Sunday, September 15, 2013

Baltimore Book Festival! #BBF2013

It's less than two weeks until the Baltimore Book Festival! *flails* 
You can expect a bookload of fun at the Maryland Romance Writers stage. See here for more details. 
 


 
Things to know:
  • You should come because it's awesome. 
  • You'll be able to see/hear/touch some of your favorite authors! (Okay, so the "touching" may not be such a good idea, but still.)
  • Books from participating authors will be for sale onsite and authors will be available to sign.
  • Look for raffle baskets and giveaways (You may find a cupcake or two as well.)
  • Fun swag freebies will be on hand all weekend!









Here's the official schedule:

Friday, September 27
12pm AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
MRW Authors will be on hand for a casual meet and greet with readers. Come talk about books, receive promotional materials, and browse the Ukazoo bookstore!


12:15pm JANE AUSTEN FICTION
Leslie Carroll, Regina Jeffers, Janet Mullany


1:00pm WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION
Terri Brisbin, Stephanie Dray, Kate Quinn, Laura Tilley


2pm HOT PARANORMAL FICTION
Lisa Airey, Terri Brisbin, Joya Fields, Laura Kaye, Misty Waters, Rebecca York


3pm YOUNG ADULT PARANORMAL FICTION
Elissa Petruzzi, Moderator; Jennifer L. Armentrout, Brigid Kemmerer, Dawn Rae Miller, Lea Nolan


4pm PUTTING THE SUSPENSE IN ROMANCE
Robin Covington, Joya Fields, Regina Jeffers, Geri Krotow, Nancy Weeks, Rebecca York


5pm FANTASY ELEMENTS IN ROMANCE
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Catherine Asaro, Stephanie Draven, Vivi Dumas, Laura Kaye, Dawn Rae Miller


GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT THE BBF SESSIONS:
6pm CHOCOLATE AND ROMANCE

Indulge your chocolate cravings with dark and delicious chocolate samples from MRW while authors talk about the entertainment appeal of romantic fiction and share readings from their latest works.

Christi Barth, Meg Cabot, Robin Covington, Laura Kaye, Christie Kelley, Eliza Knight
 
7pm FIFTY SHADES OF HOT
Stephanie Draven, Megan Hart, Eliza Knight, Janet Mullany, Kate Poole, Damon Suede


8pm BBF Closes for the Night


Saturday, September 28
12pm MIDDLE GRADE, YOUNG ADULT, NEW ADULT
Elissa Petruzzi, Moderator; Jennifer L. Armentrout, Em Garner, Cheryl Klam, Brien Michael, Lea Nolan, Jeri Smith-Ready


1pm BLOGGING ABOUT BOOKS (This is where the cupcakes will be.)
Moderator: Lea Nolan, Author

Andye Eppes, ReadingTeen.net, Jen Fisher, Jenuine Cupcakes/Young Adult Books Central, Hannah McBride, The Irish Banana Review, Stephanie Sinclair, Cuddlebuggery, Jillian Stein, Read-Love-Blog, Joy Harris, Joyfully Reviewed


2pm SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER ROMANCE
Terri Brisbin, Diana Cosby, Eliza Knight, Kate Poole


3pm WRITING MILITARY ROMANCE
Robin Covington, Laura Kaye, Geri Krotow, Elisabeth Staab


4pm CRAFT: PLOTTING VS. PANTSING, OR HOW TO COME UP WITH YOUR STORY
Christi Barth, Terri Brisbin, Diana Cosby, Joya Fields, Andrew Grey, Lea Nolan
 
5pm NO HOLDS BARRED WITH AGENTS AND EDITORS

Come prepared with questions you’ve always wanted agents and editors to answer. And, for the especially daring, come with 5 copies of the first page of your manuscript and the panelists will offer feedback on what works and what to work on! (Instructions: 1 page only! Typed, place name/email/title/genre at top, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 pt font; you may begin submitting your pages 30 minutes before session. It’s possible we won’t be able to get through all pages)

Lindsey Hemphill, Literary Agent, ICM
Treva Harte, Editor, LooseId
Mary Sue Seymour, Literary Agent, Seymour Agency


6pm WRITING SCIENCE FICTION
Em Garner, Cheyrl Klam, PJ Schnyder, Misty Waters


7pm LGBT CHARACTERS AND ROMANCE
Stephanie Burke, Andrew Grey, Treva Harte, Brien Michaels, Jeri Smith-Ready, Damon Suede


8pm BBF Closes for the Night

Sunday, September 29

12pm THE CRAFT OF WRITING

Christi Barth, Kate Dolan, Stephanie Draven, Christie Kelley, Jean Murray


1pm THE PART-TIME WRITER
Ann Arbaugh, Robin Covington, PJ Schnyder, Elisabeth Staab, Misty Waters, Laura Welling


2pm WRITING THE HOT CONTEMPORARY
AC Arthur, Christi Barth, Robin Covington, Andrew Grey, Laura Kaye, Kimberly Kincaid


3pm WRITING A FICTION SERIES
AC Arthur, Kendra Leigh Castle, Andrew Grey, Brigid Kemmerer, Jean Murray, Elisabeth Staab


4pm WRITING MULTICULTURAL AND INTERRACIAL
AC Arthur, Vivi Dumas, Robin Covington, Lea Nolan, Caridad Pineiro


5pm THE PARANORMAL BAD BOYS: DEMONS AND VAMPIRES
Kendra Leigh Castle, Vivi Dumas, Jean Murray, Caridad Pineiro, Elisabeth Staab


6pm Author Meet and Greet at the MRW Tent – mingle with authors and get your last-minute book purchases from the Ukazoo Store signed
 
7pm BBF 2012 Closes

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Maybe next year, but I am coming up on the 27th to the Victoria Schwab signing in NoVa. I just really need to plan these things better!

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  2. WHY AM I NEVER WHERE THE CUPCAKES ARE? *weeps about cupcakeless existence*

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