Barbara Vey Appreciation Weekend
I was thrilled to be a last minute addition to Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Weekend in Milwaukee. Several years ago, I attended as a reader with my good friend Peggye from Denver. Although I had less than 2 weeks to prepare for the event, with my worlds being purple, it was quite easy to decorate my table. Every table had yummy cupcakes and mine had the cover from Drake’s Nightshade on the top. During the weekend, I also had a blast playing bingo with a wonderful table of incredible women. Two will be joining me in Kansas City for ‘Show Me Your Books’ in September.
In addition, I got to see Shelby at Penned Con as well. The last night we played a variety of games and my team won!!! It was great meeting new readers, since I never attended a conference in Wisconsin as an author. If you love to cruise, keep an eye open for Barbara’s 2021 Cruise. Her 2020 weekend will be April 17-19th. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, since I’ll be at Weekend with the Authors in Nashville that same weekend.
M.L. Guida and I shared a table at the Penned conference in St. Louis last month. We gave away a Kindle. Here we are with the lucky winner (Yes, one of my readers). Congrats, Annie! Next year I’ll have my own table at Penned Conference. I just have too many books to be sharing a table.
I went to Mexico with my friend, Jackie. Her husband hates the heat, so we head south once a year for the last twenty years together. Each morning we go hiking up the foothills outside my resort and celebrate each night with amazing food. It’s the same hiking path I took when I first started writing and the women from the Worlds Apart series talked to me.
It was great meeting Cecilia at ‘Show Me Your Books’ and seeing her again at Penned Con.
Here are my conference dates for next year. I hope to see as many of you as possible.
- Book Obsessed Babes (BOB) 3/9/2019 signing. St. Augustine, FL
- Space Coast Book Lovers 6/27-30/2019 Cape Canaveral, FL (just west of Cocoa Beach)
Arrive a day early and check out the Kennedy Space Center/NASA. It’s awesome
- Penned Con 9/12-14/2019 St. Louis, MO
- Show Me Your Books NEW DATES 9/19-21/2019 Kansas City, MO
In 2020 I’ll be returning to Weekend with the Authors and Literary Love, Savannah.
One of my favorite things about attending conference is meeting new friends/readers. Many I communicated with via Facebook, but it’s special meeting them face-to-face.
I met Mary at the 2013 Romcon in Colorado Springs. She came to surprise me and another Author in Phoenix in 2015. Well, my day was made when Mary was attending a wedding in Kansas City and came to the Marriott specifically to see me. She’s a dear friend and I didn’t want to let her go.
On of the advantages of being short is being front and enter when a group photo is taken. This was the first ‘Show Me Your Books’ and we had an incredible collection of authors. I was proud to be part of the group.
Here I am with Laura Hawks at the Once Upon A Book Ball. I was the Mad Hatter w/my signature purple hat and the purple cape my sister, Laura got me.
Here I am with author Candy Ann Little. She is always a joy to be around. We met at UtopYA last year and she told me about the fun convention in Frankenmuth, MI. Yes, I will be back next year.
Here I am with Super Reader Tina. It was so much fun visiting with her again. She left with over 100 books, including The Nightshade Saga series.
The ball was visited by Dino and his twins. It was hysterical to see the dinosaurs dancing. Once Upon A Book Convention was a family friendly event.