Local Author Event Columbia County

Local Author Events NE Florida Writers

At the beginning of this month I attended a local author event sponsored by the Columbia County Florida library in downtown Lake City, Florida. It was a little unusual in that it was held on a Sunday but then this library, for a small town, is opened 7 days a week with extended hours on Mondays and Tuesdays even during the summer months. And, it seems that all they wanted was to have the authors sit at tables while people filed in to ask questions and possibly even buy a book or two. The event was advertised on the Friends of the Library Facebook page and at the library itself but I couldn’t find it advertised anywhere else. Which is a shame because they may have gotten a better response if they had the Chamber of Commerce or even the local paper add the event the their community calendars. I finally found one reference to the event on another Facebook page called “Lake City Today” – nice! Could’ve used more though.


Johnny Bullard – Fiction
Lives in White Springs, Florida
No Author Website
Person Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnny.bullard.1
Mr. Bullard states he is working on another story and has just finished a rousing singing sessions at this year’s Florida Folk Festival during Memorial Day Weekend. It seems Mr. Bullard is one of the consistent favorites among the scheduled entertainment. He also stated that he has a new book coming out in the fall.

Nightshade – Oct 2015
Secrets – Dec 2015
Destini – June 2017

RuthAnn Conway – Proofreader
Currently living in Lake City, Florida
She had a website but took it down. See her business card for contact information
You just never know when you are going to need a good proofreader.

Sandra Cuppett (A.K.A. M.B. Buckner) – Romance/True Family History
Lives in Lake City, Florida
no website and only personal Facebook page not updated since 2016
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandie.cuppett

Published Works as Sandra Cuppett

Another Chance – Sept 2012
OUT OF THE GULF – A True Story May 2013

Published Works as M.B. Buckner
Sweet Talking Cowboy – April 2013
Sweet Talking Lawman – Aug 2014
Sweet Cheeks and the Cowboy – Dec 2015

George R. Dekle, Sr. “Bob” (Non-Fiction/True-Crime)
Gainesville, Florida
Graduated from Columbia High School in Lake City and, University of Florida
Writing Website: http://www.bobdeklebooks.com/
Personal Blog: http://bobdekle.blogspot.com/
Mr. Dekle stated that he is working on something new and hopes to have it ready for publishing real soon.

Prosecution Principles: A Clinical Handbook (Coursebook)– Aug 2007
The Last Murder: The Investigation, Prosecution, and Execution of Ted Bundy – May 2011
The Case against Christ: A Critique of the Prosecution of Jesus – Sept 2011
The Killing of Jorm Pelorvis – Aug 2013
The Evolution of Chess – Sept 2013
Abraham Lincoln’s Most Famous Case: The Almanac Trial – April 2014
Ted Bundy, Celebrity Slayer(Supplement to The Last Murder) – July 2014
Cross Examination Handbook: Persuasion Strategies & Techniques (Aspen Coursebook) Pap/Com Edition by Ronald H. Clark, William S. Bailey, George R. Dekle published by Aspen Publishers (2010) Paperback (Co-Author) – May 2015
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: A Critical Analysis of the Trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann – Sept 2016
Chronicles of Crime and Criminals: Thirty-two Years in the Courtroom – Feb 2017
Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln – May 2017

Wray McCalester-Poetry
Currently lives in Lake City, Florida
Website: http://www.blackbirdsboast.com/
Blog: http://wraymccalester.blogspot.com/ (Hasn’t updated since 2015)
Facebook Closed Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackbirdsBoast/

Published Work:
The Blackbird’s Boast

Author states it took him 50 years to write 1 book not sure if he will do another. You can buy the book only directly from the author on his website.

Tia Mosby-Children’s Book
Currently living in the Gainesville, Florida area
Website: http://tiamosbybooks.blogspot.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tia.mosby
Book Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ExtraordinaryAnnie
Her previous publisher is no longer in business. She is on the fence about finding another one right now but would like to create more chapter books for kids.

Published Works:
Extraordinary Annie (author states it is best to buy book on Barnes and Noble or contact her directly)
School Worksheets available on her website

Eric Musgrove-Non-Fiction
Lives in Live Oak, Florida
No longer has a website and only has personal Facebook page not updated since 2015
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.musgrove.399

Suwannee County (Images of America) Nov 2011
Lost Suwannee County July 2017

Cheryl Norman-(A.K.A. Cheryl Clark) – Light Romance-Suspense-Cookbooks
Currently Lives in Lake City, Florida
Website: https://www.cherylnorman.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cheri.norman/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cherylnorman
GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+cherylnorman
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylnorman

Full Moon Series
Last Resort (The Full Moon Series Book 1) – 2002
Full Moon Honeymoon (The Full Moon Series) (Volume 2)– 2001
Full Moon Lullaby (Book 3) – 2003

Mustang Sally Series
Restore My Heart – 2007
Reclaim My Life – 2009
Rebuild My World – 2011

Drake Springs Series
Return to Drake Springs (Book 1) – June 2016
Foster Care (Book 2) – June 2016
A Dose of Romance (Book 3) – Nov 2015
Tender Loving Care: Drake Springs (Book 4) – Dec 2015
Drake Springs Memories (Book 5) – Nov 2015

Other Romance Novels
Running Scared – 2008
Romance on Route 66 : Four Paranormal Novellas– 2009
Twilight Time – Novella – Aug 2012
Bad Moon Rising – Novella – Sept 2012
Running Out Of Time – Nov 2013
The Wedding Day Collection-Contributor – 2013
The Christmas Prayer – Novella Nov 2013
The Heart of Christmas – Christian Romance Anthology – 2013
Twist of Time: A Paranormal Time Travel Anthology – 2014
Hometown Blessings – Novella – 2014
Christmas Blessings – Contributor 2014
The Rancher’s Special Delivery -Novella – 2015

Cookbooks
Hasty Tasty RV Meals – 2006
Recipes for Recovery – 2011
Chef Cheri’s Hasty Tasty Meals – Jan 2014

Shantina Wilson – Contemporary Romance
Lives in Lake City, Florida
No Author Website
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Shantina-Wilson-774938829248680/
Personal Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/shantina.wilson.3
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shantina_incredibleauthor/

Think Before You React – July 2012

A Hard Pill to Swallow Part 1 – Jan 2017
A Hard Pill to Swallow Part 2 – Aug 2017

Out-of-Print-Books
Wanted: Never Mix Business with Pleasure – April 2013
Spoiled – May 2015
Deion Washington – April 2016

I thought I got pictures of each of the authors at their tables but it seems I missed one, Tia Mosby, I apologize for that as I was too busy talking to her and then another person came up before and behind me. Then I forgot to go back. Oh well! Enjoy the pictures I did take and I will be adding these lovely writers to our published North East Florida Writers Listings. Eventually, I will be publishing a book with all of the North East Florida writers along with their pictures, brief biographies and list of published works. I am still going to be sending the listings of the authors to all the local county libraries for FREE and possibly even the local bookstores that are still in business. And for those writers listed on the post but wasn’t able to attend you missed a good time and some free publicity!

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