In-Person Book Signing with local Florida Author Ginger Pinholster



Come and join us as we host Ginger Pinholster, here at Writer's Block Bookstore in Winter Park for an in-person event and signing on her latest book, Snakes of St. Augustine!

This event is free for all to attend, but RSVPs are required. Please RSVP by signing up for a free general admission ticket or general admission with the book, prices at 20% off!

If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy, please follow the link here, and add in the notes you would like a signed copy.


"... Take the leap: fall in love with Jazz, with Serena, with Fletch, with Rocky – maybe even with a ball python or a dusky pygmy rattler.” ~ Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise and In the Midnight Room

The theft of Trina Leigh Dean’s beloved snakes – including a rare Eastern indigo named Unicorn, Banana Splits the yellow ball python, and Bandit the banded king snake – coincides with the disappearance of a troubled young man named Gethin Jacobs. While his sister Serena searches for him, she gains an unlikely accomplice – Jazz, a homeless community college student. Meanwhile, Trina’s friend Fletch, a burnt-out cop, scours St. Augustine, Florida, for the stolen snakes. His quest puts Fletch on a dangerous collision course with Gethin, raising questions about community, family, and the power of compassion.


Ginger Pinholster likes to say that turtles find her. A volunteer member of Florida’s Volusia Turtle Patrol, she earned her M.F.A. degree from Queens University of Charlotte and a B.A. from Eckerd College. Her first novel, City in a Forest, won a Gold Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association in 2020. A resident of Ponce Inlet, she serves as vice president for communications at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.


BOOK CLUB FAVORITE: Inspired by a real-life tragedy involving the late Jason Harrison, a man living with psychosis whose mother made a fateful call to the police, Snakes of St. Augustine takes a timely look at neurodiversity, discrimination, and the power of compassion, family, and belonging.

FOR LIT-FIC FANS WHO WANT TO LAUGH AND CRY: Readers will be rooting for Ginger Pinholster's scrappy, unforgettable characters, who survive on Florida's frayed edges, embroiled in a drama that is both heartbreaking and hilarious, in Snakes of St. Augustine.

LYRICAL PROSE: Award-winning author Ginger Pinholster (Snakes of St. Augustine) "is a master of detail, both physical and emotional, and in her masterful hands, even lives tragically touched by mental illness attain poetry and meaning," writes Jennie Erin Smith, author of Stolen World.

A PAGE-TURNER WITH A BIG HEART: Described by Mickey Dubrow (American Judas) as "an engaging novel about desperate love and pilfered snakes," Snakes of St. Augustine takes readers on a wild ride through Florida's dense saw palmetto jungles and gritty tourist strips as a woman struggles to save her troubled brother.

SENSITIVE DEPICTION OF NEURODIVERSITY: The book touches on the challenges of being neurodiverse and living with someone with neurodiversity.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
316 N. Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Snakes of St. Augustine By Ginger Pinholster Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646033829
Availability: Usually Ships in 7-10 Business Days
Published: Regal House Publishing - September 12th, 2023

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