May 13-18, 2014: RT Booklovers Convention, New Orleans Marriott. The following activities are all for registered RT attendees except the Saturday Book Fair, which is open to the public. Stop by and say hello!
Wednesday, May 14:
1:15-2:15 p.m., Salon A, 3rd Floor (Mardi Gras Ballroom). “Montlake Madness Scavenger Hunt.” A bunch of my fellow Montlake authors and I will be giving away tons of stuff, including a Kindle HD and piles of books, as part of a fun little game. Easy to play and almost everyone ends up winning something.
3-3:30 p.m. “Club RT.” I’ll be sitting at a table with swag, hoping someone will wander by and feign interest, earning my eternal gratitude. You think I’m exaggerating, but I did this last year. True.
Thursday, May 15:
2-2:30 p.m. “Club RT.” See note above. Still true.
4-5 p.m., Bacchus room, 4th floor: “Southern Urban Fantasy” panel discussion with Ilona Andrews, Diana Rowland, Jaye Wells, and AJ Larrieu. If I can do so without appearing a total idiot I will get the couple known as Ilona Andrews to sign a giveaway book. Stay tuned!
Friday, May 16
4-6 p.m. RT Book Reviews Awards Ceremony. Okay, so I didn’t win. I was nominated, damn it, so I’m going. If Will Ludlam could go out in daylight, he could go as my date. Congrats to Nalini Singh for taking the prize!
Saturday, May 17
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor. Giant Book Fair, with more than 700 authors. If it’s organized the same as last year, you’ll find me hanging out with my fellow Southern Magic RWA author Julie Johnstone, casting pleading eyes at the long lines queued up to meet Darynda Jones and hoping they’ll get bored enough to wander over. Again, true.
Friday, August 1. Hoover Public Library, Birmingham, Ala., area. Romance panel. More info to come on this evening event!