Lister gives back with book-signing, River Day Celebration


"Blood Sacrifice" recently earned the Wewahitchka author his second Florida Book Award.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:29 AM.

Wewahitchka author Michael Lister is celebrating an award by giving back to the area that informs so much of his writing.

In addition to a book signing Friday at the No Name Café in Port St. Joe, Lister will be part of a River Day Celebration on Saturday at Gaskin Park, at the end of Lake Grove Road in Wewahitchka.

He will also donate a portion of book profits from his award-winning novel to an organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River and Bay.

Lister recently won his second Florida Book Award, a Silver Medal in Popular Fiction, for the fifth volume in his John Jordan mystery series, “Blood Sacrifice.”

Lister won a Bronze Medal in General Fiction for “Double Exposure” in 2009.

The Silver Medal was of particular import because the John Jordan series is the springboard for everything Lister has written in the past 15 years.

“It was really a surprise,” Lister said. “It meant so much to me. That was so special. I didn’t see it coming. I was just thrilled.”

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