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!)
Can you believe it’s already time to start making posts about 2018’s Coastal Magic!!?? Well, the ball’s been rolling here for a couple of months, and now it’s time to start with the sharing! There are (as you can imagine) still a lot of things to work out, but one of the first goals we have is to select a group of Featured Bloggers who will be fun, interactive, and informative. These are the peeps who’ll be bringing you the monthly Featured Author spotlights, participating in some fun social media events, and will be moderating panels during Coastal Magic in February. (There is a LOT more, but those are the things you’ll actually get to see… they’ll all be helping “behind the scenes” too. Honestly, Coastal Magic wouldn’t happen without our Featured Bloggers!)
So… here is the 2018 Coastal Magic Featured Blogger listing. Please check out each of their blogs… follow or subscribe, so that you’ll get all the posts and updates they’ll be sharing. You’ll also see them in the Coastal Magic Convention Authors & Attendees Facebook group, so please say Hi & welcome them aboard! A few of these ladies you’ll recognize, and a few will be with us for the first time… I’m so excited!!
So there you have it. These are the peeps who’ll be helping me in the coming months, as we pull together all the crazy odds & ends that become Coastal Magic. I really can’t wait to work with all of them, as they each bring something fun and unique to our convention family.
Our next announcement will be our Featured Authors lineup!!! That’ll come on June 1st, as usual (Although… there *might* be a sneak peek in our very first monthly newsletter, which will slide out a wee bit early, on May 31st!!! If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that RIGHT HERE!!) We’ve also got a SUPER COOL contest coming up in June! Look for details on that in the newsletter, and with our Featured Author announcement!!
So… that’s it for today. Come hang out with us in the FB group, things always get chatty in the summertime. You’ll find me, and the bloggers, along with some of our authors, involved in book/convention discussions and group shenanigans.
Until next time… Happy Reading!!