2021 Cabin Fever Edition Festival Schedule
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
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5LauYEckQvisDyw2cakpFA
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 author panel will discuss best practices for connecting, from book clubs to social media. Panelists: Phyllis Cole-Dai, Sari Fordham, Barb Greiger, Julie Holmes, Jim Landwehr, Betty Passick, Andromeda Romano-Lax, and Jaye Viner. Moderator: Susan Stradiotto
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rkWshwRsSu6GXPDI2hU47Q
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. Questions and discussion are encouraged.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iId1EWF4SDCyvppgq3E7Ag
Guilty Pleasure Reading
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! Panelists: Julie Holmes, Terri Karsten, Jim Landwehr, Paula Morhardt, Susan Stradiotto, Kathryn Sullivan and Joy Riggs. Moderator: Danelle Erickson
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kb7jS-UgQHCSY-yTGUOT0A
The Ins and Outs of Mystery Writing
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.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6Xh2P3wzTPyrVw27BpVZZA
Interview with Margi Preus (keynote author)
A conversation with award-winning author, Margi Preus on her life, her writing and her books. Interview with Rachael Hanel.
No need to pre-register.
View the program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoWCnetm1g4&t=61s
Drawings, Special Announcements & Closing
MC’s Rachael Hanel and Danelle Erickson host the final giveaways and drawing for the day.
Join us tomorrow when we kick off Day Two at 9:00 am. LIVE
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2m6QxJbmTMigtPM7z8K8rA
New Book Showcase hosted by Nadia Giordana - Pre-recorded
Participating authors with books released between October 2020 and March 2021 discuss their new books. Authors: Raven Eckman, Barb Greenberg, Kim Hanzo, Helen Holder, Jim Landwehr, Nancy Peckman, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Amanda Skou, A.J. Sullivan, Susan Stradiotto, Frank Weber, Jaye Viner, and Jason Lee Willis.
No need to pre-register.
View the program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-edztRnvc
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Welcome to the Deep Valley Book Festival - Cabin Fever Edition - Day 2
Kick off the festival with a live welcome from Rachael Hanel and Joy Riggs. 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
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QLxcZEPYSu62Zjw_DjqJZQ
Making a Living From Writing
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 author 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. Panelists: Melinda Falgoust, Nadia Giordana, Kiersten Hall, Joy Riggs, Katie Roiger, Jonathan Sweet, Frank Weber and Diane Windsor. Moderator: Rachael Hanel
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pm5gBvLMStCAYRS5--Fr3g
Writing Stories that Engage Young Readers
Join authors Helen Holder and Kathryn Sullivan for a discussion of the differences between children's and middle grade stories. What voice works best for each and how complicated a plot can you have? Questions and discussion are encouraged.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VmNOeMmlRBCjuXTK08I3VQ
Cabin Fever Reads with Margi Preus
Read The Littlest Voyageur by Margi Preus to prepare for this fun and lively book discussion! All ages welcome!
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r7lP15SuRzGE69yN99HbfQ
Try Your Hand at Illustrating! 10 Tips for Illustrating Children's Books.
For aspiring illustrators or anyone who loves to draw, illustrators Kim Hanzo and Kayla Olson-Surface share their top 10 steps to effectively illustrating children's books.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpCmW98iRnmXUeL5DXSOKA
Agent, Editor, Hybrid, or Do-It-Yourself:
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?
Panelists: Ann Aubitz, Peter Bremer, Phyllis Cole-Dai, Chris Norbury, Susan Stradiotto, Jaye Viner, Jason Walz and Diane Windsor. Moderator: Kiersten Hall
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_68JBVHLIQ8iAoQP0hPpdPA
Drawings, Special Announcements & Closing - LIVE
MC’s Rachael Hanel and Joy Riggs host the final giveaways and drawing for the festival.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C5f3lrrLQ2eid016crNQzQ
New Book Showcase hosted by Joy Riggs - Pre-recorded
Participating authors with books released between October 2020 and March 2021 discuss their new books. Authors: Lynn Garthwaite, Kiersten Hall, Sara Krisher, Jim Landwehr, Paula Morhardt, George Murray, and Jason Walz.
No need to pre-register. The link will be provided the day of the event and can be viewed at any time.