South Jersey Women Authors at the 3rd Indie Author Day!

Ladies from the South Jersey Women Authors stepped out for the 3rd Indie Author Day at the Heggan Library on October 13!

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You can see the 7 part video series of the Non Fiction and Children’s Panel below, featuring moderator Laura Kaighn and authors Karen Castaneda, Kerry Gans, Jane Lueder, Linda Silver, and E.P. Bell on everything from genre and the self publishing process to marketing, pitches, author voice, and networking.

Want to see some of these local lady authors and more writers in person? Join us at the expanded South Jersey Writers Conference at our Networking Night November 7 or our Saturday Conference Day November 10.

RSVP with our Online form or visit our Facebook group for more details!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/southjerseywritersconference/

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South Jersey Women Authors at the Mount Holly Book Fair and More!

The Local Literary Ladies have been Busy Recent Months! Here’s a sample of our Adventures at the Mount Holly Book Fair April 29.

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The Mount Holly Book Fair was the Second Leg after The Mount Holly Writers Conference Late in 2017 – also featuring some of the SJWA Ladies!

 

 

Huge Thanks also to the Mill Race Village Arts & Preservation for making these Literary Events Possible! For more visit the Mount Holly Writers Conference Group

Monday’s Friend: Kristin Battestella

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Today I am pleased to have horror author Kristin Battestella as my guest blogger. Welcome to Imaginary Friends, Kristin!

Inside the Toy Box – How to use Everyday Things to Inspire Character Personality and Depth!
by Kristin Battestella

Writing is youth. It isn’t outside the box. Stop thinking about all that advice that says break the rules, twist the genre, create something no one has ever created before! Get rid of all those ultimatums in your head and actually do it. Open that Toy Box!

KBWriting in many ways is play-acting. You are creating an imaginative world. Even if you describe a real world setting that you know intimately, one must put a spin on the senses, invoke feelings, and let strangers reading your books know what it is like to be here or there ten, fifty, one hundred years from now. How can you do that if you simply…

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More Lady Authors Guest on Read All About It!

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Local South Jersey Women Authors and fellow literary ladies from across the region have made a stop or two to fellow author Stefani Milan’s Read All About It talk show on the Radio Vision Network!

Here’s a brief example of videos currently available from RadioVisionNetwork.com. Remember to check the video archive weekly as more episodes come and go!

Kay McHenry: http://livestre.am/598iC

Kristin Battestella:  http://livestre.am/55FIn

Kit Gritstaff:  http://livestre.am/55FCC

Darlene Beck Jacobson: http://livestre.am/55nHC

Laura Del: http://livestre.am/56zgX

Deborah Picorelli: http://livestre.am/579V3

Several of july 24our friends from the South Jersey Writers Group have also appeared on Radio Vision’s Morning Coffee What to Watch segment, discussing movies, books, blogging, and more!

You can also see several local authors and get in on the literary action yourself with the next New Jersey Authors Network panel September 17 at the Mullica Hill Branch Library or keep up with the SJWA sheningans on Facebook!

An interview with Kristin Battestella

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Our featured author for episode 116 of the Horror Addicts podcast is Kristin Battestella. Kristin has been a staff member at horroraddicts.net for a couple of years now and also contributed several articles to the Horror Addicts Guide To Life. Kristin will be reading an excerpt from her Fate and Fangs series for episode 116. Recently I asked her some questions about her writing:

When did you start writing?

unnamedI hope it doesn’t sound too pretentious, but I started really early, about when I was eight and nine years old. My mom saved all the stuff I used to write and wrote the dates on them. Those are, of course, pretty bad! I even showed them at several kids book events I did and saw I had spelled ‘author’ as ‘arthur’! I was always dressing up and making up stories and couldn’t keep track of what I was doing…

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South Jersey Women Authors Know how to Party!

Local literary ladies and fellow writer friends from the New Jersey Authors Network and the South Jersey Writers Group celebrated the relocated and expanded A Novel Idea Bookstore in the Landis Marketplace Saturday May 30!

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Authors from across the state including Michele Seigfried, Kay McHenry, Darlene Beck Jacobson, K. Edwin Fritz, Joanne Costantino, Dawn Byrne, Marie Gilbert, Kristin Battestella, Jane Lueder, Tom Geden, and Laura Kaighn mingled with readers, sold books, and ate cookies!

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More NJAN authors will be returning to the Landis Marketplace for several writing workshops June 27 and August 8 wih even more literary opportunities in the works, and our YA authors will also be making an appearance July 15 at the Millville Library! For all the latest panels and events, visit njauthorsnetwork.com!

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South Jersey Women Authors on Read All About It!

2015 is off to a busy start for several ladies for the South Jersey Women Authors thanks to the new Radiovision Network show Read All About It, hosted by fellow local author Stefani Milan!

First MaryAnn Diorio visited the studio, followed by Kristin Battestella discussing the new Horror Addicts Guide to Life anthology…

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…But who else is is going to be a Read All About it guest? Why, our favorite Rabbi Ilene Schneider! Even SJWA’s gentlemanly friend from the NJ Authors Network Brian McKinley has appeared!

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More of our literary friends will also be attending the Meet The Authors annual event at the Monroe Township Library April 18, and several events are planned at the newly renovated and expanded A Novel Idea bookstore in Vineland! Did you miss out on the 2nd Annual Autumn Authors Fair at A Novel Idea last year? Read up on the fun with Marie Gilbert’s report!

Stay tuned for all the Read All About It videos and subscribe to the RadioVision youtube channel for more!