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Busted in Bloomington: A tragedy in the summer of ’68

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 10, 2017

In Busted in Bloomington, a young, gifted and gay English teacher leads his students on a journey of self-discovery as they enter the Age of Aquarius.  Boundaries are crossed and crimes are committed as they tumble down the rabbit hole together. Innocence and euphoria dissolve when good people are busted—in Bloomington, Indiana during the tumultuous summer of ’68.

Greg and Candy Dawson’s new book is available now on Amazon and B&N (both paperback and Kindle/Nook versions.)

Busted in Bloomington

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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 or Eventbrite at

Registration is $75.00 per person and the vendor rate is $85.00. Inquiries regarding our 2017 Authors’ Showcase event may be sent to 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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Elaine Person, founder/past president of FSPA Orlando Area Poets Chapter, wants you to know:

The annual Fall Convention of Florida State Poets Association will be held on October 13, 14, and 15, 2017 at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, at 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701. The convention, titled Voices Carry, will include workshops with presenters such as FSPA State Chancellors Peter Meinke, who is Florida’s State Poet Laureate, and poet Lola Haskins.
Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright, Founder and President of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida, and editor of RevelryThe Literary Voice of The Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association will present a workshop on poet Emily Dickenson. Seminole State College teacher Webb Harris will facilitate a workshop on narrative poetry.
Other events are a panel called Strategies for Publishing with Leslie Halpern, Peter Gordon, and Gary Broughman; the latter owns CHB Media Publishing. Getting into Good Journals will be presented by Al Rocheleau. Other activities are Bob Dylan-related entertainment in honor of his Nobel Prize, and Poetry Slams. Come prepared for interaction; bring poems for open readings, in-house slams, and sharing at critique.
FSPA was founded in 1974 in Volusia County. It was not until 2013, when Elaine Person spearheaded the forming of this chapter that the Orlando Area Poets Chapter was created, and it is now the largest in the state. Orlando Area Poets Chapter hosted the 2013 State Convention and the 2016 Spring Fling. Chapter meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at the Maitland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. and are free.
This FSPA convention is open to the public. See for more information.
Registration begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 13. The convention concludes at 11:30 on Sunday morning, October 15. Prices are $25 FSPA for a member and $35 for a guest. Mail your check by September 15, 2017 to: Mary Marcelle, 107 Magnolia Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

If you have questions call Mary at 407-832-8603. To reserve a room at the Hilton, call 407-830-1985. 

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