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When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Airport
4700 Southport Road
Atlanta, Georgia  29205-3550
United States
Contact: Wanda Jewell

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SIBA in the Springtime 


A cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9am – 5:30pm
followed by
Author Reception & Dinner from 6-9pm
Atlanta, GA

Authors Appearing at SIBA in the Springtime:

Denise Kiernan Elaine OrrMinrose GwinGeanna Culbertson Kim Wright Radney Foster 

Mary Kay Andrews, The High Tide Club (St. Martin’s Press)
Diane Chamberlain, The Dream Daughter (St. Martin’s Press)
Geanna Culbertson, The Crisanta Knight Series (BQB Publishing)
Radney Foster, For You to See the Stars (Working Title Farm)
Anthony Grooms, The Vain Conversation: A Novel (Story River Press)
Minrose Gwin, Promise (William Morrow)
Caleb Johnson, Treeborne (Picador)
Denise Kiernan, The Last Castle (Touchstone)
Elaine Neil Orr, Swimming Between Worlds (New American Library)
Jackson Pearce, Ellie, Engineer (Bloomsbury Childrens)
Cal Turner, My Father's Business (Center Street)
Kim Wright, Last Ride to Graceland (Gallery Books)

Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 9 Registration & Welcome
(Breakfast is included for everyone staying at the Embassy Suites)
Take Your Social Media to the Next Level / Sarah Benoit, JB Media Institute
What Books and Other Objects Tell / Elaine Neil Orr, author
Be-Do-Have = Do More! Goal setting for lifestyle change / Eddie Heinzelman, musician
Is Profit a Dirty Word? / Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction
11          A Self-Published Author Walks Into Your Store...What Do You Do? / Gordon McClellan, DartFrog
11:30    Does Place Still Matter? Three Ways to Write Southern Today / Kim Wright, author

Noon-1 Lunch with Cal Turner, Jr., My Father’s Business, The Small Town Values that Built Dollar General (Center Street)

Sensual Marketing: Creating Intimacy Through Storytelling / Gwyn Ridenhour, Matchbook Marketing
1:30      Literary Bridges: Action-Focused Multicultural Inclusion Tactics for Bookstores and Booksellers / BrocheAroe Fabian of Quail Ridge Books
2            Big Mouth: Big Marketing / Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore
2:30      Beauty and the Badass: Origins of the Hero-Princess Archetype / Geanna Culbertson, author
3            The Dance with the Devil: Adversity and Creativity / Radney Foster, song-writer & author
3:30-5   Salons (Gather in small groups to discuss takeaways)

6-7 Author Reception & Happy Hour
7-9 Author Dinner
All titles will be featured.  Minrose Gwin, Anthony Grooms, and Diane Chamberlain will speak.


SIBA Core Member Booksellers: $39 each
Industry Members: $99 each
Non-Members: $200 each

Bloomsbury Childrens
BQB Publishing
Center Street
DartFrog Books
Gallery Books
Image 420 Screenprinting
J. B Media Group LLC
Matchbook Marketing
New American Library
Oxford American
Penguin Random House
St. Martin’s Press
Story River Press
The Storymatic
William Morrow
Working Title Farm

Hotel Info:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta – Airport * 4700 Southport Road, Atlanta, Georgia
Secure reservations by dialing 1.800.362.2779

Deadline for hotel reservations is Jan. 29th.
Rate is $149 includes full hot buffet breakfast, and evening reception, plus free wifi in guest room 
Complimentary shuttle service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and self-parking day use price of $12 or overnight of $16 per vehicle.