Hey Everyone! This is going to be one of those REALLY rare months when I don’t actually have a book out. I KNOW. It’s just as confusing to me as it is to you.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun! First off, the winner from last month’s blog was…Clare O’Beara! Congratulations, Clare! You get a copy of The Nanny Plan! Email me at message AT sarahmanderson DOT com (but with the @ and . and all squished together) with your format preference! Yah!
Moving on! It’s conference season and what that means to you is that I, your lovely author du jour, will actually leave my writing cave and see other humans! Face to face, even! Wild, right? I do like doing signings and meeting lovely readers. I’ll have bottlecaps for everyone and I’ll sign *almost* anything, within legal limits.
(Side note: Once, I nearly autographed an entire stack of Zoe Archer books because she was supposed to be next to me but didn’t show and people kept asking, Are you Zoe!?!?!? (It must have been the cowboy hat?) No, I said, but I’d sign the books for you anyway. Strangely, no one took me up on that. I wonder why?)
So maybe you’ve been hearing about RT, RAGT or even RWA and if you’re anything like I used to be, you’ve already bitten your tongue trying to pronounce RAGT*. (“Is it R-A-G-T? Or “rag-it?” Or–OW DANG IT.”)
*It’s Rag-it, but only if you sound like you’re biting the ‘it’ off like you’re mad at it. Rag-IT, dammit!
RT is the Romance Times Booklovers Convention, located in Dallas on May 12-17 this year–next year is Las Vegas, baby! I won’t be in Dallas this year, though, but if you’re in the area, go check out the huge booksigning!
RAGT is the Lori Foster Reader Author Get Together and it’s located at the Cincinnati Marriott North hotel in West Chester, Ohio. RAGT is June 4-7 this year and I WILL be there! If you’re in the greater Cincinnati area and want to meet upwards of a hundred authors, RAGT has two separate book signings–one on Friday and one on Saturday (I’ll be at the Saturday one).
RWA is the Romance Writers of America national convention, held in New York. They have an absolutely massive signing called the Readers for Life Literacy event, where the proceeds from every book sold go to literacy programs around the country. There are over 500 authors who will be signing, including yours truly! So if you’re in or near New York on July 22, come see me!
So, to recap: I’ll be at the RAGT on June 6th and the RWA Literacy signing on June 22 so if you want to see me in person, this is your best chance to do so because after RWA, I see my shadow and go back into my writing cave for six more months of writing!
I’m undecided about attending RT next year in Las Vegas. My friend, the Lovely Mary, kind of wants to go. We went in 2013 to Kansas City, which was a (relatively) short drive for us but I’d have to fly to Vegas. What do you think? Should I make plans to hit Sin City? Will you be there?
This month’s question is: Will you attend a conference or reader event next year? There are a lot more than just these three–there’s also the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation luncheon and so many more! One lucky commenter will win a copy of His Lost and Found Family! Good luck!