News & Events

Debut of FIRST LOVE Just Once in a Lifetime; A Memoir (English edition)  -  February 11, 2011    (hardcover, softcover, e-book)

Debut of PRIMER AMOR Solamente Una Vez en la Vida (Spanish edition of First Love  -   September 14, 2011   (hardcover, softcover, e-book)

Debut of ANGEL IN DISGUISE -  November 19, 2013   (softcover, large print)

Kindle version of ANGEL IN DISGUISE - March 10, 2014 

Debut of ANGEL IN DISGUISE - Children's Edition - May, 2014  

Kindle version of ANGEL IN DISGUISE - Children's Edition - October, 2014

Screenplay of FIRST LOVE - adapted from novel by Violeta Barrett -  March 8, 2014 

Audio book of FIRST LOVE  Just Once in a Lifetime: A Memoir COMING SOON!!! 

      


CONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES, BOOK FESTIVALS & EVENTS ATTENDED


   1) GATEWAY BOOK CLUB, FT. MYERS, FL. - May 10, 2011

   2) AARP CONVENTION & BOOK SIGNING  -  LOS ANGELES, CA. - Sep't. 21-22, 2011

   3) ROTARY CLUB, ESTERO, FL. - May 24, 2011

   4) INDIE AUTHOR CONFERENCE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - OCT. 14-15, 2011

   5) ST. PETERSBURG TIMES READING FESTIVAL, FL. - OCT. 21-22, 2011

   6) ARTS & CRAFTS LEGENDS JUBILEE, FL. - NOV. 12-13, 2011

   7) MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, FL. - NOV. 17, 2011

   8) ENCORE CLUB, ESTERO, FL. - FEB. 16, 2012

   9) S.W. FLORIDA READING FESTIVAL, FT. MYERS, FL. - MAR. 2012, MAR. 2013, MAR. 2015, MAR. 2016 

 10) SAKS AFTERNOON TEA EVENT & SIGNING, FT. MYERS, FL. - MAR. 20, 2012

 11) FLORIDA AUTHORS CONFERENCE, EDISON COLLEGE, FT. MYERS - MAR. 24, 2012

 12) VENICE INT'L. BOOK FAIR, VENICE, FL. - APR. 7, 2012         

 13) BUCKLER CRAFT FAIR, LEE CIVIC CENTER, FT. MYERS - AUG. 11-12, 2012

 14) GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB, CAPE CORAL - SEP'T. 3, 2012   

 15) FRIENDS OF LAKES REGIONAL LIBRARY, FT. MYERS - SEP'T. 14, 2012

 16) HOLLYWOOD PITCHFEST, LOS ANGELES - JULY 12-14, 2013 

 17) BUCKLER CRAFT FAIR, LEE CIVIC CENTER, FT. MYERS - AUG. 11, 2013

 18) ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS FAMILY FUN DAY, FT, MYERS - Oct. 19, 2013

 19) LEGENDS CRAFT BOUTIQUE, FT. MYERS - NOV. 9, 2013 

 20) FT. MYERS BEACH LIBRARY, FT. MYERS - JUNE 10, 2014 

 21) ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS FALL FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 18, 2014

 22) SARASOTA BOOK FAIR, SARASOTA, - OCTOBER 25, 2014

 23) BUCKLER BOOK & CRAFT FAIR, LEE CIVIC CENTER, FT. MYERS - NOV. 1 & 2, 2014   

TRADE SHOWS

 1) BookExpo America (BEA) NYC - June 5-7, 2012 

 2) California Book Trade Show (NCIBA) South San Francisco - Oct. 11-12, 2012

 3) Pacific Northwest Booksellers Show, Tacoma, Washington - Oct. 13-15, 2012 

 4) BookExpo America (BEA) NYC - 2014 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS - FIRST LOVE

 

 

   

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  - 2012 WINNER IN THE CATEGORY OF MEMOIR - NATIONAL ASSOC. OF BOOK ENTREPRENOURS (NABE)

IRWIN (INDUSTRY RECOGNITION FOR WRITERS IN THE NEWS) AWARD  - 2012 WINNER IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST ROMANCE - BOOK PUBLICISTS OF SO. CALIFORNIA (BPSC)

BOOKS-AND-AUTHORS. NET AWARD - 2012 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - BEST ROMANCE/MEMOIR

GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD - 2013 HONORABLE MENTION - BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY     

WOMAN OF THE YEAR  2012 - 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN (NAPW)

COVER GIRL ON SENIORS BLUE BOOK - SEPTEMBER 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014  

READERS FAVORITE -2015

 

                    AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS - ANGEL IN DISGUISE

ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS BOOK FESTIVAL -  2013 HONORABLE MENTION - CATS 

FEATURED REVIEW IN KIRKUS REVIEWS MAGAZINE 3/1/2014 issue

READERS FAVORITE - 2015