Wednesday, June 1

Join Janice Hardy at the Orlando Book Festival!

If you're looking for something fun to do come mid-June, and happen to be in the Orlando, FL area, then come on over and spend the day at the Orlando Book Festival.

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join me and a fabulous list of authors for book signings, panel discussions, and writing workshops.

I'll be talking about crafting tension with Ward Larsen, and Sarah Andre at 1 p.m., and then signing (and selling) books from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

Enjoy keynote addresses from New York Times bestselling thriller novelist Allison Brennan and New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and game designer Chuck Wendig.

WHERE: 101 E. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2016
TIME: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
COST:  FREE to the public


Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

10 a.m. Opening Keynote: Allison Brennan
11 a.m. Panel and Workshop, Session 1
12 p.m. Panel and Workshop, Session 2
1 p.m. Panel and Workshop, Session 3
2-3:50 p.m Book Signing, all authors
4-4:45 p.m. Closing Keynote: Chuck Wendig

11 am | Panel and Workshop, Session 1

Unforgettable Characters

From Hannibal Lecter to Holly Golightly, great characters have a certain je ne sais quoi. What is it about the characters we love and love to hate? Authors: J.J. Howard, Trish Doller, Diana Abu-Jaber. Moderator Jennie Jarvis

World Building

A captivating and unique world is what sets science fiction and fantasy apart from all other genres. Get tips from three seasoned authors on building an authentic world. Authors: Meredith McCardle, L.E. Perez, William Hatfield. Moderator: Racquel Henry of Writer’s Atelier

12 pm | Panel and Workshop, Session 2

It's All True!

They say truth is stranger than fiction. Join these authors for a discussion of putting real life to ink and paper. Authors: Nathan Whitaker, James C. Clark, Anthony Caselnova. Moderator: Leslie Salas

Writing for Children

To captivate young readers, writers must balance a youthful imagination with an adult professionalism. Learn how to write stories that entrance young minds. Authors: Katheryn Russell-Brown, Eric Telchin, Catherine Bailey. Moderator: Racquel Henry of Writer’s Atelier

1 pm | Panel and Workshop, Session 3

Relationships in YA

Whether its best friends, enemies, frenemies, lovers, family, or teachers, relationships are paramount to most YA fiction. Three YA authors explore the importance of relationships in books for teens. Authors: Lauren Gibaldi, Jenn Marie Thorne, Medeia Sharif. Moderator: Laura of Little Read Riding Hood

Crafting Tension

Tension is the secret to both hooking and holding the reader. These authors will show you how to keep readers turning the pages. Authors: Ward Larsen, Sarah Andre, Janice Hardy

Featured Authors

Diana Abu-Jaber
Sarah Andre
Catherine Bailey
Allison Brennan
Anthony Caselnova
James C. Clark
Trish Doller
Lauren Gibaldi
Janice Hardy
William Hatfield
J.J. Howard
Ward Larsen
Meredith McCardle
L.E. Perez
Katheryn Russell-Brown
Medeia Sharif
Eric Telchin
Jenn Marie Thorne
Chuck Wendig
Nathan Whitaker

Hope to see you there!

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