I had such a good time at the Chapter by Chapter Book Rave. It was my first convention as an author. I went in with very low expectations because there were tons of bestselling authors there and I doubted anyone would notice me. Although, my banners were pretty large, so I think it was impossible to not to notice them. 😉
The most surprising moment of the day was when I met Lauren. She’s the first reader I met in person. She had both my books for me to sign. I swear, I nearly fell off my chair. I’m sure I scared her a little. I also asked her to take a picture with me. I will never forget this moment for the rest of my life.
In addition to meeting Lauren, I met Kelly (below) who is one of my favorite bloggers. She runs the Book Crushin blog and she rocks! I also met tons of other readers. Some had read my series which was so awesome. I gave out tons of swag and signed lots of stuff. I don’t think I could have had more fun if I tried. It was just a love-fest for me. I just wanted to run around and hug everyone.
I also got to do a little fangirling of my own. I finally got to meet Tessa Bailey. She’s one of my favorite adult contemporary romance authors. I may have scared her a little, but I scored an ARC from her, so win for everyone. I also bought every book she had. I only had her on ebook, so I wanted print copies to pet. 😉 Tessa is on the left and equally awesome Diane Roberts is on the right.
There was also time to meet other authors I’ve known solely online. I spent a lot of time with Tricia Wolfe. We’ve been friends for years and she’s so awesome! By the time this picture was taken, I had enjoyed a few too many long island ice teas, but whatevs, I’m still gonna post the pic.
I wanted to thank Damaris and Trini for organizing this amazing event. Thank you so much for including me. Special thanks to Jennifer L. Armentrout for hosting. Jen discovered Dipping Dots ice cream at our hotel and I don’t think she’ll ever be the same. ;-p