Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NSB Book Festival set for Oct 3-4

NSB Book Festival set for Oct 3-4
The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival will take place October 3rd and October 4th beachside. The festival features over a dozen authors representing multiple states and multiple Florida Book Award winners. Representing fiction writing a festival goal was to prioritize great books that both the avid and recreational reader might enjoy reading on the beach on vacation.
Featured fiction books include suspense, thrillers, mysteries, inspiration, detective, and fantasy genres.
Author sessions begin at 11:00am on Saturday and 12:00 pm on Sunday taking place at The Coronado Civic Center on Flagler Avenue. Sessions will include author instructions, book sales, book signings and presentations on such topics as inspiration for the book, description of plot and characters, dialog readings as well as questions and answers. In addition to selling the featured books at the session, all of the Festival’s books will be for sale at the Festival Book Store at the Coronado Civic Center both days of the festival.
The Festival also offers a free Writers Workshop Panel Discussion on Saturday at 10:00 am. The panel discussion will focus on a variety of topics from plot and character development to advice to aspiring writers on getting published, and more. 

On Saturday night of the festival, there is a special happy hour social meet-and-greet where you can meet some of the authors in attendance in a casual setting. The social begins at 6pm at Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille located at 200 Boatyard St., New Smyrna Beach. Festival attendees are encouraged to go and have the chance to mingle with the authors. The festival sessions during the day will feature opportunities to win beverage tickets to the social that night as well as a set of sign copies of the books from each author.
The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival is part of Fall Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach 40 days of festivals in nine weeks from September 26th through November 29th. The campaign is designed to showcase New Smyrna Beach during autumn and increase its appeal as an off-season vacation destination. For more festival information and special Beach Weeks/Book Festival accommodations call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621.
Below is the book festival schedule. For a more detailed schedule that includes book descriptions and author mini-biographies go to BeachWeeks.com and click the NSB Book Festival prompt or Text “AUTHOR” to 40691 for a detailed schedule on your smart phone. The 2015 NSB Book Festival is sponsored by the University of Central Florida Daytona Campus, New Smyrna Chevy, 95.7 the HOG, 103.3 the VIBE, 99.5 LOV FM, 93.1 Coast Country, and 1150AM News Talk Daytona. 

New Smyrna Beach Book Festival Schedule Coronado Civic Center
223 Flagler Ave/ Corner of Flagler & PineCoordinator: Sandy Brown 843-222-1862 

Saturday, October 3rd
10:00am 11:00am:
PANEL Writers Workshop Panel

11:15am 12:15pm:
Nicole Mary Kelby The Pink Suit

12:30pm 1:30pm:
Jason Mott - The Wonder of All Things

1:45pm 2:45pm:
Sandra Moran All We Lack

3:00pm 4pm
Patrick Kendrick Acoustic Shadows and The Savants

4:00pm- 5:00 pm
Nancy Cohen Peril By Ponytail, #12 in the Bad Hair Day mystery series

Sunday, October 4th
12:00am 1:00pm:
R.E. Bradshaw Relatively Rainey and Tambourines & Elephants 

Cassie Selleck The Pecan Man

Janell Suicide Watch/Spells
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