Sunday, July 23, 2017

WRITER'S CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO



A virtual exposition and conference designed for all authors and avid readers.
OCTOBER 22-28, 2017
There will be:
author booths for promoting your books,
vendor booths to showcase your services,
raffles and giveaways
and learning sessions and workshops 
(avoiding plagarism, grammarly, writing outside the box, writing accurate fiction) just to name a few of the many sessions available.

***This event is open to the general public!***

REGISTER NOW!


DISCLAIMER
RRBC reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised presenters and/or topics if necessary. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on the conference website as soon as possible.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
RRBC WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO provides a tangible, irrevocable service, and expenses are applied immediately. We do not issue refunds, exchanges or accept cancellations once payment is received, so please be sure of all payments before you make them.
PAYMENT PLANS – (MEMBERS ONLY)
As we will be offering a limited number of Author and Vendor booths during this year’s conference & expo, we are offering to our members only, the option of using a PAYMENT PLAN to cover their conference fees. With the reservation of an Author or Vendor booth, combo packages, or five or more sessions or workshops, attendees may opt to select our PAYMENT PLAN option. Here are the details of our PAYMENT PLAN:
*A minimum fee is required to establish the payment plan;
*Payment plans are for fees $50 or greater;
*After the start of the payment plan, the member will be sent a payment schedule which will consist of either three or four additional payment dates, if they begin the plan by July 1, 2017.  If they begin after this date, they will have fewer payments;
*The final payment for the REGULAR PRICING PLAN must be paid no later than September 16, 2017;
*Members will be invoiced for each session or booth reserved.
Any questions, please email RRBCInfo@gmail.com!
*REGULAR PRICING (June 25 – Sept. 16, 2017):
MEMBERS:
Author/Vendor Booth Rental – $75/per table
Book Listing (linked title/cover combination) – $5.00/ea
NON-MEMBERS:
Vendor Booth Rental – $100/per table
Book Listing (linked title/cover combination) – $5.00/ea
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*VENDOR BOOTH RENTAL – (Members & Non-Members; stipulations on how much and what info can be added);
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*REGULAR PRICING SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION:
Members & Non-Members – $15/ea session/workshop
*2016 SESSIONS BUNDLE – ALL (14) SESSIONS – $60
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*REGULAR PRICING PACKAGES: Booths + Sessions – (Members only)
Bronze Combo – (1) Author or Vendor Booth & (4) Sessions – Regularly Priced @ $135, NOW $120.00!
Silver Combo – (1) Author or Vendor Booth & (7) Sessions – Regularly Priced @ $180, NOW $160.00!
Gold Combo – (1) Author or Vendor Booth & (12) Sessions – Regularly Priced @ $255, NOW $230.00!
Platinum Combo – (1) Author or Vendor Booth & (16) Sessions – Regularly Priced @ $315, NOW $275.00!
*MEMBER/NON-MEMBER PACKAGES: Sessions Only  ($10 Savings on each)
Bronze Sessions Pack:
(5) Sessions – $65 
Silver Sessions Pack:
(10) Sessions – $140 
Gold Sessions Pack:
(16) Sessions – $230 

















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This is a wonderful opportunity for all authors to showcase their books, to be introduced to other authors, and to attend a variety of learning sessions...all from the comfort of your own home. 
          SIGN UP NOW AND DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

Monday, July 17, 2017

BEN JACKSON, INTERVIEW





I am pleased to give a warm welcome to children's author and freelance author, Ben Jackson. You will find him on Goodreads and Facebook as an Indie author. 






What inspired you to write your first book?

I had been thinking of writing a children’s book for a while. It seemed like a fun and exciting way to express my writing without the long-term commitment that a regular fiction or non-fiction book requires.

Is there a special challenge in writing a children’s book. If so, what is it?

The hardest part about writing children’s books is trying to write a book that kids will love and parents will love reading with them. It’s important to remember that it’s the parents or grandparents who will buy the book for their children.

What books or authors have most influenced your life?

Hmm, tough one. I grew up reading a lot. I like Bernard Cornwall, Wilbur Smith, James Patterson, James Clavell among just a few.

From where or what do you get your inspirations for the stories?

I try to use people I know and their characteristics in my stories. I also like to think ‘If I was a kid, what would I like to read?’

Do you have a special quirk when writing?

I love watching movies and tv! Most writers enjoy peace and quiet or music, but I like watching movies and relaxing when I write. If writing seems like hard work or I’m not enjoying myself, I won’t enjoy what I’m doing.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Through my love of reading!

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep going and don’t give up. Take advice, positive or negative on the chin and always try and look for the small helpful piece of advice inside any criticism.

What books are you introducing to us today?


My latest two releases are “The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer” & “If I Was A Caterpillar.”

How did you come up with the title?

The Little Fart books are part of a series. If I Was A Caterpillar is a book I wrote a long time ago and my wife organized to have illustrated for me as a surprise.

Tell us what you like about the main characters of this book.

The Little Fart books are about a little boy called Timmy and his imaginary best friend, The Little Fart. The Little Fart is cheeks and mischievous, but they both love each other and help each other through problems.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Yes, marketing is hard work! It takes long hours and dedication to publish and market your own books.

What is the main thing you hope readers remember from this story?

That Little Farts can be cute and funny too!

Please share an excerpt from the book.

“So, what are we going to do this summer? Fight some fire breathing dragons, ride wild unicorns across the grassy fields, or - I know, I know - battle pirates and discover sunken treasure?!” the Little Fart said as he dashed around Timmy’s room riding an imaginary dragon and battling bloodthirsty pirates. “Little Fart! None of those things are even real, silly. No, my mom signed me up for soccer this summer,” Timmy said, grabbing the Little Fart and holding him down on the bed until he stopped wriggling.

https://www.facebook.com/MyLittleFart/ Facebook My Little Fart