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