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An Evening with the Author: Amor Towles

Amor Towles

Friday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.

New York Times Best Selling author Amor Towles is coming to Tampa for a discussion and signing of his latest novel, A Gentleman in Moscow.

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Local Author Spotlight - February 2017

Viterose Elaine Van Huis

Viterose Elaine Van Huis is a Florida author who was born in Barbados, but currently lives in New Port Richey with her husband, Harry. She holds a Master's degree in History from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her book speaks to the passion she has for mentoring children which she does through her connection with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

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Cathy White

Cathy Finch White was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. She moved to Tampa to attend school at the University of Tampa University. As a strong believer in the idea that education starts at home, Cathy taught her three children the joy of reading through constant visits to the library and book stores. Today, the award winning children’s author can be seen visiting elementary schools across Hillsborough County and reading her stories which teach children valuable lessons about their everyday lives.

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Kelly Ann Guglietti

Kelly Ann Guglietti is an educator in Pasco County, specializing in reading and math intervention. She is certified to teach Grades K-6 and received her M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida — Tampa in 2004. Kelly Ann has been on the radio as a guest on "Sunrise America," "The Source with Robin and Larry" and "Mom Talk Show," promoting the building of self-esteem as a proactive element in an anti-bullying campaign.

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David Blair

David grew up in a rural area of southern Minnesota and was always a big help to his dad and mom. That inspired him to write a book for his two young children and kids around the world. David also teaches people of all ages how to be a great help in their communities jobs and churches. David, his wife Julia and their daughter and son reside in the Tampa Bay area.

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Cyndi Carter

Cyndi Carter lives in Clearwater, Florida, with her husband John. She enjoys reading, history, language, cooking and a wide variety of music.

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For Local Writers

The purpose of the local author collection is to support and encourage content creation, entrepreneurial achievement, and community prosperity, and to encourage local authors to meet and share their work and experiences.

Submissions are welcome from local authors that reside in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sarasota, Manatee or Polk County).

Be sure to take a look at the self-publishing resources in the library collection.

Print Book Submissions

  • Authors must submit a physical copy of their book for review along with an Local Author Submission form.
  • Please see the form for guidelines and more information about the process.

eBook Submissions

The following items are required for all local author e-book submissions:

  • A signed copy of the Supplier Agreement
  • A completed Author Worksheet
  • Two versions of your work's cover image (one full-size and one thumbnail)
  • A digital copy of the book itself, in EPUB or PDF format

To submit, send the required documents via email to author@hillsboroughcounty.org.