Events

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2018 EVENTS

OCTOBER 2018

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

INDIE AUTHOR DAY

Seguin Public Library ( Seguin Public Library )

313 West Nolte Street

Seguin, Texas 78155

(830) 401-2422

Melinda will join several local, Indie authors for an annual, international celebration where writers and readers can learn about Indie (Independently Published) authors.  There will be several activities, including: a workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; a Write and Sip session during that same time; an Open Mic session from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; an Author’s Panel from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and an Author Meet & Greet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to conclude the day.  This free event gives the community a chance to meet and support their local authors.  Refreshments will be served.

Melinda will have paperback copies of Love, Texas — Population 2 that she will happily autograph for you at the end of the event.  Her novel can be obtained for a minimum $10 donation per book, with 100% of the profits going to support My Stuff Bags Foundation, a charity that provides duffle bags stuffed with toys, blankets, and other comfort items to abused and neglected children.

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An Indie Author!  That’s me!

2017 EVENTS

MAY 2017

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 FROM 1-3 P.M.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR

New Braunfels Public Library (New Braunfels Public Library)

700 East Common Street

New Braunfels, Texas 78130

(830) 221-4300

Melinda will be one of many Attending Authors to speak at this Local Author Fair hosted by the library.  This free event gives the community a chance to meet and support their local authors.  Refreshments will be served.

Melinda will give a ten minute speech about herself, her debut novel, and her writing process.  There will be time for the community to visit with all authors after each author has given his or her short speech.  Melinda will have paperback copies of Love, Texas — Population 2 available for sale for $15 (cash), that she will happily autograph for you at the end of the event.

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Enjoyed participating in NBPL Local Author Fair!

 

JUNE 2017

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 AT 1 P.M.

BOOK RELEASE PARTY

FOR LOVE, TEXAS – POPULATION 2

Tye Preston Memorial Library ( www.tpml.org )

16311 South Access Road

Canyon Lake, Texas 78133

(830) 964-3744

Join the party! The library will host a Coffee With the Author event, where readers can get to know all about Melinda and the history behind Love, Texas – Population 2 while enjoying free coffee—and cookies, hot tea, bottled water, and a COOL cake!

Melinda will give a short speech and read passages from different chapters in her novel.  There will be a Q&A session after that, then she will sign copies of her book that will be available for purchase for $15 each (cash or charge).

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Behind Curtain #1 … A little bit of goofing around before the party.

OCTOBER 2017

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 AT 7 P.M.

LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT

BookPeople (http://www.bookpeople.com/ )

603 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, Texas 78703

(512) 472-5050

Melinda will speak at the largest independent bookstore in Texas for October’s Local Author Night.  This event is free and open to the public.

The author will give a 30-minute presentation in which time she’ll talk about her background and how she came to write her novel, and then she’ll read short passages from her book.  There will be time for the community to ask Melinda questions and visit.

At the end of the event, attendees can purchase from BookPeople a paperback copy (or several!) of Melinda’s novel Love, Texas — Population 2, that she will happily autograph for you.

 

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Look that’s me – with my name on the marquee!

 

NOVEMBER 2017

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017 FROM 11:00-11:45 A.M.

WRITERS’ LEAGUE OF TEXAS AUTHORS SIGN BOOKS

AT THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

(Texas Book Festival ) State Capitol Grounds and Surrounding Areas

Writers’ League of Texas (WLT) Exhibitor Tent 3 Location:

12th Street & Colorado Street, Austin, Texas

Melinda will join other members of the Writers’ League of Texas to sign and sell their books at the WLT booth at the Texas Book Festival. Detailed Info Here  Authors will sign at various times during the festival, and Melinda will sign from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Come to the booth to learn more About the WLT and to grab you an autographed copy of Melinda’s debut Christian contemporary novel Love, Texas — Population 2.  Then head off to enjoy the rest of the festival, where you just might be lucky enough to meet some famous people who are now authors, like Tom Hanks and Dan Rather.

 

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Having fun chatting with visitors to the WLT booth.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 FROM 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

BOOK SIGNING AT WEIHNACHTSMARKT 2017

Weihnachtsmarkt (NewBraunfelsChristmasMarket)

at the New Braunfels Civic / Convention Center

375 South Castell Avenue

New Braunfels, Texas 78130

(830) 629-1572

Melinda will join a multitude of local authors, artists, and artisans who are selling their books, arts, and creations at the annual German-style Christmas Market that benefits New Braunfel’s Sophienburg Museum & Archives.  (AboutSophienburg)

Weihnachtsmarkt (pronounced Vy-noks-markt) resembles open-air markets in Germany, except in the comfort of indoors (inside the Convention Center).  Tickets to this premiere shopping extravaganza usually run about $10, and food and beverages are offered inside while shoppers explore the vast array of unique German collectibles and locally-made gifts available for purchase.

Melinda will be at the market all day Saturday selling and signing her Christian contemporary romance novel Love, Texas — Population 2.  This book makes a perfect Christmas gift — so make sure to stop by Melinda’s author table to pick up a copy for a loved one (or one for a present to yourself).

 

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All set up waiting for the doors to open at the German Christmas market