Lines on the Pines and Liberty States Writers’ conference news

“The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity…”

A. Edward Newton

Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of working a table at the Lines on the Pines book and art festival in Hammonton, NJ, trying to sell our anthology, Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey. If you’re not familiar with the name Hammonton, then perhaps the words Jersey Devil might ring a bell, because yeah, we were in Pine Barrens country. We sold and autographed several copies of the book but what was really amazing was the array of goods available – everything from books, to art, to jewelry, to handmade crafts. The arts are alive and well in South Jersey! It was a great day and here are some pictures:

Amy Hollinger, editor, and Jennifer M. Eaton with some of her work

Amy Hollinger, editor, and Jennifer M. Eaton with some of her work

Jeff Markowitz and Ilene Schneider with their books!

Jeff Markowitz and Ilene Schneider with their books!

Jon Gibbs selling his books, including his latest, Barnum's Revenge!

Jon Gibbs selling his books, including his latest, Barnum’s Revenge!

Marie Gilbert, anthology co-editor

Marie Gilbert, anthology co-editor

Then just this past weekend, I was able to attend the Liberty States Writers’ conference with co-conspirator Amy Hollinger, where I attended several workshops, met with the great agents, and again was able to hang out with friends, old and new. It was a fabulous experience. Jonathan Maberry gave the lunchtime keynote speech and once again, I was inspired to hear him talk. He’s very much a man of positive energy and you can feel that emanating from him.

After the workshops, I attended the book fair where I spent too much money and bought even more books (my to-read stack is growing exponentially), including Poison Study by Maria Snyder, Dark Music by E.F. Watkins, and Barnum’s Revenge by the above-pictured Jon Gibbs. I also met the wonderfully cool K.A. Mitchell who was a complete doll.

After the book fair was a pizza party (at this point, a glass of red wine was called for!) and some music and dancing. All in all, I had a productive, fun, amazing weekend. I will definitely be returning next year!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Lines on the Pines and Liberty States Writers’ conference news

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s