Oct. 17, 2016

Murder and New Chapter

Gird your literary loins.

Lots of good stuff happening here in Jacksonville, Florida. 


First off, I'll be at the wonderful San Marco Books and More on Thursday eve for the Blix! presentation Strangers on a Train, book by the talented Mrs. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith and film, directed by the fuzzy and sweet Alfred Hitchcock. This is part of my discussion series Book + Flick=Blix!

Blix! is always a great time. We'll have brief discussion, libations, nibbles and a little murder. What could be better? Tickets are available at: .

Book Club at the Book Store

 I am pleased to announce that in January, San Marco Books and More will host Book Club at the Book Store.

This new book club is the next chapter in the journey of the First Coast Connect Book Club that I created four years ago with the wonderful support of Melissa Ross, producer and host of WJCT 89.9 FM's First Coast Connect and our partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library.  What could be more delightful for any bibliophile than discussing books IN A BOOK STORE. I have the vapors...

I am indebted to Desiree Bailey, owner of this gem of a book store, Marissa Napoli, artist-in-residence and store manager and the production team at Conner & Company.

The book club will fill up fast. Once seats are filled, we'll start a waiting list. Sign up for your January-May subscription at

Book Club at the Book Store titles and details will follow. 

“Dusk was falling quickly.

It was just after 7 pm, and the month was October.”
— Patricia Highsmith

Tune in to 89.9 FM WJCT's First Coast Connect Book Club at 9 am Tuesday, Nov.8 or download the app on iTunes.

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Looking forward to Thursday and so much more,



Chapter Endnotes Book Selections


October: Ordinary Grace By William Krueger


November: Persepolis and optional Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

December: Cumberland Island, Strong Women, Wild Horses by Charles Seabrook 

January: Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy with the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation, published by Vintage Classics, Random House 

February: What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte

March: Nutshell by Ian McEwan


Chapter Endnotes offers literary bits

Bits include serious monthly book group discussions, arbitrary blogging, great partnerships with First Coast Connect Book Club, the Jacksonville Public Library, San Marco Books and More, creative writing workshops and a Blix! (book + flick=blix) film series

Contact for more info. 

If you want to join a book group or writer workshop-never have to read the book or write one word, so no pressure-same email.

And, it helps if you live in Jacksonville, Florida.

Again, no pressure.