Workshop: Saturday, August 22, 2015
I’m delighted to be a guest speaker at the Sunshine State Romance Author’s meeting on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. I’ll be teaching a workshop for writers on How To Write a Synopsis–Without Losing Your Mind. Most writers, myself included, would rather write the whole book, than a 2-page summary. I’ll try to make this necessary process a bit less painful. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us.
Homosassa Public Library
4100 South Grandmarch Avenue
Homosassa, FL 34446
COMING SOON: Silver Springs State Park, September 19, 2015
I’m looking forward to giving a presentation at Silver Springs State Park on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2015. I was a Glass Bottom Boat Captain at the park for 6 years and I’ve been working as a captain on the river for almost 10 years. I’ll be combing my love of the Silver River with my love of writing and talk about how one has influenced the other.
Hope you’ll drop by!
Silver Springs State Park is located on State Road 40/Silver Springs Blvd.
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd
Silver Springs, FL 34488
March/April New Reviews for Angel Falls
I’m so delighted by some of the reviews coming in for Angel Falls! Here are a few recent ones:
The Suspense Zone called it, “A riveting read starting with the first page all the way through the book.”
JS Clark – “I would recommend this book, especially for someone or a couple in a relationship suffering from sexual abuse and shame.”
Deena’s Blogspot said, “Connie Mann has hit it out of the park with “Angel Falls”, from character development to plot to setting to…well, everything!”
Fresh Fiction called it, “A perfect blend of fast-paced thriller, inspiration and romance.”
RT Book Reviews – “This heart-pounding novel doesn’t stint on its characters.”
**Can I ask a favor? If you’ve read Angel Falls, would you consider posting a review online? (i.e. Amazon, B&N, CBD) They really make a difference!
April — The Angel Falls Blog Tour
These days, instead of book tours, most authors do blog tours, where they stop by various blogs around the Web. I am privileged to be part of the Pump Up Your Book Tour with Angel Falls.
If you click on this link, you’ll see where I’ll be every day—and you may have chance to win books, too! Hope you’ll stop by and say hello!
March/April — Blog and Magazine Guest Appearances
March and April have been a whirlwind, but I’ve had such fun appearing on various blogs and online magazines. Hope you’ll stop by and check out these wonderful blogs and online publications. Leave a comment, too, and let the hosts and hostesses know you appreciate all they’re doing. They’re wonderful folks!
Women Encouraged Online Magazine — A fun interview with editor Linda Huffman
SORMAG Digital Magazine – Great interview in a new-to-me online magazine
International Christian Fiction Writers – How a multi-cultural background plays into my writing.
Secrets of 7 Scribes – Talking about the difference the right editor makes!
Lift The Lid – Article: “The Magic of Words”
*I love this non-profit that encourages creativity in underprivileged children around the world. Please check out my blog post about them called, Why Your Words Matter, too.
The Barn Door Book Loft – Author interview and Giveaway
Margaret Daley – An Interview with my heroine, Regina da Silva ofAngelFalls
Just Romantic Suspense – Article: “What if???”
The Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Fun way to meet new authors & readers!
Divine Detour – Determination and God’s Perfect Timing
LenaDooley – Author interview and Giveaway
Sleuths & Suspects – How being a boat captain helps me as a writer
Novel Rocket – Never, Ever give up!
Novel Crossing – Debut Author Interview
**Please check back often, as I’ll add new appearances as they get added! Thanks!
March — Have you seen the video?
With the help of my very talented son, the Angel Falls video is now live! Come to Brazil with me and learn how the story began…
March — Angel Falls is now available!
It’s here and I’m so excited! You can now order Angel Falls anywhere books are sold–online or at your local retailer. There are links in my bookstore, too. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think! For more about the story, just click on the Angel Falls page or view the Angel Falls trailer.
March 1 – 31st — Facebook Launch Party — Don’t miss out!
Stop by any time, any day throughout the month of March to chat with me, get a behind-the-scenes look at the novel writing process, win copies of Angel Falls, meet other fans, take quizzes, and more! Lots of fun stuff coming–and fun ways you can help me spread the word about the book, too!
Would you stop by and “like” the page and “join” the event? That’s your ticket to all the fun! Hope to see you there…
Angel Falls has a release date: March 2013!
I am beyond delighted that my Brazilian-set romantic suspense called, Angel Falls will be published by Abingdon Press! Editor Ramona Richards has championed this story from day one and I couldn’t be more excited and grateful. When it hits the shelves, it will be TEN years from the time I first wrote it.
If you’d like to read the whole story behind Angel Falls, please click this link to my blog post, “When Stubborn is a Good Thing.”
Stay tuned for more book news as we get closer to the release date! And thanks, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting this story!!
Saturday, April 14, 2012: Marion County Library’s Author Expo
I’m very excited about this first-ever local author expo! If you live locally, please come by! I’ll be there with 60 other local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights. Learn about the writing craft and publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase. I’d love to see some familiar faces!
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ocala Library Headquarters
2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd
November 2011: Catch of a Lifetime — film release!
Most of you know we’ve been working on a feature film for what seems like forever (but is really about three years) but the movie is just about ready for release! We couldn’t be more excited.
Please stop by the website: Catch of a Lifetime – Film to view the trailer or pre-order the DVD.
The latest news and updates are also on our Facebook Fan Page: Catch of a Lifetime.
November 12-13, 2011: Ocali Country Days
Take a step back in time at Ocali Country Days at the Silver River Museum. This family-friendly festival is always a bunch of fun–and it’s the big fundraiser that keeps our programs going. Ya’ll come!!
November 19, 2011: Workshop – Write YOUR Story
My good friend and long-time critique partner and I are teaching a workshop on how to write YOUR story. If you’ve ever thought about it, but weren’t sure where to start, come join us.
Details and registration info are on the Write YOUR Story Page. Hope we’ll see some of you there!
June/July 2011: Writing trip with Wycliffe Global Alliance
I was privileged to travel to Europe this summer to do some freelance writing for the Wycliffe Global Alliance. I had a chance to meet the most amazing people and hear their wonderful stories. Once the articles are done, I’ll be sure to post them here on the site.
May/June 2011: Blogging Your Passion — Webinar
I’ve been taking a class on Thursday nights which has been awesome. The changes here on the site were inspired by the class. Let me know what you think!
If you’re interested in learning how to improve your blog, check out Blogging Your Passion.
April 2011: Congrats to our contest winner:
Cara Lynn James won a FREE copy of Anne K. Albert’s new book, Defending Glory. Congrats, Cara! Let us know how you like the book.
Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways…
February 2011: Black History “Women of Essence Awards”
My dear friend Virginia Ferguson was honored at the Appleton Museum at a gala in February. “Captain Virginia” is the first lady in the state of Florida to be issued a U.S.C.G. Captain’s license. I’m honored to know her and proud to number her as one of my friends.
February 2011: I’m guest blogging
Monday, February 28, 2011 —I hope you’ll stop by author Anne K. Albert’s blog on Monday (http://anne-k-albert.blogspot.com/) and check it out. She’s invited me to be her guest that day and has a neat interview planned. I know you’ll enjoy “meeting” her, too.
January 2011: College Class Reunion in Chicago
I got to experience the Blizzard of 2011 firsthand. Check out my post about my Chicago reunion adventure!
January 2011: How do you like the new movie poster for Catch of a Lifetime?
I’d love to hear what you think of the new design.
Exciting movie stuff is in the works. Check our Facebook fan page or check back here for the latest scoop. I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening.
January 2011: Work in Progress:
Thanks to NaNoWriMo (see below) I finished the rough draft for my romantic suspense story set in Italy. I’m now working on the edits. After my trip there last winter, how could I resist? Venice…Rome…a masquerade ball…oh, my.
I’m also working on a romantic suspense about a plein air landscape painter. Think forgeries, kidnappings, a yummy military hero…
November 2010: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
November 1 – 30. I did it! Whohooo! I wrote the rough draft a 50,000-word novel by November 30th. It was my Italy story and I had a ball doing it. After Christmas, I’ll get it edited and and in the mail. Thanks to everyone who cheered me on! It was tough, but worth it!
November 13 & 14, 2010: Ocali Country Days.
Step back in time and visit the frontier Florida. Demonstrators, re-enactors, craft vendors, etc. And while you’re there, stop by Nature Nook Books to pick up a signed copy of TRAPPED! Visit www.silverrivermuseum.com for more info.
November 16th, 2010: The Casements in Ormond Beach
Book reading and signing along with authors Diane Burke and Barbara Cameron. 7 – 9 p.m. If you’re in the area, stop by and say “Howdy”!