Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Reader Registration April Update

Here it is (Those that already registered, scroll down for some event updates!):

Once the last six spots are filled, registration will be closed. Just click on the image above to take you to the registration page.

For those that submitted payment already, please make sure you filled out a registration form. If you're not sure, check your email. A copy of the submitted form would have been emailed to you. Registration is NOT complete until you've submitted BOTH registration form and payment.

Here's a little update on what to expect:

  • 41 participating authors
  • Singer/songwriter, Nicole Coley leading worship
  • Speaker sessions, author panels, games, breakout sessions and prayer time
  • Author signing at the end of the event, opened ONLY to registered guests
  • Tons of giveaways and a big Grand Prize Giveaway worth over $100 (or more - still working on it)
  • Each guest will receive a CFRR swag bag filled with goodies, including at least 2 books. 
  • Many surprises to come with more books and swag!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Registration March 6, 2017 Update

Hello Everyone!

We have some news. Reader spots are dwindling down, with less than 15 spots left until we hit capacity.  We may have to close registration before it hits May 31st, when standard registration closes.

Many have asked us how many total spots do we have? Our response?


Not really, but we don't want to let the number to overshadow the goal of the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. We can tell you is that our goal is to keep the author-reader ratio as low as possible. That way, we can be assured we keep CFRR intimate, allowing for personal author-reader interactions.

If you're still thinking about attending CFRR, I pray that you'll have an answer soon. Remember, you MUST pay for a ticket and THEN fill out the registration form. If we don't have either, your registration is NOT complete. Thank you!

Another update is regarding rooms at the venue. As of Monday of this week, we've added 10 more rooms, and it will be the last addition. I know some have already taken advantage of the discount, but I find the ease of it being at the event venue the biggest pro in taking up a room. So head over to the lodging tab to book your room if it's still available.

CFRRAddicts tally coming soon...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Reader Registration is NOW Available!

Hello everyone! Today's the DAY!!!

Yep! Reader registration is now officially open! Head over to our Registration page on the tab above and go register!

Here's some simple facts:
  1. Registration fee is posted for individuals for standard registration period and a late period.
  2. There is a group rate available for those attending with friends. Group rate is only available for 4 tickets at a time. 
  3. Registration is only complete if you "buy tickets" and fill out the registration form.
  4. Registration will close once capacity is reached, even if it's before the deadline.

Why I should complete my registration as soon as possible?
  1. We've received lots of great feedback from last year's inaugural event, and we anticipate a higher interest this year.
  2. If it's anything like author registration, you'll need to get jumping.  We had to close registration in less than 2 days of opening author registration.
  3. Room blocks are currently filled at well. I'll need to check in with the hotel to see if we can increase that. 

We really hope to see you this summer! And don't forget to participate in the #CFRRAddicts game to gain more entries to the grand prize at CFRR!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Welcome Authors!

Today, we have for you our authors!!  (Names are in alphabetical order according to first name, with their website linked for more information)

First, as a reminder, our speakers:

And now, the 37 authors attending this year!

Whew! Are you as excited as we are about these authors? Well, then go do some fan-girling and check out their websites and their books! And be ready for the readers registration, open on February 15th! If it's anything like the authors' registration, you'll need to jump on it! 

Authors, you will be receiving a newsletter from us this week. If you don't get one by Friday, please let us know. Thank you!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Welcome to our Worship Leader!

Did you have fun with our "Guess the Worship Leader" Giveaway? 

Before I announce our Worship Leader, here are the answers to the word scramble below:
  1. Stranger 
  2. on 
  3. the 
  4. Earth 
  5. Dear 
  6. Life 
  7. Chattanooga 
  8. Leader 
  9. Broken 
  10. Humbled 
  11. and 
  12. Tennessee 
  13. Singer 
  14. Songwriter 
  15. Masterpiece 
  16. Worship
And our Worship Leader is......

Nicole Coley!
How awesome is that?! For those that don't know Nicole, she is a singer/songwriter from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She writes from her heart, and love to get her inspiration from her favorite Bible verses!

For more information or to connect with Nicole, head over to her website and social media sites!

website  l  facebook  l  twitter   instagram

How'd you do? Scroll down to see if you've won!

Congratulations to Nicole A!! Nicole, check your email! It sure is a day for the "Nicoles" in the world! LOL! Thank you everyone for joining in on the fun! 

Hope to see you in Cincinnati this Summer! A full Authors list will be announced this week! So stay tune!

Registration for Readers/Bloggers opens on February 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Guess the Worship Leader Giveaway!

Happy February!!

Did you hear that we had to close author registration since it filled up within 2 days!! Praise the Lord! We are so excited for what to come for us Christian Fiction fans at CFRR! So before we announce the authors, lets first introduce our Worship Leader!

As always, first, lets play a game! (1) Winner gets last year's CFRR tote bag, pictured here! (Just FYI, it is just for the tote bag, no goodies inside - well, I might add some swag if you're nice to me! LOL)

What to do:

  1. Unscramble the words below
  2. Enter the word scramble entries in the Rafflecopter.
  3. Enter the name of the Worship Leader in the Rafflecopter entry form.
  4. That's it!
At the end of the giveaway duration, Rafflecopter will randomly choose an entry, and if that entry is correct, that is our winning entry! We will announce our Worship Leader on Monday, February 6, 2017!

  1. Snaetgrr  
  2. no            
  3. het           
  4. thraE         
  5. eDra        
  6. eiLf         
  7. hnaatotCgoa   
  8. rdeLae     
  9. rnekBo    
  10. bduHeml 
  11. nad          
  12. eseeesnnT      
  13. rgneSi     
  14. gwtSroiner     
  15. ripsecaeteM   
  16. sorWhpi   

Enjoy and hope to see you in Cincinnati this Summer! 
Registration for Readers/Bloggers opens on February 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Author Registration is FULL!

This is truly beyond our wildest dreams! The Author Registration is now full and we had to close registration on our 2nd day!  Thank you to the author community!

If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact one of us. We are going through the numbers and the schedule. Things can change, so you might want to be notified if we do have spots open up!

Thank you!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Author Registration Opens Today!

Hello everyone!  Did you remember what today is? Here's an obvious hint:

Yep! Author registration opens today, starting at 8:00 AM EST.  Authors that expressed an interest in joining us as participating authors will receive a CFRR newsletter (from Just Commonly) at exactly 8:00 AM sharp.  You will need this newsletter for more information, which contains a password to access the author registration page.

If you don't receive it, contact any one of our ABC Stewards (Annie JC, Bonnie & Carrie) and Associates (Melony & Beth) or email me at justcommonly[at]gmail[dot]com.

Next, we have updated the website with venue & registration info. Check it out on the tabs above. 

We hope to see you this summer! And don't forget to participate in the #CFRRAddicts game to gain more entries to the grand prize at CFRR!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calling all Christian Fiction Addicts!

Are you ready for another fun thing to do?  I took this idea from one author's street team and thought it would be great to gear up for readers' registration for the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!

So, how many can say they are a true Christian fiction addict?  OK, fine, I'd admit (well all 3 stewards will admit) that we are all Christian fiction addicts.  How about CFRR addicts?

Now what do you do with that?!

  • Accumulate points from now through July 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST (game period).  When we add the points up, we will know what type of addict you are!
    • We will tally and give you a glimpse at the end of each month (starting February) to let you know where you're at. 
  • And what does being a CFRR addict mean? First, it gives you bragging rights to others about how you LOVE CFRR and Christian fiction! Then, there are the little perks that comes with every game: the challenge.  And for the practical, how about goodies?
·         Addict-in-Training - Bragging rights
·         Spine Addict - CFRR sticker (designed by MeezCarrie)
·         Cover Addict - 5 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Back Addict -  10 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Page Addict - special book swag (TBD) + 10 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Prologue Addict -  15 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Acknowledgement Addict -  special book swag (TBD) + 15 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Epilogue Addict - 20 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Book Addict -  (1) book in the Christian fiction genre + 30 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
    • Please note: Game open to all. If you won't be attending CFRR, you can still participate, but the grand prize is only open to attendees. If you reach Page Addict, Acknowledgement Addict or Book Addict, the tangible prizes can still be mailed to you, but your entries to the grand prize will be forfeited. 

    How do you rack up the points?

    1. Use tag #CFRRaddicts in everything! Every post, mentioned or shared via social media will get you points.
      • If you don't use the hashtag, we won't be able to see it nor give you the points.
      • And make sure your post/account is not private. If we can find it via the hashtag, it counts!
    2.  Each giveaway you entered on this website or on our Facebook Page will get you additional points. 
      • Those who already entered our "Guess the Speakers" Giveaway have already accumulated points.  (Not individual entries)
    3.  Each comment on our blog posts and Facebook original posts will get you points as of today through end of game period. (Not comments on posts originated by others)
    4.  Followers on our Facebook page will get you points. (Through game period only.)
    5.  Subscribe to get our posts emailed to you through game period  will get you points.  (Sidebar for link. And previous subscribers have already accumulated points.) 
    6.  Post our flyer (coming) at local coffee shops, libraries or anywhere you want to. Take a picture and share on our Facebook page or tag us. Remember to use hashtag #CFRRaddicts
    7.  Finally, fill out this FORM so we know who to give points to! Link also in image below: 

    Are you ready? Then, let the GAMES...begin.....

    O, WAIT!!!! Before you start, let us introduce two VERY important members added to the CFRR team!

    Beth Erin & Melony Teague will join us as Associates! Applause please!

    Here's a little bit about them.  I know you want to get to the games, so I'll make it short and sweet (by taking from their website).  If you want to know more about them, click on their photo, or wait until I update our "About" page. *wink wink

    Beth Erin:  Christian. Wife. Mommy. Avid Reader.
    Photo credits: © Beth Erin

    Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer, Ghost writer and Columnist.  Faith, Family, Fitness, Friends and Fun are things she is passionate about.  Photo credits: © Merk Photography

    Welcome ladies, let the games truly begin!

    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    Introducing the 2017 Speakers

    So, did you have fun with our little guessing game & word search puzzle?  Well, without further ado, I present to you the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat speakers!

    Did you guess the right 4 speakers? If yes, give yourself a little pat on the back! Don't know them?
    Check out their websites:

    Currently, we have confirmed our speakers, worship leader, city and date only. Activities, author registrations and venue are still in the planning stage. We will post updates once we are set.  To get a better time frame, check out our "important dates" section for what we expect in terms of announcements of dates.

    By the way, did you see that we have our worship leader confirmed? Yes, we do and we will play another little "guessing" game first week of February for the next giveaway. Our worship leader is under strict rules to keep it hush hush, but if you bug her enough, she might tell you (maybe).  Until February then, for our next game!

    Finally, if you played the word search puzzle, you'll noticed I threw in some extra words. Here's the 25 words total you shall find:

    1. Becky 
    2. Wade
    3. Dani
    4. Pettrey
    5. Cynthia 
    6. Ruchti
    7. Shelley
    8. Shepard
    9. Gray
    10. Christian
    11. Fiction
    12. Readers
    13. Retreat
    14. Honoring
    15. God
    16. Bonnie
    17. Roof
    18. Carrie
    19. Reading
    20. Is
    21. My
    22. Superpower
    23. Annie
    24. Just
    25. Commonly

    PS/ Sorry to those I said there were 23 words....it was actually 25!

    And the winner of the "Guess the Speakers" Giveaway is.....

    Yvette K

    Congratulations Yvette! And thank you to all those that entered!

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    God bless you all!

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    2017 is here, and so is the CFRR! + Giveaway

    Happy New Year!!! 2017 is here, and you know what that means, don't you?  It means we're ready to start planning for the second Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!

    Did you happen to check out the New Year's Eve party on Seekerville? The 8-9 PM time slot was hosted by none other than our stewards, Bonnie & Carrie. The dynamic duo also had a giveaway of one of CFRR's 2016 swag bag filled with goodies!  And they announced the date and location of the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. 

    Yep! Exciting, isn't it!!

    And here I present to you, our speakers....

    Wait, NOT so fast. Let's play a little game first, and then we'll share with you our 4 speakers!  If there's a game, there must be a PRIZE! The winner will get our last full 2016 CFRR Swag bag, filled with goodies & books (at least 3)! Need a refresher of what it looks like? Here you go:

    What do you need to do to get a chance to win this bag of goodies? GUESS. Yep, that's it! Guess our speakers based on the clues below, and the word puzzle. Then enter your thoughts on the Rafflecopter. HURRY, as this giveaway only lasts 3 days!

    1. This author is an inspirational suspense writer and have a bestselling series set in Alaska.
    2. This author is an inspirational romance writer and loves pin wars.
    3. This author's upcoming full novel is a historical novel from Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Publishers. (Courtesy of Relz Reviewz, her cover reveal post have this author's book listed!)
    4. This author's stories are "hemmed in hope."

    Now, to confirm your theory, try to find the author's names in the word search puzzle below. Hint: Each name of the author's will be a different word search. For example, "John Doe," you will find "John" and then "Doe."

    C F I C T I O N D Q T L P K I 
    R H V B F G G A Q E P S R Y Q 
    H E R J D N N G S X C G U W C 
    O W A I W I G F J J Y P C J R 
    N A Z D S S U P E R P O W E R 
    O D A K E T K D X I M D A C R 
    R E I K Y R I F R M N D N D E 
    I T H C U R S A O A I N B O T 
    N J T Z E I Y N N N P S O G R 
    G A N N I E L G G C T E C B E 
    L W Y G R Y E L L E H S H Y A 
    S R C T R M K I L S O Q K S T 
    O O T W A A F O O R N C R C X 
    Y E H X C Q Y I J E E L I H Y 
    P X U U V C Y R S B E S E V G 
    Next, enter the Rafflecopter below and there you have it! At the end of the giveaway duration, Rafflecopter will randomly choose an entry, and if that entry is correct, that is our winning entry!

    Enjoy and hope to see you in Cincinnati this Summer!  More details for the retreat to come.