Welcome to Pinellas Writers

PINELLAS WRITERS offers a congenial, supportive environment in which to read, critique, and improve writing skills. We meet every Saturday morning year round in central Pinellas County, Florida. We welcome all writers of all levels whose goal is to improve their writing, regardless of genre. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrights, screenwriters, memoirists, bloggers…all welcome!

We meet every Saturday morning. Meetings start at 9:30 and go to noon. Guests are welcome and are invited to attend a maximum of three (3) meetings before becoming a member. Only members read and critique and readings are six (6) to eight (8) minutes long, depending on how many readers there are in attendance.

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Pinellas Writers meets every Saturday morning year round at the Largo Community Center. Meeting starts at 9:30AM, breaks briefly at 10:30AM, and closes at noon. While fiction writers are in the majority, we have some great poets, playwrights, screenwriters, memoirists and bloggers. All writers of all levels are welcome.

Your are welcome to visit up to three times to see if you would like to become a member. Not all writers may find us a good fit, but most do. Annual dues are $50.00, which entitles you to read at the meetings, receive critiques on your work, and critique other writers.

The Community Center is about a quarter mile north of East Bay Drive, at 700 Alternate Keene Road. Don’t confuse this with Keene Road, which is about a mile east. Alternate Keene runs north (only) off East Bay; there’s no traffic light at the turn.

If you’re coming from Clearwater, head south on Missouri or Keene Road. Upon reaching East Bay and Missouri, turn left; at East Bay and Keene, turn right. At Alt Keene, turn north (right). Largo Community Center is on your right, across from Palms of Largo.

If you’re coming from Bay Pines or the beaches, come up Seminole Blvd, turn right at East Bay, and proceed to Alt. Keene which is just past Palms complex. Turn left (north) onto the road.

From St. Pete or Bardmoor and points south, head north on Starkey until you reach East Bay. Turn left. In about a mile, you’ll reach Alt. Keene (before the traffic light). Turn right. The center will be on your right about a quarter mile up, just past the mobile home park.

From Tampa, take the Interstate west to East Bay Drive, westbound. Follow East Bay to Alternate Keene. The last light you’ll go through before you reach Alt. Keene will be Keene/Starkey (the road changes name there). After Keene/Starky, it’s about a mile to Alt. Keene.

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Murder Go Round (A Witch City Mystery)

“Highly original and great fun. A triumph of imagination with twists and turns to delight readers.” —New York Times bestseller Carolyn Hart

A killer takes a spin through Salem . . .

Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby—even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder.

Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past—until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee’s trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What’s the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubblegum-chewing woman with fiery hair have something to do with the crime? Guided by her gift and O’Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee’s set on catching the murderer . . . before she’s sent on the darkest ride of her life.

Praise for The Witch City Mysteries

“Perfectly relaxing and readable.”– Kirkus Reviews

“This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow.” —Library Journal

“[A]n entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end.” —RT Book Reviews