Last week I posted a “head’s up” announcement for the 2014 Armchair BEA. If you missed it, click the link below to learn what it is all about. Coming Next Week: Armchair BEA

Tomorrow is the official beginning of the week-long event, so today I am reminding everyone and giving a brief agenda rundown of what to expect.

What will I be doing as a sponsor and participant?

  • As much as possible during the week, I will pop in at the Armchair BEA blog to join in the numerous discussions and fun events. Heck, I love meeting new people and connecting with authors too!
  • As a sponsor, I am offering a giveaway exclusively for commenters on the Armchair BEA blog.
    • Darcy and Elizabeth:  A Season of Courtship by Sharon Lathan, eBook (5 Copies Available)
    • Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan, Winner’s Choice of eBook or Print (2 Copies Available)
  • Blog Topic Schedule
    • Monday: Personal Introduction and Definition of Literature
    • Tuesday: Author Interactions
    • Wednesday: Guest Author Spotlight on Regina Jeffers
      • also, Expanding Blogging Horizons & a novella excerpt
    • ThursdayTwitter Party (see below)
      • also, Spotlight on Giveaways & Researching India
    • Friday: Topic of Choice “Book to Movie Adaptations”
  • I am also hosting a giveaway!

What can YOU do?  Share the event! Post about Armchair BEA and my participation on your Facebook page or blog, if you have one. Spread the word via Twitter, Google+, and so on. Visit the participating bloggers. Join in the discussions here and elsewhere, which are all about books! Come by here each day to see what I have to say on the subject! Enter my giveaway. Basically, HAVE FUN!


Twitter Party with Sharon!

Thursday, May 29 – Twitter Party at 8am EST. The topic is “Beyond the Borders” – a discussion of novels that “transported you to a different world, taught you about a different culture, and/or helped you step into the shoes of someone different from you.” I will add my insights, along with probably hundreds of others, and will be offering one copy of The Passions of Dr. Darcy during the Twitter Party chat. Quite apropos, I thought! I’ll remind everyone next week, but the party will be on the @ArmchairBEA. Twitter page with the hashtag #ArmchairBEA

Other Twitter Parties during the week 
Mon 5/26 Evening 7pm EST 
Tues. 5/27 Afternoon 4pm EST 
Weds. 5/28 Morning 10 am EST  
Fri. 5/30 Evening 9pm EST 
Sat. 5/31 Evening 7pm EST 



Instagram ChallengeInstachallenge

The challenge is simple: Post a picture each day based on the prompt. Be sure to tag it with the hashtag #ArmchairBEA.

Each day they will select 5 winners that will get to pick from the fabulous selection of prizes.

Don’t forget to take a look at the hashtag and like the photos of other participants. It’s a great way to find other bookish instagrammers.

BEA Giveaway

Separate from the gifts I am giving away as an Armchair BEA sponsor, I am offering prizes for those who interact right here on my website. Lots of opportunities from simple commenting on a blog post to sharing on social media. Go for it!



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Thanks for the giveaway!
I commented on the Armchair BEA Day#3 – Novellas post as Ashfa. 🙂

Stephanie L

I love the things you get involved in! I’m going to have to go to IG today and look at peoples #shelfies for a bit of shelf envy. LOL


Thanks for your generous offer, Sharon. I am so excited as I would love to win your latest novel (The Darcy Saga prequel) and add it to my book collection. That’s the only one I don’t have.


Thanks for the heads up, Sharon. This is the good news I hope that will cheer me up for the rest of the day.


Thank you Sharon


P.S. Forgot to say thanks, Sharon, so I’ll give it a shout.



I had trouble with the Google+ thingy as well, Joy, but I think it’s done now! In my case, it’s getting links to copy and paste using the virtual keyboard in this iPad.


This is awesome. Thanks Sharon.

J "Joy" Dawn King

I messed up on the Google+ but finally got it shared. Technology!!!

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