First presented in 2010, the Don Argo Award recognizes the best in Florida writing by SCWG members in memory of beloved educator, author of Canaveral Light, founding member of SCWG, and longtime Florida resident Don Argo.
Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Don Argo was a mathematics professor at Brevard Community College (now known as Eastern Florida State College) for 38 years. He was also a founding member and president of the Space Coast Writers' Guild. He received a couple of awards for his historical novel Canaveral Light, which was published in 2001. Dr. Argo passed away from cancer at age 72 on October 19, 2008. He was survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy; four children; and two grandchildren.
If you have written a book set in Florida or know of another author you would like to recommend for the award, please see our guidelines.
Authors may self-nominate or may be nominated by someone else. Submissions (which must include identification of author, address, phone, email, book title, and year published) are being accepted until August 18, 2019. The submissions will be reviewed and scored by three judges. The Don Argo Award will be presented at the October 19, 2019 SCWG meeting. The winner will receive a cash prize and an engraved plaque.
Cum Gryphae Equis Iungunt: When pigs fly, that’s what Reed Baye Hunter’s family motto means. When gryphons mate with horses, it’s another way of saying “impossible, fantastic love.”
People say that URBAN LEGENDS grow out of a kernel of truth, some small seed of fantastic reality . . .
Reed Baye Hunter comes home from one bloody war, only to discover a more horrific conflict in her own backyard. Ari Ben Warrick, her darkly mysterious neighbor, has answers. Reed needs answers: how is she going to find her missing horse; who is killing her livestock; and what is behind the legend of the ghost lights of 'Taintsville, Florida?
The dark water that slips through the cypress knees of Reed's childhood home bear silent witness to the secrets and myths and nightmares found in the Gryphon's Glade.
Dianna Dann Narciso, Bury Me
Cindy Foley, The Truth Lies...a Florida Saga
Ruth Rodgers, Reparation
Marshall Frank, The Upside to Murder
Elaine Viets, The Dead-End Job series