The BAM Festival on April 15, 2023 was a good day. We were set up in the courtyard between the Mandel Library and City Hall in downtown West Palm Beach. Between the Green Market and the festival itself, there was a lot of foot traffic. The weather was perfect. Although warm, I was in the shade, and caught a bit of a breeze from time to time. Music was in the air as various groups performed. Books, Art and Music worked their magic. Watch for it next year!
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BAM FEST: A good day
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BAM Festival Tomorrow!
The Amelia Island Book Festival was a wonderful event. I’m very excited to be attending the BAM Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida tomorrow. This is my first time attending this festival and I’m sure it will be great. Books, Art, Music-what more can one ask? It will be outside in downtown West Palm Beach, rain or shine! Please visit their webside for more information. https://www.bamwpb.org/
A Visit to the Seaside: Worthing
As we ease into spring and then summer, people start thinking of vacations. What could be better than a trip to the beach? During the Georgian era, watering places became popular destinations year round because of the possible health benefits of taking the waters and sea bathing. Where did people go? There were a number of popular spas and watering places; one of these was Worthing, on the Sussex coast of Great Britain, which has a fascinating history. My blog about Worthing is up on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog. Here’s a snippet:
Located on the coast in West Sussex, Worthing is between 50-60 miles south of London, and 10-12 miles west of Brighton and Hove (depending on routes taken). It has a long and fascinating history.
Stone Age people were in the area approximately 60,000 years ago. By the New Stone Age or Neolithic era (between about 4000 BCE to about 2000BCE), Worthing was the centre of flint mining; Romans also settled the area. The Iron Age (about 750 BCE-about 43 AD) hillfort Cissbury Ring is the largest hill fort in Sussex, and the 2nd largest in England. It contains one of the Neolithic flint mines found in the area.
To read more about Worthing, and its development, please visit https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2022/04/a-visit-to-seaside-worthing.html
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Sunshine State Book Festival Coming This Weekend!
Coming up this weekend is the Sunshine State Book Festival. On Saturday, April 4th, I will be in space #42, with a lot of terrific authors. It promises to be a beautiful and fun weekend, so be sure to come by the Oaks Mall, check out all the authors with their books and say hello. You can visit the website https://sunshinestatebookfestival.com/2022AuPage/ssbf-authors.html for more information. I hope to see you there!
Exciting Events Coming Up!
The Jane Austen Fest in Mt. Dora, Florida is coming up next month, on February 11-13, 2022. The action begins Friday, February 11, in the afternoon and goes on into Sunday afternoon. Speakers, workshops, a fashion show and, of course, tea! I have the honor of speaking on Saturday morning, February 12, at 9:00 am, and will be presenting “What’s Love Got To Do With It? Jane Austen and the Unmarried State.” There will be several speakers, including Elizabeth Paquette, who will be speaking at 3:00 pm on Saturday, on “Medicine in Jane’s Era: Doctors, Illnesses and ‘Cures'”. It promises to be a fun and informative weekend in a delightful town. For more information, visit the website here: https://janeaustenfest.com/events/schedule
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A Good Day
The Orlando Reads Books Festival has come and gone. Useful information at the Industry Day Sessions, and the signing on Saturday was a success. Face masks and hand sanitizer were present, but nothing prevented readers from talking to authors and finding new reads. I really enjoyed it.
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