Children’s author and imagination-inspiring storyteller will be appearing live at Books and Books
for the release of his new picture Book, The Possible Police.
What happens when you remove all obstacles to a
child’s imagination? Anything is possible. Unless of course, you let The
Possible Police stop you. They will do whatever it takes to stop children
from believing and achieving their dreams. In this beautifully illustrated
picture book, Wylde takes your child into his boundless imagination as
he fights off The Possible Police. Join him as he inspires children to
truly believe and teaches them that no one can stop them from doing
what they dream.
About the Author:
Wylde Scott is a Traveler, Storyteller, and Champion of children’s imagination whose goal is to entertain and inspire children to follow their dreams and explore their imaginations. He was born on a mountain top, somewhere between the beginning of time and the clock’s bell last night. His father was the stars and his mother the wind, they say he began with a mischievous grin. He was raised by a band of gypsies who taught him to sing and laugh and play and dance and walk and skip on the palm of his hands. He has lived and traveled all over the world, from Shanghai and Kalamazoo, to Bangkok and Timbuktu, and still has a house on the bright side of the moon. He is a sultan and matador, and knight through and through, but mostly he loves telling stories to wide- eyed, big-dreaming, belly-giggling children. “I believe children should live in the land of dreams and inhabit the world of endless possibilities for as long as possible. There will always be a long line of naysayers waiting to tell them what they cannot do. I want them to know something different.” ---Wylde Scott
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A nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-twentieth century. Through iconic photography capturing the cultural mood at the moment when social codes relaxed from the formality of the Gilded Age to the spontaneity of the jet-set era, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour takes the reader inside a world of beach parties and costume balls set in lush tropical landscapes, of rarefied resorts and fairy-tale private estates. Escape presents the visual history of the region’s outstanding getaways, chronicling their transformations from pristine idyllic settings to personalized retreats where responsibilities could be left behind. Joseph Urban, Oliver Messel, Paul Rudolph, and other talented designers made these dreams reality, relying on regional design traditions to express the spirit of places like Antigua, Barbados, Cuba, and Jamaica, and sometimes inventing a new vernacular using fantasy imagery to emphasize the notion of escape from the pressures of urban living. Among these idealized settings blossomed the resort lifestyle of international celebrities, from Marjorie Merriweather Post to Babe Paley, Princess Margaret to David Bowie, whose escapades are spectacularly captured in these pages to make the region’s bygone glamour come alive.
About the Author:
Hermes Mallea is an architect and a partner in M(Group), a design firm based in New York. He studied at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is the author of Great Houses of Havana.
Diane von Furstenberg
is one of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time:
fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her
extraordinary story spans decades and countries, but through it all, she
remained true to herself, and true to the kind of woman she wanted to be. In
her intimate new memoir, THE WOMAN I
WANTED TO BE, Diane shares the inspiring lessons she’s learned on the path
to becoming a modern icon.
“Love is life is
love,” she says, and this theme holds throughout THE WOMAN I WANTED TO BE. “I don’t
think there is anything more important—love of family, love of nature, love of
travel, love of learning, love of life in every way.” This shines in every
story she tells, from her adventures as a jet-set princess to an inside look
into the highs and lows of her business, and intensely personal reflections on
her most important relationships. Diane’s remarkable ability to
reinvent herself and her business while staying true to her passion is a
powerful lesson for any reader.
The book is divided
into two sections, “The Woman I Am,” which details important elements of
Diane’s life and personality, and “The Business of Fashion,” which chronicles
her legendary career. In six unique chapters, Diane reflects on her Roots, Love, and Beauty as
well as the three distinct phases of her professional life: The American Dream, which covers her
success as a young European princess turned American fashion designer; The Comeback Kid, which details her
relaunching her business and the iconic dress that started it all; and The New Era, in which she reflects on
the modern world of DVF and creating a legacy that will live beyond her.
Forty years after the
wrap dress changed the lives of newly independent American women, so much has
changed. But for Diane, the most important things—love, life, and an endless
curiosity about the world around us—have always been the same. Reading THE WOMAN I WANTED TO BE is like having
an intimate conversation with a modern day muse. Diane’s honest words about her
journey will inspire us all to think about who we want to become and how to
build to a moment when we can look back and reflect on a beautiful past.
About the Author:
von Furstenberg first entered the fashion world in 1972 with a
suitcase full of jersey dresses. Two years later, she created the wrap dress,
which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of
women. By 1976, she had sold over a million of the dresses and was featured on
the cover of Newsweek. After a hiatus from
fashion, Diane re-launched the iconic dress that started it all in 1997,
reestablishing her company as the global luxury lifestyle brand that it is
today. DVF is now sold in over 55 countries. In 2005,
Diane received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion
Designers of America (CFDA) for her impact on fashion, and one year later was
elected the CFDA’s president, an office she continues to hold. In 2012, Diane
was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes
Magazine. She is the author of Diane: A Signature Life.
About the Interviewer:
Emmy nominated journalist, Ana B. Remos has had a distinguished career across two continents with leading names in magazines, television and newspapers. From fashion icons Roberto Cavalli and Carolina Herrera, cultural figures Fernando Boteroand entertainment headliners Gwyneth Paltrow and Sharon Stone to Aerin Lauder, Mikhail Gorbachev and Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia, she has been led into their private worlds, sharing their successes, disappointments and personal experiences. Growing up in Europe, of parents who were in the Foreign Service, she gained a passion for the world of global communications, different cultures, and searching for the finest in life. She began her career in Madrid, seeing the world of fashion first hand as a model, then moving on to host Operación Torpedo or El Tragabolas (cultural contests for young people) for Spain’s TVE, and later, as producer. Miami was next on tap. She has been a guide to the luxury lifestyle and chronicler of the lives of leading figures in society, politics, fashion, culture, business and European nobility as editor of the most widely read “people” section in Knight Ridder’sMiami Herald, a “must read” for a who’s who”. At the same time, she became a correspondent for top publishing companies ranging from Vogue and Hola to Ocean Drive among many others. She is equally well known in television as the producer and host of El Círculo, a weekly TV magazine that featured the lifestyle of the international jet set. Her newest passion is azureazure, which she founded, a curated online guide to the global luxury lifestyle and the people behind it.
A year ago Thorn’s son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help, Thorn jumps into action, setting off for North Carolina. But before Thorn arrives, he’s intercepted by a federal agent who informs him he’s too late—Flynn had been acting as an informant for the FBI, and when his traitorous acts were discovered, he was summarily executed.
The agent proposes a scheme to catch Flynn’s killer using Thorn as bait. Thorn, full of rage, accepts the job if only to get his hands on his son’s killer. The mission takes him to a small town where the gang is holed up, planning an attack on a hog farming operation that has been polluting local rivers and spreading illness through the area.
Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he’s been told is true, and the trap they’re setting isn’t for Flynn’s killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn’s ever met. She’s on her own crusade of vengeance, and she and Thorn make an uneasy alliance. With her help Thorn uncovers a conspiracy that stretches far beyond this small Carolina town.
About the Author:
James W. Hall is the author of 18 novels. Thirteen of which, like his most recent Going Dark, feature a hardcore loner named Thorn, who makes a meager living tying bonefish flies. Thorn, and his private eye pal, Sugarman, have teamed up in a dozen books to thwart animal smugglers, cruise ship hijackers, rogue medical experimenters, and other assorted villains. For a man who simply wants to be left alone to contemplate the island light and sweet sea breezes of Key Largo, Thorn has been drawn into a long string of adventures to right wrongs and avenge the deaths of his friends, relatives and lovers and has taken innumerable gashes and wounds and scars in the process.
Hall’s non-fiction work includes Hot Damn! a collection of personal essays he wrote for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s Sunshine Magazine, as well as some he wrote for the Washington Post and The Miami Herald. His most recent non-fiction effort is Hit Lit which is an analysis of twelve of the most commercially successful novels of the last century and the dozen features those books have in common.
Starting out his writing life as a poet, Hall published four collections of poetry, three of them with Carnegie-Mellon University Press. His poems appeared in Poetry, American Scholar, North American Review, Antioch Review, Poetry Northwest, and many other literary magazines.
Hall is also the author of two collections of short stories. Paper Products, and Over Exposure, an ebook that contains his Edgar Award winning short story, The Catch.
Several of his novels were optioned for film and Hall wrote the screenplays for two of those projects, Bones of Coral, MGM-Pathe, Gruscoff-Levy Producers. (Co-writer, Les Standiford) And Under Cover of Daylight, (screenplay), Nelson Entertainment, Red Bank Studios Producers. He also wrote a television series pilot for Renfield Productions.
“A splendid, highly readable collection that reflects substantial new research and findings on Hispanic influence in Florida.”—Ralph Lee Woodward, author of Central America: A Nation Divided “Deeply researched and sweeping across five centuries, La Florida is admirably multi- and interdisciplinary in approach and features a truly distinguished lineup of authors. Topics range from flora and fauna to archaeology and early chronicles, to politics high and low, to literature, art, architecture, music, food and foodways, and of course to the diverse and often fascinating people who made them.”—Richmond F. Brown, editor of Coastal Encounters Commemorating Juan Ponce de León’s landfall on the Atlantic coast of Florida, this ambitious volume explores five centuries of Hispanic presence in the New World peninsula, reflecting on the breadth and depth of encounters between the different lands and cultures.
The contributors, leading experts in a range of fields, begin with an examination of the first and second Spanish periods. This was a time when La Florida was an elusive possession that the Spaniards were never able to completely secure; but Spanish influence would nonetheless leave an indelible mark on the land. In the second half of this volume, the essays highlight the Hispanic cultural legacy, politics, and history of modern Florida and expand on Florida’s role as a modern transatlantic cross roads.
Melding history, literature, anthropology, music, culture, and sociology, La Florida is a unique presentation of the Hispanic roots that run deep in Florida’s past and present and will assuredly shape its future.
About the Editors:
Viviana Díaz Balsera, professor of Spanish at the University of Miami, is the author of The Pyramid under the Cross and Calderón y las quimeras de la Culpa. Rachel A. May, professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies and director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida, is the author of Terror in the Countryside.
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About the Author:
Ernesto Ortiz is the founder and director of Journey to the Heart, a company dedicated to uplifting consciousness and the well-being of people. He is a noted artist, author, facilitator, teacher, and therapist. During the past 25 years, Ernesto has facilitated hundreds of workshops and seminars in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, the Caribbean, Indonesia, Egypt, the UK, Mexico, and South America. His deep and intimate connection with the Akashic Records began in 1993 after being deeply touched by the material, seeing his life transformed and assisting numerous Akashic Records classes. With guidance from the Master, he started teaching in 1997. Ortiz has two children and lives in Miami, Florida.