4th Annual Author Award Ceremony & Book Gala!

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 PM

Hampton Inn & Suites, 5329 Avion Park Dr, Tampa


This event features published authors from the Tampa Bay area who are making a difference in the community with their books. The night will be filled with music, drinks, food, prize raffles, award ceremony and an opportunity to speak with each author personally and purchase their works.

Featured Authors:

  1. Rita Lowman, “From the Farm to the Boardroom: Leadership Lessons
  2. Stephanie Wynn & Jeffrey White, “Readi – Set Go!”
  3. Luke Chichetto,  “Fighting Will”
  4. Edward Porcelli, “Scabs Heal All Wounds: A True  of a Replacement Player “
  5. Arielle Giordano, “Dancing With Your Story From The Inside Out”
  6. Tonja Anderson-Dell, “Gifts from a Glacier: The Quest for an American Flag and 52 Souls”
  7. Samuel E Villegas, “Mr. Sam’s Quotes” 
  8. Shante Richardson, “Dysfunctional Blessing”
  9. Jonothan Ridge, “Messiah of Mayhem
  10. Donna Valentino, “Morten and Gordon: Shelter from the Storm”
  11. Dr. Karen A. Kelly, “Take a Breath: A Transplant Journey”
  12. Karen Mertes, “Plaintiff 101: The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You to Know”
  13. Jerrold E. Slutzky, J.D., CFP®, “My ‘Everything’ File”
  14. Maurice Jovan Billington, “A Portion of the Eternal”
  15. Tara Richter,  “Writing Series” & “Dating Jungle Series” 
  16. Melissa A. Sweeney, “Love from Luke: Lessons learned from a Rescued Dog”
  17. Anne Bardsley, “Angel Bumps: Hello from Heaven” 
  18. Dr. Robert A. Wierenga, “Faith as Journey” 


  • 5:30 Event Starts – Bridgette Simmonds “The Go Coach!” MC
  • 6:30 Speech by Tara, President of Richter Publishing
  • 7:45 Awards Announced
  • 8:15 Raffle
  • 8:30 Party Ends

Attire: Business / cocktail attire

Award Categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Cover
  • Amazon Best Seller   
  • Best Business Book
  • Best Overall Book for 2017

Ticket price includes: Entrance to the event, appetizers and cash bar.  Early bird tickets will end one week prior to the event date. Regular ticket prices will be sold the last week. Tickets will be available at the door with cash or credit card for $45.

Authors Compete for an Award: Sign up for 2017 and get your table early! We have a few packages available for you to get maximum exposure of your book. Download our form here and mail it in with 2 copies of your book or call for details at 727-940-7647.  Author Awards 2017 Application


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