How do you describe all that Geoff and Janet Benge are and do and contribute to the literary life in Orlando? To paraphrase a line from Jaws: “We’re gonna need a bigger blog!”
Founders of the Silver Fern Writers, and its workshop leaders. Enthusiastic supporters (and Board members) of the Jack Kerouac House Project of Orlando. Ghostwriters, editors, mentors. Authors of the Heroes of History series of biographies for children, including Louis Zamperini: Redemption, and doting grandparents of a darling little Louis of their own.
Husband, wife, and ardent lovers of one another. So inspirational to those of us who live, play, and work with our spouses. They show us how it’s done!
Here’s what this busy writer couple have to say about Sewing Holes:
“In her debut novel, Darlyn Finch Kuhn spins a tale of loss and gain, confusion and clarity, trauma and relief, all in the context of the languid South of the 70s and 80s. It is a place and a time about which Finch Kuhn writes with perfect pitch. Honey, the main character, describes herself as “not sweet enough for my name,” an apt description of a young girl grappling with complex family relationships, death, and desertion. With guts and intelligence Honey navigates this difficult terrain to emerge a wiser young woman. Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s focus is unflinching yet circumspect, like so many aspects of Southern culture. Sewing Holes weaves in and out of family secrets with surprising twists of insight that make the book well worth the read.”
~ Janet and Geoff Benge
Authors of Louis Zamperini: Redemption and the Heroes of History series
Join hundreds of people from all over the world for Writing Your Life’s FREE Seven-Day Writing Challenge, beginning on Monday, February 23rd. Receive a new writing prompt designed to trigger memories each day, post your responses on a private, members-only community forum, and participate in a free tele-training seminar on Monday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Last year, more than 800 people from 47 states and 8 countries wrote in response to daily prompts in two free writing challenges I offered. Read more about the Free Seven-Day Writing Challenge and reserve your spot at our international writing table at FreeWritingChallenge.com. Then share this information with everyone you know.
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On Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m., join Mark DeNote, author of The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide, for an intimate after-hours event at East End Market’s Local Roots Farm Store. Mark DeNote is a the founding editor of FloridaBeerNews.com and freelance craft beer writer well-versed on Florida’s growing craft beer industry.
Mark will be serving up insider information on several of Central Florida’s craft breweries, along with select Florida flight tastings and sliders provided by East End Market’s Houndstooth Sauce Company.
Tickets are $30 single and $50 couple and include a signed copy of The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide, five 5 oz. Florida craft pours, and assorted sliders. Seating is limited to 25 with registration available online or in-person at either Local Roots or Bookmark It, Inc.
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Place: East End Market: Local Roots Farm Store
Tickets: $30/per person or $50/couple
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or contact Kim@bookmarkitorlando.com or Steve Head LocalRootsEastEnd@gmail.com.
SATURDAY MARCH 7TH
1:00 – 3:00 PM
GLENDA BAILEY-MERSHON appears at the Writers Block Bookstore, Winter Park, Florida
Young Eve Gates flees the tragedy that besets her childhood friend, and the haunting mystery of her Romani grandmother’s demise, for the romantic places she has conjured through her love of reading––only to be called back by her mother’s illness. In this honest portrayal of girls growing up in a Southern mill town, three generations of women evoke the power of friendship and family.