Category Archives: Pre-Conference Mixer

#ACFW2017 Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle

So blogging consistently hasn’t been my strong suit this year (or, like, ever), but here we go! I’m also over on InspyRomance today talking about conference!

For more on how this link up works, check out the original post on Laurie Tomlinson’s blog!

Name: Carol Moncado

Location: Southwest Missouri

What you write/tagline/trademark: Romantic Dramedy in the Ozarks – and elsewhere (mostly because I love the Romantic Dramedy part, but there’s no easy way to say things like “fictional countries in the Alps, Mediterranean, and Atlantic – for now… ;))

The fam… & Shrek

Place in the book world: Indie author with 23 works in “print” (see header pic ;))

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: #AllTheHugs #AllTheTime

Something VERY serious: How do you take your Starbucks? Starbucks, shmarbucks. Where’s the Dr. Pepper?

The unique talking points that will get you going for hours: Marching band! Band momming is my life right now – outside of writing ;). Indie publishing. How Jen Cvelbar (my roomie!) and I met.

Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband (20 years last May!), 4 kids (15yo girl who can only work Saturday next week because she doesn’t have a ride, 13yo girl who’s crazy busy next week, 12yo girl whose guitar lessons I’ll miss, 10yo boy who always misses everyone most), and two dogs. Mr. Benny and the Jett. The Shorkie and the Yorkie. They may never forgive me for being gone.

Jett & Mr. Benny in some sort of stand off…

Conference goals we can pray for? Not just conference per se… I leave Monday for McAlester, OK (about half way) and will spend the evening working. Tuesday morning, I’ll head to see my cousins (probably in Tyler, TX, but there’s a CHANCE they’ll be in Dallas), then head to Dallas to pick up roomie/dear friend Jen Cvelbar (writing as Jennifer A. Davids) from the airport. Before we go to the conference hotel Wednesday afternoon, we’re going to Tom+Chee and IKEA (because I’ve never been to either ;)). Then crazy busy conference.

And before all that I have a million words to write…

I’m also having a huge sale next week and really need to get this next book almost done so I can have it up for preorder during the sale. I’d really appreciate prayers for a productive couple of days so I can.

Anything we can celebrate with you? If I get this manuscript almost done, I’ll be celebrating that ;).

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? You can like my author page on Facebook, join my new Facebook group, and sign up for my email list by clicking here!

Head over to Laurie’s blog to participate! Hope to see you there!

2016: Day 193 or Annual Pre-Conference Mixer

YAY! One of my favorite things about getting ready for conference is Laurie Tomlinson’s Pre-Conference Mixer! And it’s totally that time of year again! Want to play? Check out the end of the post.

The 5lb Shorkie Scaredy-Cat

The 5lb Shorkie Scaredy-Cat

Here are my answers!

Name: Carol Moncado

Location: SW Missouri

What you write/tagline/trademark: Romantic Dramedy in the Ozarks…and Elsewhere (yeah, it used to be and the Alps, but then I ended up with more places ;))

Place in the book world: Indie. Newly-minted USA Today Bestselling Author – thanks to the WHISPERS OF LOVE boxed set! It’s currently #79 on the USAT list :D. I have nine novels out, am in/have been in four boxed sets with novellas/short novels (two are out as singles with the other two coming out this month) plus one other novella. I have 2-4 novels likely coming out this year and at least two more (new) novellas. Right now, I’m loving my royalty niche ;). You can find all of them on Amazon.

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: I’m just gonna leave Laurie’s answer ;). All the hugs.

The unique talking points that will get you going for hours: Books, more books, even more books. Indie publishing. My kids. Friends (the tv show, not the people – but the people too). LOST. NCIS (Ziva? Not dead.). Royalty stuff (it’s all research. promise.).

Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My amazing husband and four kids. I (will) have a freshman, 7th grader, 6th grader, and 4th grader (only boy!). Plus the 5lb Shorkie who is a total mama’s boy.

Conference goals we can pray for? That I can be a blessing and encouragement to others. To be in the right places at the right times.

Anything we can celebrate with you? See the note about the USA Today thing?!

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? You can “follow” my profile on Facebook (unless we actually know each other – then send a FR 😉 – but I don’t use my “author PAGE” anymore because FB has made it impossible for people to see things unless you pay them) and sign up for my newsletter (there’s cover reveals and preorder discounts and even free novellas occasionally)!

YAY! Can’t wait to see y’all! ETA: Find me! I’ll have chocolate chip cookies to share!

Here’s how to play:

– Copy/paste the questions and fill out your own answers in a post on your own website and paste the URL to that specific post (not your homepage) using the handy link-up tool on Laurie’s page. Just click on the button below that says “Add your link”. If you don’t have a website, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below! (And share it in my comments below!)

– Make sure to link back to this post after you fill out your answers so any of your readers who are conference attendees can participate, too! The more, the merrier.

– Click through the links below to get to know other conference attendees before Nashville!