So… Let’s see… what yo tell you about today? Lots of good food and good company. Did a lot of talking. So someone who has always been a wallflower, I am actually kind of amazed with myself. It boils down to two things. 1) I LOVE what I do and 2) What I do is talk about the books I love.
So, the breakfast crowd (went to a place called Mena’s… not bad). From Left to right: Laura Harner, Lynn Lorenz, Becky Condit, Jordan L Hawk, Tara Lain. Great Conversation (Not Pictured is Jessica Freely, she joined us after this pic was taken)
I think we went up to the Promo Row and waited for the panels to start, but then I didn’t really want to go to any of the 10 o’clock panels, so I headed toward Club RT and ran into a few people (go figure) and snagged a few autographs. Didn’t think to get pictures of them, though (sorry). Ended up trying to go to an 11:15 panel but the room was too damn full and I ended up going down and hanging out in the lobby until lunch. The crowds were getting to be way too much for me, so I found a not crowded place and chilled for a while. Ended up right next to the fabulous SE Jakes, so I snagged another autograph:
Followed by some (you guessed it) great conversation at lunch… (Left to right: ZA Maxfield, Marie Sexton, Amber Kell, and lyric from Dreamspinner Press).
I was then entrusted with some free books to give away to new potential readers… OMG how did I get myself into that? That involved walking up to complete strangers and seeing if they wanted to maybe read M/M (and one of the books I had was trans*). But I did it! I gave all 7 books away… eventually. I would give one away and then escape to talk to people I knew and recharge and talk myself into the next encounter.
Chilled for a while and then headed to dinner on Decatur street. Umm Huck Finn’s or something like that. I had the chicken and sausage gumbo (I have a *bit* of a soft spot for Chicken & Sausage gumbo…)
Left to Right: JP Barnaby, Joyfully Jay, (someone whose name I can’t remember followed by some people from the next table), Heather C (from The Blogger Girls), Kate McMurray, Jenn (from Love Bytes), and Jodi (whose face you can not see).
After we got back, we all went are separate ways to prepare the the Samhain Sinners and Saints party… which I decided to skip so I could get some actual work done and then get a good night’s sleep.
We shall see what tomorrow will bring.
I thought I would leave you with this moment of levity. You see, each of the elevators in the hotel have these HUGE advertisements bought by the various (het) publishers. One publisher has a penchant for oversized male torsos on their ads. Becky and I have had a little fun with them.
Much Love and see you Tomorrow!
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I will draw the winner from among all those who comment on my RT Updates on 20 May 2014 after I get back from New Orleans.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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