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Celebrate All Things Viking!

VikingEventThis Sunday, August 30th, I’ve been invited to be a guest author at a Facebook event celebrating Vikings and everything that makes us love them. The event is sponsored by EmbracingRomance.com and two of the blog’s authors, Gina Conkle and Violetta Rand. Here’s the lineup.

7:00pm EST- Gina Conkle
7:30pm EST- Anna Markland
8:00pm EST- Sandra Lake
8:30pm EST- Åsa Maria Bradley
9:00pm EST- Violetta Rand
9:30pm EST- Renee Vincent
10:00pm EST- Màiri Norris

To join the event, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/743302499115284/ and click on “Join.” Hope to see you there!

Conference Shenanigans in New York City

20150726_101442The Romance Writers of America‘s annual national conference just ended. It has been four days of non-stop fun. I can’t decide what I enjoyed more: the workshops, the fangirl moments, the visits with new and old friends, the RITA Golden Heart ceremony, or the amazing shoes people wore. :-)

It’s hard to put into words how much you learn and how much fun you have at the event. You really have to go to get the whole experience. Imagine a whole conference room filled with women–and a few men–who love what they do, are incredibly passionate about their work–and books in general–and can’t stop talking about it/sharing their knowledge/helping you in your career, no matter what level they are at in theirs. Bestselling authors who are at the pinnacle of their career trajectory are just as likely to chat in the bar with newbies as they are hanging out with their peers.

This was my first year as a contracted author and I was soaking in the moments. It was the first time I had lunch with my agent in New York. The first time I had lunch with my editor in New York. Did I mention this was a big publishing event in New York? Did I mention I was there? :-)

I headed out early with my friend Jere’ and we had time to play tourists before the conference started. If you’d like to see the pictures, they’re all posted in an album on my Facebook author page.

Hope to see you next year in San Diego!

Debut Book VIKING WARRIOR RISING Signing & Reading

AuntiesSigningVWRMy town has a fantastic independent bookstore. I love browsing for new and favorite authors at Auntie’s Bookstore and I’ve been to so many author appearances at the store. I’ve seen my favorite big-name authors, discovered new authors at all levels of their careers, and seen local writer friends launch their debuts. And now it’s my turn!

I can’t tell you what an honor it is to have Auntie’s host my debut party. This is truly a dream come true, both publishing the book and reading at the store.

By an amazing unplanned coincident, my mom is going to be here during my book release week. She and a friend are stopping by after a big international quilt show in Houston. I’m so excited that she’s going to be visiting from Sweden just at the right moment to share my big day.

I know it’s months away but Auntie’s just confirmed today, so I have to share with everyone right now. There’s no way I can keep this inside. :-)

If you happen to be in the Spokane area in early November, consider yourself invited. There’s a Facebook Event set up to which you can add yourself or any book lovers you know. Hope to see you there!

 

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