The following are a few good associations and resources for writers, both those newly minted and those already well read.

ALABAMA WRITER’S CONCLAVE, assisting and inspiring writers since 1923

 ALABAMA WRITER’S FORUM, advancing literature through community involvement

ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING INDUSTRY COALITION (EPIC), the association for e-book authors

GULF COAST (Florida) WRITER’S ASSOCIATION, Ft. Myers, FL – for writers in all genres

GULF COAST (Mississippi) WRITER’S ASSOCIATION,  Biloxi, MS – assisting area writers in all genres

THE FLORIDA WRITER’S ASSOCIATION, for Florida writers in all genres

INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS, over 3800 authors in 47 countries writing stories that thrill!

SISTERS IN CRIME, promoting women who write great crime fiction

SOUTH EASTERN WRITERS ASSOCIATION, assisting writers in the mid-Atlantic and south east U.S.

MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICAN,  NY, NY – supporting the best mystery writers since 1945

MWA, FLORIDA CHAPTER, -- the Florida Chap. of Mystery Writers of America, a fine flamingo-flock of great mystery writers present the mystery writer’s conference SLEUTHFEST each year

PANAMA CITY (Florida) WRITER’S ASSOCIATION, -- help for writers in the Panama City, FL area

PENSTERS WRITING GROUP, Fairhope, AL – helping writer’s hone their skill since 1965

Finally, PREDITORS AND EDITORS is a no-holds-barred guide to publishers, publishing services and agents -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- called out!  The website is huge and worth checking out.  PRESS THE SHARK!

   CLEARWATER RUN & TAMPA BAY BLUES are available on in e-book for Kindle and other readers.  They are also available in trade paperback from Amazon and in any “brick and mortar” book seller. 

   However, the author believes in and attempts to support independent booksellers and also recommends the following good places to buy books….

Locator for INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES AND BOOKSELLERS (on line), find booksellers by location and shop local!

BOOK PEOPLE, Austin, TX   -- the largest independent bookstore in Texas

MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA, (on line) books in all genres written by authors who served in the U.S. military

MURDER ON THE BEACH, Delray Beach, FL  -- a great mystery bookseller in south Florida

MURDER BY THE BOOK,  Houston, TX – another great bookseller in Texas

MYSTERY LOVES COMPANY BOOKSELLERS, Oxford, MD  -- Chesapeake Bay books and really good mysteries

PAGE AND PALETTE, Fairhope, AL  -- great selection and presentations and don’t miss the LATTE DA COFFEE SHOP!

THE POISONED PEN, Scottsdale, AZ  - and experience!

SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOKSTORE,  Seattle, WA  -- serving the north west!

VERO BEACH BOOKSTORE, Vero Beach, FL  - great selection and presentations and a separate childrens bookstore

NOTE: Readers may also wish to check out the writer's websites, below, as many have listings of their authors!



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