Thanks to readers in Florida and across the United States, UPF authors had a fantastic season of book events this past fall. We’ve gathered some photos from their talks and signings, and we’re pleased to share them here. Take a look at a few of the book events that took place in September through December! We’re grateful to all the bookstores, libraries, museums, restaurants, breweries, art galleries, nature centers, universities, and other venues that hosted UPF authors this fall.


Lee Wilson’s new book Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway got off to a great start at Book Soup in Los Angeles.

She also presented her memoir at {pages} bookstore in Manhattan Beach.

Lee Wilson traveled to New York to talk about Rebel on Pointe at Barnes & Noble at 82nd & Broadway.

Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson, authors of Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters, launched their new book at Orlando’s East End Market.

They also gave culinary demonstrations at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

David Dorsey launched his book Fourth Down in Dunbar at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event was a huge success, and all 150 copies of his book sold out!

Mark DeNote launched The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa.

He traveled across the state to talk about his new beer guide at many of the breweries featured in the book, including Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville.

Tampa’s Inkwood Books hosted Mark DeNote for an evening of discussion about Florida’s booming craft beer movement.

On November 15, the first annual Florida Bookstore Day featured local Florida authors at events at Florida Bookstores across the state. Orlando’s Bookmark It hosted Lynn Waddell, author of Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles.

Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center—one of the oldest nature centers in the nation—hosted James Kushlan and Kirsten Hines, authors of Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens.

James Kushlan and Kirsten Hines also appeared at Miami’s Books & Books:

Books & Books also hosted Luis Martínez-Fernández, author of Revolutionary Cuba: A History.

Bob Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden, had a busy schedule of events including a very popular talk at Fort McCoy Public Library.

Photographer Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America’s Wetland, presented his book to a packed audience at the Historic Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida.

Check out our author event calendar to see what book events are coming up in the next few months, and make plans to meet a UPF author at an event near you!

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