Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave

October 18, 2019

Hello and Happy Friday!

I’m joining with Meggy @ Chocolate’n’Waffles to spread some positivity among all the doom and gloom on social media and in the news. Please feel free to join in with your own Happy Friday post and link to Meggy. Thanks to Nicki at The Secret Library Book Blog and Jonetta at The Blue Mood Cafe for the inspiration!
#positivity #gratitude


Gratitude and Positivity are FREE and make every day BETTER!

Positively Inspirational!

The #positivitypost this week is a spotlight on authors!

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending an awesome author event! It was a delightful day in the company of other readers and gifted authors! Every time I read an unforgettable book and am transported to different places and cultures and meet memorable characters, I ponder how thankful I am for authors and their talent!

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Fifteen authors were at the event sponsored by Adventures By the Book, Novel Network, and Friends of the Corona Library.

Author List:
Huda Al-Marashi
Jeanne Blasberg
Julie Clark
Matt Coyle
Amy Mason Doan
Loretta Ellsworth
Zohreh (Zoe) Ghahremani
Jan Moran
Kristin Rockaway
Ona Russell
Katrin Schumann
Stephanie Storey
Kate Quinn
Abbi Waxman
Gwendolyn Womack

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Keynote Speaker: Kate Quinn
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Panel 3

One more highlight is that four Southern California Bookstagrammers were able to meet up for the first time! Jeanne Blasberg (center) was kind to be in our group picture!

L to R: @beritaudiokilledthebookmark @booksnbikram@jeanneblasbergauthor @bookishinmidlife @readingladies_book_club
author event lunch
We enjoyed a scrumptious continental breakfast and a substantial lunch! The day was even more special when Kate Quinn joined our table!
Ribbons of Scarlet cover
Each person received a free book! Ribbons of Scarlet
signed copy of Ribbons of Scarlet
Signed by Kate Quinn!

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What are you feeling Positive about today?

Have you attended an author event?

Other posts about author events I’ve attended at the Corona Library are here and here.


  1. How wonderful you could meet up with your virtual friends in real life. it’s so odd isn;t it that we get to know people via their social media presence yet may never see them in person

      • I’ve only recently found some bloggers living relatively close to me – we’ve been able to meet up and couldn’t stop talking!

      • So fun! Someone created a chat group on Instagram for all Southern California bookstagrammers! Maybe you could do that for those in your area! It’s fun to chat about local events and happenings. We also meet up once a month for a book swap!

  2. It was fun to see Corona mentioned in your post. I was born and raised in Riverside, CA. I moved to TN for school many years ago and still live there. It always brings a happy thought or a smile when I am reminded of the area where I grew up 🙂

  3. What an amazing opportunity for you. Not only meeting some of the authors that you read, but meeting up with fellow bloggers or instagrammers is awesome. I love that you get together on a regular basis. Sounds like it made for a great week.

    • It was a great event Carla….especially because the authors sat at the tables and visited with us! Do you get together with bloggers or bookstagrammers in your area?

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