Appalachian Blessings

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Events/Speaking

If you’d like to book me for for your event, shoot me an e-mail at sarah@sarahloudinthomas.com

 

Speaking Topics

 

  • Writing
    • The path to publication – It’s different for everyone!
    • Pitches, queries, and proposals – What’s in your “sales” toolbox?
    • Compass Point Plotting – Plotting for Pantsers
  • Forgiveness – Join me for a lesson in forgiveness drawn from my novels (and more importantly, the Bible!).
  • Place as Character – The setting for my novels–Appalachia–is practically its own character in my stories. Let’s discuss how to make your setting as strong as your story.

 

Upcoming Events

Click for a BOOK CHAT with Lisa Wingate from November 19, 2020 – I so appreciate Lisa, bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends for joining me to chat about my latest release, The Right Kind of Fool.

December 10, 2020 – An Appalachian Christmas – Grab a mug of cocoa and curl up by the fire for a virtual evening with Appalachian authors Ann Gabhart (Appalachian Summer), Cindy Sproles (What Momma Left Behind), and ME! We’ll chat about books, holiday traditions, answer questions, and do some giveaways. Register HERE today.

February 26-28, 2021 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC

 

Video Introduction to Miracle in a Dry Season

Past Events

 

2020

November 19, 2020 – The Right Kind of Book Launch – I’m partnering with the Black Mountain Library and Sassafras on Sutton to launch The Right Kind of Fool virtually. I’ll also be joined by special guest Lisa Wingate (bestselling author of Before We Were Yours) during this live Zoom event at 7 p.m.

October 15, 2020 – Get Your Book Done by 2021 – Sharon C. Jenkins and her team are offering a full day for writers to help you live your dream of becoming a published author. I’ll be the featured fiction author along with a non-fiction panelist and media expert. This day-long event is a precursor to The Living Your Dreams Conference at Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta, WV.

March 8, 2020 – Mills River Presbyterian Church Book Club – Mills River, NC at 12:15 p.m. – Join me for a lesson in forgiveness from Miracle in a Dry Season.

February 21-23, 2020 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.

 

2019

 

November 21, 2019 – Upshur County Public Library – 5:30-7 p.m. – Book release event for When Silence Sings. I’ll share a bit of Thurmond, WV’s, history, read some snippets, and offer books for sale and signing.

November 3, 2019 – Book Launch at Sassafras on Sutton – 3 p.m. – Two days before When Silence Sings officially releases, I’ll be giving a talk and signing books at the cutest bookstore in the South! Come get your early copy (or just shop!) at 108 Sutton Avenue in Black Mountain, NC.

September 13-15, 2019 – Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) – The Spartanburg Marriott, Spartanburg, SC.

August 10, 2019 – Pennwriters Area 7 Mini-Conference, Leesburg, Va. – Join us for morning and afternoon classes followed by a keynote with George Guidall–audiobook narrator extraordinaire!

June 7-9, 2019 – WV Writers Conference – Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV.

February 22-24, 2019 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.

 

2018

 

August 19, 2018 – French Creek Pioneers – 5-7 p.m. – Since 1916 the descendants of the French Creek pioneers have gathered at French Creek Presbyterian Church to reminisce, enjoy good food, and conduct a business meeting. The Phillips family from my Appalachian Blessings series is inspired by my own extended family–descendants of David Phillips who was one of those early French Creek pioneers in 1815.

May 3, 2018 – Presbyterian Women Birthday Luncheon – 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – I’ll be speaking at Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church in Brevard, NC. I’ll share about my ministry work at Black Mountain Home for Children as well as my writing.

April 20-21, 2018 – Southern Kentucky Book Fest – I’ll be signing books, participating in a panel, and leading a class. The event is at the Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, KY.

February 16-18, 2018 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference – I’ll be teaching at this annual conference held at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.

 

2017

 

October 27 – WV Book Festival – Time TBD – Can I even begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of a romance writers panel in my home state?!? Stay tuned for additional details.

September 26 – ACFW North Georgia Chapter, 7-9 p.m. – I’ll be leading a discussion about bringing your setting to life (and making it a character all its own!). For me, Appalachia is practically another character in my novels. We’ll talk about how place can add depth to a story.

May 6 – Giant Book Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – One of the last events at the RT Book Lovers Convention will be a HUGE signing at the Hyatt Regency with 500+ authors including me. Bring your own books to be signed or buy them there.

May 4 – Books! Chocolate! Authors! – I’ll be joining a group of inspirational authors at the RT Book Lovers Convention in Atlanta, Ga.

March 25 – Women’s Ministry March Gathering – 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Lake Forest Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Join us for a lesson in forgiveness drawn from my novels (and more importantly, the Bible!).

February 17-19 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference – I’ll be teaching two classes at this small conference at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville.

 

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