We always have a great time seeing and supporting our community at the North Bend Si View Holiday Bazaar. And this year we had record sales and would like to thank our community for supporting us too! I hope you enjoy reading your favorite Indie Authors in the New Year!
Our Holiday Tradition…FVP Books will have a booth at Si View Holiday Bazaar in North Bend on December 2, 2017. Come on out between 9-3 and Meet our Authors and Find lots of Great Books for Gifts or to Read During the Holidays. Also stop in at the Holiday Festival in downtown North Bend afterwards for a fun family celebration and tree lighting. See you there!
Jump on board the Runaway Sleigh, from FVP Author, Victoria Bastedo. A heartwarming and hilarious romance perfect for the season.
Ollie had rebel in her genes; at least the half she knew about. From her Grandpa’s stint as a stuntman to her mama’s tendency to take flight, perhaps it wasn’t surprising to find herself in a runaway sleigh wearing six-inch-heeled stripper boots. What did surprise her was to discover that the man in her past that tried to help her when she was making her worst mistake would be the one rescuing her now… READ MORE
FVP is a big supporter of NaNoWriMo and nearly all of our Featured Authors have completed a novel or several during a frenetic and fun November. Snoqualmie Valley, where we’re based, has our own Region. You can join us for your Home Region on nanowrimo.org if you don’t have an active Region of your own. We have plenty of forums for interaction and many events if you’re near our area. Here’s this year’s superpowered calendar for the Snoqualmie Valley Region NaNoRhinos!
King County Library System is hosting Indie Author Day! Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association (PNWA) is sponsoring this exciting day featuring many indie authors and books and including several presentations. FVP’s Featured Author, Rachel Barnard will be presenting and would love to meet you! Be sure to be there this weekend. Saturday, October 14th in Issaquah, WA.
Thanks to all who came out to see us at Readerfest on Saturday! Here’s Rachel Barnard’s and Victoria Bastedo’s take on the day…
A different setup for a different event! I really liked our featured book area.
Tables and chairs (and tablecloths) were provided. The two food trucks, though they were only around until 3pm or so, were interesting and cool choices. Panels and music entertained people throughout the event. The collection of authors was diverse.
I debuted my semi-finished coloring book (just going to color in more of the cover) for the first time at an event. Sales were on the smaller side, but this first year of Readerfest was well-stocked with vendors and panels and looks to be bigger next year.
Thank goodness parking was a cinch and maps led us straight to the brig! They even had some wonderful helpers and gave us waters! Thanks, Readerfest and hope to see you all next year!
Readerfest is coming to The Brig & Amphitheater at Magnuson Park in Seattle on Saturday, September 9th! Free to Attend… Authors, Books, Music, Costumes. Cosplay is welcome and encouraged!
FVP Books will have a booth, so come by and meet our authors along with many others from the NW and afar.
The first Wine & Words was a fun evening. So many amazing stories and snippets and an all around great night out! Don’t miss the next Wine & Words on June 29th. You are invited! …Less than a week away!
Another great writing tip shared by FVP Featured Author, Victoria Bastedo:
All characters need a home. It’s like meeting a new friend at work or at church. You may laugh in the hallways or at break time, but after a while the friendship doesn’t progress until you take that person home. It’s that way in a lot of shows on television too, as well as in love stories; meeting the family for the first time means something.
So give your characters a home, even if your story is set (as my current one is) on a spaceship. On the Enterprise in Star Trek we saw Spock at home in his quarters, playing a lute. In Middle Earth our hobbits returned to their hole in Bag End.
If you see a thriller where the spy only lives his life in hotel rooms and Moneypenny is his deepest relationship, there may be some excitement and fancy gadgetry, but there’s not a lot of personal connection.
Even if the home is oppressive at the beginning of the story and the goal is to get away from it, bring your characters to a home worth having by the end. Building that house makes a richer story.
We’re into the season of many events. FVP’s next event is an outdoor 3-day festival – Maple Valley Days. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by our booth, June 9-11th!