2023 Sunshine State Book Festival

January 27-28

Trinity Methodist Church

150 Authors

One Keynote Speaker
12 Author Readings
One Panel Discussion

Festival Highlights

Ilene Silverman

The Ilene Silverman Show dedicated an entire episode to the 2023 Sunshine State Book Festival broadcast on five Gainesville-area TV stations. Watch Video


Ten high school students each won $100 scholarships

Keynote Speaker Janis Owens

A native of Florida, Janis Owens is a novelist, memoirist, folklorist and premier storyteller. She published four novel and one cookbook. Watch Keynote Presentation

Panel Discussion: Other Worlds

William Deen Ferrell, Rachel C. Thompson, Andrew M. Seddon, and Valerie Willis
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Author Readings

Ann~Marie Magné
Almost Ticked Off

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Shana Smith
Island of Cedar

(Historical Fiction)
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Deb Boelkes
The WOW Factor

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Parker Francis
Matanzas Bay

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Reinfred Addo
Almost Ticked Off

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J. C. Bruce
Strange Currents

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Alycin Hayes
Amazon Hitchhiker

(Travel Memoir)
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Elle E. Ire
Harsh Reality

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Marie Q. Rogers
Quest for Namai

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Joy Castro
Flight Risk

(Literary Thiller)
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Author’s Attendance

Photos by Allison Durham, Jenny Dearinger, Alycin Hayes, Martha Louise, Laura Robb, Lorilyn Roberts, Wendy Thornton, and Win$ome Bentley.

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