As usual, Literary Love-Savannah was a blast and the city enchanting.
I always get a kick out of meeting an author who has a shade of purple in her name. Here I am with Kelly Violet. Kelly writes Contemporary New Adult Romance. How do you like my lunch table decorations?
At Literary Love, authors share tables at the signings. It’s always a crapshoot regarding who you’ll be placed next to.
Last year, I was next to fellow Florida Young Adult author Breezy Jones. This year, I was paired with an author I met for the first time, Ellie Raine. As we chatted, we discovered Fiona Jayde did our covers. Fiona has been with me from the beginning, doing all my cover work except for the Magic, New Mexico novellas. I took this photo and sent it to Fiona.
Her reply: “No way, OMG!!!!!! This totally made my day! And the matching PURPLE!!!! I can’t stop grinning!!”
One thing I love about attending conferences are all the friendships I’ve made over the years. Here I’m with Stephanie. I met her originally in Kansas City, we had dinner at the Pirate House last year in Savannah, and this year we posed for this photo. Stephanie is a pediatric nurse. As with all health care professionals, we owe them all a special thanks for everything they’ve done over the last two years for our communities.
It was wonderful attending Space Coast Book Lovers Conference 2021 this year. There was a lot of hugging between vaccinated attendees…which I missed over the last 18 months. After two years, it felt like a family reunion!
Here is am with Mouse and her two daughters: Heather and Roxanne. I’m wearing my ‘Mouse’s Girls’ T-Shirt.
Before the conference, a group of us went to the Kennedy Space Center. It’s something you need to do if ever you are in the area. Here I am with Carol Van Natta in a Space Capsule.
Part of every conference is going out to dinner with friends. The night before the conference began, I organized a dinner of nine. Here we are standing in front of the bar waiting for our table to be ready. Laura Hawk, Carol Van Natta, Mystipul, Nessa, Julie, and S.E. Smith were good enough to pose for a picture with me.
Last, but not least, at the signing, S.E. Smith, Carol Van Natta, and I contributed to a Magic, New Mexico gift bag. Congratulations to our winner Lynn. The bag contained a number of books and a Kindle (donated by S.E. Smith).
How about joining me in 2022 at one of the three conferences I will be attending:
Weekend with the Authors in Nashville, TN May 11th- May 15th
Space Coast Book Lover’s Conference in Cape Canaveral, FL. June 22nd- June 26th
Literary Love in Savannah, GA July 20th-July 24th
Join my Facebook group, ‘The Worlds of Evelyn Lederman’. Hang out with me and a group of wonderful readers.
Participation in conversations at your leisure.
One of the most enjoyable book conferences I attend yearly is the Space Coast Book Lover’s Conference in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After the 2020 cancellation of the conference, we’re all super excited for this year’s conference.
You can join me, S.E. Smith, Julia Mills, Teri Riggs, Julie Morgan, Elicia Hyder, and others in Cape Canaveral June 24th-June 27th.
Come early or stay late and head to the Kennedy Space Center where the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle missions launched from.
I’ll be attending 2 conferences in 2021.
Space Coast Book Lovers: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Thursday June 24th through Sunday June 27th.
This is a super fun, intimate conference. I’ve been to all the Space Coast conferences and it’s like a second home to me.
I have a reader ticket to give away, if you want it, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary Love Savannah: Savannah, Georgia
Thursday August 5 through Sunday August 8th
This conference is packed full of fun activities and parties to allow you intimate contact with 34 authors. Attendees must stay at the Savannah Marriott on the river. You are a block away from restaurants and stores.
Sign up by May 5th
Love to read Young Adult (YA) Books? Join the YA Read-A-Thon in February.
4 books are featured each week (I’m the last week).
Join the February 2021 YA Read-A-Thon group in Facebook.
Check out the authors and books featured each week.
Why is the sky purple in the Troyk universe in the Worlds Apart series?
What was on my mind when I created the Nightshade universe in ‘The Crystal Telepath’ and started a series of its own?
Why was Kara chosen in ’Selected’?
How did Sydney Aubrey in ‘An Uncontrollable Passion’ get the scar on her face?
Join my Facebook Group ‘The Worlds of Evelyn Lederman’ and find out.
Ask your questions, join discussions, and have fun.
Join me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/880255669389327/
Some of the authors and readers attending Literary Love-Savannah (LLS)-SUMMERWEEN in 2021 participated in a Halloween card exchange. It was so much fun going to the mailbox and seeing all the cards from across the country coming my way. Here are some of the cards I received.
I have to say the ‘winning’ card goes to Breezy Jones. She managed to get PURPLE and a CAT on the card.
You can join us in Savannah and celebrate Summerween with us: https://www.eventbright.com/e/literary-love-savannah-2021-summerween-tickets-118157342793
A small group of authors and readers got together in Savannah for the Literary Love conference. Everyone was required to wear masks, the number of people in any given room was controlled, temperatures were taken, use of hand sanitizers caused our hands to chap they were used so much, and we observed social distancing as much as we could.
Since we were responsible, no one got sick. It’s possible to have a great time and still keep each other safe. WEAR YOUR MASKS! I spent the conference taking pictures of masks people wore. Here are my favorite.
Masks can support charities. This one raised money for Muscular Sclerosis. I immediately recognized Michelle behind the mask.
You’ve got to respect people who are handy with a needle and thread. Here we have a mask with a matching headband. Not only that, she was able to maintain her 1950s hairstyle. The author writes Dieselpunk and was able to maintain her brand, even during a pandemic.
Some masks were just fun! This one had a bunch of sayings on it. I particularly liked, ‘maybe swearing will help.’ You’ve also got to love the rainbow glasses she wore.
This mask was stunning. The reader grew up in Hawaii and brought back the islands with her. The variety and creativity of masks was incredible.
Wear a mask that reflects your personality. Do it to save a life, maybe someone you love. The spread of Covid19 has decreased where mask wearing has been mandated. i find wearing a mask is second nature.
Literary Love in Savannah is still going to happen. Stella Price has been working closely with the Savannah Marriott to have the safest conference possible.
- Masks are mandatory. No mask, no entry. No exceptions.
- Temperature monitoring will be conducted.
- No other conferences will be allowed at the hotel during our stay. We’ve been moved out of small ballrooms and will be in a large atrium most of the time. The waterfront is right there and I imagine many of us will migrate outside.
- No buffet. Meals will be plated and served by employees with masks. Those attendees not comfortable eating at their assigned table are welcome to take their meal outside, just return the plate.
- The schedule has been modified to support social distancing. Stella and the hotel management are continuing to review CDC protocols and the environment in Savannah.
- Since we will not congregate in small rooms, panels will be conducted prior to the conference remotely. If you are an attendee, keep checking the Literary Love Savannah Facebook group.
All other conferences I had planned to attend this year have been postponed until next year.
Be smart, be safe!!!