Facebook Live: from FL to the UK

Here is the 2.25 hour Facebook Live video for the Barnes & Noble Booksigning in conjunction with the Derwent Valley Lit Fest in the UK, feturing myself, Jaimie Engle, and suspense author Scott Stevens. Our hosts, the Hangin’ With Web Show did an incredible job (but bear with some of the sound/internet issues…that happens when you’re live). And a HUGE thanks to David and the gang at the Oviedo Mall Barnes & Noble for making Scott and I feel like New York Times Bestsellers!

Enjoy the video….

And if you want to see more behind the scenes, please consider supporting my patreon.com/thewriteengle.

Facebook Live International Book Festival Hosted at Barnes & Noble, Oviedo Mall

Authors Jaimie Engle and Scott Stevens to participate in Derwent Valley Lit Fest, UK webcast live from Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Oviedo Mall

Oviedo, FL June 22nd, 2019: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”—Walt Disney

On June 22nd, 2019, from 9am-2pm, Jaimie Engle and Scott Stevens will participate in the International Derwent Valley Literary Festival. Taking place in the United Kingdom, through a webcast via Facebook Live, the authors will close with a live book signing event at the Barnes & Noble in The Oviedo Mall, located at 1260 Oviedo Mall Blvd in Oviedo, FL 32765. The event MC, Hanging With Web Show, is an online webcast company that promotes independent creators through their highly successful YouTube Channel. During the event, Engle and Stevens will sign copies of their books, answer questions about writing, and are giving away a mystery box filled with more $75 of incredible prizes, available for those at the in-person event (must be present to win). For those unable to attend, Engle and Stevens are also hosting an online contest of electronic gifts and gift card, entry HERE.

“When Scott invited me to be part of this international literature festival, I was honored and beyond excited,” shared Jaimie Engle, award-winning children’s book author and speaker. “We thought we would have the most fun by combining our time slots into one huge party, we are lucky enough to be holding at Barnes and Noble, thanks to the incredible David Hankerson.”

This second-year festival, started by fans of literature and the written word, takes place in several locations in the United Kingdom, as well as online. The festival kicks off on Friday, June 21st, 2019, with UK Author Sarah Northwood. Founder, Richard Judd, wanted to do something to bring authors and readers together. He found several locations willing to participate, and the authors were ecstatic for the visibility, networking, and connection with fans. What a great way to meet authors and share their work.

“I’m excited about the opportunity with Barnes and Noble,” shared Scott Stevens, international best-selling suspense author. “I especially want to thank my fans in the UK for their support, and to Richard Judd for inviting me to be a part of the festival for the second year in a row.”

To learn more about the event, visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062014123-0 and https://www.facebook.com/Derwent-Valley-LitFest-484136315280867/

To learn more about the Jaimie and her books, visit www.theWRITEengle.com

For Scott and his books, visit www.ScottStevensAuthor.com.

About the Authors:

Jaimie Engle writes dark thrillers where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her novels and creating the Stories that Shape You through JME Books. Engle cosplays her characters and invented WickBooks® story-scented candles where readers Experience the Story. She is available for school visits, conferences, and conventions! Discover more at theWRITEengle.com.

Scott grew up in New York and is an avid sports fan. He was a sportscaster and then a sportswriter for many years. He also contributed more than one hundred #1 most viewed articles for several online magazines. His work for those was enjoyed by more than 125 million readers. He started writing novels when an editor he worked for suggested that he give it a try. For more info about Scott and his books visit ScottStevensAuthor.com.

Author & Cosplayer to Speak at National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read” in Port Orange

Jaimie Engle guest author to speak on character, cosplay, and books

Port Orange, FL January 18, 2019: “Cosplay allows you to experience the world through the eyes of another.”–Jaimie Engle

Amazon Best-Selling Author Jaimie Engle has been invited to present on the “Art of Character in Cosplay” at the Port Orange Regional Library during the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read Celebration. The library, located at 1005 City Center Circle in Port Orange, Florida, will host Mrs. Engle on February 9th from 11am-1pm, where she will discuss character building as an author, what is cosplay, how does cosplay work, and cosplaying on a budget.

“Masks have been used by man since the beginning of time along with oral storytelling,” shares Engle. “We can on costumes and escape into a reality that is our own or find courage to do something we couldn’t before. There is a freedom in taking on the persona of someone else through cosplay.”

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This initiative broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

cropped-post-121.png

Engle will present for 45-60 minutes, with a Q&A session to follow, with photos of her cosplay to include her fictional character Scalvia from her Viking Werewolf novel Dreadlands: Wolf Moon, a Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Shirley Jackson Award Nominee (2017). In the past, she has cosplayed Marty McFly, Jr., Trinity from The Matrix, Garth from Wayne’s World, and Dookie the Unicorn from the Squatty Potty brand to promote her book The Toilet Papers.

Engle will be autographing books and cosplay photos at the all ages event. For more information about the NEA Big Reads at the Port Orange Regional Library visit http://volusialibrary.org/NEABigRead/.

Engle Bio:

cropped-new-headshot-cropped.jpgJaimie Engle writes dark thrillers where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her novels and creating the Stories that Shape You through JME Books. Engle cosplays her characters and invented WickBooks® story-scented candles where readers Experience the Story. She is available for school visits, conferences, and conventions!

Metal Mouth Release Day! Book Blitz & Blog Tour Info

What if one moment changed everything?

Mahlorie hates her braces. And who cares what she looks like anyway? Her parents sure do. Dad, a travelling magician, and Mom, a famous erotica author, constantly harp on the importance of appearance. Her best friend Shai is the epitome of pop-culture, crushing on every boy with a cute smile. But when Mal has a near-death experience and can suddenly hear a boy’s voice in her head, life takes a turn for the weird. He can hear her too. How did her braces become transmitters? And who is this boy she just might be falling in love with?

This magical coming-of-age tale of mystery and self-discovery, and love and friendship, makes the impossible become all too real…

For fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” and James Patterson’s Middle School Series.

“It’s cute and funny and a good, clean read for YA.” –5 Star Review

“Engle tends to make a common literary trope into a page-turner, because she is not afraid of the weird.” –5 Star Review

“The smooth prose, clever plot twists will snag middle-schoolers.  Adult readers will marvel at how Engle so clearly channels teens.” –5 Star Review

Metal Mouth 3D

I am so excited to share this book with the world, and from the early reviews, I am so happy how this story is already touching reader’s hearts. I’ve partnered with RABT Book Tours for a book blitz with giveaway and a month long blog tour. In addition, I’ve created LIGHTNING MAGIC, a sweet blend of rain, mystery, and magical realism into the paired Wick Books® Candle, available through the shop link or directly at http://www.jmebooks.com.

metal mouth wb

Support the release by following these incredible bloggers through the launch day Book Blitz, and the month long Book Tour to share Metal Mouth. You can also enter to win 1 of 5 signed copies of the book here:

ENTER TO WIN HERE!
Release Blitz – December 1st

1. Writers With Books

2. All The Ups and Downs

3. Tea Time and Books

4. Book Junkiez

5. Musings From an Addicted Reader

6. Stephanie’s Book Reviews

7. On a Reading Bender

8. The Avid Reader

9. T’s Stuff

10. The Book Addict

11. Tangents and Tissues

12. This and That Book Blog

13. Jazzy’s Book Reviews

14. Bound 2 Escape

15. The Indy Book Fairy

16. The Pen Muse

17. Chapters Through Life

18. Novel News Network

19. Nana’s Book Reviews

20. Momma Says to Read or Not to Read 

21. YA Book Divas

22. Java John Z’s

23. J Bronder Book Reviews

24. Daily Dose of Reading

25. Silver Dagger Scriptorium

26. Truly Trendy

27. Book Reviews by Virginia Lee 

28. Nora Nadine Jursic

29. Jena Baxter Books

30. The Northern Witch Book Blog

31. Beach Bound Books

Virtual Book Tour – December 1 – December 30

December 1 – RABT Book Tours – Kick Off

December 2 – Writers With Books – Excerpt

December 3 – Nana’s Book Reviews – Spotlight

December 4 – Mythical Books – Guest Post

December 5 – Book Reviews by Virginnia Lee – Spotlight

December 6 – The Northern Witch Books – Review

December 7 – A Life Through Books – Interview

December 8 – Book Addict – Spotlight

December 10 – Bound 2 Escape – Spotlight

December 11 – Just Books – Excerpt

December 12 – Beach Bound Books – Spotlight

December 13 – The Bookworm Lodge – Spotlight

December 14 – The Avid Reader – Interview

December 15 – T’s Stuff – Spotlight

December 17 – Texas Book Nook – Review

December 18 – Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Spotlight

December 19 – Jazzy’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

December 20 – The Indie Express – Review

December 21 – Vallerie Ullmer – Excerpt

December 22 – Momma Says to Read or Not to Read – Spotlight

December 26 – J Bronder Book Reviews – Review

December 27 – Jenna Baxter Books – Excerpt

December 28 – Novel News Network – Review

December 29 – Musings of a Reader – Spotlight

December 30 – Truly Trendy – Excerpt

December 30 – RABT Reviews – Wrap Up

And here’s an excerpt from the book to get you ready to buy a copy!

Excerpt

Mom and Dad finally agree to disagree. They get along much better when there’s a lot of land between them. It’s ironic because both of my parents make their living by an illusion that they sell to the public while in private, they’re totally different people. Dad, with a sleight of hand, can make you see only what he wants you to see.

“It’s all about presentation, turtledove, how you look and where you look. Get the crowd to believe what you want them to believe. See? The magic is how well you sell it. Your pitch. Your package. In this world, people will believe the truth is whatever you show them it is. Appearance is everything.”

Mom, on the other hand, creates these perfect worlds in opposition of the one in which she lives, tied up neatly in the end through the power of love. Her appearance is her ticket. How she looks affects how fans perceive her. Once, Mom actually paid a team of marketers to determine which color pant suit she should wear. By her outfit change, she sold 5,000 books and landed a guest spot on The Today Show.

“Appearance is everything, lambkin. You won’t be successful as a woman without purposed wardrobe, hair, and make-up. People don’t really care about who you are until they see that you fit the mold. Understand? You can be whoever you want to be so long as you make it believable.”

This, by the way, is the only reason I got these stupid braces. It’s also the reason why I hate short dresses and glittery barrettes. It isn’t that I don’t want to be popular like Shai. What if I can’t? What if no matter how well I sleight my hand or how often I change my clothes, I never find my place? That failure scares me more than not fitting in. So, what do I do? I manipulate my personality, tweak my appearance, and blend.

Where does that leave me?

Somewhere in my dad’s deck of cards or my mom’s perfectly constructed novel where I blend into a false reality and play the role I’m supposed to play. “Appearance is everything.”

“Appearance is nothing,” the voice in my head contradicts, only this time, I’m not certain the voice is mine.

 

Don’t forget to review on Amazon & Goodreads!

It’s your GREATEST compliment.

Barnes & Noble Kids’ Book Hangout and Book Signing with Author Jaimie Engle in the Oviedo Mall

Independent Author to Meet Kids and Talk about Books, Life as an Author, and Storytelling through Cosplay

Oviedo, FL, October 5, 2018 – I have the best job in the world. I get to play dress up and pretend for a living.”—Jaimie Engle

On October 20th, from 2-4pm, Jaimie Engle will be at the Barnes & Noble in The Oviedo Mall located at 1260 Oviedo Mall Blvd in Oviedo, FL 32765. Engle will be signing copies of her newest release The Toilet Papers, Jr., a short story collection for kids, talk about life as a published author, and follow up with a Q&A session. This is part of Barnes & Noble’s ongoing Kids’ Book Hangout Event. Engle will provide a free Snapchat filter for the 2 hour event so kids can take personalized pictures to post on their social media.

 

“The greatest part of life as an author is interacting with the kids who read my books or who haven’t discovered them yet,” shared Engle. “There’s nothing better than hearing from a child that they connected with your characters and couldn’t put the book down. Knowing that I’m contributing to literacy promotion is a huge deal!”

 

The Toilet Papers, Jr. is a short-story collection separated by word count so you can read a full story whether you have to go a little or a lot, with stories so funny and so scary, you’ll have to read them on the toilet. From the imagination of award-winning author Jaimie Engle, author of The Toilet Papers: places to go, while you go, this is the perfect book for readers ages 8 and up!

 

In addition, Engle will have several copies of her debut novel Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, an anti-bullying fantasy book that spawned her highly sought-after author visit program to provide kids with tools to combat bullying through the power of their words.

 

To learn more about the event, visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061963267-0. To learn more about the author and her books, visit www.theWRITEengle.com.

Bio:

Jaimie Engle writes dark thrillers where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her novels and creating the Stories that Shape You through JME Books. Engle cosplays her characters and invented WickBooks® story-scented candles where readers Experience the Story. She is available for school visits, conferences, and conventions! Discover more at theWRITEengle.com.

 

Authorities Spot Viking Wolf-Shifter Wreaking Havoc at SWFL SteamCon in Ft. Myers

Author to Cosplay as her own fictitious character

Ft. Myers, FL October 5, 2018:“Magic is all around you, if you just take the time to look.”–Jaimie Engle

Come over to Ft. Myers and meet author Jaimie Engle at SWFL SteamCon! The Steampunk and Fantasy Con features authors, craftmakers, costume contests, tea and parasol dueling, and you can grab signed books and cosplay pics from Jaimie Engle Saturday, October 13th from 10am-8pm at the Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, FL

 

“Masks have been used by man since the beginning,” shares Engle about cosplaying. “We can put one on and escape into a reality that is our own or find courage to do something we couldn’t before.”

 

Engle will debut a new cosplay character at the con; her very own fictional character Scalvia from her Viking Werewolf novel Dreadlands: Wolf Moon. In the past, she has cosplayed Marty McFly, Jr., Trinity from The Matrix, Garth from Wayne’s World, and Dookie the Unicorn from the Squatty Potty brand to promote her book The Toilet Papers.

 

Engle will be signing books and cosplay photos at the event. Tickets for this kid friendly event are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. For more information about the SWFL SteamCon visit https://www.swflsteamcon.com/. For more information about Jaimie Engle visit www.theWRITEengle.com.

 

Engle Bio:

Jaimie Engle writes dark thrillers where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her novels and creating the Stories that Shape You through JME Books. Engle cosplays her characters and invented WickBooks® story-scented candles where readers Experience the Story. She is available for school visits, conferences, and conventions! Discover more at theWRITEengle.com.

 

Sunshine State Authors Expo is Coming!

Hosted by Canadian author and music critic, Brent Jensen (All My Favourite People Are Broken), The Sunshine State Author Expo will take place at Open Mike’s Coffee Lounge in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 1 – 4pm.

Featuring guest authors, Amy Sweezey (Let’s Talk Weather), Jaimie Engle (Dreadlands), Christopher Long (Superstar) and Amy Davies (Be, Leave), the expo will offer a lively panel discussion of various publishing-related topics as well as an audience-driven Q&A session and individual meet-and-greet experiences with each author.

Open to enthusiasts of all ages, this informative and interactive event is FREE to the public and promises a plethora of door prize giveaways – an awesome, educational experience for the entire family.

THE SUNSHINE STATE AUTHOR EXPO: Meet the authors. Hear the stories, Get some tips. Score some books.

Guest moderator Brent Jensen , with author panelists, Amy Sweezey, Amy Davies, Christopher Long and Jaimie Engle. Media inquiries: authorChristopherLong@yahoo.com and openmikescoffee.com

SUNSHINE-STATE-AUTHOR-EXPO-2018[3097].jpg

Space Coast Comic Con Year 4!!!

Year 4 of the Space Coast Comic Con September 7-9th at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa, Florida! I am in the running for the second year in a row to receive the coveted Spacie Award as Best Indpendent Novelist. You won’t want to miss it. Be sure to stop by my booth to grab Comic Book inspired candles, plus all of my novels, short story collections, and story inspired candles by Wick Books! Mention this post and get a FREE gift.

Grab books and candles at the Volusia County Craft Fair this weekend!

Stop by my Vendor table at the Volusia County Craft Fair this Saturday, September 1 from 10-5 and Sunday, September 2 from 10-4! Located at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3100 E. New York Ave. in Deland, you can grab JME fiction books and Wick Books candles for kids and adults. Mention this ad and get a FREE gift!

 

Two Local Creators Share How to Create your Own Cosplay Characters at Cocoa Comic Con in June

Author Jaimie Engle and Propmaker Dan Roberts bring their gifts of crafting cosplay to participants at COSOGRAPHY Comic Con

Melbourne, FL, June 17, 2018:“Magic is all around you, if you just take the time to look.”–Jaimie Engle

This June, two talented creators will combine their skills to teach participants of COSOGRAPHY Comic Con on how to craft cosplay from their own inspired characters. Jaimie Engle local award-winning author and Amazon #1 Best Seller will share how to build a real life version of your make-believe characters alongside 19-year-old propmaker Dan Roberts who builds custom and 3-D printed props and costumes for his growing clientele. The Comic Con titled COSOGRAPHY will be held on June 30th at the Space Coast Convention Center at 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa, Florida 32926, from 10am-6pm with the Create Your Cosplay Panel happening at 4pm, room TBD.

“In life we read book about our favorite heroes and villains. With cosplay we can embody them, and now I can help with that,” shared Dan Roberts, 19-year old formality and propmaker. “Allow me to introduce myself: I am Dan the Spiderman and I am at your service.”

Engle cosplays her own fictional character Scalvia from her Viking Werewolf novel Dreadlands: Wolf Moon. In addition, she regularly cosplays as Marty McFly, Jr., Trinity from The Matrix, Garth from Wayne’s World, and Dookie the Unicorn from the Squatty Potty brand to promote her book The Toilet Papers.

“Being on a panel allows me to interact with fans and share some of my experiences as an author and cosplayer,” explains Engle, who is in the running for her second year in a row for Best Independent Novelist in the Spacie Awards. “This year, I’ll have my books and Wick Books® candles, which are story-scented candles based off my books, and I’m so excited to share special edition Comic Book scents based off several popular DC and Marvel comic book characters.”

COSOGRAPHY is a one-day celebration of cosplay with panels, demonstrations, workshops, performances, Contests, and vendors. $8.00 Early Registration – $10 at the Door, and children under 10 are free with an adult purchase. Learn more at www.cosography.com.

Engle Bio:

Like stepping into a living dream, Jaimie Engle writes dark fiction where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her readers on wondrous adventures. Stalk on social media @theWRITEengle.

Roberts Bio:

Dan Roberts is a 19 year-olds entrepreneur and senior year cosplayer with a passion for foam builds and prop making. As a work-for-hire formality and propmaker, Roberts is willing to work and help any and everybody. This is Robert’s first panel experience of many more to come and he is available for hire via https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007580509157.