Festival Schedule

Flagler College

The roofline of historic Flagler College; image courtesy of Excel23, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All September 15th Festival events are free and open to the public.

Festival Headquarters – Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center

Parking at the City of St. Augustine Garage with free shuttle to the Festival.

— 2018 Festival Schedule (INCOMPLETE – NOT FINAL) —

8:30 — Saturday, September 15

Marketplace Opens in Virginia Room

9:00-10:00 — Saturday, September 15

Laura Lee Smith
The Ice House
(Winner of 2017 Florida Book Award)

Sylvia Whitman
The Milk of Birds

Larry Loftis
Into the Lion’s Mouth

Harold George, SJCPLS
The Living Library Project

10:00 Saturday, September 15

Public Presentation and Book Signing with Literary Legend, Tim Dorsey (2nd floor Virginia Room)

10:20-11:20 Saturday, September 15

Jeff Klinkenberg
Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life
(Winner of 2017 Florida Book Award)

Andre Frattino
A Land Remembered
(graphic novel edition)

Richard Wickliffe
Inky and the King and Eyes of Poseidon

James O. Born

11:40-12:40 — Saturday, September 15

Mark Woods
Lasooing the Sun
(Winner of 2016 Florida Book Award)

Ashley Lear
The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Judy Lindquist
Forcing Change

Karen Harvey
The Cultural Influence of Ghosts

Sharon Scholl
Hands-On Poetry Workshop

1:00-2:00 — Saturday, September 15

Tim Dorsey
Clownfish Blues

Kent Wascom

Chris Tozier
Olivia Brophie and Aristotle’s Lantern

J. Michael Butler
Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida

Bob Lee
Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens

2:20-3:20 — Saturday, September 15

4:00 P.M.

— Author Biographies —

Tim Dorsey
Tim Dorsey
Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. He graduated from Auburn University in 1983. While at Auburn, he was editor of the student newspaper, The Plainsman. From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter in the Tribune’s Tallahassee bureau and a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune’s night metro editor. He left the paper in August 1999 to write full time. Tim has since published twenty novels in several languages: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, Atomic Lobster, Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, Tiger Shrimp Tango, Shark Skin Suite, Coconut Cowboy and Clownfish Blues. He lives in Tampa.
Andre Frattino
Andre Frattino
Andre Frattino is a native of Florida, who balances his skills and trade across three areas: Storytelling, Education and the Paranormal. Since 2012, Andre has been publishing his ongoing Florida-based graphic novel series with Pineapple Press (to this date, Andre is the first and only graphic novelist published by the veteran publishers) which include the titles: The Reaper of St. George Street, Lost Souls of Savannah and most recently, The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet. Andre is a graduate of both Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA, Sequential Art, 2009) and the University of Florida (MA, Art Education, 2013). Andre continues to write and illustrate for comics and children's books and has worked for a number of other clients including Award-Winning Author Shelley Fraser Mickle, The Marjorie Rawling's Foundation and Firehouse Subs. His latest book is a graphic novel interpretation of Rick Smith's A Land Remembered. When Andre is not hard at work on his next illustrative project, he can be found conducting ghost tours in Savannah, GA, where for the past 10 years, he's walked tourists through the darker parts of the city's history. His artwork can be found on his website.
Rich Wickliffe
Rich Wickliffe
Rich Wickliffe has been a South Florida resident since 1976. His crime-thriller, “Storm Crashers” was originally optioned by a major film studio. Rich’s first novel “Tropical Windfall,” set in Key West, was published as a result of an Amazon crime-writing competition and still remains a fan favorite. His latest novel, "Eyes of Poseidon" is a follow-up to "Storm Crashers." Rich is also published in business journals in the investigative fields. Rich enjoys speaking about creative crimes, including twice at the FBI’s InfraGard Counterterrorism conferences and on panels at seminars in Las Vegas dedicated to accuracy in crime writing. He has now finished a new manuscript about Miami Russian mafia, based on a true-crime article he’d published. From the other side of his brain, Rich's art and photography have been seen in print, in Forbes Travel magazine and exhibited in Ft. Lauderdale's Art Guild. Rich’s material borrows from the unique (scandalous, criminal or satirical) environments of South Florida where he resides with his wife and family. Please “Like” Rich Wickliffe’s Author Page on Facebook or visit RichWickliffe.com to see more.
Judy Lindquist
Judy Lindquist
Judy Lindquist is a long-time educator and writer. She has had two middle grades, historical fiction novels published. Saving Home, set in St. Augustine during the Siege of 1702, is on the recommended reading lists for several Florida school districts. Her latest book, Forcing Change, also set in St. Augustine, takes place during the Civil Rights struggles of 1963-64. Forcing Change earned the Florida Historical Society’s 2018 James J. Horgan Award for an outstanding publication that encourages the study of Florida history and heritage, intended for younger readers. Judy has been an Orange County classroom teacher for 24 years and an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida for 10 years. When not teaching or writing, Judy enjoys cooking, gardening, spending time with her granddaughter, and traveling with her husband.
Larry Loftis
Larry Loftis
Larry Loftis is the international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thriller, Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov—World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond (Penguin Random House/Dutton Caliber), which has been translated into Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Serbian, and Czech. His second nonfiction espionage thriller, Into the Light, will be published by Simon & Schuster (Gallery) January 15, 2019. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Loftis was a corporate attorney, publishing scholarly legal articles in the University of Florida Law Review, Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Florida Bar Journal, National Law Journal, and Florida Banking. He has also served as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Florida Law School, and as an adjunct professor of law at Belhaven University.
Robert Macomber
Robert Macomber
Robert N. Macomber is an award-winning writer, internationally acclaimed lecturer, and an accomplished seaman. Macomber is a Florida success story, and his work is admired across the globe. He tantalizes audiences with historical facts and literary lore. When he's not writing, researching or on one of his extensive journeys, Mr. Macomber lives on Pine Island, on the same SW Florida coast where he grew up. For relaxation, he enjoys sailing among the more remote islands near his home and cooking the exotic cuisines from his novels. Robert N. Macomber’s popular maritime thrillers describe the life and career of a U.S. naval officer, from the Civil War in Florida to the years beyond the Spanish-American War in 1898. Through this Honor Series, Mr. Macomber illuminates significant events of world history, which have served as the foundation for the world as we know it today. An Honorable War is the 13th installment. It and the earlier books convey the real stories and complex qualities of human nature, cloaked in the nuances of the late 19th century. The suspense, romance and compelling strategies reflect not only the trials and triumphs civilians face during wartime, but also the harrowing decisions and sacrifices of those in the military who wrestle with life’s everyday challenges. Inspired by actual events, these page-turners help us live history and remember truths which should never be forgotten. Each reader feels the powerful, you-are-there impact. In April of 2018, Macomber won the Silver Medal in Popular Fiction from the Florida Book Awards for An Honorable War. Over the years, Macomber has been the recipient of the Patrick D. Smith Literary Award and the American Library Association’s W.Y. Boyd Literary Award, to name a few. The next, long-awaited novel is due to release in March of 2019, titled Honoring The Enemy.