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If You’re Anywhere Near
Homestead, Florida on March 13, 2013

Join Me for a Tribute to Military Wives, Families, and Veterans

I’ve wanted to find an opportunity to do a special give-away to all women associated with the military and that just wasn’t coming together. The obvious solution? Set up something special! So, here is an invitation to all former, current, and future military wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and veterans to come to the Homestead Town Hall Museum,  41 N. Krome Avenue, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. to receive a free autographed copy of my first novel, Orchids in the Snow.

Orchids is set at Barksdale Air Forces Base in the early 1980s. It centers around Air Force wife and mother Andrea Randall as she faces a year alone when her husband takes a remote assignment. Their son is a B-52 pilot like his father and their daughter is a freshman at college. The potentially boring year takes an unexpected turn as Andrea becomes socially involved with a group of younger officers and a newly arrived Air Force civilian divorcee. Like their son, these women and men are in an Air Force that is changing and as the year progresses, Andrea begins to reflect on the unwritten rules she has always accepted without question.  Orchids in the Snow is indeed, “A book for any woman who has ever wondered if she has made the right choices for her life.”

Come make an afternoon of it – have lunch or Happy Hour at one of the restaurants in Florida City or downtown Homestead, stroll across to the Veteran’s Memorial in Losner Park (next to the Seminole Theater), and/or visit the engaging Pioneer Museum on Krome Avenue in Florida City, FL. The Pioneer Museum will be open from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

In addition to parking on Krome Avenue and the side streets, there are two parking lots within walking distance of the Town Hall Museum. One lot is on Flagler Avenue across from the Redland Hotel & Whistle Stop Café and the other lot is on Washington Avenue – enter from Mowry Street.

Some of the restaurants within easy access of the Town Hall Museum are Capri Restaurant, 935 North Krome Ave, Florida City; and in Homestead, Chefs on the Run, 10 E. Mowry Dr; Casita Tejas, 27 N. Krome Ave; and the Whistle Stop Café in the Redland Hotel, 5 S. Flagler Avenue.

Who is Eligible for the Free Book?: Any woman with an association with any branch of the military, to include the Merchant Marines. Military family members  (that means moms and sisters, too), veterans, civilian employees – no matter if the association was a full career or just a few years. Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard – all are welcome.  Yes, men are welcome to also come by and get a copy for wife, mother, daughter, etc.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: The Historic Town Hall Museum 41 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030 (305) 242-4463

You can contact Charlie at if you have questions.