Five or six states (I lost count) later, weather that ranged from 80s to teens, snow, rain, hotel bellmen that broke luggage and lost posters (hey, if anyone finds the cool Elysian Fields poster that blew down the street in Kansas City, keep it), really nice and cool authors, really obnoxious and arrogant authors, and everything in between…RT 2013 is a wrap.
Overall, the positives outweighed the negatives, especially meeting so many people I’d only “met” online (waves at Barb!).
I’ll likely do it again next year since it’s in New Orleans. And today? Well, I came back with TONS of swag, not only mine but from lots of other authors. I’ll divide it into two goodie boxes for two commenters from today’s appearances around the interwebs–an entry for each comment. Did I mention there would be free BOOKS in these goodie boxes? (International? Yes!)
DJ is being interviewed at the Escapism from Reality blog, and she’s kind of grumpy. Although I’m the one suffering from lack of sleep, so I don’t know what her excuse is. She’s talking about River Road, the guys, and a couple of current annoyances she’ll be dealing with in Elysian Fields.
I also have a guest post over at All Things Paranormal today, talking about mermen. (Yes, Rene, babe, that means you.)
And thanks to Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy for the reviews today. The reviewer pretty much hated both Royal Street and River Road, but not everyone will like your work. My series is never going to be a gun-toting, in-your-face UF, but it’s still appreciated when readers give it a try.
Finally, a plug for author Brenda Novak’s annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. Each year, tons of authors and other bookish types donate all kinds of things, with all the proceeds from the auction going toward diabetes research. I’m sure all of us know someone who suffers from diabetes; it’s a nasty disease. If you click at the link above, you can register to bid in the auction (lefthand column), log in to look at the items available for bid, etc.
I’ve donated a 32GB Kindle Fire, an “Honorary Cajun” gift basket full of Louisiana goodies, and signed books and swaggishness. You can find my auction listing here. It runs for the full month, but others end sooner, and there are all price points–and some awesome deals if you dig around.
Okay, commercial over.
Drop by tomorrow for a special event, as Preternatura takes part in a special event for one of my favorite new urban fantasy authors, Jill Archer. Jill has six blogs posting a part of chapter one of her new release Fiery Edge of Steel. There are chances to win a signed ARC, $25 gift cards from winner’s choice of book etailers–international. So…drop by and check out a great new read!