Book Signings!

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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I’m officially an Author!

Hi everyone!

I’m officially an author…..wow. It’s still a little surreal for me.  My debut novel Casted went live on July 30th and it’s been a whirlwind of activity since then, which is why I’m just getting around to posting about it now.  Sorry….*hangs head*

I’ve been brainstorming on promotions and just had a release party which was awesome!

I have a blog tour coming up with Kendall at Book Crazy. This is Kendall’s very first blog tour and I’m so excited that its me she’s doing it for. There’s still available space on the tour if you’re interested click the link and join in on the fun!!

I’m pretty stoked about ordering my first box of books! I have orders for the print copy and will be getting extra copies to sign and sell if anyone is interested. If you are….YAY….you can message me on Facebook, I always have Facebook up and running on my computer – it’s probably why I can’t get anything else accomplished. The link to get in touch with me is: Sonya Loveday. If you order a print copy from me it’s $9.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.

And last but not least….Casted is on sale right now on Kindle and Nook for $0.99 until August 4th…which is this Sunday!!

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On that note….I have to get ready for Indie Bookfest 2013 now…..Candace will be there with her print copies of Born in Flames!! Anyone in the Central Florida area should stop in during the afternoon session of signing….that part is free to the general public  WOOT!  The free signing will be in the Scotland ballroom (at the Buena Vista Palace in Buena Vista, FL) from 1:30-3:30pm, be sure to stop by every table … a LOT of authors have individual giveaways going on and MOST are giving away freebies and goodies.

 

I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and try to get a post in again soon so you all can see the epicness of Indie Bookfest 2013.

On that note……Happy Friday!

Anyone planning on being at Indie Bookfest too?  See ya there!