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A Nook, A Kindle and a Conference

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2015 Book Signing from Above

It’s been a little over a week since the 2015 Conference ended and I am still recovering. Loose ends need to be tied up and we’re looking ahead to 2017. Yes, we do have to start securing dates with the hotel and speakers to make sure that the next conference is even better than this one. Right now I have the distinct pleasure of announcing the winners from the book signing “scavenger hunt” and the volunteer drawing.

First, the book signing “scavenger hunt” invited all attendees and signers to complete a card with contact information on one side and ten authors’ signatures on the other. People could fill out multiple cards and many did. I even had readers ask if they could keep their cards! After the book signing was over, the committee pulled a winner for the Nook first.

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Prizes!

Drumroll please…

Elizabeth Brenda Marshall!

Next a card was drawn for the Kindle and the winner was…

Erin Richards!

The conference would not have been possible without an amazing group of volunteers. We had many volunteers for every “event” and all their names were put into the proverbial hat for a free conference fee for the next California Dreamin’ Writers Conference in 2017. All volunteers were included, from the beginning, Thursday evening bag stuffing, to the end, book signing break down. This name couldn’t be drawn until after the conference because we had to make sure all the volunteers were tallied.

And the winner is…

Christine Ashworth!

Congratulations to all our winners. I have to say that anyone who was able to attend the conference was a winner. The workshops, the food, the evening events and the camaraderie of the conference filled my well. I hope it did for each of you, too.

We’ll be sending a link to all attendees for a survey within the next couple of weeks to get your feedback. I hope to see all of you at the next California Dreamin’ Conference in 2017!


Maria Powers
Maria Powers

Maria Powers is the Web Chair and the Book Signing Chair for the 2015 California Dreamin’ Writers Conference. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America® and a member of three of the four chapters sponsoring the conference. She writes Paranormal and Contemporary Romances and is a 2015 Golden Heart® finalist for her Paranormal Romance Coyote Walks. She lives in Southern California surrounded by family and friends and spends most weekends on the freeways driving around Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

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