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CAC16 Archived Schedule

2019-07-14T12:16:56-07:00By |

CAC16 Schedule of Sessions Unlock the Secrets of Successful Publishing at CAC16 We have awesome presenters #CAC16! Please scroll down this page for the latest information on sessions, presenters, and events. Register for CAC16 Our Guidebook Schedule is Live! Download to your Mobile Device now. Or search for Guidebook in your App store, install it and then search for "Chanticleer Author Conference" in Guidebook. Regular Conference Sessions Begin Friday, April 29th Location: Hotel Bellwether 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 Rooms (See map on Right): Board Room Compass Room Admiral's Room Ballroom (across form main hotel) Sessions: Session Descriptions Session Schedule **Sessions are subject to change** Registration: Registration opens at 8:30am Friday morning in the Bellwether Ballroom and continues throughout the weekend (opens 8:45am on sat/sun). When you arrive, please check in with registration to receive your conference badge and information packet. We can't wait to see you! Scheduling in Progress, last updated March 17, 2016. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. As with any conference, all scheduled sessions are firm...until they are not. Thursday Time Special Masterclass Sessions (limit 15 attendees) **Held at the Bellingham Yacht Club** 9:30-noon Creating and Maintaining a Series - Pamela Beason 1:00pm-5pm Advanced Fiction Writing, Taking Your Writing to the Next Level - Robert Dugoni **Regular Conference Sessions (Fri-Sun sessions) are held at the Bellwether** Friday Time Board Room Compass Room Admirals Room Ballroom 9:00-10:00a x Making the most [...]

The SOMERSET Awards for Contemporary & Literary Fiction 2015 First Place Category Winners

2017-04-04T18:47:13-07:00By |

The Somerset Awards Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Contemporary/Literary Fiction. The SOMERSET Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Novel Writing Competitions. We are honored to announce the 2015 SOMERSET Awards Official First Place Category Winners. Good Luck to them as they compete for the 2015 SOMERSET Grand Prize Award. Congratulations to the 2015 SOMERSET Awards First In Category Award Winning Contemporary/Literary Fiction Novels: Contemporary: Tom And Nancy Wise - Life On Base: Quantico Cave Women's Fiction: Kayce Stevens Hughlett - Blue: a novel Speculative Fiction/Magical Realism: Rick Lenz - The Alexandrite Literary: Caitlin Hicks - A Theory of Expanded Love Mystery/Suspense: Judith Kirscht - Hawkins Lane Adventure/Action: Jen Michalski - The Tide King Blended Genres:  Gary Grossman - Old Earth Honorable Mentions: J.P. Kenna - Toward a Terrible Freedom James Gregory Kingston - The City Island Messenger Cat Lynn Boyle - Shadow Dance Tom Glenn - The Trion Syndrome More than $30,000 dollars in cash and prizes are awarded to Chanticleer International Blue Ribbon Awards Winners annually. The SOMERSET First Place  Category award winners will compete for the SOMERSET Grand Prize Award for the 2015 Contemporary/Literary Fiction Novel. Grand Prize winners, blue ribbons, and prizes will be announced and awarded on April 30, 2016 at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash. The First In Category award winning titles will receive an award package including a complimentary Chanticleer Book Review of the winning title, digital award badges, shelf talkers, book stickers, [...]

Schedule of Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015 Sessions & Workshops

2019-07-14T12:15:32-07:00By |

Schedule of Sessions at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015 This is the projected schedule as of September 24, 2015. Please check back frequently for updates and more details. Thank you! Download GUIDEBOOK on your smart phone for a mobile friendly (paperless) version of the schedule. You can check in as an attendee, see others who have checked in, add sessions to your itinerary, see speaker information, and more. After it downloads, register and search for Chanticleer. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 CAC15 Sessions and Events will take place at the Bellingham Yacht Club at Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, Wash.  9:00 a.m. Registration Opens in the BYC Upper Lounge - coffee & tea & snacks provided 9:30 a.m.  Saturday  Sessions @ BYC Fireplace Room: Characterization---Creating Memorable Characters to Keep Your Readers Coming Back - Pamela Beason, award winning author, private investigator, editor Ward Room:  Social Media Savvy for Authors: Building and Author Platform Using the Best Social Sites for YOUR Audience, presented by Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win 10:45 a.m. Saturday Sessions  @ BYC Fireplace Room:  Community Marketing - James R. Wells Ward Room: Platforms (not shoes!): How to Position Yourself as Expert on a Topic - Cami Ostman 12:00  Saturday Casual Luncheon (included) in the BYC Lower Lounge and Deck - Sailor Burgers (Beef and Vegetarian) and Fixings - Bar is Open 1:10 p.m. Sessions and Workshops begin Fireplace Room: WattPad Wonderful, presented by Amanda June Hagarty Ward Room: Barnes and Noble's New Publishing Platform, presented by Stefanie Winger, Barnes and Noble Community [...]

The SOMERSET AWARDS for Literary and Contemporary Fiction 2014 Official Finalist Listing

2016-12-17T12:15:30-07:00By |

The Somerset Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Literary and Contemporary Fiction. The Somerset Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions. We are pleased to announce the SOMERSET  Awards Official Finalists List for 2014, otherwise known as the "Short List." The Official Finalists Listing is comprised of entries that have passed the first three rounds of judging from  the entire field of entrants. To pass the first three rounds of judging, more than sixty pages of the works below  have been read and have deemed worthy by the CBR judges of continuing in competition for the SOMERSET Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY positions and their prize packages. Congratulations to the SOMERSET AWARDS 2014 FINALISTS: Steve Lundin  for The Manipulator: A Private Life in Public Relations   Emily Ruth Verona for Steady is the Fall Ken Swarner  for Family of the Year  Nancy Adair for Soon Coming  Nathan Smith Hips for The Misfit's Companion Patrick M. Garry  for Finding Flipper Frank Jim Musgrave for Freak Story: 1967 - 1969 Thomas H. McNeely for Ghost Horse Michael A. Smith for Lightening's Child Kate McKenna  for True Stories of Local Heroes  Ian Bull  for The Picture Kills Jim Henniger for Recording a Kill Laurie Fitzpatrick  for Niello Michael Olin-Hitt for The Homegoing Rian Everest for The Tangerine Trio Michael Hurley  for The Vineyard Jodie Bain for Inside the Walls of Matacalli City Zoo Janet K. Shawgo  for Find Me Again  [...]

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2019 Book Room Fair Information

2019-04-24T16:07:45-07:00By |

The Books By the Bay Fair #CAC19 A free and local celebration of books, authors, and readers Our  staffed book room is a showcase of books by the attendees and presenters of the Chanticleer Author Conference (#CAC19). Among them are local authors, authors from around world, award-winners and best-sellers. The book room will be open to the public and selling books day Saturday & Sunday. We welcome readers of all ages to come and join us in supporting this talented line up of authors. If you see your favorite author here, feel free to tweet them and ask when they will be autographing at #CAC19. And if you don't see your favorite author here, also feel free to tweet them and recommend they attend #CAC19! Our thanks to Village Books for being our bookseller! We are continuously emailing instructions to registered attendees, along with consignment agreements and instructions from Village Books for those who have their books traditionally published.  If you have any questions regarding the CAC19 Book Room, please contact Sharon at SAnderson@ChantiReviews.com. We will reply within 48 hours of receiving your email. Please refrain from contacting our gracious Book Room manager, Village Books, about any questions about the CAC19 Book Room. Paul Hanson, co-owner and steward of the venerable Village Books,  will manage the CAC19 Book Room!  Book Room Hours: Saturday, April 27, noon - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 > 1- 5:30 p.m. BOOKs by the BAY Book Fair at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom.  Panel discussions [...]

Schedule of Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015 Sessions & Workshops

2016-12-17T12:15:07-07:00By |

Schedule of Sessions at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015 This is the projected schedule as of September 24, 2015. Please check back frequently for updates and more details. Thank you! Download GUIDEBOOK on your smart phone for a mobile friendly (paperless) version of the schedule. You can check in as an attendee, see others who have checked in, add sessions to your itinerary, see speaker information, and more. After it downloads, register and search for Chanticleer. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 CAC15 Sessions and Events will take place at the Bellingham Yacht Club at Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, Wash.  9:00 a.m. Registration Opens in the BYC Upper Lounge - coffee & tea & snacks provided 9:30 a.m.  Saturday  Sessions @ BYC Fireplace Room: Characterization---Creating Memorable Characters to Keep Your Readers Coming Back - Pamela Beason, award winning author, private investigator, editor Ward Room:  Social Media Savvy for Authors: Building and Author Platform Using the Best Social Sites for YOUR Audience, presented by Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win 10:45 a.m. Saturday Sessions  @ BYC Fireplace Room:  Community Marketing - James R. Wells Ward Room: Platforms (not shoes!): How to Position Yourself as Expert on a Topic - Cami Ostman 12:00  Saturday Casual Luncheon (included) in the BYC Lower Lounge and Deck - Sailor Burgers (Beef and Vegetarian) and Fixings - Bar is Open 1:10 p.m. Sessions and Workshops begin Fireplace Room: WattPad Wonderful, presented by Amanda June Hagarty Ward Room: Barnes and Noble's New Publishing Platform, presented by Stefanie Winger, Barnes and Noble Community [...]

Sessions & Classes

2016-12-17T12:15:07-07:00By |

Chanticleer Conference Sessions - included in registration fee Want to be a Best-Seller? It’s All About the Influence!  How to Grow Your Audience Using Key Industry Influencers - Shari Stauch •    Why reviews and sharing reviews across your platform matters•    How to reach into the homes of readers via live book clubs•    Creating reader communities using local indie bookstores and libraries•    Cause marketing and its added benefit to authorsLearn how book reviewers, book bloggers and live book clubs can tip the sales scale in an author’s favor. This discussion includes sources for finding your reviewers and clubs as well as suggestions on how to approach them with your book(s).With WWW’s Shari Stauch It’s a Blog-Eat-Blog World: How to Find and Connect with Your Audience with Shari Stauch •    Why blogging increases your sphere of influence•    Today’s easy blogging platforms•    Expanding your blog audience in minutes a dayLearn why the blogosphere has become so influential in people’s reading and buying decisions and how to begin blogging and identify the topics and keywords relevant to your audience. Learn how to grow your audience using SEO and social media; and how to widen your circles of influence with free tools, exchanging guest blogs and more.With WWW’s Shari Stauch Data Driven Marketing: Engaging Readers & Driving Sales -- Elizabeth Dimarco Discovery that Matters - Kathy Weber Collaboration and Networking: The New Collaborative Economy and How it Affects  Today's Publishing;  --by Renata Kowalczyk This new age of publishing operates under a brand new set [...]