Hey Everyone! I hope you’re having a marvelous weekend!
I had the pleasure of spending yesterday with our very own Elizabeth Maddrey. We shared a table at the Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival. It was a hot, sweaty day – but loads of fun in the process. :-)
So tell me – do you go to book fairs? What would entice you to attend one? (Or what would make you not want to attend one?)
I hope you have a marvelous day today!
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LAURA is the winner of Better Than a Crown from Valerie Comer’s September 12th post.
JANE SQUIRES is the winner of the Village of Hope series from Merrillee Whren’s September 18th post.
LORI SMANSKI is the winner of Snow Belle from Jackie Castle’s September 16th post.
LAURA is the winner of Love’s Healing Touch from Autumn Macarthur’s September 14th post.
EMILY M is the winner of Cookies & Candlelight from Elizabeth Maddrey’s September 22nd post.
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Specials This Week!
Kimberly Rose Johnson’s book A Christmas Surprise is FREE through September 26th. Get it here.
Kimberly Rose Johnson’s book A Rekindled Romance is on sale through September 26th. You can get it for $1.99 today. (It’s a Kindle Countdown Deal, so the price won’t stay $1.99 the whole time even though it’ll be on sale through the 26th.) Get it here.
Four of our Inspy Romance authors got together recently at ACFW 2017. You can see them here. On the top row (from left to right) we have Janet W. Ferguson and Lee Tobin McClain, and on the bottom row (from left to right) we have Carol Moncado and Cecelia Dowdy. We’re glad they were able to get together and share a lunch while at conference. The authors of Inspy Romance are scattered all over the world, so it’s always a fun day when any of us can get together. :-)
On Monday, Merrillee Whren talked about Love Lessons and upcoming plans.
On Tuesday, Staci Stallings ponders the meaning of hope.
On Wednesday, Jolene Navarro revealed the cover for an upcoming release.
On Thursday, Narelle Atkins shared her thoughts on unique lead characters.
On Friday, Elizabeth Maddrey interviewed one of her heroines.
On Saturday, guest host Brandy Bruce talked about grace in life and fiction.
Monday: Ginger Solomon
Tuesday: Julie Arduini
Wednesday: Melanie Snitker
Thursday: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Friday: Marion Ueckermann
Saturday: Lindi Peterson
An Informal Affair (Informal Romance 5) by Heather Gray
Better Than a Crown (Christmas in Montana 3) by Valerie Comer
Cookies & Candlelight (Baxter Family Bakery 2) (Arcadia Valley Romance 9) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Magnolia Storms (A Coastal Hearts Novel) by Janet W. Ferguson
Sun Kisses (Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast 3) by Jackie Castle
Planting Hope (Where the Heart Is 3) by Brenda S. Anderson
Wise at Heart (Romance from the Heart 2) (Arcadia Valley Romance 10) by Lee Tobin McClain
Shelf Life (Chicago Wind 2) by Sally Bradley
A Waltz for Amber (Melodies of Love 3) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Candy Lane Christmas (Madison Creek novella 2) by Jackie Castle
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HI Heather, how lovely you were able to catch up with Elizabeth in person:) We are visiting family for a week, it is so nice to be warm and with family, for the boys to have their grandparents, aunts and uncles around them. It is very special.
I have not heard of book fairs- maybe because they don’t happen in Australia? but the idea of meeting authors in person sounds fun.
Hi Heather! Inspiring to hear and see authors interacting at book fairs and conferences. Must to soooo much fun. What do you discuss? Each others works or characters? The only book fairs we have in SW Michigan are Scholastic, which are for elementary aged children and are fund raisers. Forever Books, a local book store, has book talks with authors about once a month. I am surprised that our local libraries do NOT sponsor some book talks with authors. I personally would love meeting more authors in person. I do enjoy interacting with authors from around the world online by email, blogs, and Face book. Best wishes.
I do love book fairs though I only get to go to them when they’re held at my children’s schools.
Jenny Berlin says
I’ve only attended a few book fairs, but I really enjoy them. Geography is the key; if they’re held within a 50 mile radius of my home town, I’m there! It’s a great chance to discover authors and genres new to me, and I love being able to meet my favorite authors in person and chat for a few minutes. So much more more personal and enjoyable than interacting with authors on social media!
The only book fair I know of is one at my grandchildren’s school . It would be fun to go to if one were nearby.
Lori Smanski says
I am glad you had a great weekend. Ours here was slow for a change. We did paint one room though. Have a wonderful Sunday. I get to volunteer in the nursery today. woohoo I get my baby cuddles.
Margaret Nelson says
The only book fairs I’ve heard about are, as above, those connected with schools. Where I live, if they had a book fair, it probably would not be authors I was interested in :-)
Valerie Comer says
A few years ago I was privileged to attend Montana Book Festival in Missoula, sharing a double table with Angela Breidenbach, Tracie Peterson, Miralee Ferrel, Janet Chester Bly, Janalyn Voigt, Susan Thomas, Susan Hill… and maybe more that I’ve forgotten! We had a blast, and Angie had signed us up to do a Christian fiction round table that was well attended, plus created a mini-conference for the Christian authors the day before and night after. So, even though we (or at least I) didn’t sell many books, it was truly fun to go and meet a host of people, including Janet, Tracie, and Tracie’s husband, Jim, who took care of all of us.
Sigh. I should go do that again one of these years!
Winnie Thomas says
I’d love to attend one if they held it close to where I live. I’ve been to a couple of book signings for authors I enjoy, but I haven’t heard of any book fairs nearby, except at schools.
Jackie Smith says
Went to one….at a school….not much fun! lol
Happy SONday Heather and the rest of Inspy Romance! Congrats to this weeks winners!
I’ve never been to a book fair and what would entice me to go is if one of my author friends were in attendance! I’ve not yet met any authors I know through their books but I SO want to :-)
I saw that picture up on Facebook of the luncheon Lee, Janet, Cecelia and Carol got to meet up for. How exciting! I’m happy for all the authors who were able to make it to the ACFW conference. (and congrats to all the finalists)
Here’s to another fabulous week! Happy fall ya’ll
Don’t know of any book fairs in my area. Remember them from grade school way back in the 50’s!
Lucy Reynolds says
I would love to attend a book fair. They don’t have them near me that I know of. I just came back from helping my parents this week.
It would have to be very local to me to think about attending! I did hear recently that our county library is hosting a local authors day in the near future. As it is close enough to my house to walk to I might have to stop in!
I love to attend book fairs. It’s especially fun if the authors are there. I like to read old Victorian novels, so I love to go to used book fairs also.
Donna McCoy says
Would love to go to a book fair, however, there aren’t any where I live. I do go to like the Lion’s Club book sale when it happens and find books at sales and Goodwill.