It’s that time again in the romance world where authors begin to gear up for conferences and conventions. I know Kristan Higgins was just at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon, and next week I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas.
If you’ve never been to RT, it’s something you must try once. There are tons of panels and workshops for authors, readers, and booksellers. Plus, if you like to party, there are themed parties and events every night. Lots of attendees dress up, and it’s fun to see all the creative costumes.
If you’re going to Dallas, I’d love to meet you. Here are my scheduled appearances, but you might see me out and about too!
Wednesday, May 13, 12 p.m.: Everything Old is New Again Workshop
This is going to be a really fun workshop where authors ask readers to play a game where readers come up with their own high concept story ideas.
Wednesday, May 13, 3:45: Writing the Authentic Historical for Modern Readers
This is a panel that’s more geared toward authors who write historical romance, but it will be interesting for readers who love historical romance too.
Friday, May 15, 10 a.m.: The Historical Market Today
This panel is going to rock. There will be lots of tips and tricks from New York Times bestselling authors.
Saturday, May 16, 11-2: Giant Bookfair
This event is open to the public. There are rows and rows and rows of authors. You couldn’t possibly meet every one.
Saturday, May 16, 4:30: Flaunt Your Fascinator
This is an event sponsored by Eloisa James. The readers and authors will be creating our own fascinators! There will be other fascinators (pictured below) given away.
If I don’t see you in Dallas, I hope to see you in Vegas next year!
QuiltLady is the winner of the digital copies of WHILE YOU WERE SPYING and WHEN DASHING MET DANGER. Congrats!
Fran and Julie-Ann Ford, you are the winners of my contest this week! Congratulations!
Please send me a private message at KOBrien@aol.com, so that I can get the Amazon gift certificates out to you asap. Thanks to everyone who dropped by and shared your wonderful love stories!
Thanks to everyone who welcomed Bronwen Evans! Juanita Decuir is the winner!
Maria McNamara is the winner of the copy of WHILE YOU WERE SPYING. Congrats! I’ll email you.