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Pine Island author, J.D. Daniels, to release first novel

March 6, 2014
Special to the Reporter ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Bert's Pine Bay Gallery is excited to present awarding-winning local author J.D. Daniels, as she celebrates the release of her first novel, Through Pelican Eyes.

Daniels` fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary publications. She received a prize for poetry from Emerson College/Cambridge University, is listed in the Iowa Arts and Poets & Writers Directories and is an active member of PEN Women of Southwest Florida. Her poetry has been choreographed to dance and has inspired painters and clay artists at ArtPoems, a Southwest Florida poet/artist collaboration.

Her book, The Old Wolf Lady: A Biography, was published in 2005 by a grant from The Iowa Arts Council. Daniels was awarded her doctoral degree for her collection of poems, Currents That Puncture, and is co-founder and an editor of Prairie Wolf Press Review. After her June reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa, of Say Yes, her book of poetry published in 2013, it was listed No. 1 on the local best-seller list.

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Pine Island author J.D. Daniels. PHOTO PROVIDED.

Matlacha and Pine Island have been inspiring her writing for over ten years.

The public is invited to attend a Grand Celebration that is worthy of this pivotal event in the author's life at a Launch Party hosted by Bert's Pine Bay Gallery in Matlacha on Friday, March 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Through Pelican Eyes and Say Yes will be offered for sale and Daniels will be available to autograph them.

Refreshments will be served, compliments of Bert's Bar & Grill. For more information please email The celebration will be followed by a Reading/Book signing on March 19 at the new CW Fudge Factory in Matlacha at 7 p.m.



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