Over the next few months, I’m going to be attending two big author events, which means (I hope!) that I’ll get to meet some of you dear readers in person.
1. The first event–coming up in about two weeks–is the national Romance Writers of America conference, held in San Antonio. This will be my first time to visit that city, and I hope to squish in a little sightseeing. I’ll also be taking workshops and meeting friends and colleagues I’ve so far only known online.
And there’s a special evening for readers on Wednesday, July 23: a giant book signing to raise funds for literacy causes. Hundreds of romance authors will be attending, so if you’re in the area, I hope you can stop by the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter hotel. Here’s some more info about the signing, and if you scroll down, you’ll see a list of all the participating authors. I’ll be there signing copies of my DABWAHA-finaling SEASON FOR SCANDAL, if you want a little Christmas in July. I’ll also have my first Matchmaker titles, IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE. Have friends who love Cyrano romances with wily heroines and wounded heroes? That might just be the book for them.
2. Later this year, I’ll be at the Louisiana Book Festival. Held in Baton Rouge–my birthplace!–there will be a fundraising meet-and-greet with authors on October 31, which will benefit the book festival’s foundation. On November 1, the festival opens to the public with panels, presentations, book signings, and lots of chances to chat with authors.
If you live around LA (Louisiana, not Los Angeles), I hope you can come say hi. My presentation schedule is still TBD, but I know I’ll be signing copies of SEASON FOR DESIRE–the final Holiday Pleasures romance, which will be out in October. Here’s the full lineup of authors. And to save you a click, here’s me.
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At this point, you might be thinking, Theresa, if I come meet you, what the heck will we talk about? To ease your mind, I have provided a handy Q&A.
Theresa, if I come meet you, what the heck will we talk about?
That’s a good question, because I run a little shy. If you’re shy too, we can always talk about books–we both love books, right?–and the messiness of my handwriting when I sign a book for you. (My handwriting is usually pretty decent, but when I open the cover of a book, WATCH OUT. I don’t know why. We can talk about that too.) I will also probably be fangirling about the other authors present, so if you’d like to join me, I’d love the company.
Your author photo only shows you from the shoulders up. Is that because you have a mermaid tail?
Much to the disappointment of my daughter, no, I do not. The real reason my photo is cropped so closely is because I was sitting weirdly. I sort of slump when I sit. Blame all those hours at a computer.
Should I bring you Jelly Bellys?
Definitely not, because I won’t have candy for you and that wouldn’t be fair. I will have some other swag, though. This is exciting! My first swag! I had magnets made. Here is a picture that doesn’t do the magnet justice, because the flash washed out the color:
I’m having magnets made featuring SEASON FOR DESIRE too. So, when you stop by, you can grab one of each.
Got any other questions? Feel free to ask. And again, I hope to see many of you soon!