Serial killer Bobby Joe Long, the subject of my book, BOUND TO DIE, was executed at Florida State Prison on May 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm. I arrived at the prison on that day and was directed to a field across from the prison where police were heavily monitoring an anti-death penalty demonstration. It was being conducted like an old time religious revival meeting with singing and speeches that included remarks by priests and Long's son and daughter. She maintained cell phone contact with their mother, who was inside the prison waiting for Long to receive the lethal injection after 34 years on Death Row. Other witnesses in the prison included surviving family members of those murdered by Long and victim Lisa McVey, who had been allowed to live. When his death was announced, I did not have the expected sense of closure, but since I had been involved in researching, writing and speaking about this case for 24 years, I was relieved and thankful that justice had finally been served.
Anna Flowers

Taking a break - Film Producer Phil Nobile discusses the detailed depicting of the Long case in BOUND TO DIE .  First introduced at Bouchercon in England, the book received multiple mass media printings and was produced in hardback as a Mystery Guild book club selection.

Anna Flowers speaks at a luncheon.

Penny Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts, Inc., signs her book, "Red Hot Internet Publicity" as Anna Flowers, right, signs her new release, "Wanton Woman," during the Florida Writers' Association Conference at Lake Mary, FL.

The author, Anna Flowers,signing books at the Florida Writers' Association Conference in the Hotel Marriott, Lake Mary, FL.

Signing at the Author's Gallery, Osceola Library, Kissimmee the author talks to a true crime lover about her new book, "Wanton Woman" and the 1930s South Carolina murders.

School chums, (L-R) Faye, Dolores, Patty and niece Mary Ruth having a warm discussion at Never on Tuesday Bookstore, which took them all down Memory Lane.

Local friend, Betty Keene and Never on Tuesday bookstore owner, Corinne Mitsak talk books at Anna's signing. The book store, situated in downtown Cambridge, MD, has the charm of yesteryear with emphasis on folk art and Eastern Shore of Maryland literature. 

Cousin Irvin Rippons and his Aunt Ruth Tolley, one of the author's closest living relatives and friend since childhood, talk about old times and family history at the "Wanton Woman" signing at Never on Tuesday Bookstore in Cambridge, MD.