About Book Fest
Brevard Authors Society is an online association of Space Coast writers whose primary goal is to create the platform of opportunities for self-published authors. This year, the second Book Festival in the Cocoa Village, scheduled on November 2, 2019, introduces a great variety of literary genres. Many authors will take part and we invite hundreds of people. Best-selling authors and local publishers are attending this event.
2019 Book Fest in the Village Gallery of photos
THE 2019 GUEST SPEAKERS
LAST YEAR GUEST SPEAKERS
Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Reviews. She is a double RITA finalist, and a Christy and Carol Award Winner.
Her book, Once Upon A Prince, first in the Royal Wedding Series, was filmed for an Original Hallmark movie and aired in April 2018.
Rachel has been awarded the prestigious Career Achievement Award for her body of original work by Romantic Times Book Reviews.
A member of the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, she teaches workshops and leads worship at the annual conference.
In other news, she’s the comical sidekick to Susan May Warren at the amazing My Book Therapy.
She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.
Dr. Mary Custureri, Ed.D., founder and owner of Taylor and Seale Publishing, is a former professor, and now publisher who has focused on teaching and writing creative literature as well as technical and academic writing. With over 150 authors from throughout the United States as well as Canada and Australia, many of whom have been recipients of numerous grants and awards, she enjoys the fact that they bond with each other and help each other through their love for literature and their endeavors to market their work. What they have earned through this approach is often the focus of her speaking engagements. Custureri has been published by three different companies. Her academic and self-help works include Instructional Strategies: Helping all Students Succeed; Help Yourself Learn in Ten Easy Steps; The Happy Anderson Series of four children’s books (with more to follow), and Read a Book in an Hour: A Wholistic Reading Approach. She has also published, under her maiden name, a historial novel, Defy the Winds—soon to be expanded into a trilogy. Her next novel, Serena, is scheduled for publication in 2019.
Dr. Mary Custureri. Ed.D.
Taylor and Seale Publishing, LLC.
2 Oceans West Boulevard 406
Daytona Beach Shores, FL. 32118
Phone: 10am to 4:30pm M-F
Anna Flowers is an internationally acclaimed author of six true crime books. Her first book Blind Fury, about serial killer Gerald Stano, who killed 41 women in Central Florida, was published by Kensington, NY in 1993 . It received seven mass media printings and was a True Crime Book Club selection in hard back. In 1995 Kensington published her second book, Bound to Die, the story of Tampa Bay serial killer Bobby Joe which also received multiple printings and was a Mystery Guild Book Club selection. Anna has participated in five national television documentaries speaking about Bobby Joe, who is still alive on Florida’s Death Row. Currently in reruns are the pilot film for A&E’s one-hour “Killer Profile” on the BIO Ch.; the “Surviving Evil” show and the “Twisted” show, segment Born to Kill – each on Investigative Discovery television channel. A new documentary was filmed last June by a British production company for the 13th episode of a series called “World’s Most Evil Killers,” to be aired late this year on Reelz, Spectrum Channel 13. For details check website: annaflowersbooks.com. An updated edition of “Bound to Die”, with a new 5,000 word Afterword that includes an interview with the killer’s wife, was recently published by the Florida Historical Society and books are available there and on Amazon. Com. The author is presently one of eight Mystery Writers of America judges to determine the Best Mystery Novel of 2018 for the Edgar Award, presented annually in New York City in the Spring.
Join the most interesting people. Reegister early to assure good spots. See you there!