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Conferences in 2021: Space Coast & Literary Love

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 evelynlauthor@gmail.com.

 

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/literary-love-savannah-2021-summerween-tickets-118157342793

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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/

Halloween Cards Summerween

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

Literary Love Savannah

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.

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Masks can support charities. This one raised money for Muscular Sclerosis. I immediately recognized Michelle behind the mask.

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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.

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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.

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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 on

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!!!

Changes to My Book Signing Schedule

With the coronavirus, two of my three conferences this year were reschedule to next year. Literary Love is still planning to have our conference this year with modifications…masks, open spaces, etc. It will be a learning experience.

Here is my schedule:

2020

Literary Love in Savannah, Georgia Thursday July 30th through Sunday August 2nd, 2020 @ Savannah Marriott

2021

Book Lover’s Con: Orlando, Florida April 15th – April 18th, 2021 @ Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Weekend with The Authors: Nashville, Tennessee June 17th-June 20th, 2021 @ Nashville Airport Marriott

Space Coast Book Lovers: Cape Canaveral, Florida June 24th- June 27th, 2021@ Cape Canaveral Raddison

Book Lover’s Con (replaced the RT Convention) is a large con, while Weekend with the Authors and Space Coast Book Lovers are smaller, more intimate conferences. I’d love to see you at any of the conferences!

OUT & ABOUT and the COVID-19 Virus

When I worked for Farmers Insurance, I put together corporate Year 2000 business continuity plans, as well as strategies to deal with a world-wide pandemic when Bird Flu was in the news.

Never in a million years did I think the corporation I retired from after 33 years of service would have to enact the plan. As news trickled out of China about a new corona virus, it became clear we didn’t only have a world economy, but exposure to a virus that could become a pandemic. Throughout history, such pandemics occurred and ended. We will get through this one, like all the others. But be smart. Please follow the guidelines provided by the CDC related to social distancing, washing your hands regularly, etc.

Because of the COVID-19 Virus, The Weekend with the Authors originally scheduled for April 16th through 19th has been cancelled. Sandy Sullivan is working on plans for a conference in 2021 in Nashville again.

Space Coast Book Lovers scheduled for June 25th through June 27th is still going through activities planning for the event. They’ve communicated the 2021 dates so people can reserve those dates in case we are still under social distancing protocols. Again, we hope the world is back to normal by the end of June. Space Coast Book Lovers 2021 will be June 24th through 27th, 2021.

As with Space Coast Book Lovers, plans continue to be developed for Literary Love, Savannah: Thursday July 30th through Sunday August 2nd. This year will be my last appearance at that particular conference since I’m cutting down conference attendance in 2021.

COASTAL MAGIC 2020

I attended Coastal Magic 2020 because two of my favorite authors were featured: Shannon K. Butcher and Jeaniene Frost.

Here I am messing around with Shannon Butcher. I met Shannon at my first romance novel convention, Romcon2010. When I won a door prize, I chose the prize with the first book in her Sentinel War series ‘Burning Alive’. I’ve been a MEGA FAN ever since. Shannon is now writing under the name Anna Argent. If you love Paranormal Romance, you have to check out the Sentinel War series under the name Shannon Butcher and The Lost Shards series under the name Anna Argent. Yes, it’s a terrible picture of me, but the other photos were terrible where Shannon was concerned.

At Romcon2010, I also met Maggie Mae Gallagher. I signed up to have lunch at her table and it felt great catching up with each other. The last time I saw Maggie Mae was at the Barbara Vey event in April of last year. 

Last, but not least, I was able to catch up with my good friend S.E. Smith who also attended the conference. We were able to catch lunch together with 2 other authors. Susan is sitting beside me. If all goes well, we’ll be hanging out at this year’s Space Coast Book Lover’s Convention.

Out and About

Out and About

Space Coast Book Lover’s Conventions:
June 27th-June 30th, Cape Canaveral, Florida. I can’t wait to see those of you who will be attending this convention.

Literary Love Savannah:
July 25th-July 28th  Savannah, Georgia.
Laura Hawk and I will be hosting a dinner at The Pirate House on Friday July 26th (Dutch Treat).
E-mail me
at evelynlauthor@gmail.com to join us. Space is limited, first come, first serve.

Indie Fest:
August 1st-4th Orlando, Florida
I’m helping to host the Pub Crawl Thursday night. If you want to hang out…e-mail me at evelynlauthor@gmail.com and I’ll make sure you get home (LOL). If you love YA, I’m co-sponsoring the YA clique party and will be on the YA panel. I’ll have plenty of copies of ‘Selected’, ‘Chosen’, and ‘Designated’ at the signing. I’m sure I’ll be giving away a limited number of ‘Selected’ at both events.

Penned Con:
September 12th-14th, St. Louis, Missouri
**I’ve got 5 VIP tickets to give away.** The ticket includes everything except the Saturday night party. E-mail me at evelynlauthor@gmail.com to grab one of the tickets.

Show Me Your Books:
September 19th-21st, Kansas City, Missouri
I’ve given away the 2 VIP tickets I was given. But I’d love to get together for a couple of meals (Dutch Treat) during the event (for the times meals are not provided).
E-mail me at evelynlauthor@gmail.com so we can connect.

2020
In 2020 I’ll be returning to Weekend with the Authors and Literary Love, Savannah.

September 2018 Out and About

One of my favorite things about attending conference is meeting new friends/readers. Many I communicated with via Facebook, but it’s special meeting them face-to-face.

I met Mary at the 2013 Romcon in Colorado Springs. She came to surprise me and another Author in Phoenix in 2015. Well, my day was made when Mary was attending a wedding in Kansas City and came to the Marriott specifically to see me. She’s a dear friend and I didn’t want to let her go.

On of the advantages of being short is being front and enter when a group photo is taken. This was the first ‘Show Me Your Books’ and we had an incredible collection of authors. I was proud to be part of the group.