ATTENTION BLOGGER FRIENDS!!
If you’re interested in participating at Coastal Magic next year, as a Featured Blogger, here’s your chance!! I’m looking for FOUR additional Featured Bloggers for next year’s event. This is the best way to be involved in the “behind the scenes” stuff, and it comes with a lot of (mostly) fun work, and a few cool perks.
If you’d like more info, please use this form to inquire. I’ll be looking through responses and making selections for the next few weeks. (Feel free to share this post, and/or pass this form link along to any blogger friends you have that may be interested. Thanks!!)
Believe it or not, I’m not quite finished with my wrap up post from this year’s Coastal Magic. I’ll have that ready to share soon (getting permission to use some pics, and a few other hangups.)
HOWEVER… I wanted to let everyone know about a couple of pretty big changes for next year’s shindig.
First: Since we’re located in Daytona, and we get together in February, we’ve got to maneuver around “all things NASCAR”. Next year, the 500 moves up a week, and has basically thrown the whole tourist industry in town into a tizzy, lol!! We’ve had to move our convention weekend from the beginning of the month to the end. Next year’s Coastal Magic will be Feb 22-25. I get that this is going to be hard for some people, and that upsets me, but this is the best we can do for next year. Hopefully, we can get back to our regular weekend in 2019.
Second: Because of the race week change, and because I don’t contract out for multiple years at a time, our beloved Hilton is not available for us to use next year. While there are many things that made the Hilton a fantastic host for us, they weren’t the only option in town. One of my favorite hotels on the beach (and the runner up when I originally chose the Hilton) IS available, so we’ll be doing the 4 mile shuffle south to work with them next year!!
As you might have noticed… The Shores is about a third the size of the hotel we’re used to (my estimate), but it is absolutely large enough for our group. It has a much warmer, cozy feel, which I think fits our casual vibe perfectly. They are the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in the area (with great reviews to match), and they seem determined to make us feel at home.
I’ll have more details about the hotel, and the other opportunities in the area up on the Hotel/Travel page of this site in the next few days.
For now… I just wanted to share the news, and give everyone a chance to mark their calendars and start making plans. I’d love to see you all (well… 300 of you, lol) next February, by the beach!!
Below is the link to select an author to sit with during lunch on Saturday at this year’s Coastal Magic. As a reminder… some authors’ spaces fill very quickly, so please have a few options in mind. (This is also a good time to check out some authors that you may not be as familiar with!!) Also remember that you and your friend(s) may not all be able to sit with the same authors. Space is limited, and the only fair way to operate the signup is for each person to only make one selection at a time (do yours first, then go back into the page to make selections for someone if they’re not able to do it, themselves).
I’ll be answering questions as quickly as I can on the FB group page, and any posted here on the blog.
P.S. — Just in case there’s any confusion, you MUST be registered to attend Coastal Magic (either the full weekend or for Saturday only) in order to attend the Lunch with an Author. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still do so via the instruction on the “Registration” page on this site.
It’s almost TIIIIIIIIIME!!!! The Lunch with an Author is a fun, relaxed way to get in a little extra chat time with our Featured Authors. Below are a few things to keep in mind before/while you make your selection in 30 minutes…
That should be it. It’s a super simple process, but if anyone has any questions, just let me know. Keep your eyes peeled for the link to be posted in 30 minutes, at 8pm eastern. HAVE FUN!!!
CMCon17 Halloween Flash Fiction with Deborah Blake – http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2016/10/31/cmcon17-halloween-flash-fiction-with-deborah-blake/
CMCon17 Halloween Flash Fiction with Amy Lane – http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2016/10/31/cmcon17-halloween-flash-fiction-with-amy-lane/
CMCon17 Halloween Flash Fiction with Lucienne Diver – http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2016/10/31/cmcon17-halloween-flash-fiction-with-lucienne-diver/
We have two more awesome flash fictions, today, from two more returning Featured Authors at Coastal Magic. I’m always happy for a chance to hang out with B A Tortuga, and I’m just as happy to have her participating in this event. Don’t forget to comment below her story with a question or comment for her…
We have two more awesome flash fictions, today, from two more returning Featured Authors at Coastal Magic. Terry Spear writes stories that are always among readers’ favorites, and I’m sure this short will be no different. Don’t forget to comment below her story with a question or comment for her (or for us), to be entered…