The Mellow Summers Series. Mellow Summers just wanted to go to college and get her film degree. She moved into a furnished apartment with her friend Jackie only to find that it already had a tenant: the ghost of a girl who was murdered a year earlier. Now it is up to Mellow to not only discover who the murderer is, but to prove it as well. With the help of the ghost Rachel, Mellow sets out to solve the year old mystery.
She soon finds out that she may have taken on more than she can handle. Pursued by someone who wants the identity of the killer to remain a secret, Mellow will have to use all her resources to outwit him and help the spirit of Rachel move on. Check out the first book in this new series. Google Play logo square. Mellow Summers has already solved one murder mystery when she met the ghost Rachel. But now that Rachel has gone, Mellow hopes to continue with a normal life.
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But normal is not in her future. One night Timothy shows up claiming to have been murdered. Now Mellow must help another ghost solve a mystery. At the same time, various businesses have experienced thefts of small, but valuable items. Even the Candle Shoppe is a victim. In investigating Timothy's murder and the many thefts, Mellow is led to the dreaded and haunted Pen Mill's Estate. Can she solve both mysteries before she gets scared out of her wits?
Rachel is back. And so is trouble. Mel wakes up covered in blood and with a knife in her hand. She has no memory of what happened. Rachel gets word about it in the spirit world and decides to help Mel out. Now the prime suspect in a murder investigation, it is up to Mel's friends to prove her innocence. Where : Clearwater Beach Web : majorbeachsoccer. Live music provided by colorful bands, artists and artists will lead up to a spectacular fireworks display set to a sci-fi soundtrack. Where : Downtown Celebration Web : celebrationtowncenter.
Where : Madeira Beach. Petersburg Web : vanswarpedtour. Be sure to stay for the huge fireworks display after the race. Where : Venetian Gardens, Leesburg Web : 4thofjuly. Sample some contest entries in the local restaurant Mojo cook-Off Contest, or try some fruity ice cream, smoothies and juice blends.
Where : Dunedin. All you need is a saltwater fishing license, snorkel, mask and dive flag — all readily available from local outfitters. Scallops love making their home amid the gorgeous grass beds of the Florida Aquatic Preserve. Once you find a cache, drop the dive flag and start collecting.
George and St. Vincent Islands for almost 30 years. Learn from experts during this lecture series that addresses the nesting habits of turtles, identification and protection of these nests and how you can help. Sea turtle nesting season begins in May and extends through October. The concert series mainly features acts that represent Florida or the downhome beat of the South. No, they are not rowing boats that resemble the edible Mexican snack made famous by Taco Bell. This is a different kind of chalupa — the long boat that Spaniards used to navigate the waters around St. Augustine in the 16th century.
Where: Bayfront in St. Augustine between the Castillo and Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine Web: staugmaritimeheritage. After dinner, sink into your favorite seat for fireworks along the beachfront. Although the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show features other high-flying acts, the Blues are the stars. Where: Pensacola Beach Web: visitpensacolabeach. Where: Tallahassee Museum Web: tallahasseemuseum. More than boats and 20, spectators participate in the five-day tournament that also features a contest for future anglers under 16 years old.
Hallelujah for AC! Skip the sports bar trivia night for a more refined, yet no less competitive evening in the state capitol. Runners are required to wear a white shirt, white pants and a red neckerchief. Where: Seville Quarters, Pensacola Web: sevillequarter. Florida goes to the dogs in the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic in Jupiter Beach, which features doggie surfing and paddle boarding competitions as well as agility shows, doggie surfing lessons, live bands, a kids zone and good eats. There are seminars, too, on reef eco-systems, coral restoration and fish identification.
Make sure to climb the tower for a spectacular view of the area.
Waterfront watering holes and eateries are great viewing areas. Bonuses: Live music and, of course, a great Keys sunset. This exciting, colorful fest has dance workshops with live drumming, a street fair and culminates with a gala performance featuring guest artists and the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company. Free with estate admission. Where: Deering Estate, Miami Web: deeringestate. Celebrate the opening of the season with a beach party, lobster boil, free concert and street fair and more in the southernmost city in the continental U.
Where: Downtown Delray Beach Web: downtowndelraybeach. Included are workshops, presentations, panel events with renowned crime fiction and true-crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Where : Downtown Stuart Web : facebook. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: tropicalheatkw.
In addition to doggie surfing and doggies on paddle boards, there are live bands, face painting, good eats, ice cream, cowabunga cocktails by Perfect Vodka and a whole lot more. This is a fiercely competitive tournament for skilled inshore and offshore anglers yielding impressive results snapper, trout and other tough catches to weigh in and compete for money prizes. Anglers and a dockside BBQ and party for competitors and guests. Where : Marina Jack, Sarasota Web : sarasotaslam.
The all-night-long street party includes Latin-style food and music, tropical and exotic birds, dancing, street performers, a classic car cruise-in and a tropical beer garden. Where: Historic downtown New Port Richey. Soft drinks are also on-hand for the kiddos, as well as food for purchase. Also includes a food court, music video wall, photo booth and great after-parties. Where : Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne Web : 80sinthepark.
Patrons have the option of partying outdoors for a true tropical experience or cooling off indoors, with music and dancing throughout. Teens can learn makeup techniques, kids can play laser tag and parents can learn more about party planning, daycare and other innovative offerings. Where : ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Any catch will be placed in an onboard aquarium and identified before being released back into the wild. Where: Fernandina Beach Web: ameliarivercruises. Where: Wausau Web: wausaupossumfestival.
Each chef has geared their menus toward local and seasonal ingredients. Where: Various restaurants in Pensacola Web: greatsouthernrestaurants. Kids will enjoy the shark-themed crafts and Stingray Bay and penguin animal experiences. The festivities also include a night Groove at the Zoo with live music and dancing. Where: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Web: jacksonvillezoo. Celebrities abound. This family-focused event also includes games, activities and live music. Civil War reenactors will bring the battle to life and the Matheson House will be open for tours.
Where: Sweetwater Park, Gainesville Web: mathesonmuseum. Yes, what you serve to eat is still important creativity counts! Kick off your shoes. Let down your hair. And squish some grapes. The grape stomp is just one part of the wine festival, which opens up 45 acres of muscadine grapes to visitors to festival goers. In the Miami area, close to restaurants and bistros off three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner.
Further north, more than 50 eateries from Boca Raton to Jupiter will also offer three-course prix fines menus for lunch and dinner. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: keywestbrewfest. Also on tap: specialty-themed food sections, food trucks and a VIP lounge, at which you can get great eats and beers not found elsewhere on the grounds.
Participants will discover hidden gems of the park, as well as completing tasks along the route which make a positive impact on the environment Where: Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach Web: floridastateparks. Also on hand: great live music and an assortment of vendors and food trucks. All the activities take place in the bigger and better Biker Village, which will host all the bike shows, contests, vendors, food and drink offerings and more. REEF FEST — Activities include seminars, social gathering, silent and live auctions and diving events along some of the best coral reef sites in the country.
All seminars are free, but pre-registration is recommended. Where: Various locations in and near Key Largo Web: reef. Happenings include Native American music and dance and food, a Miccosukee fashion show, airboat rides, tribal arts and crafts and, of course, alligator wrestling shows. Where: Various locations throughout Miami Beach Web: brazilianfilmfestival. This annual event always features some of the best. This event is so big it has been expanded to three locations over 11 days.
Where: Miami Beach Cinematheque Web: miafff. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: womenfest. Also included will be raffle prizes, grand prizes and a poker run. Watch art students take part in a community mural project outside of a bar along Central Avenue or take one of the trolley or walking tours.
Petersburg Web : shineonstpete. Where : Tampa Theatre, downtown Tampa Web : tampatheatre. Enjoy the sounds of bands and artists from around the country. Where : Busch Gardens, Tampa Web : seaworldparks. Where : Englewood Web : englewoodpioneerdays. This festival brings together the pilot and aviation community with Florida families. Where : Wesley Chapel Web : festivalofflightwesleychapel. Then relax and enjoy live music, wine tasting, a corn maze and other fun grown-up activities.
Where : Lakeside Ranch, Brooksville Web : kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge. GECKOFEST — A month of gecko-themed fundraiser events finishes with the well-attended, daylong Geckofest, which takes over the waterfront streets of quirky Gulfport with residents and visitors dressed up as the reptiles. The day consists of a walking parade, a costume contest, street performers, food vendors, two musical stages and arts and crafts tents. Where : Downtown Gulfport Web : geckofest.
Where : Downtown Orlando Web : artinoddplaces. Entrants make their way toward the finish line while being doused with brightly colored powder that tastes like blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon and grape. Where : Grand Central District, St. Petersburg Web : stpeteoktoberfest. Where : Universal Studios, Orlando Web : universalorlando. The toughest of palates, as well as those who like it considerably milder, can try hundreds of gourmet and novelty foods, including beef jerky, sauces, salsas, jellies, rubs, lollipops and straight-up raw hot peppers.
Where : Minnreg Hall, Largo Web : ilikeithotfestival. The offerings include gelato, doughnuts, kabobs, pizza, lobster rolls, tacos, chowders, hummus and more. Where: Flora-Bama, Pensacola Web: florabama. The regatta boasts a handful of categories from long-distance racing featuring multihull sailboats to one-man Hobie Wave timed-beach races.
More than 50 shops and communities are signed up to participate in the event, which stretches along Highway 90 in the northern part of the state. Where: Live Oak to Pensacola. Stroll the beautiful grounds at Kanapaha Gardens until you find the perfect scene for your masterpiece during the 13th Annual Worldwide Artist Paint Out.
Or, attend a three-day, instructor-led workshop Field Studies to Studio Painting in that spends the first half doing field studies and the second half creating a larger studio painting from the smaller work. Friday and Saturday evening the workshop instructors will put on a show. Either get in on the action entry fees are a charitable donation or head out to watch crews paddle along the waterfront in Pensacola. More than cars compete for more than 30 awards. You also might want to practice your map reading skills — or at least make sure you know how to use the compass feature on your smartphone for the treasure hunt.
Also includes a poker run, mini-golf pirate tourney and family dinner. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Web: facebook. Take the pledge this year to help make our oceans a healthier and trash-free environment. Where: Various locations from St. Augustine across the Panhandle to Perdido Web: oceanconservancy. Hence the classification as a 5K-ish run. With more than entries in the annual show, it is hard not to be inspired by the color play, intricate stitching and creativity expressed through fabric that has moved well beyond retro sewing circles to high-end art.
Where: Prime F. Arts and crafts vendors will be displaying their unique wares, many items reflective of our area's unique Gulf Coast lifestyle. A children's area is filled with activities for all ages. The Fiesta Seafood Grille offers cooking demonstrations where you can watch area chefs prepare local delicacies. Where: Pensacola, various venues Web: fiestaoffiveflags. Head to the beach to harmonize with thousands of your new best friends, as this fest always attracts an eclectic, fun lineup.
Web: artfestival. Where: Where else but Key West various locations Web: fantasyfest. The festival kicks off with two days of tours at the best SoFla bird habitats. It showcases multi-media creations representing and encompassing the culture, essence and creativity of the Caribbean and the Americas. Hundreds of experts will be on hand under one roof to give you great ideas. This one has it all: windows, flooring, cabinets, patios, spas, landscaping, home entertainment and much more.
An added bonus: a sports bar on the sand showing the best college football matchups. Features free tours via tram, foot, kayak and paddle boards , birding and kids crafting. Where: J. Where: Various venues at the University of Miami Web: festivalmiami. Enjoy live concerts or watch a pirate ship canon battle. Wear your best pirate garb and you could win some serious booty.
Besides the flicks, other activities are: cocktail receptions, round table discussions and tours on the original African Queen. Where: Various locations in Key Largo Web: bogartfilmfestival. Two stages will feature internationally-known Brazilian bands and solo performers and also the best of the local bands. Where: Payne Park, downtown Sarasota. Or, just go watch as the sky over Miami Beach displays a marvelous array of colors and figures from hundreds of kites, wind socks and wind spinners of all sizes.
Also included: Live music, paper-kite building classes, demonstrations, and competitions for kids and adults. Enjoy spooktacular activities and see rescued bats and creepy crawlies on select days. Butt-kicking live music! Kids activities! Bavarian beauties!
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Get the chance to screen a colorful variety of documentaries, music videos, animation, narratives and other creative forms of film, each running no longer than 15 minutes. Bring your dog, pet a pig, take a yoga class and sample creative and delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes. Think adorable costumes, critters, corn mazes and characters that will make for great photo ops and create nice memories rather than nightmares.
Where : Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa. Check out the impressive costume contest and sample a treat from a cupcake bake-off, all in the name of a mythical turtle named Cooter. Where : Liberty Park, Inverness Web : www. Vendors will be serving up currywurst, warm pretzels and German baked goods. Web : sheltonbrothers.
Head over earlier in the week for the welcome party and blues workshops. A series of workshops, field trips and hands-on experiences introduce guests to red cockaded woodpeckers, scrub jays, star blooms, carnivorous plants and other Florida wonders. Where : Venetian Gardens, Leesburg Web : wingsandwildflowers. Where : Downtown Titusville Web : artandalgorithms. Where : Mount Dora Web : mountdorabicyclefestival. Kids can also enjoy activity stations and entertainment and holiday shoppers can get an early start at the crafts and gifts tents.
Where : Downtown Ocala Web : fafo. The tiny Northwest Florida town of Bonifay has hosted the event since Where: Memorial Field, Bonifay Web: bonifaykiwanisrodeo. Despite our love for German things like beer and brats, we also go gaga for Greek eats like pierogis and gyros stuffed with shaved lamb and feta.
Tallahassee gets the party started with its Greek Festival -- make sure you budget enough time to take a tour of the church sanctuary and try out a folk dancing lesson. Meanwhile both Pensacola and St. Augustine are hosting their own dueling festivals the next weekend. Augustine Web: hmog. Joseph Bay is scallop country. This annual food fest honors the tasty bivalves. Where: George Core Park, Port. Joe Web: scallopfestfl.
Also includes trunk shows and champagne shopping. Where: Sandestin and various venues throughout South Walton Web: swfw. Festival goers should expect family-friendly films that transcend stereotypes and begins a dialogue about the LGBT experience. Where: various venues, Pensacola Web: stampedfilmfest. Instead, prepare yourself for two weekends of German food, music, themed contests like stein holding and pumpkin bowling, and, of course, beer to welcome fall.
During Jaxtoberfest there will be a daily keg tapping and family-friendly Kinderfest area. Beaches Oktoberfest kicks off their festivities with a Craft-Toberfest party featuring 40 craft breweries and 10 food trucks. This special event honors Hispanic Heritage Month as guests learn what it meant to defend home, family and country centuries ago at Castillo de San Marcos.
Where: Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Web: nps. More than 40 Americana-style musical acts — from national starts to locals -- play on four stages. VIP packages available. Where: Suwannee River Web: paddleflorida.
In short, the world is in a bad state. Or is it an elaborate hoax staged by Walking Dead fans? No Love to Receive. I have, on the occasion of my former publications, fully explained my reasons for adopting this course, and will not weary the reader with repeating them. I the storm can never hinder, Nor the mast and planks from creaking, So I wrap me in my mantle, Like the gods for slumber seeking.
Then there are the alligators, which will have special feeding at p. Where: McIntosh Web: friendsofmcintosh. Grab your beach chair, fill the cooler and slather on sunscreen for your chance to enjoy a day of sand and surf while the Blue Angels perform their daring tricks along the coast. Where: Jacksonville Beach.
Marks National Wildlife Refuge near Tallahassee. The Southeastern Circuit Rodeo Finals in Davie features some of the top rodeo performers in exciting events that include bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
Where: Various locations in Fort Lauderdale Web: flibs. No matter which one you attend, you will be awed by the amazing out-of-sand creations. Web: Respectively, fmbsandsculpting. Special guests and celebrities always abound. Web: Respectively, naplesfilmfest. High-speed offshore powerboats race for 6. Where: Key West Web: superboat. Either one will take you back to days of yore, with living chess games, jousting competitions, battling knights, jesters, jugglers, birds of prey and lots of good grub and grog. Where: Respectively, T. Web: Respectively, camelotdays. Some of the top rodeo performers in the country take part in all the exciting events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
The big prize: Top all-around cowboy. Winners will advance to the Nationals in Las Vegas later in the year. Upgrade your experience with the Pre-Race Pit Pass. An array of crafters and artists, a food and wine pairing seminar and great live music are also on the menu. Experts from Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Italy will be on hand to make you get the most out of the event. You may see both at this annual tongue-in-cheek race as costumed five-member teams barrel their homemade beds on wheels through the streets. Where: The streets of Coconut Grove Web: thegreatgrovebedrace.
Included will be seasonal cooking classes, home gardening demonstrations, and a beer garden — all mixed in with the usual Ramble traditions, such as art, antiques, rare books, gourmet food and more than 15, plants for sale.
Highlights include live mural painting, gallery openings and showcases, performance art, theater and musical performances. Where: Various locations in Key West. Packed with holiday activities for the entire family, this event includes nightly entertainment, tree lightings, Junkanoo Parade, Santa visits, a decorated golf cart parade, musical performances, fireworks and much more. Where: Various locations on Captiva Island Web: captivaholidayvillage. ZOOFARI — More than 50 local restaurants serve up their best dishes and recipes at this popular zoo fundraiser, where participants enjoy an open bar, live music and dancing.
At the time it was merely a few pages of notes in a notebook. I continued working on the story of Amborese while in college in the hope of publishing it. That day came in August when the book was first printed. Most recently, I have published the second book in Legends Lost: Tesnayr. I keep myself busy writing the third and final novel in the Legends Lost trilogy: Galdin, which will be released in Summer You can learn more here: www.
Mellow Summers moves to Vermont to start a new life only to discover that she has a acquired a new ability: she can speak to ghosts. Join her as she is pulled from one mystery to another. I have also published in the area of nonfiction: Illogical Nonsense. I had never planned on writing nonfiction, but when I had the chance to write a political commentary book, I took it. I enjoyed it and hope that it is insightful to any who read it. Besides writing I also read, hike, and crochet.
Sometimes I just wander around doing nothing at all. Every once in awhile a girl needs a break and these are great past times. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books.