GAINESVILLE, TX, May 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Texas/Oklahoma authors and celebrities at the 2014 WRITERS ROUNDUP and BOOK FEST in historic Gainesville, Texas. Authors will autograph their books, visit, and talk throughout the day. Located at First State Bank Conference Center
837 E. California St.
Movie and TV celebrities will be on hand to sign stills from their famous movies and TV shows. Speakers will discuss writing and marketing. Key Note Speaker, Loree Lough. Amanda M. Thrasher and T.C. Miller will also speak. Keynote Speaker is Loree Lough
100 award-winning books ... & counting and with more than 4,500,000 books in circulation, best-selling author Loree Lough's titles have earned numerous industry awards and 5 movie options. She splits her time between her home in Baltimore and a cabin in the Alleghenies (where she loves to show off her "Identify the Critter Tracks" skills). With the release of Guarding Alyssa (#3 in the "A Child to Love" series for Harlequin's new Heartwarming line), Loree will have 100 books in print, including reader favorites like The First Responders series and the Lone Star Legends series. Loree loves to hear from her readers and answers every letter, personally. Visit her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and www.loreelough.com
Loree Lough: "You'll laugh, you'll cry...you'll always remember a Loree story...." www.loreelough.com
Speaker: Amanda M. Thrasher
Author of several titles including: The Greenlee Project, a piece addressing critical real-life issues that tweens and teens face today, Mischief in the Mushroom Patch
, A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch
, The Ghost of Whispering Willow
- a ghost mystery, Sadie's Fairy Tea Party
, and There's a Gator Under My Bed!
Other publications include: What If...A Story of Shattered Lives
, a script written as part of the D.R.S.R. program (Driving on the Right Side of the Road), for the Texas Municipal Education Center. She conducts workshops, shares her writing techniques with school children of all ages, and works closely with her local Barnes and Nobles raising funds through Book-Fair programs. Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, an innovative publishing company founded by authors, for authors.
Speaker: T.C. Miller
T. C. Miller's twenty-four year Air Force career gave him the opportunity to live from coast-to-coast. It was during his assignment at Mather Air Force Base, California that he formulated the basic plot for his debut novel, BlackJack Bomber.
He is also an accomplished martial artist, and has studied Hakkoryu Jujitsu, since 1976. He operated Kiyoshi Dojo, his school, for over twenty five years.
T.C. started writing as a pre-teen, and has authored newspaper and magazine articles, lesson plans, and advertising copy. BlackStar Bay, the sequel to BlackJack Bomber, is scheduled for release in spring, 2014.
He is the founder of Coffee With the Author, a twice-weekly book-signing in the center court of Shawnee Mall, Shawnee, OK that features no charge to local authors to access mall patrons and sell their books. He was also instrumental in helping The Bean and Berry coffee shop establish The Book Nook within their store to sell books about Oklahoma, and by Oklahoma authors.
T.C. has been involved in sales and marketing for forty years, including teaching direct sales, formulating marketing plans, and managing sales operations. He and his wife travelled the U.S. for fifteen years as manufacturer's representatives.
Celebrities and Authors include:
Alex Cord - "Stagecoach", "Airwolf", "Grayeagle" Michael Druxman - "Cheyenne Warrior"
Buck Taylor - (Artist) "Gunsmoke" James Drury - "The Virginian"
Marshall Teague - "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Roadhouse"
Anne Lockhart - "Battlestar Galactia" Cheryl Rogers - Roy Rogers daughter
Burton Gilliam - "Blazing Saddles"
Barry Corbin - "Lonesome Dove"
Dean Smith - Olympic Gold Medalist and Hollywood stuntman
James Hampton - "F Troup", "Teen Wolf"
Loree Lough, Amanda M. Thrasher, T.C. Miller, Ken Farmer, Buck Steinke, Peggy Patrick, Aurel Mircea, Susannah Cord, Steve Newman, Shari Parker, Bob Doerr, Warren Martin, Elaine Fields Smith, Lynn Hallbrooks, Rich Weatherly, TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF AUTHORS
Fred Funk, Doran Ingrahm, Michael Druxman, Alex Cord, Laura Eckroat, Sharon Srock, Keri Fry, Rita Dear, Emma Gingerich, David McKoy, Joe Hewitt, James Patrick and Mike Trahan
Progressive Rising Phoenix recognizes that the publishing industry has changed. We believe authors have choices in all aspects, including production, of their work. Our program is not a fit for every author and every author is not a fit for Phoenix.