The Writers League of The Villages
Join us this weekend, April 28th from 1pm to 4pm as we host The Writers League of The Villages at Whispering Oaks Winery!
Come out and enjoy a beautiful day at the winery. Sample our Award-Winning Healthier Wines, Local Craft Beers, and amazing appetizers and live music.
Margaret Best, a retired elementary school teacher and writer, is published in several magazines. She is married and has three adult children and eight grandchildren. Her first book, Unsung Hero, won second place in the RPLA Florida Writer’s Association for biography, memoir. Her new book Dandelion Child: A Soldier’s Daughter is now available on Amazon.com. Contact her at www.peggybest.com or www.peggybestmemoirs.com.
Jenny Ferns, educated in England, emigrated to Canada and then the USA. Her psychology practice encountered issues such as PTSD, trauma, depression, anger, and family dynamics. These themes surface in her novels as she weaves the threads of joy and pain in the characters’ humanity.
She lives in Florida with her husband and a miniature schnauzer. She attends critique groups and is a judge for The Royal Palm Literary Awards competition in Florida.
For a change of pace from flights of the writer’s imagination, she tends a tropical garden and plays Mahjongg.
Contact her at email@example.com
Three-time Olympic champion, Gail Devers once said, “Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” As a fourteen-year-old teenager, Jack Hayes believed and turned his dreams into realities. In 1953 and 1954, as a major league batboy for the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Cleveland Indians, Jack proclaims he had the greatest job in the world a kid could ever have.
Jack has turned those baseball experiences into four award-winning non-fiction books including special recognition for winning the 1st. Runner-Up Award for 2017 Book of the Year – Florida Writers Association. In addition, he has published three award-winning business books, produced 180 minutes of business-related videos, and presented a number of national and international seminars. He is a recognized authority on Major League Baseball and enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge about the game on various cruise ships. Jack is also an internationally recognized authority on business crime and loss prevention.
In his memoir, “It Started at The Savoy”, Bill Pullen relates the wide variety of incidents and events he experienced during his 52-year career in hotel and resort management. These included assignments in London, Paris, New York and, perhaps the most exciting of all, in Suriname, South America where he ran the only hotel in this tropical, rain forest country during the 1960’s. Spanning his entire career he had considerable celebrity interaction including in the early 1970’s when he managed Playboy’s exceptional 1300-acre resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. With a Las Vegas-type showroom, the resort hosted several major stars of the entertainment world such as Sonny and Cher, Ann Margret, Phyllis Diller, George Carlin, Lily Tomlin and many others. Bill shares numerous stories of those who appeared there along with several behind-the-scenes incidents.
Born and raised in England, Bill entered the hospitality field at a prominent hotel school in London after which he served his required two-year national service in the army as the personal chef to a high ranking officer at his country estate home. As the title of his book tells, his first real job was at London’s world-class Savoy Hotel from where he was selected to spend a valuable year at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris. This brought about a chance meeting with a hotel owner who had just purchased The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach where he inherited the Duke and Duchess of Windsor who were already guests there. Bill later accepted his offer to join the hotel as assistant manager in 1961 and the rest is history.
Kate Anderson, a highly successful young journalist, receives a desperate call from her grandfather, a victim of the town’s white-collar crime organization. Drugged and put in a nursing home, Pops turns to the one person he can rely on to fight for him and make the bad guys pay. A novel of friendship, grit, and hope, Dared to Return will have you cheering for Kate and her friends as they unravel the sinister secrets of this thriving town. The attorneys, accountants and doctors are against them. How can they win?