The first one is in Chicago, and I'll get to hang out with one of my favorite writer friends, the brilliant and way cool Stephanie Kuehnert, who has a new amazing book coming out in a couple of weeks (I read an ARC last month--yes, I am a lucky dog). You'll be hearing more about her next week (the book, not her personally, unless she has something she wants me to share).
Then Sunday I fly back to DC for three days of behind-the-scenes tours of the FBI, State Department, Postal Inspectors, and CIA, with my mystery/suspense chapter of RWA, Kiss of Death. Oh, and then the other conference, most of which I will probably sleep through after that long week of excitement.
I will try my best to blog at least once a week (I have a couple posts loaded up in the queue), but if you want updates from the conferences, you'd be better off checking my Twitter page.
ALA (American Library Association National conference) schedule:
Sunday, July 12, 8:30am-10am, YALSA's Young Adult Coffee Klatch
Sunday, July 12, 1-2pm, signing/book giveaway at Simon & Schuster Booth #3326.
Both events are open to conference attendees only.
RWA (Romance Writers of America National conference) schedule:
Wednesday, July 15, 5:30-7, Readers for Life Literacy Autographing (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC--ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY)
Friday, July 17, 9:45am-11:15am, Pocket Books Signing (OPEN TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ONLY).
Also Thursday from 7-8 I'll be at the FF&P Gathering, picking up a PRISM award (first, second, or, most likely, third place) for Wicked Game in the Light Paranormal category. Then I'll be hopping off to the Pocket Books party. And Friday night, of course, will find me slamming the dance floor at the Harlequin party. Other than that, I'll probably be catching up on sleep or work.
Oh, who am I kidding? I'll be in the bar.Hope to see you there!