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GRL 2015 was a blast. This was my fourth time to attend, and second as an author. It’s always great to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and to connect with people who’ve either read my books as well as introduce those books to readers who haven’t found them yet.
There were a few moments this year that blew my mind in the best possible way and I’d like to share them.
I received my first piece of fan art. Karrie Jax posted it on Facebook a few weeks before GRL. I was touched that she enjoyed Flipping for Him so much that she created a beautiful piece of art based on a tender moment between Kevin and Shin. She brought it to me in the booksellers room for me to sign. She had a copy for me too, which I had her sign. As the picture shows, it now hangs next to my desk.
While I knew that Karrie was brining the art, Kris Gray completely surprised me during the featured author signing. Kris and I have talked a couple times on Facebook. We both love hockey and she shared some of her hockey photography with me (she shoots great pictures, by the way). She brought me a lunchbox featuring the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks. The lunchbox features current Blackhawks goalie, and two time Stanley Cup champion, Corey Crawford. Kris said that she hoped I could get some inspiration from it. It’s on a shelf in my office, next to my copy of Jeff Sheng’s Fearless, which is a constant source of inspiration.
I also met Robert Rowe at the signing. He’s read my books and said that was an inspiration to him to get this first book out–Second-Story Man, which is just out from Dreamspinner. I’ve had a couple of friends say something like this to me and it’s always an honor to know that I’m able to help others progress in their writing. For a stranger to say tell me this, however, meant so much. Few things make me as happy as knowing that I had a small part in other authors pursuing their publishing dreams. Just this past week I bought Robert’s book and look forward to reading it.
I’ve got to give a shout out as well to Prism’s own Brandilyn. She spent more than an hour of Saturday morning in the booksellers room parked where my books were. She did some great pimping for the Hat Trick trilogy and Flipping for Him. It was truly above and beyond and I can’t thank her enough for helping to get those books into the hands of readers. It was above and beyond and truly awesome!
That’s just a quick peek at my GRL experience this year. Thanks to the people above, and to everyone else (way too many to mention), who made this the most memorable one yet.
About Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams is the author of the Hat Trick series of young adult/new adult stories. He’s also the author of several m/m romance shorts. Jeff and his husband, Will, live in the rural peace of Northern California. Besides writing about hockey in many of his stories, he covers the Detroit Red Wings, and reviews books that feature gay hockey players, for PuckBuddys.com (http://www.PuckBuddys.com). You can learn all about Jeff’s writing at jeffadamswrites.com (http://www.jeffadamswrites.com/). You can also follow him on Twitter @hockeyguynyc https://twitter.com/hockeyguynyc). and sign up for his email list (http://eepurl.com/7TJC9) to get the latest updates.
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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