Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Word to the Stock

Wordstock is here again!! The festival of words and wordsmiths! Acres of acres of books, authors and sex toys!
Say what?!
Yup, The Portland Mercury reports that this year Wordstock will
"...include an adults-only "Red Chair District," with erotica writers and publishers, sex toy purveyors She Bop, and dramatic readings of missed connections ads...."
And not to mention loads and loads of books, authors talking about books, people discussing books, and a general atmosphere of literary orgasm.

Now, for me I write about sex in fabulously fun romances, but you won't find me at the "Red Chair District" of this year's Wordstock. Nope, I'm going to be with much more fabulous (and should I add daring?) folks, my editors! This year I'm hogging booth space from Indigo Editing and Publications located at booth #812. I'll be there on Saturday from 11:30a to 12:15p. Come by and say hello, meet the pro's behind my prose, and enter their fabulous giveaway.

Bonus? I'll be there with Forged, waiting to autograph a copy just for you. :0)

Here's the full 411 from Indigo: 

Indigo Editing & Publications invites you to Meet the Authors! Every day we work with many local published authors—but why should we keep these writers all to ourselves? At this year’s Wordstock, the Northwest’s largest book and literary festival, stop by Indigo’s corner booth #812 (straight back from the entrance, between the NEA Stage and the McMenamins Stage) for informal conversation with some of our clients. Learn about their writing and their experiences with the publication process—including working with editors. Buy their books, and don’t forget to throw your name in the hat for the chance to win a Meet the Authors prize bundle.

Meet the Authors Schedule

Saturday, October 13

10:30–11:15 a.m. Christopher Lord, The Christmas Carol Murders: “a love letter to both [Charles] Dickens and to the small-town amateur detectives who’ve kept the peace in hamlets from River Heights to Cabot Cove” (Chelsea Cain); Twitter @dickensjunction

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Becky Banks (aka: The Most Amazing and Legendary Woman Ever), The Legend of Lady MacLaoch: an bestseller for historical romance and a Night Owl Review’s Top Pick award winner; Facebook @The Legend of Lady MacLaoch; Twitter @beckybanks

BOOKS!!!! Stop by Indigo's booth (#812) & enter to win!

1–1:45 p.m. Sherry Green, Child Alone: a memoir; half the profits from the sale of this book benefit CASA, for children who have been neglected and abused

2–2:45 p.m. Craig English, The Anvil of Navarre: a swashbuckling political thriller; strap on your sword—this is the new face of adventure; Facebook @Craig English Books

3–3:45 p.m. Galen Pearl, 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There): all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Edwards Center, a nonprofit serving the needs of adults with developmental disabilities; Facebook @10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place

4–4:45 p.m. Mark Ellis, Ladder Memory, Stories from the Painting Trade: creative nonfiction; excerpted on the Good Men Project website and favorably reviewed in American Painting Contractor magazine
Twitter @ladder_memory

Sunday, October 14

11–11:45 a.m. Michelle Roehm McCann, Girls Who Rocked the World and Boys Who Rocked the World: comprehensive collections of true, inspirational profiles of successful young women and men throughout history who made their mark on the world before age twenty

1–1:45 p.m. Jonathon Burgess, Chasing the Lantern: a fantasy adventure containing airships, sky-pirates, and cursed treasure; 5% of all book sales go toward funding other projects and literary endeavors

2–2:45 p.m. Marcia Riefer Johnston, Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (and Everything You Build from Them): “Excellent.” (Bryan A. Garner, on the chapter “You Don’t Know From Prepositions”)

3–3:45 p.m. Ryan Chin, Without Rain There Can Be No Rainbows: a memoir set in New Zealand that incorporates videos and other multimedia innovations; Facebook @Without Rain There Can Be No Rainbows

4–4:45 p.m. Erin K. O’Connell, Loowit’s Legend, The Story of the Columbia River Gorge: a children’s picture book; in partnership with the Columbia Land Trust, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward land, water, and wildlife care in the Columbia River region

At the booth, you can also learn about Indigo’s services, which include editing and self-publishing consultation, and our events, which include monthly classes on the craft and the business of writing, twice monthly Mini Sledgehammer 36-Minute Writing Contests, and the annual Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest. (The Sledgehammer winners will be reading Saturday at 3 p.m. on the OCT Stage.) Sit down for a free mini consultation with one of our editors and receive 15% off a one-hour consultation to be scheduled later that month.

Learn more about Wordstock at

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