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FREDERICK BOOK FESTIVAL RECAP and Giveaway!
Frederick Book Festival
This past Saturday all the girls here on Coffee Books Life had the opportunity to meet and greet with a bunch of authors at the Frederick book festival. Panels, prizes, authors, swag and some wine made this event one of the best free events in the area. The day started by getting a tote bag with swag and a schedule with panels hosted by various authors. In a ballroom area all the authors had tables where we could get autographs, pick up swag, buy their books, or just talk about anything and everything.
Some of the authors included: Vivi Dumas, Melissa Schroeder, Mary Behre, PJ Schnyder, Eliza Knight, Loni Lynne, Elisabeth Staab, etc. The list goes on and on.
Our girls went to some panels including: Romance mash-up- how most books fall under more than one category of genre and how an author promotes a book that doesn’t fall into one place.
Blogger panel- Hosted by Joyfully reviewed; we asked questions to make this blog the best it can be.
Romancing the Hero with wine and chocolate- Ok…to be honest the wine and chocolate was for us but we had a great time naming some of our favorite heroes and what it means to be a heroic character.
Overall, it was a tiring but amazing day and we got lots of signed goodies that we are giving away to one lucky reader! WHOOT!
We have a Frederick Book Festival tote bag signed by almost all the romance/paranormal authors in attendance! They include Melissa Schroeder, PJ Schnyder, Vivi Dumas, Eliza Knight, Loni Lynne, Elisabeth Staab, Jean Murray, Cat Miller, Rachel Rawlings, Lynne Silver, Tee Morris, Philippa Ballantine and many more. A Santinis poster signed by Mel! And see that basket of goodies, that is included as well! A lot of the swag is signed! This is a pretty good load if I do say so! To enter please you the Rafflecopter below! Good luck and we hope to see you at the Frederick Book Festival in 2015.
Book Obsessed Chicks Beach BBQ Bash 2014
There is nothing better than sharing the love of reading and books with people who feel the same as you. I feel very blessed to have met and made a wonderful friendship with the awesome woman who started the Book Obsesses Chicks, Kim Rocha! She has brought together so many people through the love of reading romance books. Over the years her book club has evolved to a blog and has spread all the US and Canada(maybe beyond, but I don’t know that for sure)! 2014 marked the 4th annual Book Obsessed Chicks Beach BBQ Bash. Kim brought together over 120 readers and authors to sit, chat, eat and relax with the beach a few hundred yards away!
As you can tell by the pics, it was an awesome day. Book events are the only place that some of us get to see each other and the BOC BBQ is a truly special event. A time for making new friends and getting lots of love and laugh from those you have not seen for sometime. I always walk away from these events missing everyone right then. What more could one really ask for? A day on the beach with cover models, great food, book talk with the ones that write it and awesome people. Thanks Kim for all the hard work you put into this event. The Book Obsessed Chicks Rock!