Nonfiction: 2015

  • Pam Brandon

    Pam Brandon is managing editor of Edible Orlando magazine and a food columnist for and the Palm Beach Post. She has written twelve cookbooks, including Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans and the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Cookbook. Her favorite Florida seafood, hands down, is wild-caught, crispy fried shrimp with a splash of lemon.

  • Katie Farmand

    Katie Farmand, a proud Florida native, is an Orlando-based food writer, recipe developer, and food stylist. She is the editor of Edible Orlando magazine. She grew up deep-sea fishing with her grandparents and, to this day, a sandwich made with fried freshly caught grouper is her definition of perfection. This is her second cookbook.

  • Jeff Herman

    Jeff Herman opened his literary agency in the mid-1980s while in his mid-20s. He has made nearly one-thousand book deals, including many bestsellers. His own books include Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publisher’s, Editors & Literary Agents (more than 500,000 copies sold), and Write the Perfect Book Proposal (coauthored with Deborah Herman). He has presented hundreds of workshops about writing and publishing, and has been interviewed for dozens of publications and programs.

  • Harrison Scott Key

    Harrison Scott Key is the author of WORLD’S LARGEST MAN: A MEMOIR (HarperCollins) and a contributing editor for the Oxford American magazine. His humor and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times, Outside, The Best American Travel Writing, Image, Creative Nonfiction, Reader’s Digest, Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others. He teaches writing at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter (@HarrisonKey) or at his website.

  • Heather McPherson

    Heather McPherson is the food editor and restaurant critic for the Orlando Sentinel and She is a past president of the Association of Food Journalists and is author of two cookbooks, coauthor of five cookbooks, and editor of three others. Her latest work is Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans with Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand. She loves all Florida seafood, but grouper with a lemony caper-dill sauce is her favorite.