I can't believe the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans is just a few weeks away. It seems like just a couple of months ago that I reserved my room, paid my RT fees, and booked my flights.
The preparation for this has been super crazy. I'm not sure all the madness is normal as it's my first convention, but I am loving it! Shopping for new clothes, prepping and planning what to bring, browsing all the workshops that will be available. And the people. Oh my gosh, I'm excited to meet so many of the authors I've come to know and love via social media sites. My mind is already boggled about how much I'm going to learn. My notebook will need to be huge, I think. You know, considering my memory is not sponge-like.
I will admit, though, I am spent out. I am also swagged out. I have Facebook cards, Mini Moo cards, postcards, and magnets ( mini cards and facebook cards from moo.com and postcards and magnets from vistaprint.com). And my fingers bled and my fingernails cracked as I crafted up some gorgeous little zipper pulls which I adore to death. Of course, I kept one for myself. (Craft supplies for zipper pulls from michaels.com and walmart.com)
|Homemade zipper pull attached to Moo.com mini business card holder with mini cards.|
And bookthongs! Oh, my. I love my bookthongs.
Here's some I had made up just for RT - the clever and creative artist for these is ReVamped Designs by The Hockey Vamp
If you're attending this year's RT convention in New Orleans, I hope you'll come and find me at the book signing. I have all these goodies waiting for you!
In other book news, did you see the wicked-amazing Library Journal review for the upcoming Cleis Press anthology edited by Tenille Brown?
Here's a wee snippet. EEP. I got a shout out!
"... raunchy romps that just can’t wait. Thanks in part to the blend of well-known contributing authors within the genre (e.g., JoAnne Kenrick, Tilly Hunter, Tamsin, Flowers, Preston Avery, Anika, Ray, and editor Brown), the collection covers an admirable range of couples, kinks, and locales."
For more on the upcoming Can't Get Enough anthology releasing this summer, see the official book blog here: http://cantgetenoughbook.wordpress.com/
I'm giving away one of my homemade zipper pulls and a signed postcard over on my Facebook Page. Easy entry. Drop by and enter! Good luck