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My Night at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in 2015 | 0 comments

I’d like to thank FoxTale Book Shoppe for including me in this month’s Emerging Author and Discussion event. It was a pleasure meeting a diverse group of authors, along with readers. As usual, when I get back from a group authors’ event, I add more books to my reading list. Ann Timken’s personal story sounds intriguing, and I’ve added her fictional book titled Sight in the Sandstorm to my reading pile (which I hope to get to this summer after my latest release).

I had the pleasure of having two of my nieces join me for the event, which made the night even better. The downtown area of Woodstock, Georgia, is a happening place on the first Fridays during the warm months, and we ended our evening walking and enjoying the live music, lights, and ambiance. I ate an amazing black bean burger while sitting outside under the lights, and it was the perfect night.
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It was a pleasure to meet Ann Timken and then end the night with two of my nieces. New faces, crazy family, great ambiance, and delicious food. Life is good!

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A Day at the Augusta Literary Festival

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in 2015, library | 0 comments

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I’d like to thank the Augusta Richmond County Public Library for having me as one of their authors for the 4th Annual Augusta Literary Festival. It was an honor and pleasure to be a part of the festival, and the staff and volunteers went above and beyond. The library itself is large and spacious and is filled with activities run by the staff and volunteers. It’s quite impressive!

Don’t look for me in the group photo above, as I was busy listening to another author explain how she started writing a young adult fantasy series while her son was in the hospital for cancer. I was completely enthralled in the story of her writing journey and did not step away for the photo session. I hope to share her series with you soon, as it’s on the top of my read list.

While there, I got to meet some authors I already network with through Clean Indie Reads. I also found some future reads I can’t wait to download and read on my Kindle. I’ll definitely be posting reviews and sharing them with you.
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Meet William L. Stuart and Charmain Z. Brackett. They’re both Clean Indie Reads authors from Georgia.
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William was at the festival with his wife, and he’s the author of The Gemstone Chronicles, a young adult fantasy series. And, yes, it’s on my read list, also 🙂

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Charmaine is the author of a young adult fantasy novella series, a mystery series, and a children’s book titled Little Pearl’s Circus World–which I fell completely in love with. It has a beautiful cover and is filled with amazing illustrations.

Charmaine’s grandmother was in the circus, and she did a lot of research to write this book. At the back, it includes beautiful pictures of her grandmother, and this book is not just a cute children’s book. It truly is an amazing work of art! I highly recommend you contact her for a signed copy to give as a gift.
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I didn’t get to talk to Natalie Wilson much, as I didn’t find her until the end of the festival. I was checking out a few author tables when I recognized her books from Clean Indie Reads. She’s the author of the Children of Angels Series, which is currently getting a new cover design.

All these fantasy authors! I have a lot to read 🙂

I hope to attend the festival again next year, and I met many other authors outside of the fantasy genre and Clean Indie Reads group. I just don’t have the time to highlight all of them, but I do hope to see them again at future signings.

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Pictures From Last Weekend’s Book Signing

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in 2014 | 0 comments

Here are some pictures from my latest book signing hosted by Truly Living Well in Atlanta. It was a beautiful day for an outside event and was very relaxing. I applaud what they are doing and was very surprised to see a plot of land in the middle of the city dedicated to growing organic vegetables. They offer classes and fresh produce, and they even harvest their own tea blends.

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A special thanks goes to Linda Oberlin for including me in this event and for all that she does with Truly Living Well. Not only is she an amazing children’s author and illustrator, she has a big heart and loves children. Her book titled Eco in the Garden was inspired by Truly Living Well.

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Of course, I’m all for fresh organic tea and food. I also bought a piece of pumpkin bread but ate that before taking a picture of my purchases. The tea blends were grown in the Truly Living Well garden, picked, and then dried and mixed for some unique flavors. I love trying new teas and had never even heard of basil tea.

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Roswell/North Atlanta Authors United First Meeting

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in 2014 | 0 comments

Last week was our first Roswell/North Atlanta Authors United meeting, and I’m very excited about the future of this group. If you are a writer in the North Atlanta area, be sure to check it out. Although it’s new, we already have 49 local authors or aspiring authors, and thanks to Heather Leigh, we already have our first project–planning a book festival for Woodstock, Georgia.

As of now, we have a monthly meeting and a separate monthly training class. The main focus of the group is marketing and networking, and I have many projects in mind as we grow. The idea behind this group is simple–We have a stronger voice within our community if we unite. Instead of one children’s author contacting the local schools for a book reading or signing, how about each school having a local author day with a group of children’s authors. The same goes for local bookstores and festivals within the area.

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These are some of the novels by our local authors who attended the first meeting. There are many genres represented within this group.

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It just happened to be Wayne Evans’ birthday so he got a special treat. So happy he decided to join us on his special day. And thank you, Wayne, for a copy of Is it a Bird, a Plane or a Red Chicken?

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Pictures from the Jesup Book Signing

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in 2014 | 2 comments

Here’s a couple of pictures from the book signing in Jesup, Georgia. Although it wasn’t a busy signing, I highly enjoyed getting to meet two of my biggest fans. They both told me what was going through their minds as they read Unexpected Entrapment, and as an author, I loved hearing the excitement in their voices. They are eager for more, and it’s fans like these that help with the self-doubt that sometimes creeps into my head.

I also got to spend time with my mother, which is a rare pleasure in itself.

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Although I did bring a camera with me to South Georgia, I regret that I did not use it, and I did the best I could to fix the picture below. This is Tabitha Peacock and Debbie Lorenz, two of my biggest supporters. Don’t be surprised if you find their names in one of the future Alissia Roswell novels.

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Thanks for All the Support from Coastal Manor

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in 2014 | 0 comments

I spent the last week in South Georgia with my mother and enjoyed another book signing at Coastal Manor in Ludowici. Just as before, everyone welcomed me with smiles and kind words, and it made my mother very happy to be able to introduce me to her friends and coworkers. She is very blessed to have such a pleasant work environment.

I enjoyed meeting new readers and those that have already read Unexpected Metamorphosis. 
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So glad to have met Hazel Gilmore. I hear she loves the Alissia Roswell Series and was excited about the release of Unexpected Entrapment.

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She loves the butterflies and font.

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