5th Annual Author Award Ceremony & Book Gala!

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 5 – 9PM

The Coliseum – 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


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. Steve Gavatorta, “In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges into Your Greatest Success”
  2. Ashley Shayne Pierce, “Things They Fail to Tell You During Pregnancy”
  3. Alder Allensworth, “Prevail: Celebrate the Journey”
  4. George L. Trowbridge, “Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir”
  5. Jarron Webster, “Millennial Marriages”
  6. Tony Moore, “Culture in 4D”
  7. Myron Brubaker, “Rhino”
  8. Bob Baldwin & Jay Ledbetter, “Funny Hunting Stories”
  9. Valinda Miracle, “The Little Ones”
  10. Dr. Melissa Bailey, “Pink Hell: Breast Cancer Sucks”


  • 5:00 Event Starts – Bridgette Simmonds “The Go Coach!” MC
  • 6:00 Speech by Tara, President of Richter Publishing
  • 8:00 Awards Announced
  • 8:30 Raffle
  • 9:00 Party Ends

Attire: Business / cocktail attire

Award Categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Business Book
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Poetry
  • Best Children’s Book
  • Best Fiction Book
  • Best Book in St. Pete (Sponsored by Modern Photography Group)
  • Amazon Best Seller 
  • Best Cover
  • Best Overall Book for 2018

Ticket price includes: Entrance to the event, appetizers and open bar.  Tickets will be available at the door and online.

Authors Compete for an Award: Sign up for 2018 and get your table early! Tables for authors to display and sell their books are $200. Download our form here and mail it in with 2 copies of your book for approval or call for details at 727-940-7647. Author Awards 2018 Application


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