Join me at BookFest Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Day 1: AFTERNOON AUTHOR CHAT
Day 1 – For Readers
The BookFest Fall 2023 is an exciting event for anyone who loves books and writing. The event brings together a diverse range of speakers and attendees, offering insights and ideas on everything from writing craft to book marketing and technology. Whether you’re a fan of reading, a published author, or are just starting out, The BookFest is an event that is not to be missed.
Day one of The BookFest Fall 2023 is devoted to readers. If you’re a booklover, then get ready for a bookish good time.
In addition to a full day of panels and conversations, there are special segments, the Big Bundle of Books Grand Prize Giveaway, and the Live Author Chats hosted by Beth Worsdell.
Sit back, curl up with your furry pal or text your friends so you can hang out and enjoy the presentation. Don’t forget to join the chatroom on YouTube to network with your new book-buddies. There are often lively conversations happening there. Either watch on The BookFest Home Page or go to the Books That Make You YouTube Channel.
All times listed in Pacific Time. Programming is subject to change.
BRAVE-ish is part of the LIVE AUTHOR CHATS!
4:00pm PT to 6pm PT
Part afterparty, part networking, and part authors doing whatever the heck they want, this fun interactive event presents authors and literary folks in fast-paced chats with host Beth Worsdell.
Host: Beth Worsdell, English author of the sci-fi Earth’s Angels Trilogy and comedy Calling Clarissa. Founder and host of “The Witty Writers Show”
Co-Host: CJ Ives Lopez, Air Force Veteran, author, Founder of The Authors Porch®, event producer for The Book Fest® and Books That Make You, project manager for Hourly Concepts at BookBrush
Sarah Prager, author of Queer, There, and Everywhere, Rainbow Revolutionaries, and A Child’s Introduction to Pride
Lee Wind, writer of Red and Green and Blue and White, No Way, They Were Gay?, and the upcoming The Gender Binary is a Big Lie
Alan Henry, special projects editor at WIRED, former editor at NY Times/Lifehacker, and author of Seen, Heard, and Paid delves into workplace marginalization and offers career-boosting tips
Mark Leslie, paranormal raconteur and author of Haunted Hospitals, Creepy Capital, and Tomes of Terror will share a true story from his years of researching eerie tales
Kalee Boisvert, Money Guru and author of Make Money your Thing! and kid’s picture book Moneywise Mabel’s Bursting Bank, shares her top tips for making money less SCARY
Ann Charles, USA Today bestselling author of humorous mysteries and supernatural stories, shares several anecdotes of how life imitates art—or rather her art imitates her life
Gwen Overland, award winning author of Hot in Hawaii Series will be demonstrating how to make a Mai Tai
Aleksandra Tryniecka, Assistant professor and writer, introduces her character Bunky, discusses her historical book, explores “Halloween” from 1872, and shares an 1887 pumpkin pie recipe
Jim Potts, an award-winning author and lawyer will discuss the ethical challenges of representing a confessed child serial killer, clashing with deep moral values
Lisa Niver, award-winning travel writer and author of Brave–ish, shares how to banish your inner demons, awaken the hero within, and courageously craft an extraordinary life
Herman DeBoard, US Veteran turned enterprenuer/founder of Huvr, Inc., discusses the Versus Virus and how to evaluate your own beliefs to stop relying on what other tell you through critical thinking skills
Winners of The BookFest Big Bundle of Books Giveaway and The BookFest Children’s Book Giveaway announced
More details can be found on The BookFest website. Join the fun and hang out with the bookish community, which includes readers, writers, and industry experts. The BookFest website streams the online event, and it can be found on the Books That Make You YouTube Channel, too.
Books That Make You Try New Things and be…Brave-ish What happens when you’re almost fifty, undergoing divorced and moving back into your parent’s home to start from the beginning? If you’re like Lisa Niver, you start by taking one “braveish” step at a time. For Lisa, each step took her away from her old world and into a bold new adventurous one. In her new memoir, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty, she chronicles her attempt at trying fifty new things before turning fifty: diving into shipwrecks, swimming with sharks, bobsledding and more. All throughout, Lisa found herself traversing the world on a journey of reinvention and personal growth. Brave-ish inspires readers to take risks and embrace the unknown, and even the frightening, in order to live a life filled with wonder and excitement.