Coastal Magic 2019 Featured Author Reveal!

Hello, all of you awesome reader peoples!! Today is one of my very favorite days of the year. The day I get to share the beginning of our next Coastal Magic Convention Featured Author lineup!!!

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There will be more happening in the next few days (LIKE REGISTRATION FOR #CMCON19 STARTING TOMORROW), so keep an eye out for a few more posts with info and links that will come in handy. 🙂 For now… here are some of the authors we’ll be hanging out with next year in Daytona Beach.

Eric R Asher
Bru Baker
Kait Ballenger
Dana Marie Bell
Shannon Bell
Tonya Burrows
Ashlyn Chase
Charlie Cochet
Deborah Cooke / Claire Delacroix
Cynthia D’Alba
Alyssa Day
Sierra Dean
Poppy Dennison
Sonali Dev
Lucienne Diver
Hank Edwards
S Usher Evans
Maggie Mae Gallagher
Vivien Jackson
Darynda Jones
Tawdra Kandle
Kiernan Kelly / Dakota Chase
Amy Lane
Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons
Lucy Lennox
Gail Z Martin / Morgan Brice
Z A Maxfield
Hildie McQueen
Tere Michaels
Sarah Nicolas / Aria Kane
Nancy Northcott
Jessica Scott
H D Smith
S E Smith
Victoria Sue
Damon Suede

As awesome as this listing already is… THERE WILL BE MORE! We’ve got some confirmed authors that I’m still getting all sorted and settled, and a few that I’m in contact with, but need to work out deadline and scheduling details before they can fully commit. If you’re familiar with Coastal Magic, you’ll know this isn’t unusual… and just means that I get to give you all little surprises for the next few weeks/months. 🙂 (I do love my job, lol!!)

I’m SO happy with our current group of incredible storytellers. I love that we have so many authors coming back to hang out with us again, yet we’ve made room for some brand new peeps to get to know. I love that we include urban fantasy, paranormal romance and mystery, we’ve got some cozy mystery writers, and lots of sub-genres of romance as well (western, historical, contemporary, etc.)! I’m absolutely sure that regardless of your story, trope, and character preferences, you’ll find something to get excited about. 🙂

Huge “thank yous” go to all of the authors who will be joining us. Taking time away from their families and deadlines is a big deal, and the expense of attending readers events is no small thing. I appreciate their making time to come play with us!!! ❤

If you haven’t checked out our Facebook “Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees” group page yet, you should do that. I have a feeling there will be some fun chatting happening in there the next few days!! 🙂 I hope you’re all as excited as I am to spend time with these lovely folks in February!!

Getting Started For Coastal Magic 2019: Featured Blogger Introductions

Well, HELLO THERE, everyone!!

It’s been a little while since our 2018 Coastal Magic weekend, I hope you’ve all got some great memories from that event, and are ready to make some more at #CMCon19!

Some of the first things I have to do in the planning process are find amazing authors for you to get excited about, and incredible bloggers to help us get to know them all. The Featured Author announcement will be coming at the end of this month, but right now I’d like you to meet our Featured Blogger group.

 Jackie – http://www.literaryescapism.com

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Laura – https://littlereadridinghood.com

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Jay – http://joyfullyjay.com

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Tamye – https://bookscoffeeandcraftsnews.com

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Scherry – http://www.thenovellady.com

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Yvonne – https://lilysreviews.dreamwidth.org

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Jeff & Will – http://biggayfictionpodcast.com

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Rae – https://www.booksilovealatte.com

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Mandie – http://takingtimeformommy.com

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Some of these will be familiar faces. (Laura’s been with me since the first year!) Not only do they work hard to promote our authors and the convention BEFORE our weekend, they moderate our panels and do SO MUCH to help make sure Coastal Magic runs smoothly. I’m thrilled to have so many returning bloggers, and excited to get to work with some amazing new peeps.

The blogs these ladies and gents represent cover such a wide variety of genres and target audiences, kinda like us! Each month, from July through February, they will host Featured Author Spotlights. This is where you get the chance to learn a little more about each of our Featured Authors, get familiar with their writing before the event, and even win a prize or two! In addition to their own monthly posts, these will be the blogs involved in any of our convention sponsored blog events, to promote Coastal Magic and/or the authors. Those will generally happen around a holiday, and will all involve contests. 🙂

So… give these blogs a peek. Be sure to subscribe to them, and/or follow all of their social media outlets, so you don’t miss any of the fun!

#CMCon18 Lunch With An Author Signups!!

Ok… time has come! The 2018 Lunch with an Author at Coastal Magic. If you’re registered to attend this coming weekend, here’s your link to the signups.
 
 
Please keep in mind that there are a LOT of people doing this at the same time, and inevitably, some authors’ tables will fill very quickly. If you don’t see any available seats for an author, or you’re processing your selection but at the end it says the seat isn’t available, that means others have processed their selections ahead of you. (I can’t handicap for faster or slower processors, I’m trying to make it as fair as I can for everyone.) I’m sorry that this will disappoint some of you, but I hope you’ll look at it as an opportunity to take a chance on someone you’re not as familiar with. Who knows… you may just find your next favorite!
 
Please remember to ONLY select for one person at a time, do not change the number to “2”. IF you’re selecting for two people, do yours first, then go back in to do theirs, using their name and email address, NOT yours. Duplicates will result in both selections being deleted.
 
AND… the room we’re in for this year’s lunch… has an AMAZING view of the ocean.

If you haven’t registered yet, you still have a chance to join us! Single and multi-day registrations are still available, until we sell out.
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Links to purchase for the day of your choosing (Please include your badge name and your email in the notes of your payment page.):

July #CMCon18 Registration Contest!

Hello all!

Registration for the 2018 Coastal Magic Convention opened up on July 1st, and I’m SO EXCITED to see so many familiar names on our attendee list already!! I’m very glad that you’re having enough fun with us to come back, year after year.

Right now, I want to make sure you know about THREE contests we’ve got going on through the month of July. Two are for our newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t signed up to get those monthly emails, you can do that HERE. There are fun tidbits and contests from some of our Featured Authors, and updates from me about things going on behind the scenes.

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This month’s newsletter features author Shaila Patel, who is offering up three digital copies of her novel SOULMATED. 🙂 In addition, Judy from The Glitter Dungeon (who is also the mom of Coastal Magic con family/alumni Molly Harper) has made us customized money jars! (Her Etsy shop has jars with all different themes; “bail money”, vacation, baby, “girls/guys night out”, etc.) One of our “Coastal Magic” jars will go to a lucky newsletter subscriber, and another one will go to one of our registered attendees. That’s right, if you’ve registered by July 31st, you’re automatically entered to win the second of our savings jars!

So… lots of fun things going on right now in CoastalMagicLand. 🙂

Good luck to all our newsletter subscribers and registered attendees!! If you have subscribed yet, or registered to come join us in February… now’s a good time to do both!

See you by the beach!

 

CMCon18JunePics Contest Winner – FREE Registration to Coastal Magic 2018!

This year we had our first photo challenge contest for a FREE General Registration to Coastal Magic. I had a lot of fun working with the authors and bloggers to post a picture on Instagram (and fed onto other social media) for each day’s prompt. HUGE Thank You go all of our participating Coastal Magic family, and everyone one of YOU who played along!! It was really great to see all the creativity in interpretation for each pic.

Just for reference… this was our challenge…

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And our winning post (randomly selected by link) is…

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posted on June 16th, by “makingithappenblog” (Carra Saigh) on Instagram

 

Congratulations, Carra!!! Thanks for taking part in the challenge. Please email me for instructions on redeeming your FREE General Registration for next year’s Coastal Magic. 

Keep your eyes peeled (and on our blog, newsletter, and social media) for the next fun contest. (Hint… we’ve got stuff coming up SOON!)