2021

Cabin Fever Edition 

Festival Schedule

Tentative Schedule

(Check back as more details become available.)

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

CST

9:30 am      Welcome to the Deep Valley Book Festival - Cabin Fever Edition - Day 1

                   Kick off the festival with a live welcome from Rachael Hanel and Danelle Erickson. Join in and let us                             know where you are, wherever you are! Live shout-outs to attendees and exciting announcements It’s                           time to let the celebration begin! LIVE

10 am         Book Clubs, Twitter, Instagram—Oh My! Networking with Authors

                       Authors and readers need each other. But what is the best way to find each other? This panel will                                 discuss best practices for connecting, from book clubs to social media.

11 am         So You Want to Write a Memoir? 

                   Everyone has a story. Whether you want to write your family story or your personal                         story for a small or wide audience, memoirist Rachael Hanel will give you tips for how                     to write true stories in an engaging way.

            

12 pm         New Book Showcase

                     Pre-recorded

1 pm           Interview with Margi Preus (keynote author)

                       A conversation with award-winning author, Margi Prues on her life, her writing and her books.

                       Interview with Rachael Hanel

2 pm           The Ins and Outs of Mystery Writing - LIVE                  

                       Join award-winning mystery-thriller author Chris Norbury for a lively, informative presentation on what                           makes a mystery a mystery. Topics include the differences between sub-genres such as cozies,                                   thrillers, and police procedurals; how mysteries differ from other genres such as romance or sci-fi; the                         whodunit component (a crime and a criminal);  story structure and important plot points; importance                             of setting;  twists, turns, and red herrings; and more. Questions and discussion are encouraged.

3 pm           Guilty Pleasure Reading (author panel)

                       This lively session will feature authors talking about their favorite “guilty pleasure” books. The books                             that authors say they read might be very different from the books they actually read! Hear their                                     confessions, and weigh in with your own guilty pleasure reads!

4 pm           Drawings, Special Announcements & Closing - LIVE

                        

Sunday, March 7, 2021

9:30 am    Welcome to the Deep Valley Book Festival - Cabin Fever Edition - Day 2

                 Kick off the festival with a live welcome from Rachael Hanel and Danelle Erickson. Join in and let us                            know where you are, wherever you are! Live shout-outs to attendees and exciting announcements It’s                          time to let the celebration begin! LIVE

10 am       Agent, Editor, Hybrid, or Do-It-Yourself: Publishing Options

                    Authors can choose from many different paths when it comes to publishing. How do you know if you                            should pursue a path with a traditional publisher? How does one go about getting an agent? Or is self-                        publishing the best choice? And what about hybrid publishers, who offer a blend of traditional and self-                        publishing?

11 am       Writing Stories that Engage Young Readers

                     Mini workshop lead by authors Helen Holder and Kathryn Sullivan

12 pm       New Book Showcase

1 pm         Keynote Margi Prues

2 pm         Try Your Hand at Illustrating!

                 Mini workshop with illustrators Kim Hanzo and Kayla Olson

3 pm         Making a Living From Writing (Author Panel)

                    Wouldn’t it be nice to earn the big bucks from books like Stephen King or J.K.Rowling? While that                                probably isn’t realistic for most writers, there are ways to earn money from your writing. This panel will                          discuss options for the freelance market, including selling articles to newspapers, magazines, and online                      outlets, as well as work-for-hire arrangements with publishers.

4 pm        Drawings, Special Announcements & Closing - LIVE


 

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