My Thoughts on the Cons as GRL 2014 Approaches ~ L Dean Pace-Frech: Outside the Margins

Join us as L Dean Pace-Frech goes Outside the Margins.

Dean Pace-Frech OTMIt is GRL time again and I will be missing all my friends I met in person, and online, at RainbowCon back in April. I can’t believe how much I learned at my first Con and wanted to share some of those ideas with you this week. It’s too late for many of us to get to GRL this year, but hopefully you’ll see some insight into why I think you should attend next year.

Even if you are just a reader, with no intentions of ever becoming a writer, the Cons can be a great way to connect with your favorite authors and other readers who enjoy their books. Unless you are Anne Rice or Stephen King, publishers just don’t send us out on nationwide book signing tours. Even Anne Rice only did three signings when her new werewolf series launched a couple of years ago. The conventions are a great way to meet us in person and hang out for a few days. While many of us are published in ebook format, these events are also a great way to obtain signed copies of print books for precious collections.

I wished I had attended at least one convention as an aspiring writer before being published. I can’t even begin to list the benefits of going to RainbowCon. I learned how to ask for reviews from the blog sites and made personal connections for guest posts. I got to attend workshops that have helped my writing. And, as I’ve already mentioned, I can’t even begin to count all the new friends I made, both in person and online through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

I will miss everyone at GRL this year, but I have made promise to myself to do whatever it takes to get there next year. Whether you’re a reader or a fellow author, I’d love to see you there, too.

~ L Dean Pace-Frech

Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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