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Local Author Event at The Sands Outlet in PA on August 5!

Folks, if you are in the Lehigh Valley area, there will be 24 local authors, myself included, selling and signing copies of their books at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA on August 5. See details below.

If you decide to come out and support local authors, note that not all of us take credit cards yet. As soon as time permits, I might break down and get the Square because, as we all know, it’s hip to be square.

Come out to The Sands Outlets in August and see us! Much gratitude to Larry Deibert for organizing this marvelous event.

Sands Outlet Local Author Event

Local Authors Day at the Sands Outlets – Bethlehem, PA

Thanks to the efforts of Larry Deibert, I am pleased to announce Local Authors Book Signing at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA. Saturday, August 5th, 2017 from 10AM-4PM.

The purchase of a book from one of the authors listed below will include a coupon book for discounts at The Outlets Stores. Thank you for supporting local authors! More info to follow. Stay tuned!

Larry L. Deibert-Vampire, Paranormal, Time Travel, Fantasy-Christmas, Military Romance

Janet Stafford-historical Fiction (American Civil War era) & Contemporary Romance.

Phil Giunta-Speculative Fiction (science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy).

Christina Paul-historical and Contemporary Romance.

Barbara Wall Steingas-Self-Help, Inspirational & Children’s Books

Mary Ellen Springsteen-Young adult, Adult Suspense Mystery

Paige Dearth-Horror

Ellwyn Autumn-Children’s Fantasy and Picture Books

Jack Hillman-Young Adult

Barbara Morgan-Illustrated Children’s Books

Jocelyn Cordes (Plum McCauley)-Children and Fantasy

Sharon Villone Riccione-Adult Literary Fiction

Michael Pogach-Dystopias & Thrillers

James Hockenberry-Historical Thrillers

Fritz Sprandel-True Adventure

Mary Shafer-Historical, Weather and How-To Non-fiction

Othy Jones-Historical Fantasy Adventure

A.E. Decker-Young Adult Fantasy

Sally Paradysz-Memoir

Carol L. Wright-Bethlehem Writers Group Anthologies Mystery

Sonya Christman-Mystery Thriller

K. Edwin (Keith) Fritz-Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Psychological Thrillers

Brenda Havens-Children’s Picture Books

Kate A. Brandes-Women’s Fiction with an eco-bent.

Getting Closer To The Write Stuff

The Greater Lehigh Valley Group’s annual writers conference, The Write Stuff, is just over two months away.  The conference will take place March 23-25 at the Best Western Hotel in Bethlehem, PA.

Our keynote speaker will be Michael Hauge. Michael is a story and script consultant, author, and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on screenplays, novels, movies, and television projects. He has coached writers, producers, stars and directors for every major film studio and network. Read Michael’s interview on the Write Stuff Conference blog.

Kathryn Craft will be conducting workshops on Friday and Saturday of our conference. Kathryn writes stories that seek beauty and meaning at the edge of darkness. Rich with material for further thought or discussion, her novels make a great choice for book clubs. Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, Kathryn served for more than a decade in a variety of positions on the boards of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, and volunteers as time allows with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Read more about Kathryn’s workshops on the Write Stuff Conference blog.

From the self-publishing side,  Jamie Saloff speaks and coaches would-be authors helping them avoid the scams and money traps many fall prey to as they endeavor to self-publish a book. She shares insider secrets that separate the amateurs from the pros. She shows clients how to keep costs low and profits high, while stressing the importance of quality and professionalism.  Read more about Jamie’s Friday and Saturday conference presentations on our conference blog. 

Deborah Riley-Magnus—author of fiction and non-fictionfocuses on helping authors by teaching them how to bridge the gap between the creative writer and the marketing author. As an Author Success Coach, she produces several pieces monthly for various websites and online publications. Deborah teaches online and live workshops, clinics, and boot camps. She writes an author marketing industry blog and coaches authors, one-on-one, for sales success. Read more about her Friday and Saturday workshops on our conference blog.

As an Associate Agent and Author, Victoria Selvaggio knows firsthand that finding representation can be as hard as or even harder than becoming published. But…having a good understanding of the agent’s role, as well as your own, as the author, is just as important as advocating further, for the right agent-author relationship. Victoria will be presenting topics surrounding acquiring writers, composing the query letter, and what she’s looking for in dark, edgy novels.  Get more details about Victoria’s conference presentations on the Write Stuff blog. 

Look for more profiles and interviews with additional Write Stuff presenters in the coming weeks!

 

Write Stuff Conference

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!

Beach Nights & Cool Sand

More than half of the authors published in Beach Nights gathered in Browseabout Books between 2-4PM today to celebrate the release of this fourth annual Rehoboth Beach Reads anthology by Cat and Mouse Press.

Beach Nights Paperbacks

To say the turnout was impressive would be an understatement. Many books were signed, much cake and wine consumed, and it was a joy to finally meet editor and publisher Nancy Sakaduski and several of my fellow contributing authors. My heartfelt gratitude to Nancy for all of her hard work on the Rehoboth Beach Reads contest from editing to publishing to arranging the book launch and everything in between!

Special thanks also to writer pal Susanna Reilly for making the trip from PA to show her support and to her dad for buying lunch at the Purple Parrot!

Beach Nights Display at Browseabout Books.
Beach Nights display at Browseabout Books.
Beach Nights Cake
Beach Nights cake
Several Beach Nights authors furiously signing books for loyal readers.
Several Beach Nights authors furiously signing books for loyal readers.

 

Writer pal Susanna Reilly at the Beach Nights book launch.
Writer pal Susanna Reilly at the Beach Nights book launch.

 

These beach anthologies are certainly popular!
These beach anthologies are certainly popular!

 

It's a crowded house at the Beach Nights book launch!
It’s a crowded house at the Beach Nights book launch!

 

Beach Nights editor and publisher, Nancy Sakaduski of Cat and Mouse Press.
Beach Nights editor and publisher, Nancy Sakaduski of Cat and Mouse Press.

 

Kathleen Martens, First Place winner in the Beach Nights short story contest.
Kathleen Martens, author of “Flight of the Song Bird” and first place winner in the Beach Nights short story contest.

 

Emory Au, artist for the Rehoboth Beach anthologies.
Emory Au, cover artist for the Rehoboth Beach anthologies from Cat and Mouse Press.

 

Weldon Burge, author of "Melvin and the Haunted Mansion."
Weldon Burge, author of “Melvin and the Haunted Mansion.”

 

Robin Glanden, author of "The Portrait" and "The Attitude of Gratitude List."
Robin Glanden, author of “The Portrait” and “The Attitude of Gratitude List.”

After the signing was over, I took the time to kick off my flip-flops and hit the beach for about 20 minutes before making the journey home with yet more fond memories of this wonderful town that has become my second home.

Rehoboth Beach in November
Rehoboth Beach in November

 

Rehoboth Beach in November
Rehoboth Beach in November

 

The Lone Chair on the Beach
The Lone Chair

 

Wandering seagull
Wandering seagull

 

Cold November sand
Cold November sand