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*Registration is limited to 300 total attendees.*


$100 Coastal Magic Convention: Weekend Registration includes:

  • Welcome Bag filled with swag & goodies from authors & publishers
  • Access to all on-site panels, meet & greets, & evening activities
  • Saturday’s “Lunch with an Author” (this meal is provided)
  • Saturday’s book sale/signing (also open to the public)
  • Shenanigans aplenty 🙂 


$35 Writer Mini Boot Camp: in partnership with Book Lovers Con

Enjoy a mini-version of the successful and popular Writer Boot Camp from Tere Michaels and Damon Suede! Two in-depth workshops and an all-star panel will be presented at the deeply discounted rate of $35 per person. Open to all writers!

Emotional Arcs: The Universal Story with Tere Michaels
Emotional arcs are universal stories, connections to the human psyche, the journey of your characters. No matter what the genre, every character must have a journey and that journey must be the backbone of the book! We’ll discuss how to take your stories to the next emotional level, connecting with your readers to make your story linger far beyond the last page. You’ll come out of this workshop with a workable plan to evaluate your WIP for the emotional arc, as well as how to build future stories.

Character Building: Action Figures with Damon Suede
Bestsellers start with fascinating people. In this session we’ll take your fictional folks to the next level with a simple, powerful technique that will strengthen your plots, your hooks, and your voice. Go beyond looks, persona, and boilerplate traits so you can build the perfect cast to dazzle your readers. Compelling characters boost your writing process and anchor your career at any stage. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, you’ll leave this workshop with a new set of practical, hands-on tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable fiction.

Spilling Secrets of Publishing (Panel TBA)
Join some Coastal Magic authors for a frank and fun discussion of publishing – what we know, what we’ve learned and what we think is going to happen down the road! Bring your questions, especially the ones you’ve always wanted to ask (but never got the chance to).

Mini Boot Camp is an independent program, and is not included in the Coastal Magic Convention registration. Boot Camp attendees are encouraged to register for Coastal Magic as well, but are not required to do so. Seating is limited.

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