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

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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.

 

Entitled to Kill

And other things the world tells me I’m owed

This will most likely be the boldest blog I’ve ever written, but I see a major issue with social media that no one seems to be addressing. Entitlement. We are lovers of our selves more than lovers of each other. Our entitled spirits give us false power to inflict our will on anyone who seems against us, creating witch hunts on people who were used to gain this power to begin with. This disease of entitlement tells our youth that since everyone can be famous, if you’re not famous then you are entitled to do something to get everyone’s attention. Even shoot up a school. Likes equal love, and status is all that matters in this entitled world. Between school shootings, bullying, and suicide, the next generation is Entitled to Kill.

Where did we go wrong?

Without boundaries, everyone is in control. We are all the gods of the worlds we build and everyone within them are just movie set extras. If you can’t afford it, steal it: you deserve it! If you don’t like what they say, berate them in public…that’s what gods do. Worship yourself with a social media presence and then build your platform so your voice can be heard. But when everyone’s screaming, no one’s listening. White noise. Then a kid shoots up a school and we act surprised. Or another one commits suicide and we wonder why.

No one’s listening.

Social media has disrupted the system. It’s a hybrid society that has grown within the center of our own. It sprouted with no rules or boundaries, no expectations or consequences and disrupted our ideas of commerce and communication for good. Don’t get me wrong. I love being able to video chat with my husband on a cruise through Messenger and send money to my kid through my phone with Cash. My observation on social media isn’t that in and of itself it’s “bad” rather it is an abandoned child turned adolescent; a wild animal set loose in a single-family home.

What’s the answer?

There’s only one answer I see to counter entitlement, and this is accountability. This starts in the home, by telling your kids to be thoughtful of what they post, to be aware that they don’t have to engage in every fight brought to them, to be taught they don’t need fame or likes to have worth. Worth is God-given and it starts the moment you’re conceived. It isn’t earned or built on a platform, though it can go untapped and be lost. We all start with a purpose; whether we fulfill it or not is the journey of life. Accountability trumps entitlement. Living as a servant to one another instead of gods over one another changes how we post, drive, talk, and live. We expect our kids to treat each other with respect, yet we drive with disregard to everyone else on the road and say things on social media we would never have the courage to say face to face.

Here’s the truth…

We won’t all be famous. We can’t all be in the spotlight. We don’t all need to build a platform. And we certainly aren’t owed anything. We live in this connected world and need to start acting like we co-exist. Or else one day we might find ourselves on the other end of someone’s entitlement-driven witch hunt. Then we’ll wish we’d live life with a little more empathy and a little less expectation.

cropped-new-headshot-cropped.jpgJAIMIE ENGLE is the author of dark thrillers for teens where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She weaves history, magic, and lore into her books, which take readers on wondrous adventures, though her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power. She loves coffee, cosplay, podcasting, and making Wick Books® candles inspired by scents from her novels, and lives in Florida with her awesome husband, hilarious children, and the world’s best dog.

Brevard County Author Fundraises to Speak to Tampa Area Kids about “The Cycle of Bookmaking”

Jaimie Engle invited to speak to Washburn Academy Students in Clearlake, Florida by parent who read author’s first book

Melbourne, FL, June 1, 2018: “Magic happens in that place between real life and make-believe!” –Jaimie Engle

Jaimie Engle, a local resident and award-winning author of Brevard County, will speak to students in Clearlake, Florida about the writing and publishing process on June 18th during Washburn Academy’s book fair. Engle’s first book Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light was discovered by a parent and she reached out to the author with the request. As a regular school speaker, Engle’s mission to promote literacy and counter bullying through the Power of Words in Life and Literature made her the perfect fit to talk to kids about the process of writing, publishing, and selling a book!

 “What an amazing opportunity to stand in front students and their parents to share my story about becoming a published author,” shared Engle, who independently published her first novel in 2012. “My books are geared toward tweens and teens, so any chance I get to inspire, empower, and educate this age group makes me realize what an awesome job I have as an author/speaker.”

 Engle was asked to bring copies of her books to include in the school’s book fair and hopes this will open the door to bring her anti-bullying message across the state, from Brevard County to Hillsborough County, and each one in between!

 “I use my platform as an author to get kids to think about the power of their words,” shared Engle who was awarded as the Best Independent Novelist on the Space Coast in 2017. “Words can build worlds or destroy people, and it’s important to get tweens and teens thinking about what story they want to leave behind.”

 When Engle was told that Washburn Academy was a not for profit facility, Engle went to Facebook and asked her community to help pay the way. She was able to raise $115 to cover the cost of her program and travel expenses.

 “Wow, this is awesome, Jamie! You are very proactive and I admire your positive attitude,” shared Gayla Aguirre, the guidance counselor of Washburn Academy. “We are a full grade school and have the younger audience as well as the young adult crowd! I look forward to your visit very much!”

 Engle is available for all school and community visits, and invites you to Adopt-A-School for an author visit.

Bio:

cropped-new-headshot-cropped.jpgJAIMIE ENGLE is the author of dark thrillers for teens where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She weaves history, magic, and lore into her books, which take readers on wondrous adventures, though her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power. She loves coffee, cosplay, podcasting, and making Wick Books™ candles inspired by scents from her novels, and lives in Florida with her awesome husband, hilarious children, and the world’s best dog.

 

Angry Author Publishes eBook, Hits Amazon #1 New Release

Jaimie Engle finds success in a random book release

Melbourne, Florida May 7, 2018- Local author Jaimie Engle has independently published eight books and coached thousands of authors through edits, marketing, and selling their book. This past week, Engle coached a new client who told her she had paid a company thousands of dollars to publish her book and then relinquished on the marketing package. Furious, Engle decided she would self-publish a short instructional manual on exactly how to publish your own book titled How to Publish your Book.

“The truth is it is very easy to publish a book. Unfortunately, most people lack the information or ability to research and are positioned to hire someone else to do it for them,” shared Engle, an advocate for indie authors who speaks at writing conferences throughout the state. “These companies prey on the ignorance of authors with lofty dreams of selling books, willing to pay big for the chance.”

When publishing her book The Toilet Papers, Places to Go, While You Go, which released July 6th, 2017, Engle detailed each step of the process from copyrights, bar codes, and ISBN #s through the uploading, keyword choice, and final release on Amazon.

“People should only pay for publishing assistance if they are taught the process along the way or if they don’t want to be bothered. It shouldn’t be the only solution, and based off the ebook hitting #1, I believe this book was something many writers were waiting for.”

How to Publish Your Book is available on Amazon for $3.99 as an ebook only. For more information about Engle’s author services or to bring Engle to your group to speak on writing and marketing related topics visit www.theWRITEengle.com/contact.

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List Price: $3.99

File Size: 605 KB

Print Length: 12 pages

Publisher: JME Books

Publication Date: April 29, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07CRJPGDV

ABOUT FEATURE

Jaimie Engle writes and speaks in Florida. Before becoming an author/speaker, she ran a body shop, modeled bikinis, danced in the Aloha Bowl halftime show, and managed a hip-hop band. Her website features more of her work at thewriteengle.com. Follow her on Social Media @thewriteengle.

May 4th is Anti-Bullying Day

If you don’t know, I talk to kids about their part in bullying through author visits. May 4th is Anti-Bullying Day, so I’m offering a sweet deal for the entire month of May to support this cause. If you are an educator or know one, please share this post. Let’s get tools in kid’s hands before they reach for a gun!

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