Monday, March 27, 2006
Anyway, this time, not only did I ask Lara to sign my copy of Contents (which she did! because she's fabulous!), I even ended up speaking. Lara was kind enough to ask me to be on a panel of first-time authors, so I ended up speaking with people like Andrew Auseon, Lauren Barnholdt, Laura Bowers, Janice Repka, and Melissa Wyatt, which was a real honor. We'll skip over the part about what I said, though I am proud to report that I didn't pass out from sheer terror, which I was afraid might happen, as I haven't spoken in public since about 7th grade.
It turned out there were quite a few authors there, and one of them, Liz Gallagher, has a book coming out next year (Dove Of Picasso) that sounds amazing! I also got to hear Nadia Cornier, of Firebrand Literary, give a great talk about what *not* to do when writing query letters, and Andrew Auseon spoke really eloquently about what it's like to be a first-time author.
And, as a bonus, I didn't even get lost on the way home! (I did on the way there, but that's another story...)