Thank you for 2017, what’s next in 2018??!!

For those of you that joined us for MBLU 2017 I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart. It was delightful to see all of you and even more to see all of you having fun. We sure had a great time. I would like to take a minute and reflect on the weekend.

Venue

Stoney Creek was A-MAZ-ING! I cannot say enough about this hotel. The rooms spacious and clean, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, and the decor throughout the hotel was beautiful. I would definitely go back there again.

Attendance

Although reader and author attendance was down this year we still had such an amazing group of people. Thank you so much to all the authors who made the trip here. I’m glad you had a chance to experience Wisconsin and all it has to offer. Also, thank you to all of our readers! I was so happy to see so many new faces as well as to see some familiar ones as well. I hope to see you all again next year. It warms a place in my heart to know that MBLU is the reason so many readers get to meet their idols and do some fangirling. We strive to provide a wide variety of authors from all genres and to give these authors a chance to meet their readers and interact with them. I hope you can say that we accomplished this goal.

Activities

Saturday night was very nice. All attendees who were at the hotel got a chance to go to dinner, explore, and socialize. It was a great night! Late…but so much fun, lol. Sunday after the signing we did the La Crosse Queen boat cruise. Wow, I cannot say enough about that experience. It was fabulous to have an opportunity to look at the river from a different perspective and to get a chance to unwind after the busy day. Thank you La Crosse Queen for a wonderful time!

What I would and wouldn’t do again….

I understand that coming to an event like this, if it’s not in your immediate area is expensive and I want to make things as cost effective as possible. With that said, for 2018 I have decided to lower the author table fee and also allow for authors to only purchase a 1/2 table if they want. I hope this will allow more authors to join us and to get a wider variety of genres. Reader tickets will still be free and I will keep tickets for any additional activities as low as possible.

 

Pets for Vets Charity

We did an amazing job raising money for our charity. The total raised for 2017 was $364!! Woohooo! Thank you so much guys! We now have a grand total of $5,535.00 raised for this amazing charity!! That is enough for 3 full matches and only $465.00 away from a 4th match. I am so honored to be a part of this. It humbles me how generous the authors and attendees of MBLU are and have been.Thank you on behalf of myself, the staff at Pets for Vets, the veterans, and the pets. Because of you they have a much better quality of life.

What’s next?

MBLU 018 is what’s next! Fill out the interest form here and I’ll get you information as soon as I am able to.

Thank you again for another fabulous year. I’ll see you all in 2018!!!!