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Explore Writing Genres at Authors’ Showcase 2017 in Orlando

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 9, 2017

Authors Showcase flyer 2017


Showcase Host Jill Capri Simms wants Scribblers to know:

“Back by popular demand, the ‘Authors’ Showcase’ will be held at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, 411 Mercy Drive, in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM [doors open at 8:30AM]. This year’s theme is “Explore Writing Genres”. Writers of various genres as well as publishing specialists will be providing information on how aspiring and published writers and authors can upgrade their literary work and bring their writing and book dreams from concept to reality. In addition to the Showcase, consisting of a book fair and networking opportunities, 16 authors will share their journeys of transcending their literary work from concept to reality. A panel of eight (8) literary specialists will be teaching on topics ranging from the foundational principles of writing; regulations and laws behind writing; focus writing to birthing a literary work, financial planning your book business and more!”


Jennifer L. Anthony
“So You Want Your Book Read by A Book Club…”
Dr. Ruth Baskerville
“Writing Right: The Writing Essentials”
Cynthia Conlin, Esq.
“Copyright Rules, Regulations & Law”
Darlyn Finch Kuhn
“Bookstores & Beyond: Marketing in the Age of Amazon”
Ed Love
“Writing for the Small and Big Screen”
Dale Slongwhite
“The Importance of Retreating to Write”
Reshell Smith
“Financially Organizing Your Book Business”
Marcia Williams
“The Writer-Publisher Partnership”


Gwen Bennett
Veronica Blakely
Charles R. Butts, Jr.
Barbara Hayes
Carim Hyatt
Tinya Jones
Teatra Joseph
Krystle Lynch
Steve Lyston
Cornelia A. Meeks
Lee M. Sapp
Martha Newman
Elizabeth Paddy
Sederia Long
Genevieve Salter
Otis Windham, Jr.

“Aspiring authors who attended previous Showcase events, were ignited to take action on their literary dreams. Even publishing businesses have been launched,” conference host Jill-Capri Simms explained.  “For the past two years, the Showcase has been hosted in Atlanta, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Dallas,” Jill pointed out. “However, the requests to bring the Showcase back to Orlando, where we launched in 2014, have been steady. So I’m so very excited to be returning to Orlando this year.
Showcase attendees may also request and receive feedback on a sample of their literary work. There’s an added benefit to attend our Showcases; participants will not walk away empty-handed! Our keynotes will be providing their valuable information…in writing!”

To attend, register on-line via the Authors’ Showcase website at www.theauthorsshowcase.com or Eventbrite at https://2017authorsshowcase.eventbrite.com.

Registration is $75.00 per person and the vendor rate is $85.00. Inquiries regarding our 2017 Authors’ Showcase event may be sent to theauthorsshowcase@gmail.com or call 321.230.2982.

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16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 4, 2017


It’s not too late to register for the 16th Annual Florida Writers Conference Octoer 19-22 in Altamonte Springs, near Orlando. Just click here!

Brad Kuhn and your Scribbler, Darlyn Finch Kuhn are thrilled to be presenters at this year’s conference, along with a plethora of working writers, including Steve Berry, Florida Writer of the Year, and David Morrell, National Guest of Honor.

This year’s theme is “What a Character.”  Join us in two weeks, learn to develop unforgettable characters, and meet some at the conference.


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JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival 2017 Announces Lineup

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on September 28, 2017


JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival showcases “Jacksonville writers who are using the city .. to focus on a kind of indigenous literature that yet has a larger global worth to it,” says director Tim Gilmore.  Check out the video here.

Save the date, and bring friends!

JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival 2017

Saturday, November 11

Park & King Streets, Riverside

Jacksonville, Florida

Opening with Student Showcase and followed by after party and book signing.

Featuring the following authors:

1. Liz Gibson
2. Jeff Whipple
3. Matt Lany 
4. Tony Aiuppy
5. Lynn Skapyak Harlin
6. Claire Goforth
7. Tricia Booker
8. Darlyn Kuhn
9. Abel Harding
10. Sohrab Fracis
11. Katherine Espano
12. Susan Brandenburg
13. Ash Kemker
14. Laura Hoffman
15. Sean Smith
16. Yvette Angelique
17. Terri Mashour
18. Howard Johnson
19. Chris Gabbard
20. Jeanine Hoff
21. Donna Cobis
22. Bill Ectric
23. Fred Dale
24. Terri Youmans Grim
25. Jennifer Chase
26. Frances Driscoll
27. Andres Rojas
28. Tim Gilmore

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Perfect Rental for Writers

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 12, 2017



Your Scribbler and hubby Brad have relocated to Jacksonville, leaving our beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath pool home in Ocoee (with its stunning custom library) available for rent.  For 1,800 a month, we’re including professional management, pool service, lawn service, and pest control.

Here’s the virtual tour; tell your friends!


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