Friday, January 24, 2014

Destiny Blaine’s Writing Workshop and Reader Rally

Destiny Blaine’s Writing Workshop and Reader Rally 

will replace the event formerly known as The East Tennessee Writer’s Workshop and Holiday Book Signing. 

The 2014 event will be geared toward writers and readers. 

Register early! 

We have tons of excitement in store for one and all! 

Early registration is open! We have space for 35 authors/publishers and 40 readers. Additionally, we have a limited number of spots available for industry professionals such as cover models, cover artists, blog tour companies, author promotional companies, etc.

 Early registration ends January 30th

Right now, everyone can register for $129 by sending their Paypal registration fee to: After January 30th, registration is $169. 
Space is limited! 

Destiny Blaine’s Writing Workshop and Reader RallyOctober 8th-October 12th
LaQuinta Inn and Suites10150 Airport ParkwayKingsport, Tennessee 37663423-323-0500
Ask for the Destiny Blaine Room Block Rate
Details and website coming soon!

Sign up now by emailing for a registration form. Now taking 2014 workshop proposals. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Workshop Schedule for The East Tennessee Writer's Workshop and Holiday Book Signing

The East Tennessee Writer's Workshop 


Holiday Book Signing

December 6th and 7th

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
10150 Airport Parkway
Kingsport, Tennessee 37663

The workshop officially kicks off on December 6th
Workshop Schedule
7:15-8:00--Meet and Greet

Friday events were paid for by the following sponsors: 

"Stories to Keep You Up All Night"

"Quality Erotic Romance for the Sophisticated Reader" 

Friday Evening, the wolf howling will be presented by Fred Hilton of Bays Mountain Park
Our Lanyards were sponsored by 
"Author of Romance, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy"

Saturday events were paid for by the following sponsors 

"Desire Begins with the Night" 

Luncheon Provided by  
Jay Austin, EIC, eXtasy Books
"Explicitly Exciting"

Kingsport Book Signing on December 7th Hosted by The Book Rack
Located at 2400 Fort Henry Drive
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone Number: 423-245-1234

The Multi-Author Book Signing is Sponsored by 

A Special Thank You to Our Special Guests

New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Estep

Cover Model and Actor John Antorino

Workshop Schedule

8:00--Keynote Speaker Jennifer Estep, New York Times Bestselling Author

9:00--Things You Must Know When Working with a Publisher with Sandy Sullivan, Secret Cravings Publishing publisher

10:00--Bringing Your Scenes Alive with Debra Parmley

11:15--Quick Panel with Authors Marla MonroeTrista Ann Michaels, and

Panel Topic: How Moms on the Go Promote outside the box and write on the move!

11:45--Writing is still a business: Keeping the Pleasure in Writing Despite the Pesky Paperwork, with Bestselling author Marla Monroe

12:30--Sponsored Luncheon with author Shannon West
"For Love or Money"

1:30--Judging a Book by its Cover and making a good impression w/Anya Kelleye of Anya Kelleye Designs

2:30--How to write a screenplay with an award-winning guest

3:30--Better health for writers with acclaimed author Sabrina Devonshire

4:30-5::15 Donna Wright on Writing Tips

6:15 Leave LaQuinta Hotel for Bays Mountain

7:00 Dinner at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
Guest Speaker Fred Hilton
Sponsored by Siren Publishing

Workshop Schedule

8:00 Sponsored Breakfast with author Jessica Lee
"The Ins and Outs of Publishing in an Ever-Changing Market"

8:45--Keeping your writing flowing: Avoiding Writer's Block and Honoring your muse with Debra Parmley

9:30--Your Unique Selling Proposition : Writing Ads that sell with Jean Joachim

10:20--How to use an inspiring cover to create a bestselling novel with Pam Seres of the Dark Castle Lords

11:15--The Full-Time Writer's Game Plan for Success with Gayle Trent

12:15-1:00--eXtasy Books sponsored luncheon with Jay Austin, EIC

1:15--Leave Hotel for The Book Rack

2:00-5:00 PM --Book Signing at The Book Rack of Kingsport

Hosted by The Book Rack of Kingsport

Special Appearances by Jennifer Estep, New York Times Bestselling Author
John Antorino, Cover Model and Actor

7:15-- Leave Hotel for Christmas Party--Transportation provided 
7:30 PM--Christmas Party 

The East Tennessee Writer's Workshop and Holiday Book Signing is Hosted by Destiny Blaine

Thursday, September 5, 2013

December 6th and 7th-Join us in Tri-Cities, Tennessee for an Unforgettable Experience

The East Tennessee Writer's Workshop and Holiday Book Signing, Hosted by Destiny Blaine

December 6th and 7th 2013

Learn the ins and outs of publishing from industry professionals. 

Share marketing secrets and learn how to manage your time so you can cut advertising costs, produce more, and reach out to readers who are in the market to find writers just like you! 

Tentative Schedule- Full Workshop Descriptions and Participant Bios Coming Soon

Friday, December 6, 2013

7:30-8:15 AM Registration and  Meet and Greet 

8:15-9:00 Keynote Speaker New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Estep

Morning Workshops and Panels Begin

9:10 AM Things You Must Know When Working with a Publisher, presented by Sandy Sullivan, publisher and owner of Secret Cravings Publishing  
More Details

10:10 AM Bringing Your Scenes Alive: Using your senses to bring your scenes alive 
Presented by Debra Parmley
More Details

11:15 AM Panel One: Promoting outside the box includes how moms on the go find creative ways to write and promote on the move!

Join authors Marla Monroe, Destiny Blaine and __

11:45 AM Writing is Still a Business...Keeping the Pleasure in Writing Despite the Pesky Paperwork with Bestselling Author Marla Monroe

12:30 Sponsored Luncheon and Presentation by Bestselling Author Shannon West

"Gay for Love or Money?" 

Afternoon Sessions Begin

1:30: Judging a Book By Its Cover with Anya Kelleye of Anya Kelleye Designs 
Anya discusses the importance of making a good first impression

2:30-3:30: How to Write a Screenplay 101- An extraordinary award-winning guest joins us for a workshop on screenplay writing

3:40-4:15: Better Health for Writers with Sabrina Devonshire, Author and AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

7 PM—Dinner at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
Sponsored by Siren Publishing

Guest Speaker Fred Hilton 

Beyond the Wolf Myths and Fantasies—A spectacular presentation awaits you at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium. Join us at the park for a wolf howling and Q&A.  An opportunity of a lifetime for shifter writers!


 After the Bays Mountain Park Event, we'll return to the hotel for light snacks and a very unique opportunity for authors to read excerpts from their work! Enjoy bedtime stories with a late night snack before you retire for the evening! 


Saturday, December 7, 2013

8:00 Saturday Morning—Sponsored Breakfast and Presentation by Bestselling Author Jessica Lee

 "The ins and outs of publishing in an ever-changing market" 


8:45-11:45 Morning Workshops and Panels

8:45 Keeping Your Writing Flowing: Avoiding Writer's Block and Honoring your Muse with Debra Parmley

9:15 Your Unique Selling Proposition: Writing Ads that Sell with bestselling author Jean Joachim  

10:15 Pam Seres of The Dark Castle Lords on How to Use an Inspiring Cover to Create a Bestselling Novel

11:15 The Full-Time Writer's Game Plan for Success with Gayle Trent

12:00-1:00 Sponsored Luncheon and Presentation by Jay Austin, Editor-in-Chief of Extasy Books and Devine Destinies

2:00-5:00 The Book Rack of Kingsport Tennessee--Book Signing Open to the Public

Writers: Start preparing your manuscript pitches! Information coming soon!

Hosted by The Book Rack of Kingsport 

Book Signing Hosted by The Book Rack of Kingsport, Tennessee

Come on out and Meet Your Favorite Authors at The Book Rack on December 7th from 2-5 PM

Visit with John Antorino from Sex in the City 2

7:00—10:00 PM Christmas Party--Email Destiny for Details


Join us on Saturday Evening for a Southern Christmas Party-hosted by Destiny Blaine. Visit with other authors and spend time with John Antorinoan acclaimed cover model and actor so many of you know and love! 

2013 Registration is Now Closed

If you're interested in attending the workshop in 2014, watch for dates coming soon!

*Please Note: We do not pay authors to conduct a workshop or sit on panels. We don't give discounts to those who are speaking on a panel or conducting a workshop. Registration includes all meals, workshops, space at the signing, publicity, and advertisement*

Optional Class-December 5, 2013

 Are you arriving on Thursday evening? If you're interested in building your own website and managing your web updates, send Destiny Blaine an email today and she'll put you in touch with our web designer instructor who will teach you how to build your own website while you're at the workshop. Fee involved for web hosting.  


Learn how to take your career to the next level and enjoy a writing-focused weekend. The workshops are designed to offer all writers a real cutting edge in the marketplace. New and seasoned authors will discover new marketing strategies and ways to use their brand to pump up book sales.

To register, send $149 to through Paypal

The registration fee does not include transportation to and from the Tri-Cities area 
To receive the best possible room rate and reserve your room, contact
La Quinta Inn & Suites Kingsport TriCities Airport direct
10150 Airport Pkwy, Kingsport, TN 37663 423-323-0500
Be sure to request the Writing Workshop with Destiny Blaine room block