Bookathon Apr 2022

LGBTQ fiction publisher Bold Strokes Books is hosting a three day webinar bookathon for your viewing pleasure. Connect with your favorite authors as they read from their latest books, and delve into all things literary. Questions to: sandy@boldstrokesbooks.com.

Registration is required for each session. Please register for each session you want to attend below. All times are EDT. Most sessions are 50 minutes long, but the final readings on Saturday and Sunday are extra-long 80 minute sessions.


Friday April 8, 2022

4:00 PM — Inspired: Where Ideas Come From  

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they discuss where inspiration comes from. From daydreams to current events, the well of ideas never runs dry.

Moderator: David S. Pederson

Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Lyn Hemphill, Jennifer Karter, Amanda Radley, Anne Shade

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5:00 PM — Sweet Talker

Readings

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give sneak peeks of their most captivating dialogue from their new releases.

Panelists: Meredith Doench, Jennifer Karter, David S. Pederson, Aurora Rey

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6:00 PM — Author Chat  

Contemporary romance-writing wonder woman Georgia Beers introduces two newbies: Claire Forsythe and Krystina Rivers.

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7:00 PM — To Plot or Not to Plot

Let’s deep dive into the oldest (and most heated) debate among writers. It’s plotters vs. pantsers!

Moderator: ’Nathan Burgoine

Panelists: Erin Dutton, Genevieve McCluer, Felice Picano, VK Powell, Jane Walsh

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Saturday April 9, 2022

1:00 PM — Author Chat: My Secret Valentine

Valentine’s Day might be gone for another year, but the love is still alive. Join Julie Cannon, Erin Dutton, and Anne Shade as they discuss their secret admirer novella collection.

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2:00 PM — Surprise Me

Whether it’s a plot twist we never saw coming, a heart-racing adventure, or the underdog poised to win, fiction is full of the unexpected. Join these BSB authors as they discuss how it’s done.

Moderator: Lauren Emily Whalen

Panelists: Georgia Beers, J. Marshall Freeman, Lyn Hemphill, Amanda Radley, Krystina Rivers

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3:00 PM — Caught Kissing

Readings

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give sneak peeks of favorite smoochy scenes from their new releases.

Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Claire Forsythe, Ursula Klein, Jane Walsh

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4:00 PM — Romancing the Genre


We all love a good mix of the familiar and the unexpected. Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they discuss how they keep romance tropes fresh and unique.

Moderator: Jane Walsh

Panelists: Julie Cannon, Claire Forsythe, Ursula Klein, Amanda Radley, Aurora Rey

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5:00 PM — Character Study

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they discuss what makes their characters unforgettable.

Moderator: Renee Roman

Panelists: Lyn Hemphill, Genevieve McCluer, VK Powell, Carsen Taite

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6:00 PM — Secondary Character Spotlight

Readings

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give sneak peeks of favorite secondary characters from their new releases.

Panelists: Erin Dutton, Genevieve McCluer, Felice Picano, VK Powell, Renee Roman

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7:00 PM — BYO Pets!


Readings (extra-long session)

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they introduce you to the real stars of the show: their pets! (And the authors will read from their books, too.)

Panelists: Georgia Beers, ’Nathan Burgoine, Meredith Doench, Ursula Klein, Krystina Rivers, Lauren Emily Whalen

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Sunday April 10

2:00 PM — Falling

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they discuss the art of falling…in love, of course!

Moderator: Julie Cannon

Panelists: Lyn Hemphill, Jennifer Karter, Aurora Rey, Anne Shade, Erin Zak

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3:00 PM — Three Left Turns to Nowhere


Join ‘Nathan Burgoine, J. Marshall Freeman, and Jeffrey Ricker as they discuss their exciting new YA collaboration, Three Left Turns to Nowhere.

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4:00 PM — Eye of the Beholder

It’s time to show our readers how important they are! Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they discuss the role of readers in their work.

Moderator: Melissa Brayden

Panelists: Georgia Beers, Meredith Doench, Lauren Melissa Ellzey, Felice Picano, Jane Walsh

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5:00 PM — Kids These Days

Youth is wasted on the young…or is it? Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they discuss writing YA fiction

Moderator: Aurora Rey

Panelists: ’Nathan Burgoine, Lauren Melissa Ellzey, J. Marshall Freeman, Jeffrey Ricker, Lauren Emily Whalen

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6:00 PM — BYO Pets!

Readings (extra-long session)

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they introduce you to the real stars of the show: their pets! (And the authors will read from their books, too.)

Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Julie Cannon, Jennifer Karter, David S. Pederson, Aurora Rey, Jeffrey Ricker, Renee Roman, Anne Shade

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