I know I’ve been scarce, deadlines, conferences and some health stuff going on with someone close to me has left me with little extra time of late.
Today the lovely folks at Book Binge are giving away a copy of Laid Bare! Casee also took the time to post a wonderful review so thank you!
I have a report back from National but I need to finish this book first. In the meantime – here’s a pic or two…
Me at the Literacy Booksigning! They raised over 60K for charity! It wouldn’t be possible without the publishers who donated the books – thank you so much to Berkley who sent out copies of Relentless and Harlequin, who sent Vegas…After Dark. 500+ authors signing and hundreds upon hundreds of readers who came out for it. I saw earlier today that they’d estimated a thousand people had shown up. Now imagine what that sounds like. … Yeah, I had a headache for two days. Still, despite being overwhelming, it was a lot of fun. I also participated in the Berkley signing a few days later and was cleaned out in about fifteen minutes or so. Nora Roberts and JAK had their own tables and the lines were ridiculously long, but it goes to show you just how much both these women really connect with readers.
And sure, okay, part of any author conference also looks like this – lemondrops on the night before the conference begins. Lemondrops became the signature drink of my particular conference posse (you know those people you run into over and over when you’re at a conference, LOL).
The Rogue Digital Workshop was very well attended with 90 people at one count (not including the panel) and so I find any claims that no one cares about digital publishing to be false. I can’t take credit for any of it as I just showed up where they told me. All the credit goes to Angela James, Jane Litte, Kassia Krozser and Sarah Wendell who put the entire thing together and procured the funding to get a room. Books On Board gave away awesome coupons for books, some people won 200 bucks worth of books! Red Sage also donated funds and **Sourcebooks** donated cupcakes in honor of Kassia’s birthday (thanks to Angie for the info!) (hello, I’m totally won over right there). I learned a lot and I sincerely hope these ladies do more next year because they had a lot of great information to give.
Parties were lovely. Lunch chicken was atrocious like whoa, though the marriott staff were really helpful and the hotel itself was lovely, in a really beautiful DC neighborhood. Feet hurt for days. My hair was a constant struggle because of the humidity. But I met so many people, had many lovely conversations and all in all, I think it was a very good conference.
More later on specific stuff, but for now, I’m back to work!