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 —

8:30 — Saturday, September 15

Marketplace Opens in Virginia Room

9:00-10:00 — Saturday, September 15

Room 125
Harold George, SJCPLS
The Living Library Project
(9:30-11:20)

Room 213
Cathy Salustri
Backroads of Paradise

Room 214
Judy Lindquist
Forcing Change

Room 215
Karen Harvey
The Cultural Influence of Ghosts

Room 234
Mark Woods
Lasooing the Sun
(Winner of 2016 Florida Book Award)

10:20-11:20 Saturday, September 15

Room 125
Harold George, SJCPLS
The Living Library Project
(continued)

Room 213
Laura Lee Smith
The Ice House
(Winner of 2017 Florida Book Award)

Room 214
Ben Montgomery
The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer’s Search for Meaning in the Great Depression

Room 215
Larry Loftis
Into the Lion’s Mouth

Room 234
Bruce Horovitz
Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour’s Life

11:40-12:40 — Saturday, September 15

Room 125
Jeff Klinkenberg
Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life
(Winner of 2017 Florida Book Award)

Room 213
Sylvia Whitman
The Milk of Birds

Room 214
Andre Frattino
A Land Remembered
(graphic novel edition)

Room 215
Richard Wickliffe
Eyes of Poseidon

Room 234
Sharon Scholl & Ann Browning Masters
Poetry-Writing Workshop

1:00-2:00 — Saturday, September 15

Room 125
Robert Macomber
An Honorable War
(Winner of 2017 Florida Book Award)
Florida & Cuba – 500 Years

Room 213
Ashley Lear
The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Room 214
Daniel L. Schafer
Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner

Room 215
James O. Born
Haunted
Ambush (Oct. 2018)

Room 234
Julie Hauserman
Drawn to the Deep

2:20-4:00 — Saturday, September 15

Public Presentation and Book Signing by 2018 Literary Legend, Tim Dorsey
The Pope of Palm Beach

— 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 Florida resident since 1976. His crime-thriller, “Storm Crashers” won Gold as Best Popular Fiction at the Florida Book Awards, and was optioned by a major film studio. Rich’s new thriller, “Eyes of Poseidon” involves Russian mob in Miami. His 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. Rich is also published in business journals in the investigative fields. Rich enjoys speaking about creative crimes, including the FBI’s InfraGard Counterterrorism conferences and on panels at seminars in Las Vegas dedicated to accuracy in crime writing. He is the recipient of the FBI’s Exceptional Service in the Public Interest Award. 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.
Sharon Scholl
Sharon Scholl
Sharon Scholl is a retired college humanities professor. She has had two published non-fiction books, Music and Culture, and Death and the Humanities. A poetry collection, Timescape, and two chapbooks, Summer's Child and Eat Space are in circulation. She is an associate with the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Ashley Lear
Ashley Lear
Ashley Lear's latest book is The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow.
Ann Browning Masters
Ann Browning Masters
Ann Browning Masters is a founding board member of the Los Floridanos Society, a heritage association for descendants of First Spanish Period settlers in St. Augustine. She is a long-time member of the Menorcan Cultural Society, a heritage association for descendants of Italian, Greek and Menorcan settlers who arrived in St. Augustine in 1777. She served on the Board of Directors of the St. Augustine Historical Society and continues as a member of its Journal of History Editorial Board. She is the author of Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine, now in its second printing, published by the Florida Historical Society Press. Poetry from this collection has been recognized at the Florida Folk Festival, and recorded for the Florida State Historical Archives. She continues to read from her writing on Floridanos and Menorcans in the Eckerd College Road Scholar program. In 2015, Dr. Masters was knighted by the St. Augustine Easter Festival for her dedication in promoting St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage. A Floridana, a Menorcana, and St. Augustine heritage native, she is a 12th generation Floridian.
Janice Hardy
Janice Hardy
Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, including The Shifter, Blue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins. She also writes the Grace Harper series for adults under the name, J.T. Hardy. When she's not writing fiction, she runs the popular writing site Fiction University, and has written multiple books on writing, including Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It), Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and Structure, and the Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft series.
Bruce Horovitz
Bruce Horovitz
Bruce Horovitz is an award winning journalist an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the non-profit and business communities of Northeast Florida. He is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communication and a former reporter with the Jacksonville Journal newspaper. “Gamble Rogers. A Troubadour’s Life” is his first book. Bruce lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he serves on several non-profit boards while pursuing his musical interests by playing in two bands.
Laura Lee Smith
Laura Lee Smith
Laura Lee Smith is the author of the novels The Ice House (Grove Press 2017) and Heart of Palm (Grove Press 2013). Her short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories (2015) and New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best (2010). Smith’s recent work has appeared in The New York Times, and her second novel was recently awarded the Gold Medal for Fiction in the 2017 Florida Book Awards. A writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, and wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), Smith’s work has been translated into German and French. She lives in Florida, where she writes fiction and works as an advertising copywriter. www.lauraleesmith.com
Karen Harvey
Karen Harvey
Karen Harvey has been writing about St. Augustine history for 40 years. The University Press of Florida published her latest book St. Augustine’s Ghosts: The History behind the Hauntings. The book investigates the cultural heritage influencing the legendary tales intertwined with the history of the oldest city. Karen is the author of nine books currently in print and spends her time as a writer and historic interpreter in St. Augustine. She holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in psychology. She has traveled around the world and served as a Red Cross Field Director in Viet Nam. She has lived in Guatemala and Bolivia. Her home in St. Augustine is her anchor. She was the arts and entertainment editor for the local newspaper before running her own tour company and working as an historic interpreter. Karen’s publication, St. Augustine Enters the Twenty-First Century, arrived in stores in June 2010 and won the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm award for the best nonfiction book of that year. It is a companion piece to St. Augustine and St. Johns County: A Pictorial History, a popular coffee-table publication now in its ninth printing. Additional available works include America’s First City: St. Augustine’s Historic Neighborhoods a book focusing on historic and architecturally significant sites and houses; Oldest Ghosts, a fun read about spiritual activity selling well to ghost hunters; Daring Daughters: St. Augustine’s Feisty Females; and Five Women Five Stories. She scripted the DVD documentary about St. Augustine’s Lighthouse titled First Light St. Augustine’s Lighthouse and has produced museum text panels. Karen also authored and was executive producer of Conquest and Colonization, a daytime play produced at the St. Augustine Amphitheater for five spring seasons. Karen provided a fund-raising performance for the Florida Heritage Book Festival portraying five historically interesting woman. The sell-out performance required a second presentation. Karen performed as a celebrity in “Dancing with the Local Stars.” At age 68 she did a skit for a fund raiser at Limelight Theater playing the part of a poodle to a six-foot-four twenty-some year’s old ringmaster. Her interests now extend to preservation and restoration with a local newspaper series in effect.