Piper Castillo - Clearwater Community Reporter

Clearwater Community Reporter

I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and received an English degree from Florida Atlantic University. As a community news reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, I cover north Pinellas County and also write the "Nightstand" column for the Sunday book pages. The only thing better than a good read is a day in the sun with my family.

  1. Meg Tilly
    In her own romance thrillers, she aims for both darkness and light.
  2. Steph Post, the author of "Miraculum," lives near Brooksville.
    Author Steph Post took a break from writing a crime fiction trilogy to dive into a fantasy world.
  3. Author Rob Sanders
    The author and teacher is also reading about American history.
  4. Paul Wilborn poses near La France in Ybor City. Wilborn's debut book, "Cigar City," was published in 2019.
    The author of a book of stories set in Ybor City is reading Lauren Groff, Anton Chekhov and Elmore Leonard.
  5. Kristen Hare, author of 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die.
    The author of ‘100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die’ is reading Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series.
  6. Author Nicholas Meyer
    The writer-director’s fourth novel about the detective, ‘The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols,' is based on historical events.
  7. Aaron Shulman is the author of "The Age of Disenchantments."
    The author is reading ‘City of Quartz,’ a history of Los Angeles.
  8. Iris Martin Cohen
    The author of ‘The Little Clan’ drew on her New York experiences for the novel.
  9. R.H. Herron is the author of "Stolen Things."
    The “Stolen Things” author is reading Trevor Noah’s memoir “Born a Crime.”
  10. Marci Moore is the author of "Love Letters From Your Life."
    The local author of ‘Love Letters From Your Life’ also recommends Melinda Gates’ ‘Moment of Lift.’