After taking a few photos at the Comic Book Pavilion, I beelined to the Maryland Romance Writers (MRW) Stage. I arrived just in time for the panel discussion, "Blogging About Books":
Book bloggers will talk about running a successful book blog, working with authors and publishers, how to keep their fans engaged, and offer authors tips for building successful relationships with book bloggers.
Let's do a few close ups ...
On the right is Stacey O'Neale, staceyoneale.com.
On the left is Jen Fisher. Her personal blog is Jenuine Cupcakes, jenuinecupcakes.blogspot.com. Thus, she brought cupcakes! Jen also contributes to Young Adult Book Central, yabookscentral.com.
Not pictured individually is Hannah McBride, The Irish Banana Review Blog, theirishbanana.blogspot.com.
These bloggers were articulate, enthusiastic, and encouraging about books, reviews, and readers. They believe in honest reviews while respecting authors. The moderator, Lea Nolan, leanolan.com, noted that authors are often "intimidated" by bloggers. These bloggers made it clear that it is not their intent to intimidate any author, but rather celebrate good books. Thus, I suggest authors support these bloggers.
Next - Scottish Highlander Romance with Diana Cosby, Eliza Knight, Terri Brisbin, and Kate Poole.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
|RT magazines were available at the MRW Stage.|