North Florida Writers G and H

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Below is a listing of all the Northeast Florida published authors we can find or have been told about with the last names beginning with the letters G and H. If you are a published northeast Florida author and your name isn’t listed please use our CONTACT US form and let us know we would be happy to add you.

Lisa Gastineau (YA/Fantasy/Horror)
St. Augustine, Fl
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The Crystal Garden Saga
Frozen Reflection – May 2012
Quaking Tower – Book 2 – Nov 2012
Gusty Proposals – Book 3 – Oct 2013
Drowned Voice – Book 4

Shadows of the Mind (A Horror Anthology) (Co-Edited with Doris Ross and Tricia Sparks)- Originally published 2012 – re-released March 2014

Tim Gilmore (Historical Non-Fiction/Poetry)
Jacksonville, Fl (another native-born and raised in Jacksonville)
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Flights of Crows: Poems, 2002-2006 – June 2006
Horoscopes for Goblins: Poems, 2006-2009 – Aug 2012
Ghost Compost: Strange Little Stories – Jan 2013
This Kind of City: Ghost Stories and Psychological Landscapes – April 2013
Doors in the Light and the Water: The Life and Collected Works of Empty Boat – July 2013
Stalking Ottis Toole: A Southern Gothic – July 2013
The Ocean Highway at Night – April 2014
In Search of Eartha White, Storehouse for the People – Sept 2014
The Mad Atlas of Virginia King – Sept 2015
Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity – July 2016
The Book of Isaiah – September 2017
Goat Island Hermit: The State of Florida vs. Rollians Christopher – August 2018

Cindi Handley Goodeaux (Poetry/Children’s Fiction)
Jacksonville, Fl

Swimming in my Soul: A Collection of Poetry – Nov 2014

Jellibean Adventures Series
The Adventures of Princess Jellibean – Book 1 – Oct 2018
Mama’s Map – Book 2 – Jul 2019

Grandpa Moon – Feb 2019

Teri Youmans Grimm (Poetry)
Jacksonville, Fl

The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets“(Sept 2013) as a contributor, “Homegrown in Florida” (2012) as a contributor, “Dirt Eaters (Contemporary Poetry Series)” – Jan 2014 and “Becoming Lyla Dore” – April 2016 – available on Amazon.

Jill Handler Grens (Children’s Books)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
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The Bird Dog And The Bird – Sept 2016
Grump the Ump – (Only available for purchase from the author’s website)

Nancy Haddock (Cozy Mysteries/Fantasy)
St. Augustine, Fl
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Oldest City Vampire Series
La Vida Vampire – 2008
Last Vampire Standing – 2009
Always the Vampire – 2011

Silver Six Mystery Series
Basket Case – 2015
Paint the Town Dead – 2016
A Crime of Poison – 2017

Jay Hamilton (Non-Fiction)
Worthington Springs, Fl
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HOW TO BUY A CAR Without Losing Your Shirt – 2015
Exerting Influence: A Political Primer for Millennials, Even Those Too Young to Vote – 2016
The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Grow Your Business, Increase Sales, and Expand Your Brand! – 2016
Solar Energy On A Shoestring Budget – 2018

Jane Hartenstein – (Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction)
St. Augustine, Fl

Voices – 2011
A Witch’s Voice – 2014

Karen G Harvey (Non-Fiction)
St Augustine, Fl

Alexandria. A Pictorial History – 1977 (Co-Author with Ross Stansfield Harvey)
St. Augustine and St. Johns County: A Pictorial History– May 1980
America’s First City: St. Augustine’s Historic Neighborhoods – Jan 1997
Oldest Ghosts: St. Augustine Haunts – Jan 2001
Daring Daughters: St. Augustine’s Feisty Females, 1565-2000 – Jul 2002
Five Women, Five Stories St. Augustine Women – unsure when published only available on her website (stories taken from Daring Daughters)
Florida’s First Presbyterians – unsure when published only available on her website
Legends and Tales:: Anecdotal Histories of St. Augustine, Florida (American Chronicles) – Jan 2005 – Volume I and II

William “Bill” Hatfield (Sci-Fi/Fantasy/LGBTQ-Mystery)
Gainesville, Fl
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Key Notes – Short Story – 2012

Fists of Earth Series
Captive Audience Book 1 – 2011 originally published 2004
Duel Roles Book 2 – 2010
Tough Crowd Book 3 – 2015

LGBT Fiction – TNT Series
Menu for Murder Book 1 – 2012
Blown Choices Book 2 – 2016
Bare Soles Book 3 – 2017
Cheating Deaths – Book 4 – 2019

Joan Hecht (Non-Fiction)
Jacksonville, Fl
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The Journey of the Lost Boys: A Story of Courage, Faith and the Sheer Determination to Survive by a Group of Young Boys Called “The Lost Boys of Sudan” – 2005

Rebecca Heflin (Romance) [a.k.a. Barbara Dianne Farb]
Gainesville, FL

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The Promise of Change – 2011

Rescuing Lacey – 2012

Dream Come True Series
Dreams of Perfection – Book One – 2014
Ship of Dreams – Book Two – 2015
Dreams of Her Own – Book Three – 2016

Sterling University Novella Series
Romancing Dr. Love – Book One – 2017
Winning Dr. Wentworth– Book Two – 2017
Educating Dr. Mayfield – Book Three – 2017

Seasons of Northridge Series
A Season to Dance – Book One – 2018
A Season to Love – Book Two – 2020

H. Dale Herring (Fiction)
Cross City, Fl
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Bowlegs Town – 2017
book not available on Amazon but you can check out a copy at Dixie, Gilchrist, Suwannee Tech, and Jena Tech Center Libraries

Patty Howell (Romance)
Lives in Welborn, Fl
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Contributor to the Following Anthologies
No Law Against Love– 2006
Christmas Wishes: A Christmas Anthology 2006
Blue Moon Enchantment – 2006
Romance Upon A Midnight Clear: A Christmas Anthology – 2007
No Law Against Love 2 – 2008
Flames of Gold: A Christian Anthology – 2008
On A Cold Winter’s Night – 2009
The Heart of Christmas – 2013
Christmas Blessings: A Christian Anthology – 2014

Muses In the Moonlight (Once In A Blue Moon series) May 2006
The Patient Gift – Oct 2006
Entertaining Angels – Oct 2008
No Laughing Matter – Sept 2012
Noah’s Arch – Nov 2013
Heartfelt – Nov 2013
The Christmas Conflict – Nov 2013
Love, Lies, & Laughter by Patty Howell (2014-06-05) – A Christian Anthology – 2014
Street Manners – Feb 2014
Shoes in the Bible and Walking with God – March 2014
The Blessing of Forgiveness – Oct 2014

Helen D. Hill (Christian/Fiction/Mystery)
Lake City Fl
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Searching for Holy Ground – 2008

Forest Hills Series
Manny’s Gift – 2012
The Crossroads of Forest Hills – 2012
Harvest Time: In Forest Hills – 2013
Christmas at Forest Hills – 2013
Revenge at Forest Hills – 2016
Mystery at Warden Lake – 2016
A Detour – 2017

Helen remembers how her mother, Martha, proudly preserved her early writings, ‘The House That Love Built,’ and ‘The Diary,’ short stories from the 1970s which were published by Mac Fadden Publishers. – magazine

Karen Hudgins (Romance/Mystery/Suspense/History)
Jacksonville, Fl
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Best Man – Jan 2011
One Night With Zorro – 2002
Next Year’s Promise – April 2004
Tonight With Tarzan – April 2008
When Hearts Speak – July 2013
Secrets of the Heart – Nov 2017
Midnight With Maverick – Dec 2017

Rodney L. Hurst, Sr (Non-Fiction)
Jacksonville, Fl
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Old Blog: post 7 years ago
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It Was Never About a Hotdog and a CokeA Personal Account of the 1960 sit-in Demonstrations in Jacksonville Florida and AX Handle Saturday – Jan 2008
Unless WE Tell It . . . It Never Gets Told!! – Dec 2015