A few months ago, I attended the California Dreamin' Writers' Conference. The picture on the left is historical romance author Sarah MacLean giving the keynote speech.
During the conference, I participated in a Barbara Vey reader event. There were two authors at each table and we were asked to provide table favors for the readers who were sitting with us.
My favor was a metal tin that included my latest release, The Secret Marriage Pact, gold tipped pencils to inspire creative writing, a glittery clothespin to help the participants keep all those bookmarks organized, and a net bag of M&M's because you have to have chocolate. Below, is a picture of how my tin looked on the table.
Before the event began, I went around and photographed some of the other authors' table favors. Below are pictures to help inspire you. Enjoy!
The hotel ballroom while we were setting up.
Mugs and other goodies.
Striking bags and fun chalk board name tags on the bud vases.
These flip flop bags are adorable.
Simple but elegant glasses with a touch of red from Ophelia Bell.
I love the Tiffany blue paper in DeAnna Cameron's bags.
Louisa Bacio's table favors. I love the purple cooler bag.
Christy Jeffries had cute gift bags.
Charlene Sands' great western theme. Notice the bandanna tying the gift bag.
I love the pearls on the bags.
More simple but elegant glasses.
These are Jane Porter's table favors. Notice the Beauty and the Beast theme complete with Beast's rose under a glass in the center.
Judy Duarte's sassy red boxes are eye catching.
Tanya Stowe had a cute canvas bag with her book cover on it.
Sadly, it isn't in focus but this is an evidence bag. Very cute for a romantic suspense author.
Alana Lucas' table favors.