September 2022 Program - Terry Lewis - "The Revolution within the Revolution"

Post date: Sep 04, 2022 5:59:19 PM

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., Wakulla County Historical Society will host the Honorable Judge Terry Lewis as guest speaker for our monthly meeting at the County Public Library, located at 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. His talk will be “The Revolution within the Revolution.” It is the story of how a small band of radicals in Philadelphia used propaganda, political sleight of hand and coercion to overthrow the recently elected government of Pennsylvania and replace it with one more favorable to independence. Terry Lewis was a Florida trial judge for 30 years. He is now in private practice with the firm of Messer Caparello, focusing on arbitrations and mediations. His professional awards include Judge of the Year, Florida Law Related Education Association – 1993 and 2013, Judge Harvey Ford Leadership Award - 1996, and Trial Judge of the Year Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, Tallahassee Chapter - 2000.

Shortly after Terry became a judge, he began work on a novel. Seven years later, his first novel, Conflict of Interest, was published in 1997.  He followed that with two more novels, all legal thrillers, set in or near Tallahassee. His first historical thriller Incognito, was released in 2021. It is set in 1776 Philadelphia, and revolves around a plot to assassinate key leaders of the Continental Congress. It received book awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in three categories: Bronze in Historical Fiction; Gold in General Fiction and Gold in Mystery /Suspense. His most recent legal thriller, Fast Break, was just released in May of this year. In Fast Break, Kate Marston has landed a high-profile case that could make her career -- or break it. Her client is a controversial judge charged with murder.

Terry is a past board member of Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter and served on the advisory board for the Florida Book Awards. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Fran, and their Border Collie Mix, Pepper. Outside of writing he enjoys a good game of tennis or basketball.

For more information about this program, call the Historical society at 850-926-1110.