#AADATL2015: Panels, Panels, Panels

Started the day with breakfast with awesome author Mina Khan, and we had a chance to chat about pets, day jobs (she’s a food writer–how cool is that?) and, of course, the upcoming DARK SECRETS anthology. Mina has been the driving force behind the anthology, which is somewhat akin to herding cats, I suspect.

I don’t read erotica or erotic romance, so I decided not to go to Naked Lunch, but by all accounts no one was naked and there was lunch. 🙂

This afternoon was panels, panels, panels. First was a panel talking about urban fantasy and kickass heroines, so I got to talk a little about DJ and about Glory Cummings, who’s one of my favorite Penton heroines (although, I guess in some ways Randa is more kickass, technically).

Next came a panel about twisting the mythos–coming up with different twists on the old paranormal myths like vampires and werewolves…and, you know, MERMEN. Rene is my current book boyfriend (sorry, Jean). Thanks to Liz, who shot a photo of the panelists. Unfortunately, I’m working on my laptop with no mouse and I can’t get my trackpad to insert photos except at the end. Which is, of course, entirely the computer’s fault and not the fault of the operator 🙂

From left, Ciara Knight, me, Rebekah Ganiere, Mina Khan, and Marianne Morea. (Thanks, Liz!)

Finally, there was a panel on worldbuilding, one of my favorite subjects :-).

Then it was time to rush off and get the room set up for “Stalk the Authors,” a special event with myself, Mina Khan, Rebekah Ganiere, Cathy Clamp, Coreene Callahan, and Eve Langlois. Eve did a hilarious “game show” powerpoint.

Now, I’m working (yes, really) on the Pirateship Down collection and ready for another big day tomorrow. More soon from Atlanta!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

7 thoughts on “#AADATL2015: Panels, Panels, Panels

  1. Thanks for the update. Sounds like a fun day. And a thanks to Liz for taking pictures.

  2. Stalk the Author was a blast! Lots of fun questions regarding authors’ books and hobbies and food preferences. Suzanne, Eve Langlais, Cathy Clamp, Mina Khan, Coreene, Callahan and Rebekah R. Ganiere were all very gracious with their time and generous with their prizes.

    • I forgot to mention that Suzanne’s book Elysian Fields was nominated for the Bookie award at last night’s ceremony. Congrats Suzanne!

  3. Stalk the Authors was fun! Eve Langlais is so funny!

    I had no idea EF had been nominated–I went to my room and crashed!

  4. Congrats on the nomination!!

    thank you Liz for the pictures and updates too

    Working Suzanne really? isn’t there other interestings panels or simply a well deserved good LONG night of sleep on teh program instead?
    please take care of you and enjoy this convention as much as you can ( and want)

  5. I’m afraid I would have to attend “Naked Lunch”, as long as I did not have to get naked ;). Just the name alone would have made me too curious to resist. Glad you are having fun & keeping us posted on the con.

  6. Congrats on the nomination for Elysian Fields! Sounds like you had a very busy and rewarding day.