St. Augustine Florida Chapter of the Florida Writers Association

Guest Speaker

Southeast Branch Library
6670 U.S. 1
St. Augustine, FL 32086

10 am – 11:45 am


Marge Smith, aka Elizabeth Sinclair


[St. Augustine, FL] Ancient City Writers presents “Using the Five Senses,” a workshop by multi-award-winning author, Marge Smith, who writes as Elizabeth Sinclair, at the Southeast Branch Library on Saturday, June 17th  at 10:00 am.

Elizabeth Sinclair is the name of the author known for small town romance and big time suspense. Among the many awards she's won over the years, the Reader's Choice awards have been the most significant to her. She knows how to deliver a riveting story and build the scenes with the kind of texture, life, and realism that puts readers in her stories! She says that using the five senses is how to grab and grip your reader!

Elizabeth was that weird kid who loved composition assignments back in grade school. While other kids glared at the teacher, she was always excited at the prospect of creating a new world. However, it wasn’t until her own children were all in school—and the house remained clean for more than a few minutes at a time—that she found the time to really write. Since that time, Elizabeth Sinclair’s books have won The National Reader’s Choice Award, The Anne Bonney Reader’s Choice Award, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, Maggie Award of Excellence, and placed in the Heart of Excellence.  She has also won a Gold Medal Top Pick from the Romantic Times Book Club.

A New Yorker by birth, Elizabeth became a Floridian by the grace of God. After arriving in the nation’s oldest city of St Augustine, Florida, she co-founded the Ancient City Romance Authors there and remains an active member today. She's well known for her HAWKS MOUNTAIN series and her instructional book, THE DREADED SYNOPSIS. Her newest book, THE LAST MOVE, is a tense, arson-based thriller that her favorite review states, “Should not be read at home alone, at night. Ever.”

Meetings are free and open to the public. Doors open at 10 am and the meeting begins at 10:15. Meetings are held in conjunction with the Friends of the Main Library. All book sales benefit the FOL.