Spring Conference Agenda

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Oh, The Things You'll Learn and the People You'll Meet!

~ ~ ~ ~  ~ ~April 28, 2019 ~ Hilton Rialto Melbourne, FL ~ ~  ~ ~ ~

 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

  • Registration check-in 
  • Meet the authors and vendors
  • Browse the Book Displays


Speakers & Vendors

Registration check-in table with Ash McGrath.  

Pre-registered Participants

Check-in table with Joyce Osterman, A – L  and  M- Z  


On-site Registration

Welcome Table  to pay fee and pick up packet with Carol Didier 


A/V Interviews Appointments

With Gene Luke Vlahovic and Kathryn Flanagan


9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Genre Discussion Session #1 in Ballroom  "C"

  •  Children's Books
  •  Christian Writers
  •  Crimes & Cops 
  •  Dystopian / Dark / Horror 
  •  Journalism: Newspaper & Magazine
  •  Memoir
  • Military & War
  • Mysteries: Cozy  


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions #1 


- Eva Marie Everson

Those All-Important First Pages


- Patti Brassard Jefferson

Marketing & Branding for Indi Small Press Published Authors


- Michael Mammay

Structure and Pacing in Scenes and Novels


- JR Sharp

Media: Do's and Don'ts of Book Advertising


11:05 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions #2 


- Judy Lindquist

Writing: The Process and the Pitfalls


- Maritza M. Mejia

Social Media Visibility and Marekting Tools


- Chris Coad Taylor

What Makes a Good Book Cover


- Terry Talley Venters & Leslie Talley

Everything I Know About Writing I Learned From My Mother


12:00 PM –  1:00 PM LUNCH


1:00 PM –  1:45 PM

Genre Discussion Session #2 in Ballroom "C"

  • Historical Fiction
  • Mysteries: Murder & Mayhem 
  • Non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Thrillers
  • Writing for Social Media 

 
2:00 PM –  3:00 PM Breakout Sessions #3 


- Dave Baranek

Corralling Your Inspiration and Filtering Feedback


- Chrys Fey

Welcome to Blogosphere: Blogging for Authors


- Yvonne Mason

Marketing in the Indie World


- Linda Zern

What Box? Using the Power of Creativity 

in All  Aspects of the  Book Business


3:05 PM –  4:00 PM Breakout Sessions #4 


- Bill Allen

Getting Serious About Humor


- Brian Steinberger, Esq.

Trademarks and Copyrights for Authors


- Dr. Martha Watts

Revising with Your Audience and Market in Mind


- Karen Whiting

Marketing Using Your Strengths to Reach Readers


4:00 PM Door Prize: Writer's Block


4:05 PM –  5:00 PM

John Torres, Keynote Speaker, The Power of Words

Investigative Journalist Florida Today News. 


 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meet the Authors, Vendors and Speakers

  • Valerie Allen
  • Bill Allen
  • Janet Balletta
  • Dave Baranek
  • Carol Didier
  • Elaine Ewertz
  • Eva Marie Everson
  • Chrys Fey
  • Joanne Fisher
  • Kathy Flanagan
  • Patti Brassard Jefferson
  • Linda Jump
  • Judy Lindquist
  • Michael Mammay
  • Yvonne Mason
  • Ash McGrath
  • Maritza M. Mejia
  • Delia Neckles
  • Joyce Osterman
  • John Saterlee
  • JR Sharp
  • Brian Steinberger, Esq.
  • Leslie Talley
  • Chris Coad Taylor
  • John Torres
  • Terri Talley Venters
  • John Torres
  • Gene Luke Vlahovic
  • Dr. Martha Watts
  • Karen Whiting
  • Linda Zern
  • Space Coast Writers' Guild