Indie Author Meet & Mingle in Woodstock, GA, this Saturday & Sunday

Into the Night Reviews and Literati Literature Lovers are excited to announce the first annual Woodstock Indie Author Meet & Mingle book signing event in Woodstock, Georgia.

The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 2013, at the Copper Coin Coffee House from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Admission is FREE!

Click HERE for directions.

Some books will be available for purchase on-site but feel free to bring your own books as well or anything else you want signed.  Don’t forget your camera.

For up-to-date information, be sure to join the EVENTS page.



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R.L. Mathewson Book Signing

On November 5th I attended R.L. Mathewson’s first EVER book signing! Words cannot even describe how excited I was to actually meet one of my all-time favorite authors! I can say proudly I did not tackle her down ;) I did, however, freeze for a millisecond when she introduced herself and shook my hand, but that’s another story. Since I’m a HUGE fan, I figured meeting her would be the cause of me fainting for the first time in my life but thankfully there was a beautiful cake by Ashley Davis (Cupcake Kisses Bakery) that kept me on my toes. YUM! See pics below! I met some wonderful ladies & fellow book lovers who now know me as “Question Girl.” (Only we will ever know what that means haha) During the Q&A we were all able to ask questions that we’ve been wondering for months, and here is a recap. Enjoy! **I also recommend drinking cocoa while reading ;)

Writing
1. What influenced you to write?
She mentioned reading Twilight and enjoying the books; but she also had a love for the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” & Spike’s character.

2. Who is your all-time favorite author?
G.A. Aiken a.k.a Shelly Laurenston

3. Do you have a daily writing goal or do you stick to an outline?
She writes all the time. (Good news for us!! *squeals*) Anytime an idea comes to her she writes it down, even in her phone. At the moment she is writing THREE books at once! INCREDIBLE! The writing process for each book (in the many series she has) is different. For example, Ephraim’s story (Tall, Dark & Lonely) only took three weeks to write! WOW!

4. Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so, how do you get over it?
Yes, she does! Surprising (I know!) since she’s written so many wonderful stories!  She works through it by coming back to the story while working on a different book.

5. What does your family think about being related to a famous author? Has your writing influenced them?
She doesn’t think of herself as a famous author. *pshh* Whatever you NY Times Best-Seller YOU! ;) (*cough cough* Checkmate is #21 CONGRATS!) Although, she has seen an increase in distant “cousins” that she never knew she had…

6. Some authors write to music. Do you listen to anything while working?
YES! While writing, she needs to listen to music through speakers (not headphones) since she is also a full time mom! Wonder woman does it all! Continue reading

TFEiC Chicago Indie Author Meet and Greet

Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town. Well, last Saturday Chicago wasn’t just toddling, it was reading too. The TFEiC had their first ever Indie author meet and greet at the Palmer House Hilton in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois. This intrepid blogger (I’ve always wanted to be intrepid) arrived a little after 11:00 AM Chicago time and made my way to the fourth floor of the Palmer House. I was greeted by a moderate line in the hallway, having arrived an hour early, which soon filled up behind me. Shortly after my arrival, the line was greeted by the assistant for author Jillian Dodd, who was handing out cute gift bags containing candles, candy, and cosmetics inspired by her book.

I made short work of introducing myself to the women around me and discovered I was standing in front of a group of Tara Sivec fans who gathered to meet their author friend and chat with her. I, of course, couldn’t shut up about books of all kinds; and I made sure that I mentioned two of my favorite authors, Sylvain Reynard and Michelle Leighton, to any one that would listen as we waited in line. I have a tendency to prattle on about books–poor captive audience.

At noon, the scheduled start time of the event, the doors open suddenly and an announcement is made, which no one really can hear as hallways are non-conducive to sound when a large number of people are standing in them and talking. Did I mention the hallway was hot? Well, if I didn’t, it was; and my long, auburn hair cascading down my back was sure to be a mistake. The line started to move; and as we progressed, the announcement was made again.

A few books were being sold by a book seller in the middle, and we were allowed into the room in groups of ten. I was in the fifth group to be permitted thru the doors. I was on a mission, you see, not just as an intrepid blogger (gosh, I am loving how that word sounds like I’m Lois Lane) but as a friend to three of my fellow #Lovers who I blog with–they “NEED” signed books. Michelle, Tiffany, and Jess are huge fans of S.C. Stephens and want her books signed. Jess needs a Colleen Hoover book signed. Last, but not least, Tiffany also wants a signed copy of On the Island (Tracey Garvis-Graves).
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Pick Your Poison: An Evening of Mystery Authors

Last night I had the pleasure of interacting with some really talented authors at the Pick your Poison: An Evening of Mystery Authors, held at Baldwin Wallace University’s Ritter Library in Cleveland.

The evening was spent with authors from Minotaur books, a publisher specializing in the mystery, suspense and thriller genres, and is a subdivision of Macmillan. It was quite a popular event and both my husband and I were so excited to be there. Several rooms were made available for attendees. Authors, by twos, rotated from room to room to share their information about their work and answer questions from the audience.

A reception followed afterwards with lots of yummy treats! Books were available for purchase and authors graciously autographed them. They took their time to speak with guests, one on one, as time allowed. I was thrilled to finally be able to meet Chelsea Cain and Charles Finch, authors introduced to me by Jessica, a fellow Lover! I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about them.

The great thing about going to these events is that you discover new authors. There were 10 authors present and may I say, it was one heck of a line up! In authors in attendance were:
Chelsea Cain: http://www.chelseacain.com/
Eleanor Kuhns:http://us.macmillan.com/author/eleanorkuhns
Linda Castillo: http://www.lindacastillo.com/
Nancy Martin: http://www.nancymartinmysteries.com/
Paul Doiron: http://www.pauldoiron.com/
Brad Parks: http://www.bradparksbooks.com/
Charles Finch: http://us.macmillan.com/author/charlesfinch
David Rosenfelt: http://www.davidrosenfelt.com/
Julia Keller: http://www.juliakeller.net/
Jeri Westerson: http://www.jeriwesterson.com/

I was not able to attend Bouchercon 2012, but this was the next best thing!

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