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The Cross on Cotton Creek

The dramatic story of a family’s devotion to an oath made in the turbulence of Sherman’s march to the sea that shaped their lives, loves, ad destinations for the following century and beyond. from Double Edge Press Publishing.

 Sandman Book Company

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B&N BooksigningBooksigningDL & CordellDL & Don

DL Havlin won a Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association for his historical novel manuscript, Blue Water, Red Blood, at their conference in Orlando, October 22.   Blue Water, Red Blood traces events leading to the development of amphibious warfare tactics used in World War II and the men who made them reality.
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Linda and DLDL & StellaI want to thank all of my old and new friends for visiting with me at the Matlacha Menagerie, making the book signing a great success.  I hope to hear from you often and sincerely appreciate your support. ______________________________________________________________

2008 POW! Award WinnerAnnounced

POW AwardAuthor of the Year POW! (Promoting Outstanding Writers), President, Caryn Day-Suarez announced their 2008 winners at the closing of their four day conference on Saturday, 11/10/07 , at the 3rd Annual POW! Awards, which was held at the Ramada Inn, Jacksonville , FL.

Thirty nine awards were presented in all divisions and genres of Art, Music and Writing.  Top honors went to 2008 POW!  Author of the Year, Dennis Havlin from Bokeelia , FL.     Havlin is the award winning author of The Hangin’ Oak and September on Echo Creek.  The Hangin’ Oak took top honors as the highest rated book of the year, and won in the Mystery genre.   

 Havlin novella takes 1st place in 2009 POW awards        

A Place No One Should Go is a book everyone should read.  So say the North Florida college professors that judged Havlin’s story of a man’s inner struggle with evil and his outward fight with its manifestation as the best short work of fiction entered in this years event. 

 Havlin featured at Much Ado About Books

Author D.L. Havlin was one of the featured authors at the Much Ado About Books program sponsored by the Jacksonville, FL Library Association, April 25-26 at the Omni and Library’s Central Branch.  Havlin was featured on panels, seminars, and was available to patrons for discussion and signing books.  Appearing with D.L. were 40 authors including notables Carl Hiaasen, Virginia DeBerry, Liz Clarke, Tim Dorsey, R.L. Stine, and Joan Hecht.

Author wins POW Award 

FWA AwardsD.L. Havlin has won another award for his mainstream novel, September on Echo Creek. The book earned second place honors from university professors judging for POW (Promoting Outstanding Writers). This organization holds a national contest annually and is open to all authors in fictional and non-fictional categories. Previously, the novel was cited as “book of the month” by Knoxville’s WJXB on its literary program. The station reviewed the book when it was test marketed in that area.

It was Havlin’s fourth award in the last two years having won the 2004 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Awards for best mainstream/literary fiction and runner-up for his historical fiction manuscripts for The Hangin’ Oak and The Hidden Door respectively.

Taste  of  Pine  Island
DL Havlin appeared at the Taste of Pine Island

Taste of Pine IslandThe Taste of Pine Island is a festival featuring various artists, authors, and restaurants that are part of this Southwest Florida community. Mr.  Havlin will be available to chat about writing , his books, and Florida history which is one of his hobbies.

University of Florida’s Randell Research Center
Art, Authors & Archaeology

D.L. Havlin will be one of the featured speakers at the University of Florida’s Randell Archeology Research Center’s program entitled, Authors, Artists, and Archeology.  The program will be held from 10 AM until 8 PM on Saturday, January 12th, 2008.  Mr. Havlin will be speaking on Florida’s history in the 1800’s and specifically about Jake Summerlin, King of the Crackers.  He is scheduled to speak at 12 Noon and will be available to chat and sign his books after his lecture.

 DL Havlin is featured at Lee County Library Branches     

DL Havlin is being featured at multiple appearances at Lee County Library Branches during 2008-2009.  He will be presenting various programs including one on writing, Florida History, and on his works. Mr. Havlin is POW’s Author of the Year for 2008.

Bluegrass Family Gathering     

In his book, September on Echo Creek, DL Havlin featured a bluegrass band, Wild Blue Yonder, and wrote in the words to one of its songs into the novel’s plot.  The book includes a CD with 11 original songs written by the Melissa Wade and Phil Coward the bands leaders.  Havlin will be appearing at the Gathering to tell how Bluegrass Music is a wonderful story telling medium about life.  He’ll be at Arcadia the 22, 23, and 24 of March.

Havlin novel awarded “book of the month” honors

September on Echo Creek, D.L. Havlin’s mainstream/suspense novel about a young woman’s struggle for emotional independence has been selected as book of the month by WJXB radio.  The unique combination of Havlin’s powerful story and a CD by Melissa Wade and the Wild Blue Yonder, whose “sweetgrass” music is featured in the book, are an exciting step forward in publishing.  A spokesperson for the publisher stated, “It’s a carefully crafted book, not relying on action gimmicks to hold the readers’ interest, with a real O’Henry ending.”  September on Echo Creek was test marketed in Knoxville by Palmland Publishing.  Havlin, who previously won honors from the Florida Writers Association for his manuscripts, The Hangin’ Oak, best literary fiction, and The Hidden Door, best historical fiction, joins award wining authors Terry Persun, Robert Fulton, Mary Gauden Hughes, and others whose works are offered by Palmland.  The book was pre-released to select Knoxville area bookstores (Borders, Hastings , Carpe Librum, The Last Savant, Birthplace of Country Music Museum) and some area music stores.  September on Echo Creek will be released nationally in November.

D.L. Havlin at Yancey County Arts & Craft Fair     

Burnsville in the North Carolina mountains was the setting for D.L. Havlin’s September on Echo Creek.  Invited by the Yancey County – Burnsville Chamber of Commerce he did a book signing and met fans at the annual craft fair in August.  Advance copies of the novel were available for the locals who were among the first be able to obtain the book.

Wild Blue Yonder and D.L. Havlin participate in the Grand reopening of Tennessee ’s Theatre for the Arts     

Wild Blue YonderBelow are some pictures of D.L. Havlin, Melissa Wade, Phil Cowart, and other members of the Wild Blue Yonder at the reopening of the Tennessee Theatre for the Arts in Knoxville , TN.  The five night gala included appearances individuals like by Robert Dole and country music legend Charlie Acuff.