Lister gives back with book-signing, River Day Celebration

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:29 AM.

To date, Lister has had 11 novels, three short-story collections, and three non-fiction books published.

“I have written a lot of other books, but I always return to John Jordan,” Lister said. “There is a soft spot in my heart for that series. My first published novel was a John Jordan mystery and now 15 years later for the fifth book in the series to be honored in this way means so much to me.”

Lister serves on the board of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River, its tributaries and watersheds as well as Apalachicola Bay.

And as “Double Exposure” and “Blood Sacrifice” touched on issues surrounding the river and swamps that surround it, Lister saw a “great opportunity to do something.”

That something is two days of celebration of his writings and the river, with a portion of proceeds going to the Riverkeeper organization.

Lister will donate half of all profits from every copy of “Blood Sacrifice” sold this summer to the organization.

“Winning a Florida Book Award really helps boost the profile of the book and the series and the other things you have written,” Lister said. “There is no question you get a bump from that for everything you write.



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