I’m heading to NOLA next week for the annual Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I’m super excited. One, because I’ve never been to NOLA, and two, because I just finished my very first draft of VENGEANCE ROAD (wahoo!!) and am looking forward to a week of panels, workshops, and bookish fun with fellow authors and readers.
If you’ll be going to the con, my full schedule is below. BUT, I also have one appearance happening at one of the NOLA public library branches, so if you’re in the area, don’t miss that. I’d love to meet you.
Here’s where you can find me during the week:
Author Talk at Smith Library, 3:30pm — This is a free event at the Robert E. Smith branch. I’ll be discussing my publication journey, reading from FROZEN, and answering questions.
‘Market Yourself Like a Celebrity’ Panel, 1:30pm — One-hour panel with Victoria Scott, Susan Dennard, Tessa Gratton, and Sarah J Maas. (Note: this is an RT event (requires badge to attend) held at the Canal St Marriott, 4th Floor, Balcony K.)
Avon’s Krewe of Muses, 6:15pm-7:45pm — Mix-and-mingle party with more than fifty HarperCollins authors. (Note: this is an RT event (requires badge to attend) held at the Canal St Marriott, 3rd Floor, Acadia Grand Ballroom.)
Giant Book Fair, 11:00am-2:00pm — I’ll be signing copies of Taken and Frozen, and handing out swag. Come find me in the YA alley—authors will be arranged alphabetically. (Held at the Canal St Marriott, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom & Mardi Gras Ballroom)
Teen Day Party, 6:15pm-8:00pm — Mix-and-mingle party with a variety of YA authors. Goody bags with books and swag distributed to TEENS ONLY as supplies last. (Held at the Canal St Marriott, 3rd Floor, Mardi Gras Ballroom)
*NOTE: These are RT events, but you can buy tickets on Saturday, and just for that day (see sidebar here). Also, if you show your NOLA public library card, you can attend the giant book fair for free!
When I’m not making official appearances, I’ll be wandering the halls of the con and attending workshops/panels. If you see me, PLEASE SAY HI! I’ll have free swag to give out too. :)
Lastly, if there are any NH-locals reading this post and pouting because I’m doing so much fun stuff far away: Have no fear! I’ll be at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord on May 29th at 6pm for a reading/signing/Q&A fun-time with fellow YA author Page Morgan (The Beautiful and the Cursed). It will be a blast and you should totally stop by.
Okay, that’s all for now. Hope to see some of you in the coming weeks! :)