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5th Annual Book Festival & Author Awards! #BOOKFEST18

Station Square Creative Suites – 628 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755

Friday November 2nd, 5:30PM – 8:30PM


BOOK LOVERS UNITE!  If you love books, then you need to be here!

Published authors from the Tampa Bay area will be featuring their titles. The night will be filled with live jazz, drinks, food, prize raffles, award ceremony and an opportunity to speak with each author personally and purchase their works.


This Years Host: TV News Anchor & Author Sorboni Banerjee

Featured Authors:

  1. Sorboni Banerjee, “Hide with Me.” 
  2. Steve Gavatorta, “In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges into Your Greatest Success”
  3. Ashley Shayne Pierce, “Things They Fail to Tell You During Pregnancy”
  4. Alder Allensworth, “Prevail: Celebrate the Journey”
  5. George L. Trowbridge, “Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir”
  6. Jarron Webster, “Millennial Marriages: A Military Relationship”
  7. Dr. Melissa Bailey, “Pink Hell: Breast Cancer Sucks”
  8. Miroslava Espinosa, “The Little Amazonian” in English & Spanish.
  9. Melissa Sweeney, “Love From Luke” 
  10. Brittney Kempink, “Three Friends Limeade: Friends and Business Mix Together”
  11. Corey Hall, “I Found Me”
  12. Spencer Borisoff, “WORK SUCKS! A Funny View of a Serious Problem” 
  13. TM Brown, Another Bump in the Road: Struggles of the Women Folk – Part 3″
  14. Dr. Karen Kelly, “Take a Breath”
  15. R.C. Otovic “Q: Snippets From a Ride Share Driver”
  16. Bill Liggins, “I Need; I Want”
  17. Sara Imm, “How I Survived the Killing Fields”
  18. David Bernstein, MD – “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful”
  19. Arielle Giordano, “Dance Your Story from the Inside Out” 
  20. Jerrold E. Slutzky, “My “Everything” File: Everything My Loved Ones Need to Know About Me” 
  21. Rick Rhodes, “They Made America Great”
  22. William Northwall, “Return to Capitalism”
  23. Lisa Crumb, “Coincidence or God-Incidence? You Decide”


  • 5:30 Event Starts
  • Screening of the documentary, St. Pete Unfiltered, will be played on loop throughout the night.
  • 6:30 Speech by Tara, President of Richter Publishing
  • 8:00 Awards Announced
  • 8:30 Writing Contest Winner Announced
  • Closing ceremony with street performers

Attire: Business Casual



Award Categories:

    • Most Inspirational Story
    • Best Self-Help Book
    • Best Children’s Book
    • Best Fiction Book
    • Funniest Book
    • Amazon Best Seller 
    • Best Cover
    • Best Overall Book for 2018

Featured Non-Profits: Meet and network with local non-profits that are helping our community!





**** #BookFest18 will go on RAIN OR SHINE! You can park in the parking garage at Station Square to avoid getting wet if it is raining. Entrance is located off of Laura St. It’s a yellow building with red awnings. Back entrance is located on the ground floor in front of the handicap spots to avoid going outside at all 🙂 See you there! If you get lost call the office 727-301-8204.****