Guys, I am so excited to be getting on a plane to Dallas tomorrow. I’ll be headed there for the Romantic Times (“RT”) Convention, which runs from Tuesday, May 12 through Sunday, May 17. If you’re going to be at the convention, I’d love to meet you! Even if you don’t plan on attending the full convention, there is a GIANT BOOK FAIR on Saturday that is open to the public. You can come meet all of your favorite authors! (Seriously, there will be hundreds of amazing authors in attendance.)
Here are the details about the GIANT BOOK FAIR on Saturday, May 16: click here (all links open in a new window)
Here is my schedule while I’m at RT:
Tuesday, May 12
12 noon – Arrive in Dallas! Where’s the bar?
Put on your jammies and join us for some spooky, silly fun and games! Challenge your favorite YA authors to time-honored slumber party favorites like Truth or Dare and Boy Meets Girl, and create your very own spooky flash fiction. Snacks and prizes abound — and the best slippers win!
Get up close and personal with your favorite YA authors, and ask them all your burning questions. Will your favorite couple ever get together? Why did the heroine’s best friend have to die? Whatever happened to that hot immortal guy in book two — and what is the title of that top secret e-novella anyway? This is your chance to hang out, chat and enjoy photo ops with some of the coolest authors around. You’ll find out their secrets (Cake or pie? Gale or Peeta?) in a lightning-fast round of questions.
Need to know the most accurate way to maim your character? Or which undergarment your character would wear in 1755? Finding the right information and using it seamlessly in your story is an art in and of itself. These authors have experience, from giving medical and psychological consultations for writers’ characters to researching for a living as a copy editor and journalist, so they can help you show — not tell! — all you know to make that scene just perfect.
11:40am – Pick up my husband from the airport – NO ONE LET ME FORGET TO DO THIS, OKAY?
Warm your heart with a celebration of Kensington authors and books. Indulge in delicious snacks and refreshments as you chat with your favorite authors, meet the Kensington team and score special prizes. We’ll be giving a special surprise to the first 100 people who line up for love, but all who attend will get fun treats, sneak peeks and their choice of two autographed books!
Join the Kensington family for our Hearts & Kisses event, where you can star in your own romance cover and pose with your favorite muscled hero! Write love notes to your favorite authors, which will be delivered after the event.
Meet more than 500 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks. Bring your “keepers” and have them signed! This year we will have all authors (traditional, e-book only, and indie/print on consignment) all in one room and fully intermingled!
If you’ll be in Dallas, let me know! I love meeting new people (and seeing old friends!). I always have my smartphone with me, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in grabbing coffee/drinks/whatever.