One of the largest book fairs in this country is just a one hour train ride away and so convenient. Lake Worth Beach is so fortunate as we have a train station. Hop on and your almost there.* This Friday entry to the book fair is FREE. Sat. and Sun. $8 and it will be crowded. The Miami International Book Fair is now in its 31st year. If you’ve never been, it is an experience.
We could truly promote Lake Worth Beach with our literary landmarks. Books written about our town and in our town, films made here on our pier (iambic pentameter) recognizing our award-winning artists. Such possibilities to promote Lake Worth Beach . We may not have hotels but with the Cottages of Lake Worth ( they are working on a coffee table book) and the award-winning artists, we should be on quite a few bucket lists. Then of course we have our share of nowbirds who spend time here writing. This is about our authors who we rub elbows with in our daily lives. If I missed to mention any other penmen/women living among us, please let me know.
Just musing about how many authors we have in Lake Worth. I’ve written about our award-winning artists and there are many. However, never touched on the literary arts. This list of Lake Worth Authors may surprise you. We all know that Ted Brownstein has made quite a number of appearances for his Jewell book. His “Sunshine Republic” is now also available on Kindel. Chris Brownstein, yes related has “Along the Shore Path” a collection of short stories. Have been told there are two more books penned by her.
Living in Tropical Ridge we have Joseph M. Furner “Living Well:Caring Enough To Do What’s Right “ a Guide to a Great Life and World. This book I purchased at Andy’s shop . Feeling a bit mediocre this is the book . Easy read, small paperback.
Recently published and I purchased this book hot of the press, from Annette Rawlings “Upside down and Backwards” it is about an artists journey, hers. She recently had her work exhibited at our Cultural Council and I’ve written about her in my Portrait of our artist series. She relocated here from Coconut Grove at my urging, 4 years ago.
Karen Hinson is not only one of our fine teachers in Lake Worth but also Author Illustrator of children books. Her “One Heart to Another” is available through amazon.com She writes in English and Spanish.
George Goyanes sound familiar, it is our Gentleman Mechanic Jorge E. Goyanes on north Dixie Hwy. Author/Columnist/Blogger How on earth he has time ? Puts the rest of us to shame. “Miami Beat” a fictional mystery involving the adventures of PI Jose Castillo, who loves to restore cars. 🙂
Cynthia Morrison “The Passion of Poe“A gothic, steampunk murder mystery. She is also a playwright and is included in several anthologies. Fascinating woman. Also to her credit “Palm Beach:Faces and Places: Centennial 1911-2011″ She is also published in magazines
Found two more authors in Lake Worth Margaret Damen, interesting name as her book is “Women Wealth and Giving.” Damen is Woman in german. Sometimes it just fits.
Kalimba Love “Affirmations for Better Living” available at Amazon.com
And just a stones throw away AC Brooks in Lantana.
Support your local Artists, Authors! * To get to the Book Fair in Miami catch the Tri Rail get off at the Transfer Station take the Metro Mover south to downtown Miami get of at Government Center. The Book Fair is so large it encompasses the entire campus of Miami Dade College. there are 3 Metromover stops where you can access the area. Remember if you miss the 7 p.m. train you won’t get back to Lake Worth.