Friday, March 23, 2018 Location: Venice Center Mall Community Room, 240 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ..... Moderated Panel: “Today’s Youth Market”
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm ..... Moderated Panel: “From Inspiration to Publication: Four Authors Tell Their Story”
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm ..... Master Class for writers "Developing Characters" with: DON BRUNS 
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ..... Wine & Cheese Reception (following panels & classes)

Saturday, March 24th, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm ..... Bookseller Tents, Centennial Park, 200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 (no entrance fee or registration required)
Noon – 2:00 pm .......... Editor/Agent Pitches, (FULL/NO MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE) 

Thank You to the Speakers, Editors, and Literary Agents who have donated their time to this charitable event.

SPEAKERS - Friday, March 23 Moderated Panels and Master Class

Authors will be available to sign their books following their events.

Don Bruns


Don is a USA Today bestselling author of three mystery series. A musician, songwriter, advertising guru, painter, cook, stand-up comic and novelist, Bruns has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up.

WEBSITE: http://donbrunsbooks.com/

Kim Cool


Kim writes about Florida, its ghost stories, its travel destinations, and its history. She’s won non-fiction awards, and several journalism awards as a features editor of the Venice Gondolier Sun.

WEBSITE: www.historicvenicepress.com

Stacy Dekeyser


Stacy teaches that writing is a lot like walking through the woods. While there may be several possible paths, we only have to write one scene at a time, and then other things will become apparent.

WEBSITE: www.stacydekeyser.com

Susan Klaus


Susan is a web radio host of an authors show with 15 million listeners in 148 countries, and a winner of the Florida Writers’ Royal Palm Literary award for Best Science Fiction Manuscript.

WEBSITE: susanklaus.com

Diane Sawyer


Diane has written five mystery novels and numerous short stories. A former educator and a current docent at the Salvador Dalí Museum, her love of research weaves through her plots and the lives of her characters.

WEBSITE: dianewsawyer.com

Clarissa Thomasson


Clarissa taught English literature, creative writing, and journalism before becoming a writer of children's books and Florida historical novels.

WEBSITE: saltmarshpublications.com

Richard Wickliffe


Richard's writing borrows from the unique (scandalous, criminal or satirical) environments of Florida. Gold winner of Best Popular Fiction in the Florida Book Awards, a recent project has been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

WEBSITE: www.RichWickliffe.com