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Sunshine State Book Festival

Date: January 27, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The Hilton Conference Center in Gainesville, FL
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I am excited to be part of the Sunshine State Book Festival this year in Gainesville, FL. It’s my first festival, and I will be there with all three books in my debut supernatural, sci-fi series: The Vessels, The Coin, and The Return.

The full day event is  Saturday, Jan. 27th

The Hilton Conference Center 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL

Learn more at SunshineStateBookFestival.com

Come meet the authors and explore new books. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you can shop for that special book lover in your life.

Hope to see you there!

In-Person Book Signing Event – “The Return”

Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Writer's Block Bookstore, Winter Park
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Please join me at Writer’s Block Bookstore for conversation and Q&A about my latest book, “The Return.” It is the last book in The Vessels series – and the most powerful by far – bringing together the heart, soul, and stories of all three books, with exciting twists and turns you can’t see coming.

The event is FREE but you must RSVP. Click the link for easy sign-up.

 All three books will be available for purchase. And with the holidays around the corner – start your shopping early. Books of all kinds make wonderful gifts for those special readers in your realm.

Hope to see you there!

Date: October 29, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Spiral Circle Bookstore, Orlando, FL

Join me for the Spooky Pink Moon Party and Author Event @ Spiral Circle Bookstore. Celebrate the Halloween season. Lots going on, plus author readings and book sales. It’ll be fun!

“The Coin” Q&A – at SOJ

Date: July 23, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
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 Love and Forgiveness

I was honored to share my newest novel of The Vessels series with my home church — Spirit of Joy. It was wonderful to reconnect with friends as Pastor Ryan and I discussed the book’s themes of unconditional love, forgiveness, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the importance of living at peace with everyone. The Vessels series is not religious, but the books are an entertaining, exciting, supernatural sci-fi means to helping us become our best while being faced with our worst.


I helped build Spirit of Joy (as a reformed bowling alley) and was active there for 20+ years. I served in many capacities, including as congregational leader. But our Social Justice team made my heart beat most. Our team created events that served the poor, the hungry, and the homeless. We cleaned up highways, built handicapped ramps, and helped neighbors in need. The Team remembered Pulse and embraced our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. We fought to build the Samaritan Resource Center for the at-risk in East Orlando.

In Person Book Signing — “The Coin”

Date: June 20, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Writer's Block Bookstore in Winter Park
Book Signing
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Please join me to discuss my latest novel, “The Coin,” the second book in my supernatural, sci-fi Vessels trilogy. In this sequel, a dark spirit forces his return through the coin every vessel carries. And Tal, Avani, and Link face their greatest vessel dangers yet to protect the program, survive their spirit journeys, and save humankind from growing evils that lurk in the beyond.

The event is FREE but they ask that you REGISTER. I will be signing books at the end, and you can purchase through this event, as well. Click the link below for details.

“The Coin” Event @ Writer’s Block

I hope to see you there!

Author Event & Fundraiser – Saturday, March 13th

Date: March 13, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Via Zoom
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Zoom Event ~~ March 13th, 2021 @ 10 – 11:30am Eastern ~~

Anna will be the keynote speaker at the March Literary Scholarship Fundraiser for the Orlando/WP chapter of AAUW. The national American Association of University Women organization has one key focus – to promote equity and education for women and girls.

COVID turned this 20th annual fundraiser luncheon and silent auction into a Zoom event. The general meeting starts at 10am followed soon after by author Anna Elias. She will share the story of her debut novel, The Vessels, the journey that brought it to life, a short reading (no spoilers) and a Q&A.

The event is free. Donations are appreciated. Watch from home in your pajamas.

To get on the Zoom list, please message Anna on her Facebook or Instagram.

10% of all book sales from this event will go to this scholarship fund. The book is available online at Amazon, Barnes&Noble and more. And you can buy a signed copy directly from the author. The cost is $18. Shipping is free anywhere in the U.S. Message Anna at her FB or IG for details.



VIRTUAL Sunshine State Book Festival ~~January-June, 2021

Start date: January 31, 2021
End date: June 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
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Sunshine State Book Festival

100 Authors ~ 17 Genres ~ Multiple Award Winners

The Vessels has been accepted into this longtime festival based in Gainesville, Florida! The festival normally draws thousands of readers in person each January, but this year – it is open to everyone, everywhere, for six months.

  • Visit the Author Booths
  • Check out their Videos
  • Enjoy Guest Speakers
  • Browse the Virtual Aisles
  • Purchase Books at Amazon with one easy click.

All for free, and all from the comfort of your home. So pour a glass or cup of your favorite and enjoy.

“Vessels Time Live” on FB

Date: November 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: FaceBook Live

“Vessel Time Live” Chat & Giveaway

Join my weekly author chat on Facebook live. Tonight’s topic: “Character: What + Why = Who.” (True for real people, too!)

Writers invent characters whole cloth for their fictional tales. Old or young, villain or hero, killer or savior, they must “live and breathe” like we do – warts and all. How do you create that? Tune in tonight to hear more! AND to earn your chance at this amazing Thanksgiving Storyteller’s Box.

Includes: signed book, t-shirt, lip balm, book sleeve, chocolates, buttons, mirror and more!

“Vessel Time Live” — Facebook Author Chat

Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: FaceBook Live

“Vessel Time Live”

Join me for my weekly author chat on Facebook live. In light of the national election, the topic will be: “Politics – A House Divided.”

In addition to talking about staying whole in a family that does not vote alike, we will spotlight the novel’s one political figure and the battle brewing between him and his dad, Vessel’s program leader Sam Fullerton, that could cost everything.

Book Signing (w/safety measures)

Date: September 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Spiral Circle Bookstore & More @ 750 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
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Spirit Circle Book Signing

Meet the author of “The Vessels” – a unique, supernatural sci-fi thriller with a heart for justice. Books available. Safety measures will be honored with masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.