Busy, busy, busy…and loving it!

Sensational Saturdays

Thank Goodness it’s flexible and I can write whatever I want!

Getting excited for the convention season! My friend and fellow author Hillary Seidl has already kicked off the season with her trip to Chicago and the Romantic Times convention. Wow! If you have a chance you should hop on over to the RT site and check out the pictures. It really looks like a party. Maybe next year my friends!

romcon badge
But I am joining Hillary and ML Guida at RomCon 2012. That’s in Denver so it’s easy to get to. RomCon is reader centered, so all the activities are for readers and the authors are purely there to provide the entertainment. I’m looking forward to dealing cards at the Monte Carlo night and playing paranormal games.

RomCon is where I met authors Jessa Slade, author of the Marked Souls series and the author of First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones. Last year was a blast to attend as a reader and I’m very excited to be attending this year as an author. I’ll have free books and other swag to give away and I think the Paranormal Freebies authors have something in the works right now too, but it’s still a secret.

Perpetual Light by Jordan K. Rose

Perpetual Light by Jordan K. Rose

Speaking of Paranormal Freebies, Tuesday we’ll have guest author Jordan K. Rose and she is giving away a free copy of her very cool book, Perpetual Light, so don’t forget to hop over to Paranormal Freebies on Tuesday and comment to enter and win.

Before RomCon I’m attending the CRW mini-con in May with the fabulous Angela Knight, from Carina Press. We actually get a NY editor helping us tweak our manuscripts! I think there is still room if you want to sign up and work on your manuscript for a very reasonable price. You don’t even have to be a member of Colorado Romance Writers or our co-host Heart of Denver Romance Writers. We welcome guests to our min-con’s, and there’s lunch too. Bring a laptop, your manuscript and get ready to work!

Finding Ms. Wright by ML Guida, Hillary Seidl, Lori CorsentinoCRW is doing a second mini-con in August with the talented Kim Killion of Hot Damn Designs. Kim is not just a photographer, or publisher, she is a graphic designer and has done some fabulous cover art for people. She put our header together for Paranormal Freebies and the original cover art for Finding Ms. Wright too. In fact the model for Finding Ms. Wright, Brooks Johnson will be attending our event, so stay tuned for details on the CRW website and find out what else will be happening.

And last, but certainly not least, I’m heading to RWA Nationals. I decided I wanted to do at least one and since I haven’t attended in four years of membership, this seemed to be the year. It’s in a wonderful location, steps from Disney Land (and don’t think we’re not going!). It should be filled with amazing workshops and I expect to touch base with a zillion people. In fact, one of my goals is to find some quality presenters for our very own big convention.

Yes, CRW will be putting on a big convention again, it’s been several years since we tried. The economy torpedoed our efforts, but with the recovery we feel we can plan again, so watch out! A big romance writer con is on it’s way in possibly 2014. And ML Guida and I will be piloting the ship. That in itself is a very scary notion.

Are you attending any fun conventions this year, big or small? Have you ever tried to put on an event like a convention? Where do you go for fun as an author?

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6 responses to “Busy, busy, busy…and loving it!

  1. You sound very busy! The conventions sound great. I don’t plan to attend any in 2012. RomCon sounds great. I love the thought of reader/author opportunities.

    • Maybe too busy, but I love the conventions. They are so fun and the reader/author events are the best. Hillary said they had a whole section for YA at the RT convention. The pictures on the site look like fun!

  2. We could make a career out of twitter, we could make a career of online classes, but the best has to be the career we could make out of attending conferences!

    I was fortunate to attend 2 last year, this year, zero. CRW 2014 is a definite possibility!

    • I know, I am shut down on everything but the very basics right now, till my contest I’m running is over and I get a break from work. But I am looking forward to all my conference vacations this year!

  3. I’ve been to a couple conventions and loved every minute. I did volunteer with the Toronto chapter of RWA to get a conference going, but it petered out quickly. I can’t make it to California this year to nationals, but I’d really like to try for next year. I should have a book to sell by then if all goes according to plan. RomCon sounds like great fun. I’ll have to check where it’ll be next year as well as Romantic Times.

    Will have to live through you this year, Jessica!

    • Next year Sharon, for sure! Rom Con is based in Denver, so it’s pretty central. And RT will be in Kansas. A little worried about the tornados there, but I’m assured that this year is unusual and there shouldn’t be a tornado issue. I’ll wait to see how the winter pans out, just in case!

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