Tricia Booker launches “The Place of Peace and Crickets,” (Twisted Road Publications. $15.95) at the Book Mark, 220 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, on Saturday, March 18, at 7 pm. 904-241-9026
When journalist Tricia Booker and her husband had trouble conceiving, they followed the well-worn footsteps of couples exploring in-vitro fertilization. Two years and thousands of dollars later, they decided to have a long fulfilling life without children. Instead, they became immersed in the world of international adoption. Their first child, born in Vietnam, introduced them to a poor but loving orphanage where infants slept with their caretakers. Then came Guatemala, a beautiful, impoverished country where Booker’s two younger children lived in tiny cribs with little human interaction. In candid, raw prose, Booker tells the story of her family, including her son’s diagnosis of Anxious-Attachment Disorder, the service dog she trained to help him, and her and her husband’s chaotic attempts to simplify their lives in order to heal their son.
Tuesday, March 7th from 8-10 p.m. at:
1036 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Orlando’s newsiest reading series leaps into spring with a crackerjack cadre of local authors, giving us poetry and prose inspired by the headlines of February. Host Tod Caviness welcomes the following writers, provided their sense of humanity survives the constant air-raid siren of our current news cycle:
– Josh Dull
– Darlyn Finch Kuhn
– Trevor Fraser
– Racquel Henry
– John King
Your Scribbler intends to read from the Bigly Beautiful Book of What Women Want.
Don’t make me come get you!
It’s time to enjoy Diana Raab’s new website (now), and get set for her new book, Writing for Bliss, which you can pre-order (in May).
Free Feb. 28th event hosted by Lezlie Laws, who writes: Our February Creative Momentum Gathering is going to be extra special. Charlene Edge is a former student of mine who has just published her long-awaited memoir called Undertow: My Escape from Fundamentalism and Cult Control of the Way International. Now is that a title, or what???
Charlene is a remarkable woman and has a remarkable story to tell. I would love for you all to be there to hear not just her story of being in a cult, but her story of becoming a writer who is able to boldly express her experience. It’s an amazing story of a young woman who wanted to be closer to God, and found herself enmeshed in intrigue, deception, and mind control. How she found her way to freedom is fascinating, and the writing of that journey is equally as fascinating.
Join us for the FREE event, on February 28 from 7-9 p.m. at Cocina 214, Winter Park. Come early and eat some tacos with me if you want! You must reserve a seat, though, so let me know if you can make it. The room is filling up quickly!”
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