Jaimie Engle will be a guest at the SCWG Spring Conference.
February 15th | 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 7900 Greenboro Drive, Melb., FL
February’s topic is Planning, Writing & Editing a Book that Doesn’t Suck, by Jaimie Engle
This should prove to be an extremely engaging workshop. Worksheets will be provided.
Jaimie Engle is an award-winning children’s book author from Melbourne, Florida. Before releasing her anti-bullying fantasy adventure, Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, she ran a body shop, played an alien on TV, and managed a hip-hop band. Her book on publishing was an Amazon #1 New Release, and her novel Metal Mouth is a contender for the 2020-2021 Florida Sunshine State List.
DeLand, FL, December 2019 – The DeLand Comics & Collectibles Show welcomes guest author Jaimie Engle once again to participate in their convention to share her love of character driven cosplay with fans and patrons. This year’s show will be held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on January 12th, 2020 from 10:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. located at 3150 E. New York Avenue, Deland, Florida. Additional guests include actor John Martino of The Godfather Series, creator John Crowther, plus many more!
Engle recently presented on Cosplay and Character at the 47th Annual Florida Association for Media in Education event.
“Attending comic cons, like the DeLand show, is one of the perks of being an author. Getting to dress up in my favorite characters or ones I’ve invented and share them in person with fans gets me super excited about what I do!” shared Engle, who will cosplay as Marty McFly, Jr. from Back to the Future, III.
Her connection of pop culture fads with cosplay to teach character was well-received by educators as a great way for kids to conceptualize characters by studying ones they’ve grown to love in both cosplay and literature, to write their own stories.
“We appreciate each and every one who supports this event,” shared Tom Raupp, the show organizer. “It’s an exciting marketplace specializing in comics, toys, records, and collectibles! Focused on local community, it’s one enjoyable event and we look forward to seeing everyone there in January.”
Tickets for the DeLand Comic Con are $5.00 at the door, with children 12 and under free, when accompanied by an adult. Engle will be signing books and interacting with fans all day!
BIO: Jaimie Engle writes fantasy thrillers for teens and tweens. Her anti-bullying message has reached tens of thousands of students throughout the US, and her books have hit #1 on the Amazon New Release List, awarded the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writer’s of the Future Award, and commissioned to write for the SCBWI “The Book” on marketing for authors. Before publishing her first novel, Jaimie danced at the Aloha Bowl halftime show, was an alien on Sea Quest, and modeled bikinis for Reef Brazil. When not writing books, screenplays, and comics, Jaimie can be found cosplaying at comic conventions. Learn more at http://www.theWRITEengle.com.
Brandon, FL, November 2019 – Jaimie Engle has called Brevard County home since she was seven, around the time she decided she would be a writer when she grew up. Now, she shares literacy, social issues, and fantasy thrillers with kids and the young at heart through her line of JME Books. Jaimie will be signing books on Saturday, November 2nd, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble located at 122 Brandon Town Center Drive in Brando, Florida, alongside several incredible local authors.
“It’s a huge achievement to sign books in a brick and mortar like Barnes & Noble, especially as an indie author,” shared Engle, who recently signed a 5-book publishing deal with Texas based INtense Publications. “It’s been a lot of hard work to get those doors open, and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. Getting to travel and share my work with new readers to inspire them to write is my favorite part!”
This summer, Engle visited five Barnes & Noble locations in Central Florida as part of her “Summer Book Bash Tour”, a partnership between the retail bookstore and the author to raise money for the Orange County Library System. Now, she is proud to take part in a similar setup in Brandon, Florida, to benefit the Friends of the Library.
“Friends of the Library are volunteers who work to provide resources and financial support for libraries and library programs,” shared Tracey, Manager of the Brandon Square store in Brandon, Florida. “We are partnering with the local Friends of the Library branches again to raise money for their library programs.”
Along with Engle, the following authors will be available to meet and greet:
For more about the event, visit: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2595
BIO: Jaimie Engle is an award-winning children’s book author from Melbourne, Florida. Before releasing her anti-bullying fantasy adventure, Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, she ran a body shop, played an alien on TV, and managed a hip-hop band. She creates character driven cosplay, where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary, and crafts story-scented candles to pair with her novels.