The road to readers

OMG! Booking in Biloxi is in the books for 2016. Awesome event. Amanda Lanclos puts on one HECK of a gig!! Can’t wait for next year.

Getting there…was a bit nightmarish. Mechanical failure on the first flight of the day delayed the works for everything else. Missed a connection, the airline rebooked me to a later flight but did not tell me…so I arrived in Baltimore with, as far as I was aware, no way to get farther. I’m a planner…to the nth degree, I plan my world. Abrupt delays, misses, and then my final plane surrounded by fire trucks and ambulances as I lined up to board…threw my world upside down.

FINALLY arrived, 7+ hours late, and then got to my hotel at 2:15 am. Got to watch up close as a wall/wedge cloud and tornado crossed in front of me the following day when I was coming back from lunch in Gulfport. And, had a mild issue with valet parking at IP on Friday going to set up.

Saturday though….totally worth the whole of it. GREAT readers, amazing authors, and a good day with old friends and new. The road to readers is not always paved. Sometimes, you gotta make your own trail.

I had the party floor at my final hotel for the trip….and a 5 am shuttle for a 7 am flight home. Not a great combo. Flights were great, the end was not. TSA liked my lime green bags so much they went through them and kept my locks. Somewhere in the trip, they threw the bags against the ground or something else because the interior side wall support of one suitcase is shattered…but it’s interior, so the airline says they aren’t responsible. Uh-huh. We’ll see. I’ve got phone calls, emails, and snail mail already on the way.

Sooooo, crap travel and accommodations trip – but, sometimes you gotta deal with the drek to get the cream…and the readers in Biloxi are gold!! (authors too!)



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