Coastal Magic Convention

Coastal Magic Convention
Come see me and several of your other favorite authors at the beach!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heading to Lori Foster's

I'll be heading to the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together tomorrow. This will be my first one, so I'm really looking forward to. I'm especially looking forward to the Samhain Publishing pizza party Friday night and the book signing on Saturday. If you're going to be there, look for the little redhead in the black and red mobility scooter:





Here's the schedule from Lori's Website:

(EDIT: PULLED THIS FULLER SCHEDULE FROM THE GET-TOGETHER FACEBOOK PAGE):


FRIDAY June 3rd

4:00 - 6:00pm
Registration West Chester Ballroom III

6:00 – 10:00pm
LIQUID SILVER sponsored Photo Light Booth open to all attendees! Hallway outside ballroom.
Get your fun souvenir photos with author or reader friends, compliments of Liquid Silver.
(Also available 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday.)

6:00 – 6:45pm
Introduction of Special Guests in main ballroom
Editors, Agents, Publishers, Industry Professionals, etc...
* Intro Sue Grimshaw last

7:00 pm
Pizza Party in West Chester III
includes a variety of pizzas, chips & pretzels, vegetable tray & soft drinks.

7:00 – 8:00pm
Agent & Editor Appointments
Suite 121: Spencerhill Agency, pitch appointments - Jennifer Schober, Agent.
Suite 120: Harlequin Publishing, pitch appointments - Margo Lipschultz, Editor.
Madison Boardroom: Spencerhill Agency, pitch appointments - Nalini Akoleker, Agent.
Monroe Boardroom: Samhain, pitch appointments - Heather Osborne, Editorial Director.
Glendale Boardroom: Knight Agency pitch appointments - Elaine Spencer, Agent.
Fairfield Boardroom: Sourcebooks, pitch appointments - Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor.
Hamilton Boardroom: Linda Keller: Making a Digital Diff in the World of Brick & Mortars
Springfield Boardroom: Ravenous Romance, pitch appointments - Lori Perkins, Editorial Director
Liberty Boardroom: Ballantine, Bantam, Dell - Random House - Sue Grimshaw, Editor at Large

8:30pm - 12:00am
Games & More in West Chester Ballroom
Hosted by Barb Hicks, Jules Bennett, Janice Maynard, and LuAnn McLane

SATURDAY, June 4th

8:00 – 11:00 am
Continental Breakfast in ballroom

9:00 – 10:00 am
Workshops
Madison Boardroom: Keri Stevens presents “Quick Read Codes: The Readers' Treasure Trail”
Monroe Boardroom: An Intimate Chat with Nalini Singh
Glendale Boardroom: COS for authors - Presentation and appointment signups
Hamilton Boardroom: Secret Cravings Publishing - Presentation and sign up for pitches
Fairfield Boardroom: An Intimate Chat with Mary Burton
Springfield Boardroom: Ellora’s Cave – Presentation and sign up for pitches
Liberty Boardroom: What's your favorite promotion? Interactive presentation with Jenn Stark.
Sharonville: Turquoise Morning Press - Kim Jacobs, Editor.

10:00 – whenever
Used Book Trade Opens
See Barb Hicks for information and tickets

10:00 – 11:00 am
Speed Chats with Agents & Editors, and Workshops
Madison Boardroom: Harlequin - Margo Lipschultz, Editor
Monroe Boardroom: Sourcebooks - Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor
Glendale Boardroom: Spencerhill Agency - Agents Jennifer Schober & Nalini Akolekar
Hamilton Boardroom: Samhain - Heather Osborne, Editorial Director
Fairfield Boardroom: Knight Agency - Elaine Spencer, Agent
Springfield Boardroom: Leanna Renee Hieber - The Joys & Struggles of Being Different
Liberty Boardroom: Ballantine, Bantam, Dell - Random House - Sue Grimshaw, Editor at Large
Sharonville: Linnea Sinclair - How Authors Design Heroes…and Why

11:00 – 12:00 pm
Speed Chats with Authors
Madison Boardroom: Nalini Singh & D.Renee Bagby
Monroe Boardroom: Dianne Castell & LuAnn McLane
Glendale Boardroom: Mary Burton & Ann Christopher
Hamilton Boardroom: Kate Douglas & Shiloh Walker
Fairfield Boardroom: Toni Blake & Jules Bennett
Springfield Boardroom: Leanna Renee Hieber & Virna DePaul
Liberty Boardroom: Linnea Sinclair & Cheryl Dragon
Sharonville Boardroom: Patricia Sargeant & C.H. Admirand

12:00 pm
Lunch Buffet

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Raffle drawing in ballroom

1:00 – 5:00 pm
LIQUID SILVER sponsored Photo Light Booth open to all attendees!
Get your fun souvenir photos with author or reader friends, compliments of Liquid Silver.

2:00 - 4:00 pm OPEN TO PUBLIC
Barnes and Noble BOOK SIGNING: in the hotel, outside the ballroom
eBooks will be for sale through individual authors in the same location.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Agent & Editor Appointments & Workshops
Suite 121: Spencerhill Agency, pitch appointments - Jennifer Schober, Agent.
Suite 120: Harlequin Publishing, pitch appointments - Margo Lipschultz, Editor.
Madison Boardroom: Spencerhill Agency, pitch appointments - Nalini Akoleker, Agent.
Monroe Boardroom: Samhain Pub., pitch appointments - Heather Osborne, Editorial Director.
Glendale Boardroom: Knight Agency, pitch appointments - Elaine Spencer, agent.
Fairfield Boardroom: Sourcebooks Pub. pitch appointments - Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor.
Hamilton Boardroom: Liquid Silver Publishing, pitch appointments - Moni Draper, Editor.
Springfield Boardroom: COS for readers: Finding book entertainment online. Giveaways!
Liberty Boardroom: Ballantine, Bantam, Dell - Random House - Sue Grimshaw, Editor at Large
Sharonville: Chrissy Brashear, Lindsey Faber, Samhain publishing – eBooks

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Workshops
Hamilton Boardroom: Liquid Silver, continued

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Raffle drawing in ballroom

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Group photos: authors, publishers, reader groups etc... please meet in atrium.
** We need people to be on hand at 4pm promptly right outside the ballroom! **
Special guests will be first – editors, publishers, agents, industry professionals, etc...
Authors will be next. (Authors please be there at 5:00!)
Other groups – just let Kathy know if you want a group photo!

5:30 pm
Dinner Buffet sponsored by SAMHAIN Publishing

6:30 pm
Final Raffle drawing in ballroom, during dessert
If you won’t be there, be sure to give your ticket to someone to collect if you win!

8:00-11:00 pm
“Sock Hop Party”
Sponsored by AuthorIsland.com 


** Agent/Editor/Publisher Appointments: time and location will be given to each individual who has an appointment. Limited availability - first come, first served. MUST BE REGISTERED TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT.

I'll take as many pictures as I can and post them here when I get back.
Workshops/presentations/appointments with St. Martins, HQN, Liquid Silver, Carina Press, Samhain Books, Bonaparte Press, Circle of Seven, Wild Rose Press, Author Island and other various workshops will be presented throughout the day.




After they Get Together I'll be heading to Disney World with my family, so I went ahead and updated my website. The buy links for the print edition of Bear Necessities have been updated, as has the printable print book list on my About Me page. I know it's over a week early, but I won't be here when the book comes out and I wanted to make sure that the website was up to date before I left.

5 comments:

Jessica Warth said...

Totally jealous! So wish we could've made it this year too. :( Phooey!

I hope you have an *excellent* time - can't wait to hear all about it.

Milinda said...

Have fun!!

Jan said...

Have fun Dana!

Natasha A. said...

Darn! I think I saw you yesterday, but I wasn't sure because you weren't in your scooter, and then later I saw the scooter and no you.
SO I will try hard to find you today :D

Dana Marie Bell said...

I'm in a black and white zebra-print-like shirt today, if that helps. Also carrying pink alligator laptop bag and a purple alligtor briefcase, cause I'm weird. :D

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