This is my first year attending Penned Con. From what I heard, this was an amazing event, one that gives back to Autism awareness. If you know me, you know this is a very important topic in my life.
The event started Thursday with the arrival of authors and a few readers. Friday began the first of two signings, along with panels, key note speakers, etc. Unfortunately, due to travels whoas, I missed Friday's shindig during the day. That night though, there was a lip sync battle. I've never witnessed anything like this. Let me break it down for you!
Then more dancing... and some tears. A special young lady dressed up as Belle. A male model who has become good friends with her dressed up as the Prince. If you're not sure who I'm talking about, the young lady has special needs. Watching her dancing with the Prince (model) brought tears to my eyes while they danced to Beauty and the Beast. It was beautiful.
Saturday began the second book signing. There were so many people! I met new to me readers and finally met face to face with readers I've known for years! That was AMAZING!
Would I go back? Yes, absolutely. If you're on the fence about going, give it a shot. You've got nothing to lose and readers to gain.
Sniper Cover Reveal!
By now you may have already seen Sniper's cover reveal. How do you like Brody? I love this cover! Fellow author and cover artist extraordinaire, AD Roland, brought my visions of Sniper to life with this amazing, hot cover!
I'm so very excited about this story! Check out the synopsis:
Sniper Tom Brody enjoys his life in the Special Ops. He also enjoys his best friend, Antonella, maybe a little too much. Brody and Antonella have an agreement: friends to never cross that line.
Toni has hidden her feelings from Brody for as long as she can remember. Both want to cross the line, so much so, they act on it just before his next deployment.
When life appears to pick back up upon his return home, tragedy strikes. When an idle threat becomes a reality, Brody will encounter a fight he never thought he would have to face; search and rescue for the woman he loves.
Look for Sniper, coming August 2016!
Sassy in Jacksonville!
June 3rd I'm driving up to Jacksonville for the Sassy in Jacksonville event! If you're in the area, or surrounding areas, please come by and see us! I'll have all my books in print with me! We'll be at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront. Click on the link to get hotel directions! I hope to see you!!!
Readers gonna read. Writers gonna write. LOL!
TNEE went off as a huge success!!! Delta Force sold out within the first hour! Readers who already had read the story talked non-stop about Logan! I LOVED hearing that!!! They were also asking about Brody's story. <3
During my author book talk, basically a panel of just me with the readers, someone asked me about writing about my experience having an autistic child. This was a question I was not prepared to answer. Needless to say, I broke down and cried while answering. I apologize for that, as it was not expected. I hope I did not hurt anyone with my answer. Move, yes, touch, definitely. But not hurt.
That aside, TNEE was great! The Villain's ball was AMAZING and the food? Out of this world!!! If you missed out on TNEE, there's another con you can get into and trust me, you WANT to be there! Huge announcement is coming soon! HUGE!!! I'll post about it, tweet, and share as soon as it has been released! I already know so for now, my lips are sealed!
Delta Force, Deadly Alchemy, and Fatal Intentions sold out! Southern Roots did pretty well and Clive was talked about often. I also realize it's time to start drawing back on Chronicles of the Fallen. Which is good because MORE people have it so YAY!!
Most authors did very well at TNEE. Horror authors were represented well. Even YA and NA! Oh, did I mention the Villain's ball? Seriously awesome! Check me out as Lady Loki and Milly Taiden as Madam Magneto!
If you haven't attended a Romance Ink event, you really need to consider doing so. They BROUGHT it! Aside from hotel issues, which is bound to happen, the staff made the event completely seamless! Now, onto the next event!
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Next for me is Sassy in Jacksonville. This event will take place June 4th. Are you coming? I hope to see you there!!!
Saturday, June 4th, 2016 the event will be at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Main event time is Saturday 12-4. Currently there is no after party scheduled so I'm setting something up private with readers, more details coming soon! Click here for more information.
After Sassy is Authors After Dark in August! This is another Romance Ink event so if you're not setup yet to attend, you NEED to be! Seriously! If you wait to see who is attending, it may be too late to get a ticket! So sign up today! Click here for more information!
Oh! Back on TNEE for a moment, readers have been watching Marianne Morea and I talk online about Dragon Master! They asked for a reading and let me tell you... the room was silent and gasps were heard! Readers were ASKING for this story to be ready for AAD! So yeah, we're working our tails off to make that happen!!!
That's it from me for now. See you on the next trip!!!
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