SOUTH FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES JOHN PRINCE
Monthly Meeting Features Local Writer and Indie Publisher
MIAMI, FL – The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) will host its monthly meeting for all who would like to join at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021, via Zoom. The speaker will be John Prince, creative director for Hallard Press.
“We have an extra special guest for our March meeting,” said Jonathan Rose, SFWA Program Director. “John Prince’s colorful and extensive background in writing, media, and publishing is sure to be a lively and interactive experience for our membership.”
Prince began his writing career in high school after being removed from Physics class. The school librarian, to whom he was sent for discipline, decided to make him write a one-act play as punishment.
Some six decades and millions of words later, John has written advertising copy for every media, ghostwritten books, and national political speeches, and banged out thousands of news releases and articles. He is also a creative and graphics director with international awards, as well as an avid photographer. John also had a side hustle as a broadcaster and documentary producer for CBC Radio in Canada. He has pursued his eclectic career in creative centers such as London, Toronto, New York, and Philadelphia.
John, his wife Wendy, and Andy The Cat moved to The Villages, Florida in 2017, fully aware that it was “Disney World for Seniors,” and has enjoyed every moment of living in the bubble. After a couple of years, he realized that you can only play so much pickleball, so he founded Indie publishing house, Hallard Press, in 2020 with business partner Nancy Hellekson, a former journalist and librarian.
Their goals: To help authors be successful and have fun. In 2020 Hallard Press published a dozen books ranging from a KETO diet plan to a medical mystery thriller. The lineup for 2021 is considerably larger and just as varied.
John’s other activities include woodworking, hand weaving, hiking, and meeting authors. He has never written another one-act play, dislikes Oxford commas (but uses them under duress) and loves loud classic rock.
The South Florida Writers Association encourages the community to contact us through our website at https://www.southfloridawriters.org/contact if they are interested in attending the meeting as a guest. The meeting will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to sign in a maximum of 15 minutes prior to start time.
The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational and membership organization dedicated to literary arts and support of writing and writers in our community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers in the South Florida area to encourage excellence and promote interest in literary achievements in the community. SFWA monthly meetings are held the first Saturday of every month. Due to Covid 19 Pandemic, virtual meetings will be held for members and non-members alike. To become a member, please visit: www.southfloridawriters.org.
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