Good Reading and Fan-Girling!
This week is flying by way too fast. I can’t Believe Today is May 1st. I’m trying my best to hold it back, but nothing I do is slowing the progress of time.
The good thing is that in less than a week I’ll be in New Orleans at the Romance Slam Jam conference & then the week after that I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention also in New Orleans.
So what could be bad about either of these super exciting events? Just the fact that I feel so not ready. I will literally be flying by the seat of my pants as I wander around as a newly published author, faking looking smooth, while trying not to fangirl geek-out over all other not fake the cool published authors in attendance at both events. This should be interesting. I’ll be sure to check in as often as I can either here, on FB or on Twitter so look out for me and please wish me luck. Question: Which author would you fan-girl over?
And on another fun note, my Goodreads Giveaway ended last night and I was thrilled to have over 700 entries. Congrats to my Southern winners Hannah & Danielle. Your signed copies of BOUNCE are on the way! I appreciate all of you who entered. Thanks so much for Bouncing along with me!
All the best,
P.S. check out the cool cards there in the corner from my friend PVE Design
May image fm We Heart It.
I’m getting really excited and a little bit nervous about going to New Orleans next month and attending my 1st Romance Slam Jam and my 1st RT Conference back to back. It will be 10 days of Authors, Readers, Books and (if rumor has it) Wild Fun.
I’m looking forward to a chance to connect with readers on more of a one on one level and as the romance fangirl that I am, I’m also looking forward to geeking out a bit over all the way cooler than me authors that I’ll get to meet up close and in person. BTW I need to start practicing my cool and unaffected face now… let’s see….
…nope not gonna be able to pull it off.
And speaking of pulling it off, I hope I can pull off playing the part of a human billboard because I just got in what I think are the swankiest tees with my BOUNCE book cover printed on them and I can’t wait to show them off in NOLA as I hand out my bookmarks and postcards to anyone I see with a free hand. Watch out NOLA I’m on my way 🙂
All the best,
Strip a What? Strip a Who?
Once again under the heading of: ‘Totally Educational’, whilst at Rom Con there was session called Strip a Hero and since I saw a bunch of other smart looking ladies flocking to it I thought I’d join in the stampede queue.
Historical authors Kimberly Killion, Jade Lee, Jennifer Ashley and Mary Wine hosted. They all wrote funny skits that were acted out by our heroes where they just so happened to end up disrobing a bit. Only a bit mind you. LOL.
So for today I give you Strip a Hero!
Yawn. Stretch. Oh sorry that’s just me trying to wake myself up after an exhilarating and a completely exhausting week at RWA Nationals.
Spent a good deal of yesterday trying to organize all the books I got at author signings. Really if you were there and you call yourself my friend, you should have stopped me. A small hand slap would have done it.
But as usual I was all caught up in the frenzy of it all and just about lost my mind along with thousands of other’s at The Times Square Marriott hoping to get an autograph from their favorite author.
Here I am being all fan girl with Lisa Kleypas
And with Suzanne Brockmann
And check out my friend Maureen McGowan signing her debut YA books!
Look it’s Gwen Hayes signing Falling Under!
And this year’s Regency Historical Regency winner Lauren Willig!
What a great signing year. More to come on RWA Nationals soon.
And the Fun Begins…
Thanks once again for all of your well wishes for the Dear Twins and their graduation. It was such a great time and one of the happiest, proudest and most emotional moments of my life.
I wish I had a little more time to decompress but week the of RWA National excitement begins today and it’s in my town of New York! So I’ll be out and about at writing workshops, and book signing and hopefully meeting lots of friends I have not gotten to see since the last conference and yeah, making some new ones. It all starts tonight down in Soho at Lady Jane’s Salon. Better get my skates on!
image from here