Have you ever been to Comic-Con in San Diego? It’s pretty crazy. Mostly in good ways. It went on this past Wed-Sun and I was there Fri/Sat. It seemed a little more manageable this year, less shoulder-to-shoulder crowding.
I had a panel on Friday about writing romance with otherworldly characters and that was a lot of fun. Thanks to the brilliant moderation of Stephanie Perkins, we covered a lot of topics, from story-length to writing in multiple genres. I shared the stage with Kelley Armstrong, Aprilynne Pike, Shawntelle Madison, Tessa Gratton, Marjorie Liu, and Andrea Cremer. I had a great time, which was capped by having Jason Lewis brush past me on the main convention floor. He’s totally hot in person, too!
Later today, I’ll be traveling to London for Penguin UK’s launch of Bared to You. If you live close enough to London to visit, I’ll be hosting an exclusive fan signing in partnership with Penguin Books and Ann Summers. The event will take place between 5-7pm on Wednesday 18th July at a central London location. Keep watching my Facebook page for more details! I’d love to see you. I doubt I’ll get to see much of the city, since it’s a whirlwind trip and my scheduling is tight, but I’m very excited to have the paperback available in the UK and Australia.
I’ll get back just in time to check into the hotel for RWA’s National Conference. Karin and I will be in board meetings as of Sunday, with the conference kicking off on Wednesday with the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing. If you’re anywhere near Anaheim, it’s worth the trip in to come to the signing. You have to see it to believe. Getting 400+ authors in one room for a signing is incredible. And ALL proceeds go to charity!
I’ll finally get back home two weeks from yesterday, just in time to write my next blog here. *whew* I expect I’ll have some fun stories and photos to share then!
What have you got planned for the next two weeks? Any of the events above on your plate? Happy Monday!