Monday, January 30, 2012

The Best Book Festival Ever

I’ve attended many book and author events over the years, but nothing compares to Book ‘Em. I’ve participated in events in Virginia and S. Carolina and this year I’m thrilled to attend the first ever Book ‘Em in N. Carolina. I’m also honored to be on the Book ‘Em committee and will participate in two panel discussions during the event.

If you are a reader, writer, or author, you don’t want to miss Book ‘Em NC!!

Book 'Em North Carolina
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, North Carolina

Attendance is FREE and open to the public.

Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair brings together more than 75 authors, including two New York Times bestselling authors, Carla Neggers and Michael Palmer, more than 24 award-winning authors, and authors of almost every genre for all ages under one roof to sell and sign their books, participate in panel discussions and talks, network and interact with fans one-on-one.

It is open to readers of all ages. There are book readings and events scheduled for children from pre-school to teens. There are panel discussions and talks for writers trying to break into the field or working to increase their sales or exposure. There are talks and events for readers of various genres, including mysteries, romance, true adventure, historical, biographical, and many others.

The purpose of The Book 'Em Foundation and this event is to raise public awareness of the link between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. Proceeds from the Book 'Em North Carolina book fair will go directly to increasing literacy in Robeson County, North Carolina and to reducing crime in the area.

The Book 'Em Foundation was founded by suspense author p.m.terrell and Waynesboro, Virginia Police Officer Mark Kearney as a partnership between authors and law enforcement. The mission of The Book 'Em Foundation is to raise public awareness of the correlation between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates.

Visit these sites for more information:
Official Website
Book ‘Em NC Blog

Please join us on February 25th!


  1. Oh wow this sounds awesome. I wonder how far Lumberton is from Winston. I want to go...I wish gas would go back down.

  2. Most informative, wish it was nearer to my home,


  3. I'm only one state over, but I don't think I can make it.

  4. Sounds so cool. Wish I could go.

  5. Thank you so much for being a part of Book 'Em North Carolina, Diane! I have heard from people from New Jersey to Florida who plan to attend this conference just to meet the authors and publishers and hear what we have to say. I have attended so many events over the years and I have to say, I've never felt the excitement and fun in the air like I do at these Book 'Em events. This one is going to be absolutely AWESOME. Our State Magazine even said it is one of the Top Five Things Every North Carolinian Needs To Do in February!

  6. Sounds fabulous but I think I'm going to have to hold out for something a little closer to home.

  7. I saw a lot of posts and tweets about Book 'em from last year. Sure wish I could go to the event. Have fun and Congrats! on being on the committee.

  8. Looking forward to seeing you there Diane!

    Pam Kimmell

  9. Trish, that is wonderful it was a Top Five Thing to do!

  10. It sounds like a great event! Wish I could be there.

  11. I'm not going to make it this year but in 2014 I'll be retired and this will be on my schedule.

  12. All the fun stuff happens when I have to be somewhere else -- that's not any fun at all *sigh*

  13. I love Book 'Em. I spoke at 2 of them--one in NC (P.M. Terrell is a wonderful, wonderful human being!) and one in NH. Enjoy!

  14. Prill, this is the first one in NC - were you at the one in SC? Because so was I! I've just never been to the NH one.

  15. Sounds brilliant - pity I am in the other hemisphere. hehe

  16. Awesome, and good luck on the panel. Lemme check their website for locations near to Dallas.

    - Eric

  17. My sister lives in NC. Maybe I can coordinate a visit with her and go to this too one of these years.