A Star-Studded Evening at the Flight Source Fall Festival Extravaganza

ImageAfter last year’s Flight Source International event turned out to be a phenomenal success, it’s no surprise Carol Prokap would host the event again this year. For 2012, the Flight Source Fall Festival Extravaganza will be held on October 17th, in Sarasota, Florida.




Just like last year, the event will be held at the Flight Source International Private Jet Hangar from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The hangar is located at 1244 Clyde Jones Road, on the corner of 301 and Tallevast), which is at The SRQ Airport. For more information about the location, visit www.flightsource.com or call 941-355-9585.




Advanced tickets can be purchased for $25.00 if you purchase before October 10th, by visiting http://flightsourcestudio.com/flight-source-fall-extravaganza. You may also purchase your tickets at the door on the night of the event for $30.00. Your ticket prices include 2 beverage tickets, the fashion show, live entertainment, and gourmet food and wine tastings which are provided by local restaurants and other sponsors. You will also receive 5 raffle tickets for the “Bring a new board game”, which will benefit the event’s charity, Renaissance Manor (http://caslcare.org and http://www.renaissancemanor.org). The charity provides Assisted Living and Supportive Housing Specializing in Mental Health in Sarasota.




Amidst the highlight of Florida’s event season, Carol Pokap assembles restaurateurs, artists, designers and many other local businesses at Flight Source International’s private hangar at the Sarasota Airport for one of the most illustrious charity events of the year.




Because of last year’s success, Carol Prokap and Flight Source International have brought back a few of the the vendors from the previous event, including:




Darwin’s on 4th, an upscale restaurant in the heart of Sarasota, Florida. Chef Darwin Santa Maria has two restaurants in the area, Darwin’s and Selva Grill, both of which have received critical acclaim since opening their doors. Of his restaurants, Chef Darwin says, “People today are well traveled and they have a taste for global cuisine that they expect to be exciting, new and delicious. Many travelers have discovered urban street foods in major cities around the world and have found these small plates to be a wonderful way to experience different cultures and cuisine styles. In my travels around the world, I always felt that street foods express the essence of a place. In my new restaurant I’m bringing those varied and original flavors and presentations back from the four corners of the earth for all of us to enjoy.” Darwin’s on 4th can be found at 1525 4th Street, Sarasota 34236or by visiting their website at www.darwinson4th.com.




Gabriella Chocolates & Confections, which offers some of the most delectable sweets in the region. Gabriella Chocolates & Confections offers a diverse selection of flavors, including: Chocolate Tortes, which consists of rich, chocolate cake surrounding a center of genuine Italian meringue chocolate buttercream, then surrounded by 60% dark chocolate, and ultimately, rolled in cocoa nibs. The Apricot Citrus is another favorite, where fresh lemon cake is blended with apricot compote, then covered in true cocoa butter-based white chocolate and sprinkled with orange infused sugar crystals. To experience these delicious treats for yourself, visit Gabrielle Chocolates & Confections at 3449 Technology Drive Suite 103, North Venice Florida 34275 or call for selections at 941-227-2253. To see their inventory or make an online purchase, visit www.gabriellachocolates.com.




Professional Chef, Melvin Hester, invites you to experience a personally prepared dinner at your home from his personal concierge service. Visit www.whoisyourchef.com to discover the spectrum of concierge services he offers, including shopping & travel arrangements with great discounts! Chef Melvin supports an array of charities, including the Future Farmers of America and charities that benefit HIV and AIDS research and prevention. He works as a certified HIV/AIDS counselor in the Sarasota area. For more about Chef Melvin Hester and his company, Who Is Your Chef, Inc., visit www.whoisyourchef.com or give him a call at 941-677-8070 or on his cell at 941-330-6320.




Lena Hunt of Celebritize You is a proud sponsor of this year’s Flight Source International Fall Festival Extravaganza. Visit Lena’s websites at www.lenahunt.com and www.celebritizeyou.com for PR and marketing for your business.




Contact Carol Prokap for ticket info and/or info on the Event, Sponsorships, Media Passes, vendors, and entertainment. She can be reached at CallCarol4Wine@Aol.com or by calling 239-410-8261.


Oh Gosh, Where Do I Begin? – 12/17/2011

It’s nearing the end, folks. I would say two or three more days and I’ll be finished with this book.

On to the reason why you’re even on my page – an update: Sarah tried to tell Andrew how she feels, but she just couldn’t make herself do it, and she feels horrible about it. It might just be too late to fix it because it seems Andrew has accepted that it’s over.

He is now in London, where his family is telling him to go to Sarah and make her see reason. Seems kind of funny considering just a few months ago they were afraid she was a psycho killer. lol

Andrew hasn’t really accepted it’s over, he’s just decided to kill the pain with an excessive amount of booze, a tramp at his side, and his face all over Celebrity Weekly (the tabloid news show). What he does next will either make you laugh at his stupidity or yell at the page, telling him he’s stupid. Let’s just leave it at that. More to come….

I’m Pretty Much Halfway Through The Last Chapter. – 12/14/2011

It’s so close now I can taste it! The final page is getting closer and closer. I am so excited.

Update time: Sarah is one stubborn woman. She isn’t listening to reason from anyone. What is her daughter going to say when she comes home? That’s certainly not going to turn out well.

Sarah’s best friend, Mary, is taking a trip to London, and guess who else is planning a trip? That isn’t going to turn out well, either. 

Every one of Sarah’s friends is telling her what an idiot she is. Trevor is trying to talk her into calling Andrew. It’s just not going to happen. She has made up her mind, or is she, deep down, having doubts? Only she knows that, and, well, so do I. 🙂

I guess you’ll just have to wait and find out the drama that is about to unfold as the rest of this last chapter progresses. I’m telling you, you’re going to want to know what happens, but the ultimate outcome will have to wait until the sequel. HA HA! More to come…

Is It Saturday Already? – 11/26/2011

So, I spent most of the day getting my name on just about every author/publisher social site. The more exposure I get, the better my chances of getting a publisher to look at my work. Wish me luck!

Update: Sarah got herself out this latest mess. Thanks, Chris. He could have blown her secret right out of the water, but he chose his love for her over sabotage. What a nice guy.

Karen thinks she going to play games again. She may want to start trouble. She really likes to put doubt in Andrew’s head about Sarah. Not this time. He told her off, once and for all. That doesn’t mean she’s going to quit. I think she may try to get to the bottom of this “rumour”.

Andrew and Sarah have talked things out and everything is peachy in Andrew-Sarah Land again. It’s just the way it should be, right? More to come….

I think 20 chapters is good for this book. The sequel will really get down to business, and I know this one is going to be major, which means I can stop looking for a crappy job I won’t like anyway, and work, full-time, on the second one, while I rake in the bucks from the sales of this one. HA! HA! Hey, a girl can dream, right? 🙂

Friday! – 11/25/2011

Okay, I did write on Wednesday (and yesterday was Thanksgiving), but it was late, so I decided to keep the suspense. I told you it was about to blow up and it did.

The paparazzi told the whole country that Sarah and Chris had slept together a second time. Misinformation…or is it? You’ll have to read the book to find out for sure.

Andrew saw the gossip show and lost it…he pretty much broke it off with Sarah, but realised he needed to get the whole story, and the best place to get the truth was from the other source…Chris. He knew Chris would tell him the truth. Did Chris spill his guts and tell Andrew he had slept with Sarah a second time? Another piece of information that won’t be revealed unless you read the book.

It’s getting close, you guys…it will be finished before the end of the year, then it will be time to send out letters to publishers while I edit…then I can start working on the sequel….any suggestions on a title for the sequel? I have no ideas at this time. Help me out! 🙂

Tuesday! – 11/22/2011

Okay, I really messed up yesterday’s post title. Yesterday was Monday, not Sunday. Where is my brain? lol

Time for a major update: I haven’t quite made it to Chapter 19. Not just yet, but I’m close. I do have to stop when I start making more typos than actual coherent sentences. My brain starts running faster than my fingers want to type and then the roles reverse. It’s a mess, so it’s best to just put it away until I’m fully lucid. The whole scene is still up there. The words are there. I have been playing them out in film format for two days now. They aren’t going to disappear.

Sarah got home from the airport and had a nice, long chat with Chris. It went well. They finally worked all of their crap out. He loves her, but he really realizes that she will never love him as much as she loves Andrew. He’s as okay with it as he’s going to get.

At work, Valerie is cool and calm; concerned for her friend and employee. She just wants to make sure Sarah is really doing what she feels in her heart and that it’s the right thing. Chris has spoken to her about his feelings for Sarah and how he knows he has to let her go, and Valerie just wants Sarah to know she supports her decision.

At lunch, the girls at work take Sarah to a strip club as her bachelorette party. That was a total shock, but they all had a great time. When they got back to the office, Andrew was calling her. She thought he would be mad that she was looking at other men, half naked, but he found it to be the most hilarious thing he had heard in his life. It just confirmed their love for one another.

Tomorrow…the BIG scene…the scene that could change everything. Will it? Will what happens next really tear everything apart for Sarah and Andrew for good, or will it make them stronger? More to come….

Four Days? Really? – 11/19/2011

I am so so sorry. I did write a little the other day, but it was just a sex scene, so I didn’t figure I would post about that. With all of these delays and interruptions going on in my life the past few days, I’m wondering if I’m going to have this book finished by the end of the year. Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.

Here we go: Chris and Sarah are getting their friendship back on track after the mishap with the paparazzi. He went home, but he decided he should come back and make amends with Sarah. After all, he loves her and, although she won’t admit it again, she loves him, too.

Andrew and Sarah are still happy as little mud ducks, being all “ooey-gooey”, as Nina calls it. Sarah refuses to tell Andrew about her and Chris. It’s just easier on everyone if she doesn’t. More to come…

Thursday! – 11/10/2011

Yes, it was a TVD night, but I started writing early, and my download of tonight’s episode was good on the first try, so I was able to write for another hour after. I am now on the verge of beginning Chapter 18 and I’m so happy. This book will be finished before the end of the year. I can feel it.

So, we know how Chris failed at his attempt to mortifying Sarah and cause problems at the museum, but once they were home, Chris tried his hand at insulting her. He basically called her a liar and she went off on him, physically. Yes, this time it was Sarah who pummelled Chris. He so deserved it, but Saint Andrew calmed her down and convinced her to apologise for beating the crap out her friend, no matter what he had said or done.

Maybe they’re back on track. Who knows! It’s obvious Nina, Sarah’s daughter, can’t stand Chris for putting her mother in the hospital, but Andrew, our saint, reminded her that Chris, too, loves Sarah and is doing everything in his power to get her to love him back that way she loves Andrew. He is just too much. 😀 

Tomorrow, Chapter 18 begins. I’m looking at 20 Chapters here. We’ll see what happens. More to come….

Wednesday! – 11/09/2011

I wasn’t able to write last night as I had orientation for my new holiday job at Macy’s. Tonight, however, I started early and got a lot of writing done.

WOW! Chris really stuck his foot in this one. What a disaster that plan was. As hard as he tried to cause a catastrophe to  get Sarah to run off in horror from the news crew that showed up for a new exhibit during a “family” museum visit, it didn’t work. It completely backfired on him. The media loved Andrew, and his impromptu donation to the museum. The crowd loved Sarah and she enjoyed all of it. And when it was all over, she showed Chris just how much she was disgusted by his actions.

Apparently, no matter how hard he tries to get Andrew and Sarah apart; no matter what he does or says, it’s only going to bring the two of them closer together. More to come, obviously….

1 November, 2011

It has been a couple of days. I apologize, again. This eye strain is really bugging the crap out of me.

First things first…I spent a good part of the day updating my website. I added links to my playlist so all of you can click on songs you like. The links will take you directly to the song’s YouTube page, this way you can listen to a song while you’re stalking my website. 🙂 I also added the video my good friend, Carlos Bello, made as a promo for the book. It’s at the top of my synopsis page. One other thing, I added a drawing from the video of, I’m going to say it’s Andrew. He looks like how I described Andrew. I’m sure there will be more updates in the coming days and weeks.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween and got lots of candy. Now send some my way because I didn’t get any.   😦 lol (kidding.

On to my update. Andrew has officially broken it off with Sarah, but has he really made the right decision? His best friend thinks he’s an idiot, afraid he’s going to go off the deep end like he did with his last ex. Andrew’s feelings for Sarah are much stronger than they were for Natalie (his ex), so the possibility that he loses it is very real. I guess we’ll have to see. In the meantime, Sarah has a melt-down and when it’s over, she realizes she is going to be okay. Things begin to go back to normal for her. She’s back to living her quiet, boring, routine life, just the way it’s supposed to be, right? Not so fast, folks…it’s going to get a lot more intense and filled with a lot more drama; more than anyone expected and far more than anyone wants. But, I’ve said this before, it wouldn’t be a great novel without lots of drama. Of course, Chris is standing by Sarah’s side through all of this. What a good “friend”, huh? What about that, anyway? Hmm…..more to come….