What a weekend I just had. It was incredible. It didn’t start out that way, mind you. Before I even got out of town, some lady behind me decided to play bumper tag at a red light coming off an on-ramp. Her excuse was, “I thought you were going but you stopped.” All I could think, but didn’t say was, “Even if I did go, the light was still red. You still would have had to stop.” Yay me for holding in the snark!
Anyway…after being cleared by the police to leave, I travelled through I don’t even know how many small towns to get to my destination in Peoria, Il. My hotel was literally a hop, jump, and a skip away from where the event was held, and the staff was uber nice and helpful. Did I mention they had a waffle iron for breakfast? I don’t know why, but I only seem to eat waffles when I’m staying at a hotel. They are extra yummy there. Try it. You’ll see I’m right.
We got to set up the night before the event, which was extra nice because it cut out that first thing in the morning rush and allowed for browsing other tables and try to come up with a game plan for who’s table we wanted to hit for books the next day. Hey, I’m a writer, but I’m also a reader. lol
Cocktail hour was fun. We took over the small bar and sitting area at the event hotel. It was nice to get to meet and just chat with some of my fellow authors. They were a hoot and a half. In my last post, I talked about how I was going to be doing some fan-girling, and I soooooo did. Below is a picture of the books that I bought. I would have bought more…but hey…I was there to sell my book and talk with the readers and bloggers, so I missed out on buying from a couple of other authors I wanted to buy from. There is always the hope they will be at the next event I sign at, if I want a signed book. And I do! I really really do! lol. I am a book nerd and darn proud of it.
One of the best things that happened is I got the rest of the second book in the Veil series, The Veiled Path to Destiny, plotted out with all kinds of pretty post-its! Thank you, Savannah!
All in all…I sold books, I met readers, hung out with some awesome authors….and gorged at the mashed potato bar. It was a GREAT weekend and I look forward to next year’s event.