Author Signings: All You Need to Know, Part One

— Ep. 11, The Writers’ Podcast


There is probably no better experience for a writer than meeting their fans and discussing their books.But today’s readers have so much to choose from to get their attention you need to put effort into social interaction.

One of the best ways to both sell and interact with readers is a book fair. Unfortunately, many authors don’t take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

We were curious about the pros and cons of book events. So, recently we took The Writers’ Podcast on the road and visited the Once Upon a Book Event in Frankenmuth, Mi.

And in this two-part episode, we talked to the book event’s attending authors, heard their insights, and unraveled some of the mysteries of these book events.

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Please visit this episode's guests:



Stacey Rourke


Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series, and twisted fairy tale Unfortunate Soul Chronicles. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson


Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson lives in Michigan where she does all the things writing. She is busy doing academic endeavors when she would rather be writing all about her characters and their many adventures. She spends her free time being a fabulous crazy mom to two dynamic boys and staff member to four highly demanding cats.

Jennifer enjoys writing urban fantasy, paranormal romance, speculative fiction and exploring all the questions starting “What if…” which allows her mind to make the mundane much more exciting.

Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


Karina Espinosa


Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram, and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones and Orphan Black.

Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


Victoria Flynn


Victoria Flynn is a married mother to two daughters. She loves to travel and try new things and experiences, and spending time with friends and family. When she's not writing, she can be found with her nose buried in a good book or outside enjoying the unpredictable Michigan weather. Victoria is the author of The Voodoo Revival Series.

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Laura Hawks


Laura Hawks has several books out, including the Demon Trilogy, The Spirit Walkers Saga, and a couple of stand alone's and a non-fiction souvenir book on the Balconies of New Orleans. You can fidn her most recent work in the Beta's Mark Anthology.


Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


Mackenzie Flohr


Mackenzie is the author of The Rite of Wands, a young adult fantasy series. Her debut novel was released on March 10, 2017, and has already gathered hype and received some incredible reviews.

Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


Bryna Butler


Butler's young adult mystery novels feature strong female leads and are woven from elements of horror, suspense, comedy, and mystery, all in a modern, small town setting. She is best known for her Midnight Guardian Series (YA Paranormal Mystery) and Mothman Mysteries (YA Sci-Fi Mystery).

Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


JW Troemner


JW Troemner was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States. Since then, she's spent most of her life orbiting around Indianapolis, where she can be often found gazing longingly at caverns and abandoned buildings. She's the author Urban Dragon—A serial of nine urban fantasy novellas about Arkay, a dragon living on the streets of the American rust belt, and Rosario, her princessthe homeless woman who keeps her out of trouble. Or tries to, anyway.

Visit her at or go straight to her Amazon page.


Amy K McClung


Amy K. McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005. She began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel called Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series the following May.

Visit her at or find her on Amazon here!

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When it comes to writing, we don’t agree on genre, but we do agree that . . . we love stories . . . and one of the things we love most: hanging out in our mostly-sober, Writers After Dark studio and debating the merits of just about anything related to the story of life.