We are in the process of creating a comprehensive and up-to-date listing of all the published authors who grew up in Northeast Florida and/or those who are currently living in the Northeast Florida area counties. For our purposes we are including the following counties in our search: Duval, Nassau, Baker, St. Johns, Bradford, Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette, Alachua, Hamilton, Clay, Putnam, Union, Flagler, Gilchrist, Dixie, Taylor, Madison, Jefferson. Anything west of Jefferson is really considered to be in the Northwest Florida area and anything below Flager, Alachua, Gilchrist and Dixie is really considered Central Florida. Yes, there are lots of different interpretations of what counties should be placed in what areas but we added these because we can get to them within an hour’s drive time or less from Columbia county and for no other reason.
We have created different pages to separate the authors alphabetically. We will also create a booklet for the public libraries to list published authors in alphabetical order within the above counties. This will help them to make suggestions to their patrons and, hopefully, plan more “Local Author” events in the future. If you are a published writer who grew up and/or is now living within these counties and want to be included or need your listing updated please use our CONTACT US form to let us know and we will add you or make the changes to your listing.
In our listings we like to include the author’s name, any pen name they have published under, their author’s website, author’s Facebook page, author’s Twitter page and any other social media that they use to keep in touch with their readers. We do not like to include personal social media pages as they are for your friends and family and not necessarily for your fans. We try to list a complete listing of all of their published works along with the publishing date and group them in series in the order they were published. Some of these dates may be wrong as we use the dates listed on the buying sites. We have a link to each of the books on Amazon or wherever they are sold so that their fans can purchase a copy. Yes, the links to Amazon have a code in them to give us credit for the purchase and we might receive a couple of pennies for each purchase but the majority of the purchase price will go the author or their heirs if they have passed away. We do list a couple of Northeast Florida writers who have passed-away over the last couple of years if their books are still for sale. They do deserve to be remembered as well.
We hope you will support our local authors and buy their books, post reviews on several sites and get in touch with them to tell them you enjoyed their efforts. Again, any published author who wishes to be included in the list please CONTACT US and we will be happy to add you, like your social media, share your posts and even do an article on one of our blogs!