HEALTH and SAFETY GUIDELINES Regarding CAC 20 and the Covid-19 Virus (Coronavirus).

As of March 12, 2020, because of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) advisories and mandates (along with old fashioned prudence!), we have postponed CAC 20 and the CIBA awards ceremony until September 4, 5, & 6, 2020. Master classes are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.

An individual email was sent to each registrant on March 12, 2020 with the update. We are currently updating the website.

Scott Steindorff, A-list Film Director and Producer, Chris Mottes, CEO of Hindenburg Systems, Amy Stapleton with Chatables, Simon-Pierre Marion with Bookchain, Diane Garland, and others have confirmed that they will participate on these new dates! Robert Dugoni confirmed as Sharon and I composed the postponement letter. Everyone is being supportive and helpful with the rescheduling.

We have awesome presenters and sessions lined-up! And we’ve upped the BLUE RIBBONS for the CIBA ceremony. I thought they were gorgeous before, but now… WOW!

We have amended our no refunds policy after January 31, 2020 to issuing vouchers to those who decide to not to defer registration and cancel. The voucher will be for the value of your registration. It will be valid for two years and for any of our services: conferences, workshops (online and real world), reviews, editorial services, ads & promotions, consultations, book cover design, cooperative advertisement with Publisher’s Weekly, and more. Guest Banquet Tickets ($89)  and Master Classes registrations can be refunded. Your patience is appreciated since the entire team is working remotely.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding that we are a small business with a big passion for books and the authors who write them.

We will update this page as needed. -kb March 13, 2020.

Since 2010, Chanticleer has grown authentically and organically in this magical place with your support and patronage. And we have Big Plans for serving authors and publishers to take us in to the next decade in this new era of content creation for storytelling in all its forms.

Below are some informative links regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-1)

CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.

The CDC’s link for Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
“At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it. Nonpharmaceutical interventions would be the most important response strategy.”
Bellingham’s local government is advising no gatherings larger than 10. (see the 35 number post below).

The U.S. Department of State

Centers for Disease Control Travel Notices

Kiffer’s Personal Handy Links 

Diane Garland posted this on her Facebook page:

And this report from an Italian doctor is particularly sobering and alarming — this is why we need to FLATTEN the CURVE of Contamination:

VOX News: (infographics and charts)

Why we need to flatten the curve for the virus – Italy is reporting an increase of  250 deaths per day with a total number of 1,266 as of March 12, 2020 with a total of reported cases at 17,660.

The one from Newsweek really does have an explanation about how the virus spreads — just need to get over the click-bait.


Rolling Stone (known for great journalism long pieces — really!) Read to the end about the  35 number…

I particularly like NPR‘s 5 Tips to Help You Regain Your Calm.  Here is the link:


Be prudent, be safe.

Keep writing and creating magic!   (we need it for times like these) 

Kiffer and Sharon & Team Chanticleer