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Come join me at Indie Bookfest 2017!

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Before I jump into the details for the conference, I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be there! Me, my books, my bestest – Candace Knoebel, and our table will be waiting for you to stop by.  So be sure to come by and see us, especially if you like giveaways!

 

Okay and now for the details….

 

Over eighty fabulous authors, panels and workshops for both authors and readers . . . two amazing parties and a huge signing . . . where in the world can you find all of this awesomeness in one event?

Indie BookFest, of course!

This premier author-reader event, in its fifth year in central Florida, takes place September 28 ththrough October 1 st at the Westin Lake Mary.

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Indie BookFest is the only non-organization- affiliated author event to offer a dedicated Industry Day, with representatives from a variety of service companies presenting workshops, participating in panels and meeting with authors.

This year, industry reps include those from Written Word Media, Draft2Digital, Robin Reads, Bublish and more.

But IBF isn’t simply an author education conference.

We also offer an entire evening and day of Reader Appreciation panels and presentations—PLUS FanFare, an evening where the authors entertain the readers.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a three-hour signing that is free and open to the public, on Saturday from three to six.

Tickets to Indie BookFest 2017 are available now. There are several options for readers and for attending authors:

–INDUSTRY DAY Ticket: This option provides admittance to and participation in all the
panels and workshops offered on Friday, September 29th. Topics will apply to both new and established authors, as well as to others in the publishing field. This ticket allows attending authors and those interested in exploring the possibility of authorhood to participate in the entire weekend; it also includes FanFare, Reader Appreciation Day participation, the signing and Saturday night party. *Thursday night’s Dinner with the Authors is not included.

–VIP TICKET: This option provides admittance to and participation in all aspects of Indie
BookFest, including access to the entire weekend EXCEPT the Thursday night dinner available at an additional charge), including the Green Room, all panels, workshops, parties and signings. *VIP ticket holders also receive a special VIP swag bag.

–GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: This option includes access to FanFare on Friday night,
reader workshops and panels on Saturday, the three-hour signing on Saturday, and the Saturday night party, as well as access to the Swag Tables.

–YOUNG AUTHOR EVENT: The Young Author session will take place Saturday, September 30, from 9:30-11 AM. Attendees must be under 18 to attend. A panel of authors will lead the workshop, which will explore all nuances of writing and publishing a book. Very Important: This is an add-on ticket to the main event. You must purchase either a general admission/VIP or Industry Day ticket to add this event.

— THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS: Join authors from Indie BookFest
2017 as we kick off the event with a lovely buffet meal in a beautiful setting.

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For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website and Eventbrite page.

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Indie Bookfest 2014 Recap

I must confess…

I didn’t take many pictures.

For once, I chose to live in the moment. This is odd for me. I’m usually the one behind the camera, or phone, whichever is handiest.

My amazing husband picked up the slack for me. He, at random moments, snapped pictures, mostly at the most inopportune times, like when I’m making one of those ‘oh my God erase that’ faces. I think he does it on purpose, but he’ll never admit it. Between him and the bestest, Candace, I have pictures to go along with my post!

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Indie Bookfest was my second signing alongside a room full of authors, so to say that the ‘signing’ world is new to me would be a moot point. I’m still finding my comfort zone around new people, although meeting me, you’d probably never know that. I try really hard to just let it all go with the forceful reminder that they’re people too – and just like me, they too, might have the same sort of anxieties. I force myself out of my comfort zone, (mentally) hook my arm through Candace’s, and together, we brave the nerves, and wander by tables to chat with the other authors.

And ya know what?

We meet really cool people that way! This go ’round, Candace got to meet Chanda Hahn, who is one of her favorite authors! Chanda Hahn is cool peeps, if you get the chance to meet her…do it!

And now I’m getting ahead of myself…’cause that was day two, and I haven’t even told you about day one yet! *face-palm*

Okay, so before the event Peggy Sue Martinez came up with the idea to do a segment during the first day call Author Speed Dating. To say I had a moment of panic would be putting it mildly. I literally felt sick about it up until the morning of the first day of the event. When Peggy explained that we’d split up into groups at a table I almost melted on the floor in relief. Still anxious of the outcome, I put my imaginary armor on and stiffened my spine. It was only going to be an hour long – I could do that…right?

I’m not sure who drug their feet harder about it, me or Candace…we both don’t do well in those types of situations. Again, I (mentally) hooked my arm through Candace’s and we grabbed a table. Next thing I know, we were joined by Kristina Circelli, Juli Valenti and Ben Hale.

All was right in the world again.

At each five minute mark a new set of faces, readers, bloggers and aspiring authors, joined us at our table and the hour flew by.  I am, however, a little hearing impaired in my right ear now as Ben Hale’s voice is equivalent to a Bull Horn. SWITCH! Yep, Ben was the announcer of time until Peggy got her hands on a microphone. Thank you to whomever provided that to her! He he he…Just kidding, Ben – but seriously, for such a ‘quiet’ guy you can pretty loud. *snickers* Ben’s great, and an awesome table mate to keep the conversation flowing. He’s genuinely interested in learning about people, authors and readers alike. Ben has 7 books out and the best part is, ANYONE can pick them up and read them. From 7 to 700 (okay, that’s a little exaggerated, and a lot of 7’s, but you get what I mean). Ben plans on spanning out his time line of his books to cover 50,000 years. What?!?! Check out Ben Hale here.

Kristina Circelli, was the perfectly poised, wide eyed girl with a quick smile and boy is she carving a path for herself! A book in each genre is her goal, and she’s kicking some serious arse in doing it! I loved when she said “I have several books out – all different genres. My goal is to write a novel in each.”  Not only does Kristina write, but she edits too! That’s a lot of talent packed into one awesome person. Check out Kristina here!

Juli Valenti, with her hands going as she talked, provided the energy of our table. Between Juli and me, Ben got no slack – our table got jokes. But seriously, Juli for all her humor and quick com-backs writes some rip-your heart out books. She brings the ‘feels’ to her novels and smiles when she tells you ‘I write books that will make you cry’ – okay, so I’m adding my words to what she really said. Check out Juli here!

Candace, my partner in crime, well not really crime we can’t go to jail! We have books to write! Anyway….there aren’t enough adjectives for me to describe my bestest. So I’ll just use one…awesometastic! *BOOM* Mind blown right? I know! Candace has swept into the Paranormal genre, and she’s flourishing there. Building worlds is her calling – like seriously. I don’t know how she delves so deep into the worlds she’s created, but her imagination is boundless. I’m awed when I get to be the one who see’s it all first.  Check out Candace here!

 

And what kind of signing isn’t complete without an after party?

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Yep, 50’s themed, with Swing Dance lessons and everything. I left that to the people who don’t have two left feet. And like most 50’s parties, there always has to be that one rebel that smuggles alcohol in…yep we were ‘that’ group. With spiked drinks, we sat around the table cracking jokes with Heather Allen Casse NaRome, Rochelle Paige and Jacqueline Pynaert. This is what I know how to do. A small group of people, being a smart-ass and connecting to people who can zing ’em out on the fly.

The point to all of this is…I met some really awesome people and had a good time in the process.

Keep the rum silent, my friends!

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Book Signings!

Indie Girl Conn, Charleston, South Carolina Feb 21 & 22nd 2014

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Indie Girl CONN 2014

I’m a little late with this post ~ however I did do it, so that counts for something…right?

Anyway, Indie Girl CONN was fun. I met a lot of readers and bloggers and some authors!! Some of which I interact with online and was finally able to officially meet them!  Like…

Elizabeth James!
Elizabeth James!
Candace Knoebel & Stacey Brown!
Candace Knoebel & Stacey Brown!

Ok..You’ll have to excuse my weird pose, really don’t know what I was doing there. *scratches head*

I had a picture of me and Nadine Silber….for the life of me I can’t find it!! It’s like we walked right outta my phone and disappeared! Crap!

Candace Knoebel and Quinn Loftis!
Candace Knoebel and Quinn Loftis!

Yeah, so we had lots of fun and sold some books, but the best part is I got to take a mini vacation with my husband and my bestie!

We did a little sightseeing in Charleston before we headed back to Florida.

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Now that I’m home I’ve settled in and wrapped up Spelled, book 2 in the Casted Series, which means it is now officially in the hands of my Beta’s and they’ve all had nothing but GREAT things to say about it. I’m so excited to get it out to you! Only a few more weeks and I’ll have a second published title for sale. *takes deep breath* I still can’t believe it ~ life is good 🙂

How about you? What kind of upcoming awesome adventures do you have planed?