Tweens-Teen Scene - Thursday, Feb. 14

You Are Invited to Join AIBF’s “Tweens/Teens Scene”

 Offered in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County

Noted Authors Will Be There to Meet You and to Talk About their writing journey and 

Diversity: Appreciating Differences in Others through Kindness

Invited: Ages 10-17

When: Thursday, February 14, 5:00-7:30 pm

Where: St. Michael’s Parish Hall, 228 N 4th Street, Fernandina Beach

Registration: Required, but FREE  Register Here

Refreshments, pizza and beverages will be served

Sponsors: The Miller Family | 

 Paul & Annie Burns

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INREACHSE Satellite Communicator ($399) 

Pocket Drone ($189) 

JBL Headphones ($99) 

Marvel Drone ($99) 

Gift Certificates from Local Vendors 

BOOKS Galore written by our presenting Authors



Michael Regina

Adamsville, Book 1: The 


What do you do when you're one of the most popular kids in middle school, and you see a monster? That's what happened to local star basketball player Chloe Johnson. She just wants her life to go back to normal, but that's hard to do when giant green-scaled monsters are attacking her neighborhood. To make matters worse, nobody believes her. Desperate for answers, Chloe seeks help from the nerdiest boy in school, Todd Frederick. Together they uncover a mystery long hidden right outside their doors. The city of Adamsville is full of secrets that will change everything they've known... Forever.

Michael is a graphic novelist and illustrator. He is the creator of the webcomics From Death Til Now and Kevin and the Light of Destiny. 




John Hope

Silencing Sharks

Peter lives in a silent world. Thirteen, deaf and tormented by neighborhood bullies, Peter seeks solace in summertime snorkeling outings with his eccentric Viking-horn-helmeted Uncle Sverrir. But after a dangerous encounter with a giant hammerhead predator, Peter discovers he has a unique gift: He can talk to sharks.

John is an award-winning short story, children’s book, middle grade fiction and nonfiction history writer. He loves sharks. When he was in third grade he’d race to every library he visited to search for books on sharks. He dreamed of being a marine biologist, swimming with sharks, studying them in and out. Dreams change. He never became a marine biologist, he got to do the next best thing – write his dreams in book form. 



Gary Zeiger

Stingray: You Can’t Hide Forever

A decade of research and development went into the creation of a new prototype warship. New propulsion system twice an order of magnitude faster than current hyperdrives. New weapons, capable of leveling a planet. New shielding, able to withstand barrage after barrage. Her name: Stingray. And she was gone, in a blink of an eye.

Gary was hooked on science fiction after watching Star Trek (the original series) at age six. His love for classic sci-fi inspired him to pursue technology as a career. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology and has been in the technology field for over 20 years and still loves the classic sci-fi story. 



Yvonne Ventresca

Black Flowers, White Lies

Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a special connection. Now, evidence points to his death in a psychiatric hospital, not in a car accident as Mom claims. After a lifetime of just the two of them, Mom suddenly feels like a stranger. 

Yvonne’s suspenseful novels for teens explore themes like trust, deception and betrayal. Yvonne majored in English and Computer Science. As a result, when she was stuck on a literature assignment, she could debug her programs, and when that got boring, she could write an essay. That strategy worked well. 




Janet  McLaughlin


A young girl struggles with the challenges of Tourette Syndrome. The girl (the protagonist), Izzy, is modeled after the author’s granddaughter. Although Different is not the granddaughter’s story, it represents her life. She has been coping over the last 15 years, often folding into herself when she felt people were judging her. She’s a beautiful person and a troubled one. She doesn’t like to talk about her TS. She doesn’t want pity. She wants to be accepted as normal.

Janet has been involved in the communication field most of her life as either a writer, teacher, or editor. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.



Stacey Horan

Sycamore Lane

Sycamore Lane is a paranormal thriller, and is as much about the spirit of friendship as it is about spirits of the dead. Tallulah must depend on friends from the afterlife and here on earth if she hopes to stay alive.

Stacey is an award-winning author of young adult novels. She writes about things that scare her. Some of those things may frighten lots of people. Others may scare only her. Either way, Stacey finds that writing about those things makes them a little less scary for her--and hopefully for her readers as well. In creating her stories, she finds inspiration in the places she lived and the books she loved to read as a kid. Stacey's plan is to keep writing until nothing seems scary anymore

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