Chanticleer Authors Conference 2016: A Photo Recap The Chanticleer Authors Conference 2016 a weekend of Fun and Learning The Stage was set for a weekend of fun and learning! We could not have had a more beautiful weekend at the beautiful Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham Kiffer Brown was ready to lead us through the weekend Kaffee Klastches were a relaxed way to learn from fellow authos Kiffer and Diane Sillan Isaacs led a Kaffee Klastche about everything from intellectual property to publishing The Science Fiction & Fantasy Panel is always a blast The Authors on Amazon panel offered their tips and insights into having success on the worlds biggest ebook platform Robert Dugoni is one of our most popular speakers We even had terrific turnouts for readings Pam Binder dialogued about….dialogue Nicole Evelina was having a great time, and she didn’t even know she was the Overall Grand Prize Winner yet! Mike Hartner gets the Chanticleer Award for all round great guy. And his books are just as terrific as he is! William Kenower taught us about social media an writing with confidence Jennifer Karchmer taught about writing like a journalist Diane Sillan Isaacs taught about pitches, loglines and intellectual property Diane Garland is the master of continuity editing Fox Deatry taught us to be disruptive! Conference attendees had a lot to learn They learned from our terrific speakers They learned from each other They learned about publishing and distribution They learned about marketing and sales strategies And then they relaxed at the end of the day with their new friends Cocktail hour was our favorite hour And the luncheons were terrific too Robert Dugoni went into overtime on his Keynote speech, but nobody seemed to mind The Book Fair sold a lot of books! Books were piled high, almost everyone who attended had something in the book room Piles and piles of books Thanks to Village Books and Paul Hanson for staffing the book room! It was tough to choose from so many terrific and award winning books Award winning authors were on hand to sign books Some authors had a lot of ribbons! Everyone wanted their picture taken with our “special guest” Sherlock was happy to volunteer himself to be raffled off Everyone wanted their picture taken with him. Shari Stauch from Where Writers Win and Kiffer Brown aren’t letting him get away Jacquie Rogers and Honey Beaulieu both wanted a dance A lot of “Characters” attend #CAC Our Intern Lacey (normally hiding behind the camera) even had her turn Pamela Beason in the middle of a handsome sandwich with Sherlock and Robert Dugoni Media Magic Maker Amanda Hagarty takes her turn Sean Dwyer made a new chum Janey Shawgo even bought him a drink Who is taller, Richard Mann or Sherlock? Sharon Anderson photo bombing Sherlock Everybody bought tickets for their chance to bring him home Things may have gotten a little crazy during the Big Hair Makeovers…. The first to volunteer for Big Hair was our captain Kiffer Bown Kiffer’s hairspray advice: Keep your mouth closed and cover your wine Things are starting to really take shape…a big swirling mass…kinda like our conference a week before it started… Glamor Queens Loving every minute of it More authors volunteer for Big Hair: Sean Dwyer & Jacquie Rogers. We celebrated a lot of 1st place Category winners! We had ribbons And more ribbons An endless sea of blue ribbons to hand out Fox Deatry and Kiffer Brown were our co-emcees for the evening Corey Knutsen: Cygnus Awards John Yarrow: Cygnus Awards James Wells: Cygnus Awards Cygnus 2015 Blue Ribbon Winners Grant Harper Reid: Journey 2015 Blue Ribbon Winner Cherie O’Boyle: M&M Awards Lonna Enox: M&M and Clue Awards Kate Vale: M&M Awards Jennifer Mueller: M&M Awards Wendy Delaney: M&M Awards Michael Scheffel: M&M and Clue Marian Exall: Clue Awards KJ Klemme: Clue Awards M&M 2015 Blue Ribbon Winners Clue 2015 Blue Ribbon Winners James Conroyd Martin: Chaucer Awards Nicole Evelina: Chaucer & Chatelaine Awards Kaylin McFarren: Chatelaine Awards Mary Ann Henry: Chatelaine Awards Chaucer 2015 Blue Ribbon Awards Chatelaine 2015 Blue Ribbon Awards Sara Dahmen: Laramie 2015 Blue Ribbon Award Winner Nikki McCormack: Dante Rossetti Award Winner Pamela Beason: Dante Rossetti Award Winner Dante Rossetti 2015 Blue Ribbon Award Winners KJ McPike: Paranormal Awards Dr. Gail Siler, Phd: Paranormal Awards Paranormal 2015 Blue Ribbon Winners Caitlyn Hicks: Somerset Awards Judith Kirscht: Somerset Awards Gary Grossman: Somerset Awards Our 2015 Winners! And then we celebrated the Grand Prize winners from each genre: Grand Prize Ribbons! James R. Wells Awarded the Cygnus Grand Prize for THE GREAT SYMMETRY Nikki McCormack awarded Dante Rossetti Grand Prize for THE GIRL AND THE CLOCKWORK CAT Sara Dahmen awarded Laramie Grand Prize for DR. KINNEY’S HOUSEKEEPER Nicole Evelina awarded Chatelaine Grand Prize for DAUGHTER OF DESTINY Lonna Enox awarded Clue Grand Prize for BLODD RELATIONS Grant Harper Reid awarded the Journey Grand Prize for RHYTHM FOR SALE Wendy Delaney awarded Mystery & Mayhem Grand Prize for THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARTY And then came the final announcement of our Overall Grand Prize Winner! The audience waited in rapt silence…. Gregory Phillips, last year’s winner, opened the envelope with co-emcee’s Kiffer Brown and Fox Deatry… Announcing Nicole Evelina’s DAUGHTER OF DESTINY as the Chanticleer 2015 Best Book and Overall Grand Prize Winner Nicole proudly displayed her Overall Grand Prize Ribbon Nicole won a LOT of ribbons that night, two blue ribbons, one Grand Prize, and one Overall Grand Prize Chanticleers 2015 Best Book: DAUGHTER OF DESTINY And the best thing about #CAC16: we fooled you all into thinking we are tidy and organized! The #CAC16 Aftermath – Our Chanticleer office on Monday after you all went home! 2016-12-17T12:15:20-08:00By Chanticleer| Share This Article! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterest Related Posts Sean Curley – Computer Scientist, Technical Executive, Humanist, and Author April 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments Carol M. Cram – Award-winning Author of Historical Fiction, Communications Expert, & Academic April 14th, 2019 | 0 Comments Ronald E. 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