Praise and Support

“There is, without a doubt, something magical about Coastal Magic.”

– Sue (DaVinciKittie), reviewer @ GraveTells

“It’s fantastic. Intimate and funky, in the best way. Phenomenal.
So much fun, great biz, and friendly besides.
[Coastal Magic] keeps getting better every year.”

Damon Suede, author

Some of the most amazing things about Coastal Magic are the connections that have been created. Providing a place for authors and readers to connect was always the primary goal of our weekend, and I’ve been amazed at the relationships we (me-individually, and “the convention” as a whole) have made with authors, industry reps, bloggers, and readers. They’ve lasted long after the convention has ended each year.

This page highlights some of supporters we’ve had, and some of their thoughts about the event.

Please take some time to check out these blogs, businesses, and authors. Coastal Magic is privileged to have them as part of our “con family”. 


Featured in BookRiot’s AWESOME BOOK EVENTS IN EVERY STATE post. (Jan 2017)


This is one of my favorite events every year! I ❤ Coastal Magic! – H D Smith, author


Coastal Magic was my first convention, and now I compare all other events to it! I love the diversity of the authors, attendees, and the panels most of all. – Laura Helseth, blogger @ Little Read Riding Hood/editor

This is a special convention. Fun and intimate, I come back year after year for the fabulous events and even more fabulous people. – Lucienne Diver, author/agent

The book community is a wonderful family and Coastal Magic provides a perfect venue for a reunion. I love meeting new friends and getting hugs from past connections. There is a genuine love of books, reading and the industry of writing. I look forward to Coastal Magic every year. – Robin Ludwig, Robin Ludwig Design (cover/graphic artist)

I always have such an awesome time!!! – J Kenner, author


Wonderful event, wonderful people. – Kathleen Collins, author

[Coastal Magic] was, as always, a great experience — and I cannot wait to sign up for next year!! Thank you Jennifer, for putting on such a great con. You make it seem effortless – but I know it’s not! 🙂 – Mari Mancusi, author

It was a really fun weekend! – Jennifer Estep, author

This was my favorite conference EVER. Thanks so much for all the awesomeness! Already looking forward to next year! – Tonya Burrows, author


Coastal Magic was the first convention I attended. It’s laid back, casual atmosphere has also made it my favorite. Authors, readers, and bloggers arrive, and through the various activities and panels we leave friends and family. It’s now my #1 “must attend” convention each year. – Tamye, blogger @ Books, Coffee, and Crafts News

I’ve been to several different cons, and Coastal Magic is the first one where I felt like I truly belonged. The atmosphere was the right combination of excitement, fun, and relaxation. Unlike every other con I’ve been to, I felt renewed and refreshed at the end instead of exhausted and tapped out. – R L Naquin, author

Best Con I have been too, more intimate and more time with the authors. Great event. – Candace Johnson Fox, reviewer @ Candi’s Bookshelf

Nobody can bring the Magic like y’all! Thank you, thank you to every amazing member of the CM family that makes each year better than the last. I wouldn’t miss this weekend if I had to crawl all the way from Manhattan. Y’all are the bomb-dot-com. ❤ – Damon Suede, author


In addition to our awesome group of Featured Bloggers, these lovelies have been amazingly supportive of Coastal Magic. We absolutely appreciate the shares, mentions, posts, and most of all the friendships. If you haven’t yet… give these blogs a look.

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