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 Amazon.com 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!