Once Upon a Book Event—Win a Spot for 2018’s Author’s Signing

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So here at Writers After Dark, we finally took our relationship with the outside world to whole ‘notha level.

We went to our very first book event and ran the whole show . . . from a tiny corner . . . in the back . . . hidden behind our recorder . . . and taking it all in. Okay, so we only ran The Writer’s Podcast show, but that was nerve-wracking all on its own. How Stacey Rourke and her awesome volunteers kept their heads afloat is beyond me.

But as far as first book conference goes, it’s not what I was expecting.

It was even BETTER.

To be honest, it was overwhelming. As writers, we live in our own solitary world. But going to Once Upon a Book, and meeting fellow authors is a good reminder that we’re not alone, we’re not that crazy, and that this “little hobby” we have, is nothing short of amazing.

So we did what we do best and did our research via interviews. We talked to so many fascinating authors, and went behind the scenes to find out what makes Once Upon a Book such a coveted book event, along with getting useful information for authors (such as: how to prepare for a book conference), insight from a reader, and many more dirty little secrets! We’re very excited to bring the final product(s) to you in a couple weeks.

But WAIT! That’s not all! 
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Since the vibe that comes off a room full of writers is nothing to take lightly. And that passion for the written word is simply inspiring . . . and conferences can be super expensive . . .

We’ve decided to add a prize to our CHAPTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD:

We’re giving away a table at Once Upon a Book 2018!!!

The winner will receive a table and admission tickets to the catered ball, lunch the day of the signing, and panel discussion. Event to take place on August 10th & 11th, 2018 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI.

So to recap, our prizes are:

Two Grand Prizes

  • One Grand-Prize Winner will receive $250
  • One Grand-Prize Winner will receive an author table at Once Upon a Book 2018

Awards and More

  • First, second, and third place in each genre will receive a certificate and digital badge
  • One first-place winner will be selected for an interview on The Writers’ Podcast
  • All winners will be featured on a special post with links to their booksstocked badges contest

For more information and to enter, click here!

What do you think?
Interested in hanging out with us next year?
Well, then enter!
Entry fee is only $15 😉

And of course here are some pictures from the event:


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With authors: Stacey Rourke, Karina Espinosa, Terry Maggert, Hope Daniels, Bryna Butler, Suza Katers, J.W. Troemner, Mackenzie Flohr, Misha McKenzie, Laura Hawks, Melanie Jayne, and reader Ashley Cestra!




With Author Suza Kates



The Hosts Selfie Shot – Raymond Esposito & SK Anthony
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SK Anthony with awesome reader, Ashley! (Thanks for my personalized Kinetic, Static, & Chaotic mug!)


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