Thank you so much for visiting the Tampa Indie Author Book Convention!
The Tampa Indie Author Book Convention is excited to announce the 2020 T.I.A.B.C. convention will be located at the beautiful
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore.
5312 Avion Park Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
July 11th, 2020
This will be a 1 day event, that means double the chances to meet your favorite authors and hang out with new-to-you books. The complete schedule will be posted in the near future. Plan on making a weekend of it!
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General Admission – FREE
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Guest Speaker – Learning to Wait and to follow the Open Doors
The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.
Bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Currently, she is the National Photographer for the US JCI Senate
After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006.
Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major.
President’s List At Lanier Tech
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Member of The Florida Writer’s Association
Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006.
Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up
Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:
Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option – the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release. #4 Best Seller on Amazon Kindle
Tangled Minds – a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009
Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008. Nominated for the 2009 National Best Books award, # 7 best seller on Amazon Kindle
Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie –Listed at #5 in Mainstream Novels for 2008 In Predators and Editors Poll, Listed on Amazon Kindle as Best Seller three times.
When Fates Collide Co-Authored With Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc – A Tongue in Cheek Novel about a secretary who has no life and a female Bounty Hunter who is trying to save her job.
A Voice From the Grave- Released Feb 2010- Historical/Present Day Murder/Suspense
Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life – “Pay it Forward”:
“In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple concept. By helping three people, those three people help three more people and soon that becomes nine. Those nine people each help three more people and the giving continues. As you see, it is the power of three. Our giving comes back to us ten-fold. So one could say it is three to the power of ten. We all started out with nothing. By using this philosophy we can help one another and share the goodness of life’s wealth.”
Guest Speaker – Story Line and Character Development
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Nick Savage is a self-published author originally from the Chicagoland area. His college years were spent studying writing, film, and audio where he developed his love for unromanticized depictions of love, life, and tragedy. He moved to the Orlando area in 2016 where he started writing The Fairlane Incidents (book 1 in The Fairlane series). His other series, The Nation has its first book released (Us Of Legendary Gods) and he is currently working on the second. With a total of three books in progress (So We Stay Hidden [book 2 in The Nation], book 3 in The Fairlane Series, and a graphic novel), and three already available for purchase, he keeps himself rather busy.
He is married and is the proud parent of two cats (yes cats). His wife of 6 years is a personal trainer and health coach. They enjoy taking runs together, fine wine, good whiskey, and trips to the beach and theme parks when he isn’t glued to his work.
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Connie Ruth Vejar – The Vampire Romance Writer
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More Attending Authors Coming Soon!