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I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the 2013 Book 'Em North Carolina event held this past Saturday. Despite the heavy rains and forecast of a major storm, the day was very successful - thanks to the authors, publishers, agents, attendees and volunteers who came out.


We had authors come from as far away as California and Chuck Williams even took a break from his pirate filming in the Caribbean to come to Lumberton. Many thanks to Mary Alice Monroe and Chuck Williams for serving as our headliners this year!
I met attendees who traveled from Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland and Florida just for the opportunity to meet the authors and publishers.
Some preliminary results are below. If you have any specific questions, you can always reach me at



Trish Terrell


Sold Out!


 The following authors sold out during Book 'Em North Carolina:


Mary Alice Monroe - all titles sold out. Not at all surprising!! 


 Ryan Jakubsen - sold out of Portals, the first book in his trilogy


Christie Silvers - sold out of Time for Death, the first book in her Liz Baker series


Bill Thompson - sold out of Celia Whitfield's Boy




Top Ten Sellers 



The following authors made up the top ten bestsellers at the event:
Number 1: The Tree With No Branches by Johnny Knew
Number 2: Dylan's Song by p.m.terrell
Number 3: Celia Whitfield's Boy by Bill Thompson
Number 4: Jackie Laroo, Boy Pirate by Jay Annis
Number 5: Beach House Memories by Mary Alice Monroe
Number 6: Well Shut My Mouth! by Stephanie L. Tyson
Number 7: Vicki's Key by p.m.terrell
Number 8: Lucky's Plott, A Plott Hound Tale by Libby Bagby
Number 9: Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Place by Jane Edwards & Renee Pappas
Number 10: Secrets of a Dangerous Woman by p.m.terrell

 Congratulations, everybody!



Make Plans to Join Us Next Year!


Books 2We already have plans for the next Book 'Em North Carolina event - to be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Robeson Community College from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM in beautiful Lumberton, North Carolina! Directions and lots of information will soon be posted on our website at  
This event raises money to increase literacy in our communities. Proceeds will go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for ages 1 through 5; Communities In Schools for all grade levels; and Friends of the Robeson County Public Library for citizens of all ages. We will soon be announcing how much money was raised and will share pictures when we present the checks.
Pictures are now online at our Facebook page under Book 'Em NC Writers Conference. Check them out and "Like" our page while you're there! And please follow us on Twitter @BookEmNC. Feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone you think might be interested in Book 'Em North Carolina! Remember, you can now sign up to receive this newsletter on our website at Thank you for your support!
- Trish Terrell