I’ve returned from my whirlwind trip to Austin for the Lone Star Book Festival. Everything went smoothly and I had a chance to visit with friends old and new. There were 20+ authors from across the country and from several different publishers. It was great to put faces with the names that have become familiar.
I read a brief excerpt from Defying Gravity in the morning and participated on a panel with Mavis Applewater, Carsen Taite, and VK Powell to discuss “Villains”–which out to be a great topic.
A film crew from PBS was there to film for an upcoming documentary on LGBT literature and they were featuring Radclyffe along with some other interviews.
Very quickly it was six o’clock–the vendors closed up and the room was transformed for a lovely BBQ dinner especially for the authors and their guests. After a long day of yakking and schmoozing, that combination of BBQ, potato salad, coleslaw, and “sweet tea” really hit the spot. A big thanks to all who made the event possible.
I left shortly after dinner because my 4:30 am wake-up was drawing closer.
In less than a month, I’ll be revving up for another appearance in Albuquerque at the SW Book Fiesta, May 10-12 at the convention center. LERA, my local RWA chapter will have a booth and I will be signing books as well as appearing on a main-stage panel discussion on romance.
In June, back to Dallas for the Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Convention which promises to be a great meeting. I will be participating on a panel entitled “the truth in fiction”.
In September I’m collaborating with some other folks for a fun “to be announced” event…
* I am a published author and I can make up words now…except for a few my editor deems inappropriate.