NY Times Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre, Announced as Keynote Speaker at #UTOPiA2016

Utopia Announcements, Authors, For the fans, Speakers

We are so excited to announce that Alessandra Torre will be joining us as one of our featured keynote speakers at #UTOPiA2016. The highly acclaimed author of 12 novels, Torre will kick off  the convention Thursday morning, June 23rd. Our keynote speaker likes long walk on the beach, good books, and steamy sex. Living on the Emerald Coast of Florida, Torre is …

UTOPiA 2016 Welcomes “Beastly” Author, Alex Flinn, as Keynote Speaker

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Speakers

If you weren’t already aware, Myra McEntire, who was our first keynote speaker at the very first UTOPiAcon back in 2012, is joining us for our five year anniversary next year and hosting a special Wednesday night kickoff keynote event. And now we are thrilled to announce that bestselling author, Alex Flinn, will also be a keynote speaker at #UTOPiA2016! The Miami-based Flinn …

Why writers need to spend time with other writers

Utopia Authors, Blog

I know how cozy it can be wearing your yoga pants and Minion slippers, while blasting [insert inspirational/motivational indie band here], typing along in your writing cave. But here’s the thing: everything can be going along all hunky dory — you’re killing your word count goals, you remember to shower, the house is running like a tight ship — and …

Congratulations to the Winners of the Fourth Annual utopYA Awards

Utopia Announcements, Authors, utopYA Awards

This is my first post on our new web site. It’s going to take a little getting used to. I’m not the web site whiz that Chelsea Starling and Crystal Bryant are. We are gathered here today, however, to celebrate the amazing group of winners that were voted on by YOU, the fans and readers out there. We had such …

#utopYA2015 Keynote Speaker, Lauren Miller answers questions about time travel, book marketing & more!

Utopia Authors, book marketing, Craft, For the fans, Speakers

To prove to herself that becoming a mother and entering parenthood wouldn’t zap her creativity, Yale University, Berkeley law grad, and author, Lauren Miller set out to write a novel in the first 100 days of her child’s life. She blogged about it in an experiment called “Embrace the Detour” and ended up with a two-book deal from Harper Teen and her …

Keynote Speaker, Denise Grover Swank, answers fan questions

Utopia Authors, book marketing, For the fans, Speakers

Today we deliver to you the second in our series with our keynote speakers where they answer your (and our) questions!! A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Denise Grover Swank, is well-versed in multiple genres, from contemporary romance to the paranormal. Denise and her Rose Gardner Mysteries series are nominated for several utopYA Awards this year, and we are looking forward to hearing her speak …

Earlybird Ticket Price ENDS Saturday for #utopYA2015

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Bloggers, book marketing, Craft, Exhibitors, For the fans, Speakers

This is the last week to grab your tickets to #utopYA2015 at the Earlybird level prices. We’ve packed serious value into both the Standard Package and the VIP Package. Check this out: Earlybird Standard Ticket :: ONLY $90 4.5-day pass to the utopYA convention (utopYAcon) — Continental breakfast included each day (first come, first served) June 17 – 21, 2015 …

Meet the Author, Watch the Trailer, and Grab Your Free Ticket to After Light Movie Premiere

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Film, For the fans

UtopYA and Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (CHBB) are thrilled to announce the premiere screening of After Light, a short film based on best-selling author Cameo Renae’s dystopian book titled ARV-3 on Friday evening, June 19th in Nashville, TN. Join the author, actors, filmmakers and others involved in the creation of the project and film for a special red-carpet night of fun. …

More 2-Day Exhibitor Space Now Available

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Exhibitors

I met with the hotel last week. Due to the high demand for exhibitor space, we reconfigured the layout and room assignments for all activities taking place at #utopYA2015. This has opened up a new room, in the conference area, which will be locked and secured every night, for those who want two-day exhibitor space. There are only 12 spots …