Conference Information/Registration



February 19-21, 2019


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Conference Check-In begins on Tuesday, February 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday workshops begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Registration prior to December 31st – $150.00

Registration after December 31st – $175.00

Conference registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, heavy hors d’oeuvres cocktail party and book-signing space on Thursday evening.


Lodging is SEPARATE from conference registration. CAN has reserved a block of rooms at the Caravelle Resort. Ocean Front/Ocean View/ Suites/Efficiencies are available from $49 per night. 


Screen Shot 2018-10-07 at 5.38.01 PM Stefanie Phillips, Literary Agent at SBR is also a publicist and blogger. With more than thirty clients and several deals in the works, she will show us how blogging will help us sell our novels.

Dana Ridenour, former FBI agent turned author. After spending most of her life undercover, she has used her experience working inside domestic terrorist organizations in her writings. Her mysteries, Behind the Mask & Beyond the Cabin have won numerous awards. Her next book, Below the Radar will be out in 2019. She’ll discuss using a small press for publication.

 Paul Grimshaw, author of Travelers of the Grey Dawn, has independently published and sold over 6,000 copies of his book. Learn his marketing secrets.

 Wendy Perry, author, motivational speaker and Co-founder of Catalyst, discusses key strategies to inspire and achieve completion of that book you’ve re-edited several times. She will help you realize your full potential.

 ALICE OSBORN, Editor and author. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. In this workshop, experienced book and magazine editor, Alice Osborn, will offer tips and techniques for overcoming “revision fatigue.” She’ll discuss timelines, word choice, syntax, passive voice, character motivation, dialogue, point of view, setting and more. Everyone will feel more in charge and confident. Come with questions and problems from your work-in-progress and Alice will help you help yourself.

 JOHN KENNY is a retired attorney turned author. He will explain the copyright restrictions authors face when including song titles, historical names, names of books, as well as legal considerations as you write your stories. If you plan to sell your books on your own, there are tax implications John will discuss. You may want to form an S-Corp or LLC and receive an EIN number instead of using your social security number. John used a small press to publish his memoir, A Very Special Family.

 Gracin Johnson, Corporate Marketing Manager for small businesses. As the owner of Hometown Creative, she creates digital platforms for authors like us. She will discuss what we need to increase the sales of our novels.


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