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Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, The Mark of William Maurer is now in its second printing since 2007. The first printing of 2500 copies has just about sold out. This 13 inch, beautiful hard cover coffee table book depicting the artist’s original sketches and beautiful watercolors of Amelia Island is being well received. Among those are visitors to the island, new brides for their guests to sign, realtors welcoming new comers, and art lovers as well. Unlike a photo album, this book is a collection of his past ten years of teaching sketching and original paintings throughout the island.
The perfect gift!
Friday, April 26th | 1pm-4pm
Amelia Wild and Wonderful
Being a native resident of north Florida gives me plenty of opportunities to view first hand the abundant wildlife in and around Amelia, birds in particular are my passion.
Saturday, April 27th 10:00-12:30
Sunday, April 28th 1pm-4pm
Book Signing with Terri Bechtold
Mothers love their daughters unconditionally, and daughters love their mothers just the same. They have an extraordinary, almost magical bond that flourishes and
strengthens as life happens
of every minute,
of every hour,
of every day.
Enjoy this remarkable story of a mother's enduring love for her daughters and their sincere gratitude for a rich life filled with amazing ordinary experiences and time spent together creating lifelong memories.
Discover how this boundless love and gratitude is passed to the next generation and For Infinity and Beyond.
May it inspire Mom's and children everywhere,
to always remember and never forget
to be grateful for and embrace all life experiences and to say "I Love You" every morning and every night!
Saturday, May 11th | 1:00-4:00 pm
In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation.
Saturday, May 18th
Book Signing with May Simpson
How did the demons become your best buddies? You invited them into your life with open arms. My life was in shambles as far as my spiritual woman. On the outside, I seemed in control but inwardly, the darkness was etching itself into my DNA and I had no control over the death that was happening to my soul. The Holy Ghost found me that day on that back pew. A battle of light and darkness consumed me and this is described as much as human words will let me. It is a journey of losing myself and all the attached evilness and finding myself and the Father I was meant to follow.
Saturday, May 25th 10:30am
Pop-Up Author Event with Jayne Vallee
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!
Face Painting, Dinosaur cookies
Friday, June 7th | 2:00-7:00 pm
Sunday June 9th | 12pm-3pm
“Do you know what a banshee is?” This repeated inquiry in the opening chapters of the story sets the tone for the rest of the drama that unfolds in Testament, An Unexpected Return.
In this sequel to Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories, Theo and his wife Liddy are finally sinking deep roots into their new hometown of Shiloh. Friendships are blossoming as Liddy ponders an offer to become the new art teacher at Shiloh High while Theo sends off his manuscript for Jessie’s Story to be published. Life appears to be settling down, but ominous shadows from the town’s past herald more tragedy lie ahead in little old Shiloh.
“The testament of a man lies not in the magnitude of possessions and property left to his heirs, but the reach of his legacy long after his death.” Theo Phillips
Saturday, June 8th
What do a dog and a butterfly have in common? A pit bull and a shiny-winged butterfly both know what it's like to not be liked and to be judged by their outside appearance. After a strange meeting, these two mismatched characters discover they have more in common than uncommon. Follow along the true story of Chance, a rescued pit bull, who learns about Fletcher, a monarch butterfly. This book was created as a way to share information to create a more compassionate world for people and animals. It includes talking points and questions to be discussed in a classroom or at home with children and adults. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book help to support the work being done by EPIC Outreach, a nonprofit that focuses on teaching kindness for people, animals, and the environment to include providing resources to help keep pets and people together. Learn more about them at www.epicoutreach.org
Saturday, June 15th | 1:00-4:00 pm
In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation
Saturday June 22nd
During an arts festival, a couple drifts into Colleen Grey’s kiosk and makes a chilling discovery: One of her paintings bears a striking, eerie resemblance to their daughter, who disappeared without a trace several months ago. Colleen disavows any knowledge, insisting that the haunted, anguished faces in her paintings come not from models or photos but a distant muse deep in her imagination. The couple is unconvinced. The police are curious. Then a second set of parents has a similar harrowing encounter in a different venue: the spitting image of their missing daughter in another of Colleen’s paintings. One likeness may be a coincidence; two suggest something more sinister. The police have no choice but to assume the worst as a tense debate rocks Amelia Island: Are they paintings fired by the imagination of an artist, or macabre signposts left by a serial killer?
Saturday, June 29th | 1:00-4:00 pm
Two Parts of Me
by Susan Nicholas
Two Parts of Me: I am More Than My Body introduces children to the dual nature of their lives on Earth – that they are both a physical being and an energy being. Two Parts of Me helps children to understand the meaning and importance of the feelings emanating from their energy bodies. Children are encouraged to trust their innermost feelings and to recognize intuition as guidance from their souls.
Saturday June 29th
Winner of 2 Gold Awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in the categories of Young Adult Fiction and Young Adult Fiction: Paranormal and Sci-Fi
Laura, who died thirty years ago, enlists the help of a tenacious high school reporter named Rebecca, who is very much alive. Rebecca, although skeptical and conflicted by her supposed encounters with a spirit, determines to learn the truth about Laura’s tragic death. As the clues unravel and their worlds collide, Rebecca finds herself at a dangerous crossroads.
Laura, now pulled back into everything she left behind when she died – her old high school and memories of her life and death—has been in training for this exact moment. And nothing means more to her than succeeding at her assignment.
It is her one chance to make sure that what happened to her does not happen to anyone else, and especially not to her new friend, Rebecca.
An intriguing, mystical tale about friendship, fate, and the courage to believe.
Friday, July 12th | 1:00-4:00 pm
The Hitch: Knots that Bind
by DonnaLee Overly
The third book, The Hitch: Knots that Bind, gives a voice to issues of depression, grief and addiction. Gabby's and Brett's lives take on new challenges with the unexpected. Then, in need of his mother's help, Stan uses his position to create a wedge of mistrust between Gabby and Brett. As Stan fights for Gabby's affection, will he get tangled in the threads he dangles? Gabby applies the lesson learned from her past and uses her voice to determine her future. But by finding her inner strength to save herself, can she also throw a lifeline and save Stan? The ending will surprise and is sure to restore your faith in love and relationships.
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