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!



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!



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!



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!


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!

Autumn Authors Fair and Beyond!

Members of the South Jersey Women Authors, New Jersey Authors Network, and South Jersey Writers Group had a wild harvest good time October 19 at the Autumn Authors Fair, sponsored by A Novel Idea Bookstore and the Landis Marketplace in Vineland!  And Yes, a lot of us were in full, costumed Halloween Spirit!!


You can read the South Jersey Writer’s Group Write up about the Autumn Authors Fair, too!






Jordanna East also got her Wig on at the Witches Ball in Mount Holly October 13!!















We also saw many SJWA friends at the Indie Booksellers Conference and the NJRWA Conference in North Jersey before going way down to HallowRead in Baltimore!  More local authors will again be appearing at A Novel Idea in Vineland this December for the Holiday Author Blitz Book Signings, and the South Jersey Writers Group has us knee deep in NaNoWriMo Write In Sessions!

Catch some of the Literary Ladies again this November with the New Jersey Authors Network NaNo Panel Series at the Cinnaminson Library:

This Thursday November 7, 6pm-8:30pm Tina Gabrielle and Kristin Battestella, Two Fiction Genres: Romance & Fantasy Panel

Thursday November 14, 6pm-8:30pm Tina Gabrielle, MaryAnn Diorio, Kristin Battestella, Ilene Schneider, What It Takes to Break into Publishing Q&A

Thursday November 21, 6pm-8:30pm MaryAnn Diorio and Ilene Schneider, Two Fiction Genres: Cozy Mysteries & Inspirational Fiction Panel


And as always, visit our SJWA Yahoo Group for the latest Schedule updates on our Breakfast and Brunch Socials!