GRL recap, including the answer to the most asked question, & a giveaway
Wow. Another GRL has come and gone. Up to now, I’ve attended every official GRL since New Orleans (even though I was only there unofficially in Atlanta for a couple of days). This was my second time attending as a featured author, and with the resort being only about forty minutes from my house, I had the convenience of being able to drive there and bring as much luggage as I wanted. I definitely took advantage of that. 😛
I had so much fun catching up with old friends, making new ones. I roomed with two of my Chicago m/m book club peeps, Sue and Lexi Ander. I also spent a lot of time with Jason Mitchell, his husband David, and the fabulous Crissy Morris, none of whom I’d met in person before, plus my lovely Jayden Brooks, who is one of my best friends. It was a total blast. They’re all such good, fun people, and I already miss seeing them all. That’s always the downside of GRL—parting ways at the end.
I was super nervous about my Q&A, as it was my first panel ever, but it went well and people in the audience told me that my nervousness didn’t come across, so yay! I had the honor of sharing that Q&A spot with Cheryl Dragon and Marie Sexton, two awesome ladies. ❤
I also had a spot in one of the author lounges and of course the big signing on Saturday. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped at my table during those events. It was so great getting to put faces to names, and I’ll never get over readers wanting me to sign for them. It’s thrilling, exciting, and humbling all at once.
The question I got asked most at my spotlights? Will there be another book following The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek and, if so, when is it coming?
Short answer: Yes, there will be another book, but we don’t currently have an ETA.
Longer answer: Timing wise, it hasn’t worked out for Xara and me to work on Ty’s book. Either I was busy or she was or we tried and it just wasn’t vibing for whatever reason. We do have it entirely outlined, and we will be trying to work on it soon. Once we have it turned in and have an idea of a release date, rest assured we will share that information all over the place. And just so you guys know, we’re thrilled so many people expressed interest in more books in the Clumsy Cupid universe. Party Boy was a lot of fun to write, and I’m sure the rest of them will be too. 🙂
In addition to all my author-related activities, I also took time to fangirl my favorites during the retreat. I’m as much of a reader as a writer, and I got a nice haul of books and some great swag. Nearly all of the books in this picture are signed, save for one author I didn’t manage to track down. There are some of my faves in this bunch, and some books I’ve never read before and look forward to diving into.
GRL is such a great experience and it really does feel like a family reunion every year. I’ve never been to any other convention that felt quite like this one, and I’m really happy I got to attend this year. For those who haven’t heard, next year will be somewhere in San Diego. Stay tuned for further details from the GRL organizers in the late winter/early spring.
And now… time for a giveaway!
A lot of people couldn’t make it to GRL, and this giveaway is for them!
The prize: Winner’s choice of one of the paperbacks pictured below, plus all of the swag.
To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me which gay romance book or series you’d love to see turned into a movie.
Closes: Mon, 10/27/14 @ 11PM CDT
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following:
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Disclaimer: This contest is open to adults age 18 and up. Your comment confirms that you are of legal age. Contest open worldwide.