Deltona, Florida Regional Library to host authors book fair in October

The Deltona Regional Library’s second Authors Book Fair Celebrating Writers and Readers will take place Oct. 15, 2011, in the library.  The doors open to the general public from 11:00 to 3:00 preceded by two workshops for authors from 8:45 to 11:00.

The book fair attracted 70 authors its first year and served as an introduction to authors and poets in Florida or those who call Central Florida readers their audience.

“This is an idea that took off,” said Melinda Clayton, author and co-chair of the event. “The Deltona Library is the perfect venue with indoor space for authors and rooms for speakers and workshops.”

“Our library receives many calls every year from authors who would like to do a book signing and this is the perfect opportunity to bring writers and readers together,” said Suzan Howes, regional librarian.

A single table at the book fair is $50 or $25 for a shared table.  “We want to keep our fees really reasonable for this fundraising event sponsored by The Friends of Deltona Library,” said Clayton.

The event is available for additional business sponsors to join those all ready committed: Ruby Tuesday, Holiday Inn Express and the Scrub Jay Café.

Workshops for Authors

 7 Steps for a Wildly Successful Book Tour presented by Sarasota author, Liz Coursen, who will have just completed an 81 city book tour.

Pamela Starr, Regional Development Director for Constant Contact will be conducting a social media workshop entitled:  How (and why) to incorporate
social media into your marketing strategy.

 Both presenters were enthusiastically received in other Deltona Library workshops.

Authors and publishers interested in setting up a table at the fair should call Christy Jefferson at 386.574.9376 for information.

I’m happy to say that my publisher, Vanilla Heart, will be attending the fair with an exciting assortment of books.


Contemporary Fantasy Adventure

Excitement in West Hollywood

WestHollywoodCarol Channing, Bob Barker, Bruce Vilanch and other popular entertainers and celebrities will headline at the City of West Hollywood’s Eighth Annual Book Fair on Sunday, October 4, 2009

The fair is scheduled for this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, 647 North San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood. The West Hollywood Book Fair will feature stages with author panels, special guests, live performances, exhibitors and writing workshops. The West Hollywood Book Fair is one of Southern California’s most eclectic literary events attracting readers and writers of all ages and interests. Admission is free.

While you’re there, stop by the Vanilla Heart Publishing booth (E14 – The Field) that’s being staffed by authors Smoky Trudeau, Kate Evans and Eva Gordon.

While you’re at the booth, take a look at my comedic satire with a dash of mystery, “Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire.”

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