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The Florida Writer Podcast

Welcome to The Florida Writer Podcast: A Discussion about Writing & Other Things brought to you by the Florida Writers Association. 

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Feb 23, 2020

After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. As well as being an associate agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, and has worked as a copyeditor...

Feb 16, 2020

J.W. Garrett has been writing in one form or another since she was a teenager. She currently lives in Florida with her family but loves the mountains of Virginia where she was born. Her writings include YA fantasy as well as short stories. Since completing Remeon’s Quest-Earth Year 1930, the prequel in her YA fantasy...

Feb 8, 2020

Mark is a private banker, historian, and avid outdoorsman. A North Florida native he has always been drawn to the rivers, estuaries and secluded forests that define the natural beauty of Florida’s First Coast. He currently resides with his wife and three children in St. Johns Florida. #FloridaWriters #AmWriting 

Jan 22, 2020

Award-winning author Melody Dean Dimick creates vivid wordscapes of the Adirondacks, Vermont, and Florida in her books. Dimick, the winner of three Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writers Association.

Melody is the current president of the Florida Writers Foundation—a not-for-profit organization fighting...

Jan 6, 2020

As an educator, Wendy Samford, Ph.D. has a background in business and education and wrote her first book “Out of the Dark: A Direction for Change in Education” which led to a second book, “Creating a Culture of Support for Teacher Leaders: A Vision for Change and Hope.”  

Recently, she felt called to write a...