I just got back from Albacon, a small sci-fi con in Albany, and also RT Booklovers Con in Dallas. Both were a blast for different reasons. At the sci-fi con I got to be on four panels, which I loved. In Dallas I met and chatted with amazing authors, bloggers, readers and editors. I took photos of my fave authors and intriguing new ones. Wanna see?
|Tammara Webber |
(and that’s me on the left)
Tammara’s novel EASY was what got me into new adult lit. The story was so much deeper than I ever thought “romance” could possibly be.
|Nice tatts, Molly!|
Check out the tattoos on the fabulous Molly McAdams. She helped take romance out of the Fabio era and into the new millennium.
Shari Slade’s The Opposite of Nothing was intense and wonderful reading, however short. I look forward to more from her and it was fun to chat with her.
What a thrill to meet Lydia Kang in person after being friends online. She writes great sci-fi for the YA crowd.
|Hey, she’s holding my novel!|
And guess who was staying at my “overflow” hotel? The great legend that is Tamora Pierce! In case you’ve been living under a rock, she’s written dozens and dozens of fantasy novels over the years.
Holy cow, I got to ride in the van to the main event and chat about houses, the perks of living upstate and other domestic fun. Who cared if we weren’t at the main hotel.
I got to see Tere Michaels again. She wrote Who Knows the Storm, a fascinating dystopian novel with an M/M love element. Wasn’t sure it would be my cuppa tea, but hey, love is love, and boy, can Tere write! Her future, very noir NYC had my hair standing up.
|Tamora, me, her PA|
I met Zoraida Cordova who writes YA fantasy and often about the ocean like I do. Check out her Vicious Deep series. And last but not least, a couple of my own reader fans!!!
Kathleen Baldwin was on a panel, and her novel School for Unusual Girls sounded so cool, I have to load it on my kindle asap. Here are my tips for attending book cons in a post for Untethered Realms.
|Tempted to make this guy|
my next cover model.
|The organized chaos of the RT Giant Book Fair|
|Zoraida with yours truly|
|Loyal reader and friend, Raynell|