Pauline Hayton at SWFL Reading Festival

March 4, 2022

(Naples, FL) Pauline Hayton, author of the novella Grandma Rambo on which the eponymous 1C podcast show is based, will appear at the famed Southwest Florida Reading Festival tomorrow, Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Hayton is the beloved author of a dozen fiction and nonfiction works, including Naga QueenStill Pedaling, and A Corporal’s War: The WWII Adventures of a Royal Engineer. Her appearances are always filled with laughter and insight.

The festival takes place in the Fort Myers River District, 2450 First Street, Fort Myers, Florida. Best-selling authors included in this year’s line-up are Tim Dorsey, Tom Cooper, M.E. Hilliard, J.A. Jance, Kate Quinn, Brad Taylor, Shauna Robinson, and more.

The Southwest Florida Reading Festival’s mission is to:

  • Celebrate the importance of reading.
  • Bring the finest literary talent to the community of Southwest Florida.
  • Encourage in adults, teens and children an interest in, and love of, literature by providing quality events featuring popular authors in multiple venues.
  • Promote lifelong learning and school reading readiness by raising awareness of the library’s services and its role in the community’s quality of life.
  • Build continuing regional partnerships among libraries and between libraries and other community organizations by cooperatively presenting a large, quality literary event.
  • Promote public libraries as centers for recreational reading,
    information, technology, and the arts.

Lee County Library System produces the Reading Festival to inform the community about the resources and services available at their local libraries and remind them these resources and services are free with a library card. For more information, visit

Grandma Rambo is a scripted podcast comedy show based on the novella by Pauline Hayton. The show, released in 2021, tells the story of firecracker Brenda Maxwell recovering her mojo abroad after beating cancer and celebrating her 60th birthday. It is produced by 1C Productions, Inc.