Had an insanely wonderful time in Philly. The city is beautiful and the conference (Authors After Dark) was wonderful! It's not often you can spend four days with readers and bloggers who all read and love the same books that you do. And the other authors were so gracious. Lara Adrian and Larissa Ione are absolutely fantastic! The endured my 'fan-girl' moments without once calling for security :) And poor Kayla Gray allowed me to cling to her despite the fact I was a complete stranger! Dakota Cassidy is as beautiful and funny as you would think and Erin Kellison just as sweet. I also have to say thanks to Caridad Pineiro who took me to a delectable Mexican restaurant. And there were so many others who I'll talk about in later posts :)
Of course, it was the readers who truly make such an event so special. A writer's life is amazingly isolated (unless you count all those voices in our heads) and to have an opportunity to speak with those who share that world you have created is an amazing experience.
I came home with some yummy, yummy goodies (books by Lara, Larissa, Erin, Dakota...) so I intend to have a blow out contest when it gets closer to the release date of Bound by Darkness.