APPEARANCES

UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Necronomicon 2017

October 20-22, 2017

Holiday Inn Westshore
700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Click HERE for more info.

My panel schedule:
Friday 2:00:00 PM Awesome Anti-heroes
Friday 5:00:00 PM What to do with the Editor's Comments
Sunday 1:00:00 PM Writing Kids Right


PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS:

READ LOCAL: Author Meet-n-Greet 

Jimmie B Keel Regional Library
2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, Florida 33618

June 25, 2017

2 PM - 3:30 PM

For more info, see the Event Page.



PolyCon 2017

Florida Polytechnic University
4700 Research Way, Lakeland FL, 33805

April 8, 2017
10am - 10pm

Click HERE for more info.


Tampa Pen Women Exhibit

My books and art will be displayed among those of other local women through the month of November at Center Place (adjacent to the Brandon Library).

Center Place
619 Vonderburg Dr.
Brandon, FL 33511

Nov 2 - Nov 30, 2016

Reception on November 10
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Free food! Books and artwork for sale by the authors and artists! Come see me!


Other Worlds Author Event at Books at Park Place

Multiple local authors gathered for signings!

Books at Park Place
Gateway Crossings
10468 Roosevelt Blvd N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

November 19
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Visit the Facebook event page HERE.


Necronomicon 2016

Grand Hyatt, Tampa, FL
October 28-30, 2016

Click HERE for more info and registration.

My panel schedule:

Friday 1:00:00 PM Maintaining Mystery without Losing Your Reader
Friday 4:00:00 PM Writing for the YA Market
Friday 6:00:00 PM Point of View: Head Hopping  HOST
Friday 9:00:00 PM Plotting a Mystery
Saturday 12:00:00 PM Writing Novels: Ending it Right
Saturday 3:00:00 PM Why I Write Short Fiction
Saturday 4:00:00 PM Characters That Aren't a Reflection of You
Saturday 6:00:00 PM The Fine Art of Exposition
Sunday 11:00:00 AM The Care and Feeding of Your Creative Process
Sunday 1:00:00 PM Seeing What Nobody Else Sees: Art in the Eye of the Artist


Tampa Bay Coffee and Art Festival, September 10, 2016

1st session: 11am-2pm

2nd session: 6pm-9pm

The Noise Box, Brandon Florida
​1310 John Moore Rd.
Brandon, FL 33511

Live music! Coffee tasting! Cool vendors (like me)!

Click HERE for more info and to follow the event on Facebook, and HERE to purchase tickets.

Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 5-7, 2016

Tampa Convention Center.
333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

GOING WHERE NO WRITER HAS GONE BEFORE
Saturday, 8:30am - 9:30am | Rm. 20
Do you have a great story sitting on the porch of your brain house, but having trouble getting that plot off of it’s butt? Well, come to where no writer has gone before, where writer’s block doesn’t exist, but instead the next Star Trek.


ACTION, SCI-FI, AND FANTASY WRITERS
Saturday, 10:30pm – 11:30pm | Rm. 20
Enjoy the thrilling world of action, fantasy and sci/fi fiction as it comes alive by the authors who craft them. Meet, greet and hear them read from their own works of art as you are drawn into their world of storytelling. Join them for a lecture on writing and crafting novels along with a reading from their latest books.

FICTION AND FANTASY WRITING
Sunday, 10:00am – 11:00am | Rm. 5
Every popular science fiction or fantasy writer of novels, comics, or any other medium started out as an “aspiring” author. A panel of pro SF and fantasy writers will discuss the art and science of writing and will give advice to move you from “aspiring writer” to “writer.” Q&A to follow.

Click HERE for info and tickets.

Realm Makers 2016

Villanova University, Pennsylvania
July 28-30th, 2016

Click HERE for more info and registration. And guess what--I'll be taking paid critiques!


Tampa Bay Coffee and Art Festival

The Noise Box, Brandon Florida
April 23, 2016
Starts at 6 pm

Live music! Coffee tasting! Cool vendors (like me)!

Pre-order Entry Package-$10 (Entry package purchase includes: entry, free mug, free event Tshirt, free Tb-CAF pen and notebook for tasting notes)

Door-$15 (Will not include Entry Package)

Click HERE for more info and to follow the event on Facebook, and HERE to purchase tickets.


Read my blog posts HERE and HERE to see why 2015 was so busy!)

Necronomicon 2014

October 3-5, 2014

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida, USA, 33607

Guest of honor: Eric Flint

Check out the NEW Necronomicon site for information! 

My Panel Schedule:

Friday 3:00 PM --  Using Real History as a Basis for Your Fiction
Friday 5:00 PM --  What You Need to Know about Writing YA Fiction
Saturday 10:00 AM  -- Making Words Work for You
Saturday 1:00 PM --  How to Handle Those Pesky Adjectives (Host)
Saturday 2:00 PM -- Book Signing
Saturday 4:00 PM --  The Scoop on Small Presses: for Writers (Host)

Saturday 7:00 PM --  Getting Your Book from Print to Audio


Write to Shine Workshop (hosted by Tampa Word Weavers)

I, along with author/speaker Debora Coty, will be teaching this one-day workshop on getting your work ready for publication. My portion will focus on publishing options.

August 23, 2014 (Saturday)
9:00am - 12:30pm

Bayside Community Church
3333 Bayshore Blvd

Tampa, Florida 33629

Click HERE for theFacebook event page.

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Realm Makers 2014

May 30-31, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)
The campus of Villanova University, in the beautiful Philadelphia suburbs.

Keynote speaker: Tosca Lee!

I'll be teaching a class on Writing in YA Mode, co-teaching a class on Science in Fantasy writing, and participating in writing panels on various topics.

Click HERE for more info and to register. 

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Meet the Author on the Park

April 19, 2014 (Saturday)

Downtown Central Park, Winter Haven, Florida

10 am to 4 pm

Click HERE for more info.

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Necronomicon

October 18-20, 2013

Embassy Suites USF, Tampa, FL

Guest of Honor: Christopher Paolini! (geeky squee!)

Click HERE for updates and schedule.

Panels I will be on:

Friday 2 PM Writing Basics--Creating Anti-Heroes, Rogues, and Villains
Friday 5 PM Social Media and the Author
Friday 8 PM How to Keep Writing in the Face of Adversity
Saturday 4 PM Religion in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Florida Inspirational Writers Retreat

September 28, 2013 (Saturday)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

I'll be leading a workshop on writing for the teen market.

Click HERE for more info and to download the registration form (pdf format).

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Realm Makers Speculative Fiction Writers Conference

August 2-3, 2013

Fri: 8 am to 10 pm, Sat: 9 am to 10 pm

I'll be on an author panel about Horror in Christian Fiction, and will be signing books

Click HERE for more info and to register.

2 comments:

JeanneWVO.CA said...

You're novel, "Finding Angel," is great!!! Hard to put down. Great suspense and your sensory details are exquisite!

Kat Heckenbach said...

Thank you so much, Jeanne!