Calendar of Themes and Events

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Keep Visiting this Page for the Most Recent News about our Celebrity and Topic Chats

  • January – Craft and Marketing Month
  • February – romance
  • March – editing/revision
  • April – children’s/young adult
  • May – Memoir Month
  • June – July – Book Cover Month
  • August – Blogging Month
  • September – Writerly Research Month
  • October – still and forever horror/dark fiction
  • November – NaNoWriMo topics The Muse vs the Shoulder Vulture
  • December – Goals/Planning/Dreams are Goals with Deadlines (could be closed 1 or 2 days depending on Christmas and New Year days)

Keep scrolling and you’ll see the Calendar. 

Oct
8
Sun
Loren Rhoads Celebrity Sunday
Oct 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Loren Rhoads

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die.  It’s a full-color hard cover encyclopedia of cemeteries around the world, looking at everything from statuary to landscaping to famous people (like Edgar Allan Poe) to ghost stories.

Loren gave a lecture at this year’s StokerCon about vampires, ghosts, and the devil in graveyards.  She is writing a column about cemeteries for the Horror Writers Association’s newsletter and has written cemetery columns for Gothic Beauty and Gothic.Net. She writes a blog about graveyards as vacation destinations at CemeteryTravel.com.

Loren writes fiction, too.  One of her stories appears in this year’s Best New Horror.

Nov
5
Sun
Connie Johnson Hambley Celebrity Sunday
Nov 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie Johnson Hambley grew up on a small dairy farm just north of New York City. In 1965, an arsonist burned her family’s barn to the ground. From that experience grew the story that became The Charity. A retrospective on the fire can be found here.

Hambley writes about strong women from their perspective in situations that demand the most from them. No special powers, no gadgets, no super human abilities. Just a woman caught up or embroiled in something that she has to get out of, hopefully alive.

Every bit of personal experience is used to create a story that is as believable as it is suspenseful. Using her law and investment background in ways unique, creative, but not altogether logical, Hambley has enjoyed robust professional pursuits that include writing for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Nature Biotechnology and MassHighTech. Experience at a major bank in Boston introduced her to clever schemes dreamed up to launder money.

Hambley writes page-turners. The Charity is first in The Jessica Trilogy, followed by its sequel, The Troubles. The final book in the trilogy, The Wake, was published September 2017.

The Wake

World-class equestrian, Jessica Wyeth, is thrust into the middle of a game of geopolitical warfare. Reeling from revelations of her connection to the violent struggles to expunge Britain from Northern Ireland, she’s blocked by unseen forces from returning to the United States. 

The facts of Jessica’s birth become her deepest secret. Her late mother was considered by Northern Ireland to be a terrorist and her father is a key negotiator between violent Irish Republican Army (IRA) factions in Belfast and the British Government.

Jessica vows to keep her father’s identity hidden at all costs.

Only one man knows Jessica’s truth. Michael Connaught, heir to an international crime family who profits from political uprisings, struggles with his own legacy. He is torn between protecting the woman he loves or using her secrets as a catalyst for inciting global unrest.

When a terrorist bomb rips through the crowd at the Atlanta-based Summer Olympic Games, Jessica is forced to fight for her life in ways she never dreamed.

Dec
6
Wed
Mini Topic Chat – Novel or Short Story?
Dec 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mar
11
Sun
Celebrity Sunday Welcomes Penny Sansevieri
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Penny Sansevieri

Penny's Head ShotPenny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. She is the author of fourteen books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”

Author Marketing Experts

“I started Author Marketing Experts because I’m an author and want to give authors a book marketing company that truly understands their goals and needs. “

Jul
1
Sun
Celebrity Sunday Welcomes Emerian Rich
Jul 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Emerian Rich is returning to our chat room.

Jul
14
Sun
15 Blog Images: Best Practices for Adding Great Pictures To Every Post
Jul 14 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM