Hi Sisters and Misters! It was a very warm and sunny day in St. Pete at the Tampa Bay Festival of Reading with the Citrus Crime Writers, a Central Florida chapter of Sisters in Crime. Great day to meet readers, fellow writers and book dealers at USF’s campus. Thanks to chapter president Kat Lopez, social media contributor, Bridges DelPonte, and fellow writer Martha Geaney for helping to staff our booth!
CCW President, Kathleen (“Kat”) Lopez, has been selected as a featured author in the Amelia Island Book Festival’s Authors in Schools program in February 2017. She will be one of 21 participating authors–both indie writers and notable authors, such as R. L. Stine. The program brings published authors to students across each of the 16 Nassau County Public schools. Corporate and private donations along with grant funding help promote this program year-to-year, help buy the books of the selected authors, and gives students a chance to meet the authors. The students keep the books as well as memories of the special event conducted at their school. Kat will be meeting with the students from Hilliard Middle-High School. Congratulations on this terrific honor, Kat!
For more information about the program or the festival itself, check out their website at http://www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/.