GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES “ALLIGATOR ALLEY”
NEW ORLEANS _ The story of one man’s struggle with his own destiny and the hardest decision of his life is the winner of the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival.
Rick Robinson’s “Alligator Alley” (Publisher Page/Headline Books) is the story of James Conrad, who is spending his 50th birthday alone in South Florida. He decides to take a drive along the famed Alligator Alley into the depths of the Everglades, ostensibly in search of memories of his great uncle, who left his family to live on a Seminole Indian reservation.
In the course of that exploration, Conrad discovers his small town definition of success may be a ruse.
Robinson’s deft storytelling and vivid imagineering of the region enchanted the judges and won him the grand prize. He and other winners will be honored at a private reception on March 23 in New Orleans.
Also walking with awards are Secret Blood by Don Stansberry, Honorable Mention for Best Fiction and Jack & the Giants by Lynn Salsi Honorable Mention for Best Children's Book
America’s Got Talent Winner
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Memoir Released in November
In the summer of 2011, more than 14 million viewers each week watched with awe as a gifted vocalist from the coalfields of West Virginia rose to the top spot on NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” Soon, they will be able to read the amazing story behind Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.’s journey from washing cars to Hollywood stars.
Co-authored by award-winning author, Rick Robinson, Landau Murphy's story will inspire every reader to reach for their own American Dream.
“I’m so happy that a publisher from my home state of West Virginia will help me to tell my story, my way. I am definitely no saint, and I’m going to put it all out there in this book in hopes that it inspires readers to dream big, and never give up,” said Murphy who won a million dollars and a headlining spot at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as the top vote getter on “America’s Got Talent.” His debut CD on Columbia Records “That’s Life” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz charts and Landau’s tour has sold out all over America.
Leading Financial Strategist Michael K. Farr Authors New Book, Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment
Book Calls for a Return to Hope as a Road Map for the Future of the American Economy
WASHINGTON/September 17, 2012 – Hope is on the way. In the midst of budget abominations and election year chaos, Michael K. Farr’s new book will be released by Headline Books, Inc. in early 2013 entitled Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment. The book will encourage readers to overcome their mistrust in U.S. economic, political, and social institutions to rebuild hope in the future of America.
Halloween Book Festival Award--Runner Up for Best General Fiction
Unearthly beings, an ancient Indian curse, and four teenage boys in the summer of 1962 begins a heart stopping story of horror that plagues the boys into adulthood. Now in their early sixties, the boys return to Winooski, Vermont to confront their childhood fears and protect those they love. Richard Hatin has all the elements of page turning horror fiction and it's guaranteed to make you wonder what you would do if you heard deadly whispers in your mind...how would you fight it?
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