Five Days Til #CMCon19 – All The Updates You Need!

Hello everyone!

I know you’re all busy with everyday life things, but…

COASTAL MAGIC IS IN 5 DAYS!!!

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So — here are some things that you might find helpful. If you’ve already registered, there are updates for you. If you haven’t yet, here’s info on how you can join us for the weekend, or just a day.

If you’ve already made plans to be in Daytona Beach next weekend…

1. Get your “wish list” ready for the Lunch with an Author selections, which happen Sunday, Feb 24th, at 7pm Eastern. The signup form will be at SignUpGenius.com, so you can go ahead and create your free account with them now, if you want to save a few seconds. The exact link to the signup page will be post at exactly 7pm, on this blog, and on all convention social media. Be prepared… because table space is limited for each author, and having a list of authors you’d be interested in sitting with will help you move on quickly if your first choice is full. Keep in mind, this is a fantastic way to really get to know someone you’re not as familiar with. You could be meeting your next favorite author!!

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2) If you’re started to put things together to pack for your trip… here’s a peek at what the weather might be like.

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3) If you haven’t yet, you can see our schedule of panels and activities on the “Schedule” page. Lots of shenanigans in the making!!

If you’re still undecided about attending Coastal Magic this year, let me see if I can entice you just a bit. 🙂

1) Here’s a quick visual of our Featured Author lineup for this year. It’s a fantastic blend of established and newer authors, genres, and intended audiences. I’m sure you’ll find someone who writes stories you’ll love.

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2) Now that you’re excited about who’ll be attending… there are a variety of ways you can join us. If you’re available for the weekend, you can still register for the full event. However, if you can only make it out for a short time, a limited number of single day registrations are available.

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3) If you’re a writer looking to sharpen a few of your skills, we have very limited space left in the Book Lovers Con: Writers’ Mini Boot Camp, Thursday, Feb 28th. (Not part of the official Coastal Magic schedule. Separate registration needed for this program). You can register on the “Registration” page on this site, or, if seats are still available, in person on Thursday morning before 10am.

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4) And… if you’re a convention junkie like me, and plan to attend Indie BookFest in August, just mention hashtag #CMCIBF19 in your registration notes, and you’ll receive a discount code to use when you register for IBF! Win/Win!!

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4) But if you can only carve out a tiny window of time to come see all of our wonderful authors, make sure that time is from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Saturday, because our book sale/signing is free to attend, and it’s open to the public. Come by and check out all of the awesome stories waiting for you to read them, and the awesome storytellers waiting to meet you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, email me via the “Contact” page on this site, or ask over in the Coastal Magic Convention: Authors & Attendees Facebook group.

See you by the beach!!

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!

2016 Coastal Magic Featured Bloggers Announcement

Hello all!!

There is absolutely, positively, without question, NO WAY ON EARTH that Coastal Magic would be as successful as it has been every year without the contribution and dedication of our Featured Bloggers. These ladies volunteer their time and energy before, and during the convention. They’re passionate about books and authors, and give so much heart to this event. I’m very grateful to have them, and I’m thrilled to announce our Featured Blogger lineup for the 2016 convention. (You’ll see a few familiar names on the list… huge thanks to those who’ve been with me for 2, 3, and 4 years!)

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Chelle from Literal Addiction

Jenese from Readers Confession

Laura from Little Read Riding Hood

Christen from Goldilox and the Three Weres

Danielle from Ramblings From This Chick

FranJessca from Book Lovin’ Mamas

Melanie from FangFreakinTastic Reviews

Jackie from Literary Escapism

Kimberly from Book Obsessed Chicks

DaVinciKittie (Sue) from GraveTells

Jay from Joyfully Jay

DiDi from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Be sure to check out each of these ladies’ awesome sites. In the next few months, you’ll see a lot of information about Coastal Magic, and our Featured Authors. As in years past, each of the Featured Bloggers will be hosting monthly spotlights with our Featured Authors. You’re not going to want to miss those. (You can check our Featured Bloggers page, tabbed above, to catch a weekly wrap up of all their post links.) We’ll also be doing fun “blog hop” type events, twitter takeovers, and (starting June 1st) Facebook Featured Author Reveals.

Again, I want to thank these ladies for agreeing to be a part of Coastal Magic, and for helping to make it so amazing for all of us.

The next BIG THING everyone should keep an eye open for is the start of our Featured Author announcements!! The lovely ladies listed above and I will be revealing our 2016 authors, one by one, throughout the month of June. Each day will be a new reason to get excited, and I can’t WAIT to share!! Then, registration begins on July 1st… so mark your calendars!