I’ve been getting some questions about whether or not I have any book signings planned for this year. Really, conferences are the main places that I sign books at, so I thought I would share my conference schedule for 2013:
May 1-5 — RT Booklovers’ Convention in Kansas City
I always have a good time at RT, and I hear that Kansas City is a really cool place to visit. One thing that I really like that RT has done this year is the agenda on the conference website. You can put in an author’s name and see the events that she is supposed to be at. Very handy for the authors for figuring out where you’re supposed to be and when, and also an easy way for readers to see all the panels/events that their favorite authors will be part of.
June 19-23 — Romfest in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
This is a smaller conference that I went to last year, and it was a lot of fun. As much as I enjoy going to the larger conferences, I like the smaller ones too because it seems like you have more time to chat with folks, and the pace is a little less hectic.
July 17-20 — RWA in Atlanta
Another big conference, and another one that I always have a good time at. It’s always fun to meet readers and other authors and see who takes home the annual Golden Heart and Rita awards.
Aug. 15-18 — Authors After Dark in Savannah, Ga.
I went to AAD a couple of years ago when it was in Philadelphia, and I really enjoyed all of the different panels, parties, and mixers. Once again this year, it looks like there are tons of fun things to do on the schedule. Plus, Savannah is a great town to visit (although it’s bound to be sweltering in mid-August).
Note: Please note that this is my intended but tentative schedule. Something could always come up that prevents me from attending a conference — family issues, travel snafus, etc. So just take this schedule with a grain of salt.
But if you’re planning on attending any of these events, hope to see you there.