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Please join Florida Writers Association-Wesley Chapel on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00am – 12:00 pm for an interesting presentation by Annette Mardis. The meeting will be held at New Tampa Regional Library. 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Tampa, FL 33647-2581. 813-273-3652.
For more information about Florida Writers Association, go to http://www.floridawriters.net or contact Cindy Campbell, the Wesley Chapel group leader via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A veteran of 30 years of newspaper work, Annette Mardis ended her second go-round with Media General in fall 2012. For now, she's doing freelance book editing and Internet writing and working on two books while also volunteering as an animal educator at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Annette, a native of St. Pete, has a degree in mass communications from USF. She spent almost 10 years at the Clearwater Sun, then 19 at The Tampa Tribune.
Annette has written about crime and punishment; education; religion; music; fashion; local, state and national news; human interest stories; personality profiles; and a number of other topics. She left the Sun as its city editor; designed regional news sections while at The Tribune, and was a front-line bureau editor there, too. In addition to her writing and editing, she also spent four years volunteering at a nearby elementary school. She’s also written book reviews for The Tribune and tbo.com and worked with Community Consolidated Editing Center in Tampa, where she edited stories, wrote headlines, head decks and cutlines, proofed pages and whatever else was needed for a number of small local newspapers.