Monday, March 10

6 p.m.     Dangerously Delicious
This year, we’re throwing the ultimate BookFest Party - and you’re invited. Special guest, best-selling author Lisa Black will provide a glimpse into the world of forensic science and the...
W. T. Bland Public Library , Mount Dora

Tuesday, March 11

2 p.m.      Friends of the Library Tea
The third annual Friends of the Library Tea will celebrate the outstanding contributions the Friends have made to the libraries in the Lake County Library System. BookFest display awards will be...
Leesburg Library, Leesburg
4 p.m.      Pizza Party with Author Chris Tozier
Join award winning author Christopher Tozier for the latest in the Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, series, winner of the Florida Publishers Association Silver Medal award for Children's...
Umatilla Public Library, Umatilla
6 p.m.     The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes
It’s time for a makeover! Life Guru and cooking sensation Roniece Weaver, author of The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes, is bringing her show to the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library....
Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library, Groveland
6 p.m.     Murder in the Library
East Lake County Library staff will host a murder in the library. Attendees will receive fictional names as they arrive and one of those characters will be the murderer. The names will come with...
East Lake County Library, Sorrento

Wednesday, March 12

10 a.m.     Legendary Writers in Florida
Dr. James C. Clark joined the history faculty at the University of Central Florida in 1987. He is the author of six books and has written for The Washington Post, Washington Star, Washington Monthly,...
Lady Lake Library, Lady Lake
2 to 4 p.m.     Authors Going Rogue
MWA Authors Julie Compton and Ann Meier discuss why some authors have left traditional publishing for the wild world of DIY. Today, authors who want to get published have many options. This workshop...
W. T. Bland Public Library, Mount Dora
4 p.m.     Being a Writer is Cooler than Luke Skywalker + Voldemort + Katniss Everdeen Times Infinity
Teens, do you have ideas that no one else in the world has ever had. How do you turn those pictures in your head into a story that others will love to read? Should you write a movie script, poetry, or...
Leesburg Library, Leesburg
6 p.m.     Central Florida's Civil War Veterans
Author and historian Bob Grenier wrote this book as a memorial and tribute to those courageous veterans and their families who endured through this tumultuous time in American history. In the eloquent...
Paisley Library, Paisley

Thursday, March 13

1 to 3:30 p.m.     Northern Exposure: Canadian Crime Fiction
1 p.m. A Green Place for Dying – R. J. Harlick Meg Harris returns in the 5th book in the series, to Three Deer Point after her trip to the Arctic only to discover that the daughter of a friend has...
Leesburg Library, Leesburg
2 p.m.      Florida Writers: Moon Rockets and Tropical Rain
Guest author Jim Clark was born in Washington, D.C. He began his journalism career with ABC News in Washington as a copy boy before joining United Press International as a reporter. His latest book,...
Cooper Library, Clermont
5 to 7 p.m.     Part-Time Writer - A Workshop for the Rest of Us
Award winning author Chris Tozier knows about writing in his spare time. Do you have a full-time job? Kids? How do you pursue your dream of being a writer when you barely have time to relax? Most of...
Astor Library, Astor
6:30 p.m.     Civil War Veterans in Central Florida
Author and historian Bob Grenier will introduce his latest book from Images of America. The book serves as a memorial and tribute to those courageous veterans and their families who endured through...
Tavares City Hall , Tavares
7 p.m.      Murder on Bay Street
She’s a what? and a detective to boot? Single mothers, cops, hair dressers, mystery shoppers - today’s heroines balance relationships and careers or dead end jobs, and rescue themselves and others...
Historic State Theatre, Eustis

Friday, March 14

10 a.m.      How to Get Published
You’ve finished a novel. Now what? Do you need an agent? How do you find a publisher? Should you go the self-publishing route? What are the choices in today’s market? Get the scoop on the publishing...
Fruitland Park Library, Fruitland Park
10 a.m.      The Sisterhood: Strong Female Characters
Special guest authors Robin Burcell, Elaine Viets and Deborah Sharp discuss characters from their award winning novels. If you’re interested in breaking the mold with your character, consider...
Lady Lake Library, Lady Lake
1 p.m.      Across the Border
From the Capital Crime Writers of Ottawa Canada come best-selling authors Vicki Delany, CB Forrest and RJ Harlick. Over the past decade, Canadian mystery writers have made a splash on bestseller...
W. T. Bland Library, Mount Dora
2:30 p.m.     Killer Releases, Award Winning Authors
Best-selling authors Robin Burcell, Nancy J. Cohen, Deborah Sharp and Elaine Viets will be talking about their latest releases. HarperCollins author Robin Burcell is the award-winning author of ten...
W. T. Bland Library, Mount Dora
6 p.m.      Authors' Reception
The annual reception to celebrate the written word and to highlight the accomplishments of Florida’s outstanding authors is presented free to the public. This is your chance to rub elbows with some of...
Leesburg Library , Leesburg

Saturday, March 15

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.     Bluegrass Festival
Performance by Blackwater Creek Bluegrass Band. Happy Faces will paint children's faces free from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The East Lake Friends of the Library will have their Spring Fling which includes a...
East Lake County Library, Sorrento
10 a.m.     Mystery Writing - the Basics
Multiple award winning author Elaine Viets conducts this workshop on Mystery Writing - the Basics: Anything You Were Afraid to Ask about Writing Your Mystery. How do I write a query letter? What...
W. T. Bland Library, Mount Dora
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.     Creating Memorable Characters
Vicki Delany, CB Forrest, RJ Harlick will take you from your hero to your villain to your comedic relief. Characters are what every story is all about. Learn the key questions to ask yourself when you...
Cooper Library, Clermont
10 a.m.     Florida History: Presidents, Politics and Writers
Jim Clark is the author of six books and has written for The Washington Post, Washington Star, Washington Monthly, The Nation, and Miami Herald. He is on the history faculty at the University of...
Astor Library, Astor
11 a.m.     A Monster, a Pirate Execution and a Massacre
Join award winning author and educator Doug Dillon as he tells startling tales about America’s oldest and most haunted city. Find out why these actual events are so fascinating that Doug is weaving...
Helen Lehmann Memorial Library, Montverde
11 a.m.     Nancy Cohen – Plotting Made Perfect
Is most important aspect of a good mystery is the ingenuity of the crime, the unraveling of the clues? Readers of mysteries and thrillers like tightly-plotted narratives, clever red herrings, and a...
W. T. Bland Library, Mount Dora
12 p.m.      Deborah Sharp - Settings that Sizzle
Like the main character in her humorous "Mace Bauer Mysteries," Deborah’s family roots were set in Florida long before Walt Disney and "Miami Vice" came to define the state. As a Florida native, and a...
W. T. Bland Library, Mount Dora
1 p.m.      Robin Burcell - Forensics and Fiction
Robin Burcell is the award-winning author of ten novels to date. An FBI Academy-trained forensic artist, Robin’s drawings have been used to solve a number of crimes, including homicides, bank...
W. T. Bland Library, Mount Dora