Christmas in Venice


Joanne Fisher

     Tiffany has a very rare talent: she's a master glassmaker and her talent grabs the attention of a dying Venetian Master glassmaker. In the absence of any interested heirs, he bequeaths his Murano glass shop to her. This is the opportunity of a lifetime! The shop is right, smack-dab in the middle of St. Mark's Square! Her dream, however, is interrupted by a fascinating, charming Venetian man of blue blood, Massimo, and by the multiple adventures she becomes entangled with along the way. Escape to “La Serenissima” while reading this book and encounter many scrumptious original Venetian recipes to challenge your culinary skills.

About Joanne

 Joanne Fisher is a Canadian-Italian-American author with a total of 7 books: 3 steamy romances; 1 historical fiction; 1 travel guide; 1 anthology; and her first murder mystery, The Devil of St. Gabriel. She has written 4 short stories for various Space Coast Writers’ Guild anthologies. Joanne was elected President of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild in April 2019. She lives in central Florida with her hubby Dan, and dachshunds Wally and Madison. 

Only in Florida - Mosquito Lagoon


Mark Lyons

       If Mike Lyman needed something to add adventure to his life after a period of stale humdrum, he found it in Mosquito Lagoon. The remote waterway with its many islands is thirty miles from his home, but it becomes the place where all his new questions can be answered. In his regular life, he has to fight each day for the motivation he needs just to go on and craves anything that will break up the grind. In a very short time, it becomes a big dose of "Be careful what you wish for." A case of rabies in an orthopedic rehab is shocking to Mike, but when a beautiful lady detective begins to investigate the patient's sudden death, the adventure is on. This is clearly new territory for a nurse, despite the fact that nurses investigate health questions every day to present to doctors. The authorities seem to get nowhere without his help, and his only ally, the lady detective, takes the blame for many of his unwanted incursions. He foils murder and kidnap attempts against him along the way and saves other lives in the process. Even though he often wishes it was over, the events on Mosquito Lagoon provide more excitement than he has ever had, and he can't seem to let go. That gorgeous cop doesn't make it any easier to return to a nurse job either. He can barely stay ahead of the whirlwind he has created, and as the elements increase in danger, he can only rely on his strength of character and a secret weapon to carry him through. If you have a man's job to do, and you live near Mosquito Lagoon in Florida, you may want to send a nurse to do it.   

About the Author

     Mark is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Don Argo Award. Mark did not begin writing novels very early in his life, but since he began a few years ago he has completed three, with a fourth well underway. So far all of his stories involve big crimes perpetrated in Florida. These stories of fiction contain much more than purely crime elements. All are seen through the eyes of Mike Lyman, a nurse, and so have medical factors that are key in the stories. 

      For over 45 years, Mark worked as a nurse when not working on his farm in Minnesota. He was the only man in his nursing school graduating class, and he  always said he didn’t even meet another male nurse for the first ten years of his practice.  

     His biggest heroes have  always been those who work toward the same end. Mark currently works in an assisted living facility.