#AADATL2015: Tipplers and Tiaras

Man, I’m tired. Today was the shifter picnic lunch, which basically was lunch with stuffed animals on the table, although I did manage to give away a nice stash of my surplus copies of RIVER ROAD. So if you want a print copy of River Road, leave a comment here and I’ll give away whatever I have left.

Biggest irony of the day: So, there was a discussion panel planned for 2 this afternoon on “Urban Fantasy: Still Alive and Kicking?” Well, apparently, the answer is no, since I was the only author who showed up for the panel. So I sat there by myself at the table and talked to all the nice people who came. We talked about UF, about the book industry, about Penton. It was actually fun, at least for me. 🙂

Next came a fun panel on Vampires, and then an audiobook event, so I unloaded some audiobooks.

Finally came the Tiara Ball. I didn’t host a table at this one (I’m doing that tomorrow night), but sat at author Cathy Clamp’s table. She picked an “80s Hair Band” theme, which was funny. I did wear a tiara. I didn’t do a costume. I HAVE a costume for tomorrow night but suspect I’m going to chicken out of wearing it.

Random photos from the day….

tiaratiara ballcathy rocks out

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

16 thoughts on “#AADATL2015: Tipplers and Tiaras

  1. Yeah River Road! Boo, you were the only one at the table! At least this way you didn’t have to share the audience. I would love to see the costume, or at the very least be told what it is!! Good luck. It sounds like you are having a good time.

  2. I love urban fantasy. I really hope it is still alive. Also, I love River Road. Even if you chicken out of wearing the costume in public, take a picture for all of us at home!

  3. i do hope we will see the costume yes and i don’t think you have to be afraid as it seems no one is judging at this convention so that’s teh opportunity to try and live a little^^

    thank you a lot for sharing with us and a panel for you alone, those who came to see you were really lucky!

    shifter lunch, stuffed animals? what kind,!( no pictures?)

  4. I still consider Urban Fantasy my fav genre but it has to have some grit to it. There is a lot of fluff out there now. It takes more than a vampire to make a worthwhile urban fantasy. I would love a copy of River Road.

  5. I really enjoy reading UF, so it’s disappointing to read that you were the only author that showed up. How fun about the Tiara ball. Would love to see you wear your costume.

  6. I used to spend summers in New Orleans with various family members. Being a foster kid it was so amazing to have at least that time to connect with my extended family. (I grew up in Oregon). Reading your Sentinels series has brought back some of those wonderful feelings for me. Once you experience the magic of New Orleans it becomes a wonderful part of your soul. So thank you so much for helping me remember those magical memories! If you have a copy of River Road I would love one for my daughter who I am taking to New Orleans for a vacation when she graduates next year.

  7. What a wonderful time everyone is having at AAD! I love urban fantasy and definitely would have attended your panel discussion. I also love your tiara and hope to see your costume tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

  8. Hi Suzanne! That sounds kind of strange. Maybe there was some kind of mix- up? I wish that I had been there to keep you company **LOL** .

  9. Oh no , i like reading urban fantasy. Please share a picture of the costume. (Altho I would probably chicken out myself. ) have fun.

  10. I am a fan of Urban Fantasy, if it is dead I am going to curl up in the fetal position and cry. Am hoping that you do wear the costume and share the photos with us!

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