Thoughtful Book Fes​tival 

Thoughtful Book Festival & Awards

​​​​2 Days in Las Vegas


Day 1(10/7/19): Wednesday, October 7th. 9 am Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas

Meet in the hotel lobby and start your tour of the Las Vegas area. Look for characters, scenes, and settings to add to your book. Watch and observe the sights and sounds to use when writing your books. Work to create a catalogue of ideas to use when writing in the future or to add to the book you’re currently writing.

2 pm Return to the Hotel for Instruction
After a morning spent collecting these characters, scenes, settings, and events, come back to the hotel where our group of experts is going to teach you what you need to know to put those ideas to work for you. Meet the presenter will give a 30-minute workshop over the next four hours to help you make the most out of what you’ve gained, including how to get from chapter 1 to done in 40 days or less.

6-7 PM Reception
Get a chance to mix and mingle with the presenters during this one-hour reception. Chat with your favorite presenters and pick their brains. Then, it’s time to decide how you want to spend your night.

Practicum (10/7/19)

7 pm – 7 am All-Night-Write-A-Thon
Spend all night with the 40 Day Writer preparing your book idea for the next day when you meet with TV director, actor,and producer and pitch your book-to-movie.
Head out for a night on the town and collect even more experiences to use in your writing!

Day 2: Thursday, October 8

 3 pm Recover, Record, Reflect
Spend time recovering from yesterday, recording new experiences, and reflecting on everything you’ve gained. You’ve earned it!

(10/8/19) 3-7 pm Pitch Fest
You’ll get a chance to sit in front of a Hollywood director, producer  & actor  pitch your book-to-movie idea,

Interview with a radio host,a podcaster,

pitch your book to two publishers (one Hybrid & one traditional publisher) 

a magazine editor of The 25 Hottest Authors Magazine & Literary Mag

and get air time on Wilnona and Jade's  show for an interview  about your book.


Brandon Omera- Nonfiction Podcast

11:00 am- Ashley Bernardi-

"How to get on Good Morning America" 

Tamika Newhouse- Book Awards

Diane Glazeman- How to write a good query

Gina Fattore-"From TV Writing to Novels"

How to adapt a Screenplay- Tonya Todd


10:00 Am Est-  2020 Debut Authors

Jessia Steil, Aliza Mann, Jeni Mc Farlan, Sherri Gladwell

Awards Panel- Founders AAMBC, & RONE Awards

​How to Edit- Brandy Miller & Kris Spisak

Collaboration W/ other Writer's & Writer's Group-
MM fink, Laura Shovan,​

Publisher panel

"Learn from the Publisher How to get published"

Brook Warner, Rose Drew, Ariele Seiling, Arila Winn

Romance Writing Panel
Naima Simone, Rochelle Alers, Sarah Smith
(USA Bestseller)

How to Get Your Audiobook Done- 
Jo Sovan, Cj Critt, & Leslie Howard

Poetry Panel-
Kim Roberts, Sara Younes, & (Poet Laurete Holly)

3:30-Perspectives of a Script- Naomi, Alex Cresswick, Tonya Todd, Gina Fattore,

NonFiction Panel- Dr. Noah Charney, Brendan O'meara, & 

4:00-Executive Chat- Tiffany Boyle, Lucy v. Hay, Marcie Hume & Naomi. 

Bio:Ashley Mc Farlin Buie- VP of development for We TV. Executive Producer of Beyond the Pole. She Started Her Career as an assistant at CNN. She founded Bird's Eye Entertainment and has worked for oxygen, discovery, & OWN to name a few.

How to Get Publicity- Ashley Bernardi (CEO PR)

How to Pitch your Movie- (Roadmap Writer) Brianna

How to write humor- Corrina Lawson

How to Write Trope - MM Fink

Poetry Workshop- Kim Roberts

 What's up w/ Hollywood in 2020

Taylor- Movie Packager 

Ashley McFarlan- Network Exec.

Corrina Lawson-11:15 am
" Romance and Geekdom"

Demostration/Musical Talent:

Kendra Muecke"Poetry and Singing"

Charleston Etiquette school "Cocktails& food"

Amy Kurzweil- "The New Yorker " Comic Drawing



​11:40 am Kendra Meucke

Kim Roberts

Wilnona Marie

2020 Debut Authors- Aliza Mann, Jacyi Lee, Sherri Gladwell, Jenny Mc Farlan

Thoughtful Awards

Thoughtful POV- Corrina Lawson

Clever Comedy

Gina Fattore

Thoughtful Perspective
J Mckay

Thoughtful Non Fiction

Kevin E. West