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Over eighty fabulous authors, panels and workshops for both authors and readers . . . two amazing parties and a huge signing . . . where in the world can you find all of this awesomeness  n one event?

Indie BookFest, of course!

This premier author-reader event, in its fifth year in central Florida, takes place September 28th through October 1st at the Westin Lake Mary.

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Indie BookFest is the only non-organization- affiliated author event to offer a dedicated Industry Day, with representatives from a variety of service companies presenting workshops, participating in panels and meeting with authors. This year, industry reps include those from Written Word Media, Draft2Digital, Robin Reads, Bublish and more.

But IBF isn’t simply an author education conference. We also offer an entire evening and day of Reader Appreciation panels and presentations—PLUS FanFare, an evening where the authors entertain the readers.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a three-hour signing that is free and open to the public, on Saturday from three to six.

Tickets to Indie BookFest 2017 are available now. There are several options for readers and for attending authors:

–INDUSTRY DAY Ticket: This option provides admittance to and participation in all the
panels and workshops offered on Friday, September 29 th . Topics will apply to both new and established authors, as well as to others in the publishing field. This ticket allows attending authors and those interested in exploring the possibility of authorhood to participate in the entire weekend; it also includes FanFare, Reader Appreciation Day participation, the signing and Saturday night party. Thursday night’s Dinner with the Authors is not included.

–VIP TICKET: This option provides admittance to and participation in all aspects of Indie BookFest, including access to the entire weekend EXCEPT the Thursday night dinner (available at an additional charge), including the Green Room, all panels, workshops, parties and signings. VIP ticket holders also receive a special VIP swag bag.

–GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: This option includes access to FanFare on Friday night, reader workshops and panels on Saturday, the three-hour signing on Saturday, and the Saturday night party, as well as access to the Swag Tables.

–YOUNG AUTHOR EVENT: The Young Author session will take place Saturday, September 30, from 9:30-11 AM. Attendees must be under 18 to attend. A panel of authors will lead the workshop, which will explore all nuances of writing and publishing a book. Very Important: This is an add-on ticket to the main event. You must purchase either a general admission/VIP or Industry Day ticket to add this event.

— THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS: Join authors from Indie BookFest 2017 as we kick off the event with a lovely buffet meal in a beautiful setting.

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For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website and Eventbrite page.

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Sherry’s Shelves #131 – Living in Paradise

Sherry’s Shelves #113 is my weekly update from August 6 – August 12, 2017.

Sunday Post #201 Countdown to Spring..

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Summertime is FUNtime at the FUNdin household. It’s all about the outdoors and it’s even better when you have someone to share our little piece of paradise. My mother and brother have been visiting all week and we have been on the run…here, there and everywhere.

We started off with a Wahoos ballgame, played some golf, went out to eat and visited Fort Pickens, then topped it off with a Kenney Chesney concert before saying bon voyage.

Blogging took a back seat and now I am working on getting back in the swing of things.

Here’s Kenney singing Sherry’s Living in Paradise.

And some new lights for around the pool, patio, and tiki bar.

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  • Review – the Father Hunt by Becca Campbell
  • Giveaway – Creatures
  • Teaser Tuesday
  • Giveaway & Review – The Resistance Series by Tracy S Lawson
  • Giveaway & Review – The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
  • Giveaway & Review – The Dark Harvest by Chris Patchell
  • Friday 56
  • OSR – The Corpse with the Garnet Face by Cathy Ace

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What are you doing for fun this weekend?

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A Corner in Glory Land by Janie DeVos

 
A CORNER IN GLORY LAND
by Janie DeVos
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pub Date: 12/19/17
 
In turn-of-the-century Florida, a
family comes of age, and a daughter finds her destiny entwined with a
land as full of promise as it is danger.
 
The steamy, sweltering banks of
Florida’s Ocklawaha River don’t look much like Glory Land to
young Eve Stewart, despite her father’s proclamation. But it’s
here that Eve, her three siblings, and their parents will settle in
July, 1875. Within a few years, Eve’s father, Hap, has made good on
his assurances. They have a large, weathered clapboard house and a
comfortable life, thanks to Hap’s job on a steamboat.
Eve and her twin sister, Ivy, are
blossoming into young women. Yet as Ivy grows more involved in
medicine making under the tutelage of a neighboring black woman, her
path leads away from the family.
Eve, an aspiring writer, loves her
home though she longs to see the wider world beyond its swamps and
shores. But when she discovers a secret Ivy’s been keeping, Eve
must decide between protecting the family name or saving her sister.
With the help of a half-Creek Indian tracker, Max Harjo, Eve sets out
to find Ivy, beginning a journey that will dare her to follow her
ambitions and her passion wherever they lead.
 
 
 
Janie DeVos is a native of Coral
Gables, Florida. She attended Florida State University, then worked
in the advertising industry for over a decade, including radio, cable
television, public relations and advertising firms. Though her career
changed over the years, one thing didn’t—her love of writing. She
is an award-winning children’s author. Beneath a Thousand Apple Trees
is her adult debut. Learn more at janiedevos.com.
 
 
 
 
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Friday 56 #104 – Night Whispers by Judith McNaught #JudithMcNaught

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The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and find any sentence or a few ( no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading along with you initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Please include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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2014-03-25 02.46.13Night Whispers by Judith McNaught is a suspense thriller mystery based in Florida.

My 1st edition hardcover published in 1998.

The jacket design was done by Lisa Litwack.

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My 56

“Because I got better that very night. And do you know why I made such a miraculous recovery?”

“No, why?”

“I made that miraculous recovery because I refused to do anything that would ever, ever force us to accept one cent from that creep.”

(Page 56 in hardcover, published in 2005)

Book Beginnings

He’d been following her for three days, watching. Waiting.

GOODREADS BLURB: A policewoman in a small Florida community, Sloan Reynolds knows that her modest upbringing was a long way from the social whirl of Palm Beach, the world inhabited by her father and her sister, Paris. Total strangers to Sloan, they have never tried to contact her — until a sudden invitation arrives, to meet them and indulge in the Palm Beach social season.

A woman who values her investigative work, Sloan is unmoved by the long-overdue parental gesture. But when FBI agent Paul Richardson informs her that her father and his associates are suspected of fraud, conspiracy, and murder, Sloan agrees to enter into her father’s life — while hiding her true profession.

Sloan’s on top of her game until she meets Noah Maitland, a multinational corporate player and one of the FBI’s prime suspects — and finds herself powerfully attracted to him, against her deepest instincts. When a shocking murder shatters the seductive facade of the wealth and glamour surrounding her, Sloan must maneuver through a maze of deceit and passion, to find someone to trust — and to decipher the truth behind those terrifying whispers in the dark

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Sherry’s Shelves #80 – I’m on a Reading Binge!

Sherry’s Shelves #80 is my weekly update from May 8 – May 14, 2016.

Sunday Post #201 Countdown to Spring..

Stacking The Shelves {200}

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Sometimes I get the reading bug and I cannot stop picking up the next book, then the next book, then the next book…

I have also been doing a lot of work outside in preparation for my mother’s arrival this week. I am super excited and know the family from Alabama will be dropping in too. We will be playing endless games of cards along with many dips in the pool and a barbecue or two. I love summertime and it has arrived here in the Florida Panhandle in full force!

I must spend more time visiting you guys and sharing some comment love along with writing some reviews that I owe to some fabulous authors and I want to thank them for their patience.

I also want to thank Fiktshun for a box of books I won from her some time ago. Once I started, there were so many wonderful reads I couldn’t stop. The past three days I have gotten caught up in The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken and am lost in this dystopian world. I am sharing the books so you can see why I cannot stop reading this story. I got all three of them. I must find out what happens to Ruby and Liam! There are also two novellas, but I do not have them…yet.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)

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  • Review for A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair
  • Cover Reveal for Geneva Lee
  • Teaser Tuesday
  • Wordless Wednesday – What Am I
  • Giveaway Simply The Best Romance Novels
  • Giveaway & Review for Blackwater Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers
  • Friday 56 & BB – The Pardon by James Grippando

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