2018 Participating Authors

(List subject to change)

Taylor Anne

Jennifer Bates

JD Boudreaux

Roux Cantrell

Lisa Coots

A.J. Culey

Danielle Dauphinet

Diana Marie DuBois

Lindsey Duga

Thia Finn

Nicole Flockton

DC Gomez

Paula V. Hardin

Brenda Hunt

Missy Jane

Jiffy Kate

Jeremy Laszlo

C.K. Leger

Lori Leger

Trish F. Leger

K.M. McFarland

Anne McClane

Linda Mooney

M.E. Nevill

Tex Thompson

Clint Thurmon

Linda Hebert Todd

Jeffery Tracey Sr.

A.L. Vincent

Season Vining

Nessie Wallace

Dana Wayne


Signing in the South

Lake Charles, Louisiana

June 19th, 2018

2-6 pm CST




We are still adding to the events and activities for Readers, but below is the general outline. Tickets are on sale now!! Reserve your spot today! Out of town readers are encouraged to attend, as there will be hotel rooms available. You will certainly enjoy a weekend getaway to the Lake Area.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/signing-in-the-south-2018-lake-charles-la-tickets-36030148143

Reader / Author Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1407476105955693/

General Admission

  • Entrance from 2 pm -3 pm
  • Bag for items
  • Meet and Mingle with the authors
  • (1) entry into General Drawing
  • Option to upgrade to VIP at any time

VIP Admission

  • Entrance from 3 pm -5 pm
  • Bag for items
  • (1) entry into General Drawing
  • (1) entry into Grand Drawing
  • Entry fee plus proof of purchase of two (2) books (must be from 2 different authors) = (1) drink voucher given out at 5 pm.
    • Wine or soda (other drinks may be added to event)
    • Must be 21 for wine selection (ID will be required)
  • Participate in Scavenger Hunt with authors
    • All completed entries put into drawing to be held at 5:00 pm
    • Winner drawn from completed entries
    • Winner receives (1) entry into Grand Drawing
  • 5 pm -6 pm enjoy a relaxed, open atmosphere with the authors
  • Hors D’Oeuvres served from 5 pm – 6 pm
  • CASH BAR (everyone pays their own drinks) served from 5 pm – 6 pm

All Drawings will be held during the 5 pm – 6 pm mingling hour.

General Drawing              (Valued at up to $50.00) Will be mailed if winner not present.

Grand Drawing                  Large Gift Basket (valued at over $150.00) Winner must be present.

  • Drawing held between 5 pm -6 pm
  • Winner must be present to win. If not claimed within 15 minutes, another winner drawn. If not claimed second time, special drawing will be held for remaining readers and authors that are present.

Hunt Winner                      Goody bag with items donated by authors


Looking forward to seeing you!

Hosted by: TA BOOKS & BIZ LLC

Event Coordinator: Debbie Sonnier (Taylor Anne)

Event Email: debbiesonnier@hotmail.com

Debbie’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtsonnier

Taylor’s Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaylorAnneAuthor

Website: www.debbiesonnier.com

Reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1407476105955693/

Authors info / signup form: https://goo.gl/forms/vZRRbc59giLBDUdG3


Debbie / Taylor Anne



The goal of this event is to give back to readers, as they are the ones who help us succeed. By making this author signing unique and keeping the costs down, we hope to make it a success for you! We are actively seeking and adding authors to the lineup, and would love to have you participate. Oh, and please recommend your author friends!

Not only will you meet other authors and new readers, but you will have the opportunity to experience a little of SouthWest Louisiana – Cajun County. Imagine finding a new story for your characters as you walk along the bayou where Jean Lafitte plotted each bend to find the right location to bury his secret booty. Or find your heroine amidst the moss hanging low in the trees, a reminder to her of her ancestor’s history – and scandals. Don’t forget the delectable food you will experience. Authentic Cajun fixings!

Since your interest is now piqued – here are some details. (Additional fun stuff may be added)

  • 6-foot table complete with chairs and tablecloth
  • Banners allowed (cannot block other authors)
  • Advertising in Lake Charles and surrounding areas, and on social media
  • (Readers) General Admission Signing 2 pm -3 pm
  • (Readers) VIP Admission Signing 3 pm -5 pm, immediately followed by relaxed “social” hour
  • Participate in Scavenger Hunt for readers
    • Mark their cards with stickers provided to you
    • Donation to Winner’s prize accepted but not required
  • Assistant’s welcome
  • Block of hotel rooms reserved for those that need (other hotels available in the area)
  • Hors D’Oeuvres served from 5 pm – 6 pm
  • CASH BAR (everyone pays their own drinks) served from 5 pm – 6 pm
  • Professional photographer onsite for author photos and event snapshots
    • OUR GIFT TO YOU: Photos will be made available to you. Feel free to use them as long as you leave the photographer’s watermark. Photos WILL NOT be ready day of event. You will be notified via email and the Facebook group when they are available.

Complete the contact / info form here: GOOGLE DOCS FORM

If you have problems with the form link, please shoot me a message.

(Video will be updated soon!)

Signing in the South is hosted by TA BOOKS & BIZ LLC - another passion of mine. TA Books is all about empowering creatives - not just authors, but all creatives. We all need to know that striving for our dreams/goals is right where we need to be. Find out more here: EMPOWERING CREATIVES