Panel Discussion: Give Your Book the Best Chance To Be a Star

June 24, 2023

12:30 p.m.

Suntree-Viera Public Library
902 Jordan Blass Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940

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Covers, blurbs, keywords and more

Join a panel discussion with a few of our Stars as we discuss strategies for maximizing your book’s success in the marketplace. TJ Logan will discuss taglines and blurbs that sell, Maria Geraci will give pointers on keywords and metadata, and Chris Kridler will talk about getting book covers right for your market. We’ll open up the discussion to everyone and learn what’s working for our fellow authors.


About the presenters

TJ Logan is an award-winning author of the O’Halleran Security Int’l. (OSI) Romantic Suspense series. TJ has also begun work on her first full-length women’s fiction with romantic elements, as well as a seasoned, contemporary romance. Growing up in a military family, living all over the country, surrounded by five brothers … and living to tell about it, competing in International Defensive Pistol Association events, and being part of the team who managed a Secret program for one of the world’s largest defense companies, have all given her an interesting perspective on life. Every bit of it goes into her writing! Her uber-supportive husband (he got her logo tattooed on his thigh! TATTOOED … ON HIS THIGH!!), two amazing grown sons, the two beautiful women who love them, and an absolutely perfect grandson and granddaughter are the joys of her life. Family, Honor and Loyalty aren’t just words in a tagline to TJ, they are everything.


Maria Geraci writes feel-good small-town contemporary romance. She’s a two-time RITA® Finalist and a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards and Romantic Times’ American Title Contest. Her stories feature strong women, dreamy heroes, lots of laughs, and a little bit of heat. Born in Cuba, she was raised on Florida’s Space Coast. She and her husband of thirty-plus years (along with their four dogs) are thrilled to call central Florida home again. She loves hearing from readers. Maria also writes cozy mysteries as her alter ego Maggie March.


Chris Kridler is a writer, editor, photographer and storm chaser, and as the owner of Sky Diary Productions, she works with other authors as an editor and book cover designer. She is the author of Funnel Vision, Tornado Pinball and Zap Bang, storm-chasing adventure novels in the Storm Seekers Series. She also writes romances and mysteries as Lucy Lakestone. As a journalist, she’s covered a variety of topics, from space to lifestyles, and was a longtime columnist for Florida Today. Chris’s photographs have appeared in several magazines and books, and she was featured in Popular Photography.


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