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Friday, April 16, 2010

Mary Greenwood Exhibitor at UCF Book Festival


April 14, 2010

Mary Greenwood, Author of How To Mediate Like A Pro, winner of eleven book awards, and How To Negotiate Like A Pro, winner of six awards, is one of the exhibors at the University of Central Florida Inaugural Book Festival being held at the Arena at the UCF campus.

More than 60 national and local authors, including best-selling novelist Carl Hiassen and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, will speak at Central Florida's inaugural book festival this weekend.

Schoolchildren from Central Florida will interact with the authors on Friday, April 16. The public is invited to attend on Saturday, April 17. Participants can listen to panel discussions, receive book appraisals and purchase the authors' books, and book signings are planned for all of the authors. The event also will include children's activities. Admission and parking will be free.

The University of Central Florida's College of Education, in association with UCF's Morgridge International Reading Center, is hosting the event.

Rich Sloane, director of Community and College Relations for the College of Education, encourages students and Central Florida residents of all ages to attend the festival. The event will feature a wide variety of genres and authors.

Authors will be available to discuss their works and give audience members the opportunity to learn about their creative process and how they bring their characters to life.

Local authors who are scheduled to participate include former Orlando Sentinel columnist Bob Morris and Pat Duggins, a former reporter for WMFE-FM, Orlando's National Public Radio affiliate.

Beginning with the 1986 Challenger accident, Duggins has covered more than 100 space shuttle missions. He soon will release his second book, "Trailblazing Mars: NASA's Next Giant Leap."

UCF alumna and graphic novelist Robert Venditti, author of "The Surrogates," will host a panel discussion offering a unique look into the comic industry and what differentiates it from traditional publishing. "The Surrogates" became a movie thriller starring Bruce Willis.

"Whether you're interested in books as a creator or as a reader, events like the UCF book festival offer the best opportunity for people to interact with like-minded individuals and learn about an art form that they love," he said.

UCF professors participating in the festival include Susan Hubbard and Cecelia Rodríguez Mílanes of the English Department and Richard Lapchick, the director and endowed chair of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program.

For more information, visit http://education.ucf.edu/bookfest.

For more information, visit http://education.ucf.edu/bookfest.

Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of
How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards
Best How To Book, DIY Festival
Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category
Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards
Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category
Honorable Mention, London Book Festival
How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes
Winner of five book awards
Best National Book AWard, Law Category
Best E-Book, New York Book Festival
Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival
Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards
Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association
Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com