It’s that time again! COVER REVEAL and LAUNCH DAY for Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury! This year’s collection of stories is better than ever! Among the stories that are included in this year’s anthology are two that are near and dear to my heart–my CHRISTMAS SHOPPE MAGIC-REVISITED which continues the story of the MacMillans focusing on brother Joe’s engagement to Sophia Ward; and the other is Charlotte Kent’s ONE SWEET CHRISTMAS, a sweet tale that complements the Captain’s Point Stories novels and short stories.
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Gaithersburg Book Festival, 2014
A Worthwhile Way to Spend the Day!
Fellow Annie Acorn Pub author, Bev J. Crawford and I are still basking in the awesomeness of the experience we just had this past weekend as exhibiting authors at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, otherwise known as #GBF14!
Our hats go off to the stellar staff and volunteers who made it happen. We loved being a part of it this year and plan to make it our tradition. We also had the honor and privilege of meeting and briefly talking with the mayor of Gaithersburg.
Meeting and interacting with other writers, authors and readers among the other Exhibiting and Featured Authors and Speakers as well as the attendees proved exciting, rewarding and inspiring. To see the excited look in a young reader’s face as they connected with our books is the best feeling in the world, knowing that our words will touch each reader in a unique and special way.
I highly recommend any writer, author and reader to take advantage of this experience whenever the opportunity to participate in or attend the event or similar events arises. It will be a day well spent, making memories that will last a lifetime!
Yesterday, February 9th, I attended a fabulous writers’ symposium sponsored by the Historic Medley District, Inc. http://www.historicmedley.org/ in Poolesville, Maryland. Fellow author and friend Melissa Foster was a guest speaker on the subject of self publishing!
I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to meet Melissa and hear her speak in person! It was a real honor. I’m also proud to be a member of the World Literary Cafe as well as her Facebook group, Melissa Foster’s Awesome Support Team!, #GoTeamPIF.
I attended with author Beverly J. Crawford and met other fantastic authors like Lisa V. Proulx, Paul A. Stankus and Mary E. Kingsley! It was such a wonderful opportunity to connect with local writers and learn about their work!
Several of those in attendance had written books about local Montgomery County history. One of them, Margaret Coleman, has specifically highlighted the history of nearby Barnesville, Maryland and its connection to the Revolutionary War in her books.
I can’t wait to attend another event hosted by the Historic Medley District, Inc.!
Thanks to my friend, Denise Baird Stanley, for highlighting me on her #FourForFriday segment on her website, denise-roomtowrite.blogspot.com. My post featured more about one of my main characters, Sophia Ward, from my short story Christmas Shoppe Magic.
Monday, October 1st, One Vintage Heart is hosting Author Aubrie Dionne on her Haven 6 Blog Tour! Learn more about this fabulous author and check out her guest post!
BiG NEWS! Today THE BEST INDIE BOOK FESTIVAL on the World Literary Cafe!
TODAY is the LAST DAY of the Best Indie Book Festival! Thousands of readers have already stopped by. Have you? If not, you should! There are TEN award winning books AND a chance to win Amazon gift cards (no purchase necessary!). http://bit.ly/Q93gVK Hosted by the World Literary Cafe
I am so fortunate to have personally been a part of the pre-event stages of the festival by having the awesome opportunity of interviewing Mike Harris about his grandfather, William E. Thomas, author of one of our FIVE INDIE FINALIST in the Literary Fiction category, Pegasus Falling.