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Pen to Paper Writers’ Series

March 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Franklin County Public Libraries continues its popular writers’ series entitled, “Pen to Paper” with another interesting program scheduled for Monday, March 6 at 2:00 pm at the Carrabelle Branch Library. The next session will feature three writers, D. J. Mays, Tiffany Jo Howell & Ginnah Howard, who will be discussing Sci-Fi, Young Adult Fiction and Biographical/ Historical Fiction.

Local author D.J. Mays has always been a fan of science fiction. She began as an author with “The Rebel” in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Leroni of Darkover anthology. After that, she spent years as a research scientist, publishing actual science rather than science fiction. Only recently has she been able to write full-time. Her trilogy, Tales of the Rebel League, is set in the near future after an attempted alien invasion. The books of the trilogy are Liberty Below Zero, The Key of Three, and Insight. She plans to continue the series but has also begun work on an unrelated science fiction trilogy, as well as a non-fiction book about her work with wild and domestic animals.

Since her early days, Tiffany Jo Howell has been telling stories of helping her friends get in trouble and instigating mischief. Maybe she never grew up because children still gravitate to her wherever she goes. Perhaps this is why writing in an easy voice for the younger ones comes naturally to her. Tiffany originally hails from Minnesota but now lives with her husband and most perfect cat, Sweet Pea, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. One of her favorite writing spots is at the local sports bar with music playing and sweet tea flowing. She will discuss her book, The Finder’s Tales: Marco.

Ginnah Howard has written several books including I’m Sick of This Already, Rope & Bone, Night Navigation, and Doing Time Outside. Though she didn’t discover writing until much later in life, she was a lover of books who could be happy for hours in stories. Her favorites were usually English orphans or a girl in the limberlost, characters wronged by people she loathed. She is a former English teacher with twenty-seven years of experience teaching at the high school level. Upon her retirement she was found she finally had more time to sit down to put words on the page.

Upcoming Pen to Paper events:

Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 pm – Sue Cronkite & Sydney Watson, on fiction
Monday, April 3, 2:00 pm – Historian & Author, Dale Cox on local historical non-fiction. **This will be one of his last public speaking appearances. (Reservations are encouraged as seating is limited.)
Monday, April 17, 2:00 pm – Anthony Lee Watkins & Dawn Radford, on poetry & fiction
Monday, May 8, 2:00 pm – Michael Llado-Davila & Lois Swoboda, travel memoirs & Children’s books

The Carrabelle Branch Library is located at 311 St. James Avenue, Carrabelle, FL. These friendly and informal sessions are a delightful chance to meet these local authors and ask questions about their experience. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge for these programs and the public is welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Public Libraries. For additional information on these events, please contact Carole Cooper at carolecooper@mediacombb.net or the Carrabelle Branch Library at (850) 697-2366.

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Friends of Franklin County Public Libraries

311 St. James Avenue SE (US Hwy 98)
Carrabelle, FL 32322 United States

(850) 697-2366