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Local Author to Host Social Hour on September 21

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Over the last 20 years, Ron P. Whittington has worked as a ghostwriter (--with two national best-selling books) and his freelance writing has appeared in several regional publications including Texas Business, Texas Monthly, Miles Media, Water’s Edge, Jacksonville Magazine, Beson Publications, and The Florida Times Union.

Ron began his writing career after receiving his degree from Georgia State University in 1982--working as a reporter with CNN Radio in Atlanta and later joining the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Journal as a reporter and researcher. He entered the public relations profession in 1986 when he joined the Dallas Chamber of Commerce as a media relations manager. Since that time, he has been a publications editor and media manager for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, served as the Olympic Information Officer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and served as the spokesman for Jacksonville’s electric authority, JEA. Whittington also served as a field public information officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, periodically assigned to disasters throughout the U.S. Ron joined London-based Mulberry Marketing and Public Relations in 2011 as a senior account representative.

After years of ghostwriting, Ron has published two of his own books! Second Strike (2010) follows businessman Parker Glynn as he tries to lose his past only to discover a terror cell poised to strike America in the months after 9/11. After the death of his family in the attack on the Twin Towers, Glynn ends up in northeast Florida where he discovers a terror cell is planning a second strike. The end game: a diabolical attack planned in Jacksonville to show that no city is out of Al-Qaeda’s reach.Fate offers Glynn one last chance at revenge and redemption. But will he be able to save his country, his new love…and his own eternal soul?

In sequel (Doppleganged), “Embattled businessman Parker Glynn is tasked with uncovering the truth behind an experimental device designed to fulfill one’s deepest desires but soon finds himself fighting for his life. Fans of suspense will enjoy Doppelgänged, which takes readers on an exciting trip into a world rife with intrigue, conspiracy and lust.” Alison Trinidad, Reviewer, Jacksonville Magazine

Both Second Strike and Doppleganged are now available for order at any Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide, and this St Augustine bed and breakfast is delighted that Ron will host his third social hour on our bayfront veranda on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7 pm. He will do a reading from his latest book, and he always has tips for budding writers! Click here to check availability and book your room now!

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