I just got home from Space Coast Book Lovers event in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and I have to say it was the best! This was my third year as a sponsoring author, and I think it is one of the best Reader events around. Why, you ask?
It is focused on readers and what they like. Thursday night was a nice Meet & Greet with whoever was there, readers and authors alike. Friday morning, I offered a Booknique. This is where an author or authors can host an activity for an hour. Some offer crafts, games, painting, etc. I taught line dancing. It was so fun! I had 25 people there, and we did a country line dance, one to a theme song for the event’s theme of Alice in Wonderland, and an island song. Everyone received a hat and a bunny because I called it Dancing Down the Rabbit Hole.
Saturday morning, I got to participate in the Author Feud (variation on Family Feud). The room was packed with readers, and we all had a great time. My Blue Team lost in the end, but we made a good showing. In fact, we got every answer to the question – “Name a reason you might wear your lucky underwear.” That was hilarious.
Then it was off to set up my table for the book signing, a quick lunch, and then the doors opened. What an amazing group of readers! After that, a number of people dressed up for the costume party at the Alice in Wonderland/Steampunk themed After Party. Winners were chosen, food was enjoyed, and dancing ensued (including a few line dances).
What I love about this event is that the people are so nice, and it is so well organized thanks to Teri Dees Edney, Robbie Cox, Charlene Cox, and Sarah Ahrens Mick. They are all about the attendees, readers and authors alike, having a great time. The schedule is perfectly paced with just enough downtime, the decorations at the After Party are always so amazing, and the pre-event communication is stellar.
If you are a reader or an author, I highly recommend this event. Check it out for 2023! https://www.spacecoastbooklovers.com/