) and the Collections Anthology 2016, Hide and Seek: Hidden.