Meet R.L. Stine . . . and me!

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I’m so excited to be part of Jax Book Fest this year.

The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is hosting a weekend of bookish fun.

It kicks off with an evening with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine on Feb. 22, 2019. Enjoy a dinner, a meet and greet, and a dramatic storytime with the best-selling author. Tickets for this event can be purchased at jplfounation.org/rlstine.

Then return Saturday, Feb. 23, for the main event. The Jax Book Fest is back for its third year in a row. The event—held at the Main Library in Downtown Jacksonville—features presentations and signings by authors, book sales, children’s activities and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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I’ll be there with my young adult fantasy series, The Geneva Project, to speak about the ins and outs of creating a magic world readers can get lost in. I will have a limited amount of books to sign and sell as well.

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2019 – The Year of the Unicorn . . . or so I’m calling it.

It’s 2019 people! Can you believe it? This is going to be quite a year, for many reasons. First off, it marks 40 years on this earth for me. Yes, you heard right, 4-0! I feel young at heart and old in my soul if that makes sense. I’ve learned a lot these past years, yet there is still so much I’m looking forward to.

 

My biggest take away from 2018, which I jokingly duped my Frankenstein year, is to listen to my body. I had two surgeries, numerous biopsies and way too many doctor visits, but in the end I’m so grateful that I never gave up listening to the voice within me that told me to keep going, something wasn’t right. My hysterectomy in January was life-saving and removing my gallbladder in November has improved my quality of life immensely, making me hopeful for a healthy 2019.

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But 2018 wasn’t all bad. I had many amazing memories to look back on when I reminisced through my year of Post-it notes. (One of my favorite traditions.) Many of those memories where book related. I published 6 Boyfriend novels in 2018 and every single one of them hit #1 in their genre on Amazon thanks to you! That is something to be celebrated.

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I’m hoping 2019 brings big things in my writing as well. I have at least 2 more boyfriend books in the works, as well as a few other secret projects that currently have to stay under wraps. All I can tell you is that I’m set to publish more books than ever before this year. (At least 15!!!!) I can’t wait to share the news with you throughout the year.

Another exciting thing I have lined up for the start of the year is some book signings and speaking events. I didn’t do many last year due to my health but I’m excited to dive back in with the Amelia Island Book Festival and the Jax Book Fest, both in February.

Currently, I’m on my favorite writing retreat of the year, squirreled away in the mountains of Sky Valley, GA where I get my best writing done. Speaking of, I’d better get back to it.

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I’ll be sharing more soon. Wishing you all the best for 2019. Xoxo – Christina Benjamin

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Real friends share their favorites

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Books are the best kinds of things to share with friends. And because we’re friends, I’m sharing a collection of authors whose books you’re sure to add to your list of favorites! And LitRing has been kind enough to offer an amazing Giveaway to go with it.

It’s the perfect way to kick off your 2019 Reading. Here’s a few of my favorites and the link to claim your giveaway entries.

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