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Indie BookFest 2013 is an day long event (starting at 8:00AM and ending at 5:00 PM) celebrating Indie Authors and Artists and their freedom of expression. Join some of your favorite Indie Authors for a day filled with book signings, sessions, and lots of good food and great fun! You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where several panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics relevant to writing, publishing, promoting your books, and all things indie.

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Indie BookFest 2013 will be held at the Buena Vista Palace in Buena Vista, FL, on August 3rd, 2013 … just minutes from all the Disney and Universal parks! Everyone attending Indie BookFest 2013 will have access to special room rates while staying at the Buena Vista Palace. Turn this one day event into a fun little getaway and indulge in the sunshine and parks while you are visiting the Orlando area.

Register for Indie BookFest 2013

Sessions, refreshments, morning gourmet coffee bar, lunch, & much more? = $20
Fun hanging out with a great group of your favorite Indie Authors? = PRICELESS!

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Pencil+Boy no+writing Indie Bookfest Giveaway: iPad Mini Giveaway! Not only is Indie BookFest going to be a day filled with a lot of fun and fabulousness, but it will also be a time to come together and help a local organization, A Gift For Teaching. We will be raffling off an AMAZING prize to one lucky winner, so be sure to come prepared to purchase a few tickets, rub a lucky 8 ball, and by doing so, help out local teachers and children in the process!

** Be sure to bring in some school supplies to be entered to win another wonderful prize … everyone who donates will receive somespecial Indie BookFest swag!

Learn more about the 2013 charity Indie BookFest will be featuring HERE. We hope to see you all on August 3rd in Orlando it is sure to be a great time!

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Indie Bookfest is proud to announce that along with our stellar line up of over 45 indie authors such as: Shelly Crane, Kristie Cook, Tabatha Vargo, Amy Miles, Michelle Madow, Shanora Q. Williams, Quinn Loftis, C.A. Kunz, Tiffany King, G.P. Ching, Rachael Wade, Tawdra Kandle, Sarah Ross, and MANY OTHERS, that Isaac Marion (Author of Warm Bodies) will be a special speaker at the event!

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Interviews with Indie Book Fest Authors

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1. Do you have a writing ritual?
I always have to have music on when I’m writing. I can’t STAND silence (it freaks me out), so I always have loud music going. I write a lot at a local cafe, so I have to make sure I have my caffeinated beverage of choice, some water and am sitting at my favorite table.
2. What do your order at your favorite coffee shop?
My favorite thing to get is the Dirty Vanilla Chai. It’s a vanilla chai with an espresso shot. That really gets the writing juices flowing 🙂
3. What is the story behind your title and cover?
The title, Deeper We Fall, wasn’t the original title. I knew I wanted to use the word “deeper” somehow. So I looked around at other book titles and then I found a line of poetry on google and that was it. Plus, no one else had it. The cover was done by Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations. I told her I wanted to have the hands reaching out, and she helped me choose the image, but the rest was all her. When I saw it the first time, I was completely in love.
4. What are the last five books you’ve read?
No Attachments by Tiffany King, Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu, On The Island by Tracy Garvis-Graves, Point of Retreat and Slammed by Colleen Hoover. I’m on a contemporary kick lately.
5. What is one thing about you that your fans don’t know?
I’m crazy short. Only five feet tall. Someone once said that she pictured me as tall and willowy and it was one of the nicest things anyone’s ever said to me.
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1. Where did you come up with the idea for your books?
I had previously thought of the idea back in 2007, but never tried to sit down and write. Probably because I didn’t think I could. It came back to me in 2009 after I finished a series that left me feeling empty when complete. I didn’t want to read anything else for a while and for some reason, the idea popped back up and I figured I would write some of it down. At that point in time I had no idea that it would shape into a novel, thusly changing my goals in life.

2. What character was your favorite to write?  Why?
I’d have to be partial and go with Aurora-the main character. She’s feisty, courageous, hard-headed, kind…everything I’d want to read in a heroine. Her journey to self-discovery and control is one that I find encouraging.
2. If you had one super power what would it be?
I would have to choose the ability to fly. It would make getting places a lot easier!
4. What would be your advice to yourself before you published your book?
I would tell myself to set up my author platform first. It’s better to branch out to your peers and learn about them and how everything works before you dive in under your head.
5. What’s your go-to songs to get the creative juices flowing?
I have more go-to artists than just a particular song. Thirty Seconds to Mars always gets me pumped and ready to write. I also enjoy M83 and most any indie alternative artist. It helps me zone out and think.
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1. What character was your favorite to write?
I have found that I love writing from the male point of view. Crazy? Yes! I loved writing from James’ perspective in the second book – Barely Breathing. But in the final book- forever Breathing Ever and Jack are my favorite characters. I think each book has been a journey in itself.
2. If you had one super power what would it be?
If I could have one superpower it would be to travel through time. This is the most dangerous one right? Alter events and change time…I choose this one though because I have no patience. I want to know things as soon as I can. Waiting in anticipation is good but knowing facts to make the best decisions is better!

3. What author has inspired you the most on your journey?
I am an avid reader. I will just about read anything, romance, horror, mystery, YA, NA… But I accidentally stumbled upon the Indie world because of one author. I wrote Just Breathe over the course of a year but didn’t know what I would do once it was finished. While trying to go the traditional route, I picked up a book by Abbi Glines and devoured it. I found later that she was self-published and it just felt right for me.
4. Do you have a book trailer?
Just Breathe – the first book in the Trilogy – Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtZMKp6mv64
5. What are your go-to songs to get the creative juices flowing?
Each book is inspired by different songs and artists. I absolutely love alternative music but some books warrant other music. I just go with whatever inspires me for each book. As I write- if an inspiring song comes on, I save it and add it to the playlist. A little teaser – my next book which will be a NA is inspired by Blink 182.

 

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