Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Girding Myself to Face Hordes of Book Fans!

I only wish they were mine...

Alas, the vast majority of them don't know who the heck I am. Yet. (Hey, a girl can dream.) Still I can bask in their enthusiasm for books in general. *happy sigh*

Where, you may ask, will this miraculous gathering of Book Lovers be? Well, I can tell you that!



It's The RT Booklovers Convention (RT stands for Romantic Times), this year in Kansas City, MO, May 1-5. Yep, it's starting today. I'm just going for the weekend, though: Friday through Sunday.

The convention is sponsored by RT Book Reviews, a most excellent magazine and online book review site (website). And I'm not just saying that because they were kind to me. Though it doesn't hurt. (Shamelessly promotional link to great "Top Pick" review of In a Fix here. Um, sorry. Apparently authors are supposed to do stuff like that.)

Anyway, I'll be signing books and giving away bookmarks at the Giant Book Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and mingling with readers and other authors at the FAN-tastic Day Party from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or maybe a little longer).

Other times I will most likely be found at the bar, where I have been assured by past attendees "all the good stuff happens."

If you're anywhere near KC then, I'd sure love to meet you!

Oh, wait...it's Hump Day, isn't it? I need a camel tie-in. Let's see...camel. Camel, camel, camel...

Okay, got one.

*ahem*

Sadly, I will not be traveling by camel caravan.

Published by Munroe and Francis & C.S. Francis & Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

The airplane will probably get me to KC faster, but not with nearly the same style.

So, what's the weirdest form of transportation you've ever used?

13 comments:

abby mumford said...

pedi-cab.

have fun at the conference and be sure to invoke mass hysteria amongst your fans!

Deborah said...

Oh, how exciting! Enjoy!

Carol Kilgore said...

All my transportation has been pretty conventional. Have a great time!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Awesome news! I hope you have a lot of fun signing books and "networking" at the bar!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Awesome news! I hope you have a lot of fun signing books and "networking" at the bar!

Diane Henders said...

Enjoy! I'm sure you'll find lots of fans along the way. :-)

I've never travelled by camel caravan, though I have done a few road-trip convoys with a bunch of vehicles. I've also travelled by horseback, horse-drawn carriage, motorcycle, rickshaw, 5-ton truck, race car, float plane flown by a wacko bush pilot, hot air balloon, rubber dinghy, motorboat, snowmobile, ice crawler, front-end loader, and canoe. Do any of those qualify as weird? Oh, and elephant, but that was just a short ride - hardly qualifies as travelling.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I wish I were going, Linda! Have fun!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How exciting! They're gonna LOVE you. AND your books. (Have fun!)

LD Masterson said...

Sorry I'm late getting here. I was reading. (Guess what. Hint: it wasn't by the light of a glow stick.)

Have a great time.

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Nothing exotic. Maybe tractor. Have fun at the convention!

Al said...

sounds like a great event.

I love the subtle way you wove the camel in to that post ;-)

Deniz Bevan said...

Love the image!
Aww, I wish I was going to a book related convention...

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

awesome! Wish I lived anywhere in the same hemisphere as Kansas City. Would love to meet you in person!