Adventures in Fiction 2014 Recap
On Feb 15, 2014 I attended the one day event Adventures in Fiction 2014. I had a blast hanging with friends, rubbing elbows with authors, and dancing the night away at the masquerade ball! It was a fantastic day and it is already on my agenda for next year.
How my day started: Started tweeting with friends who were driving in from down south. I was super excited to see them. CONFESSION: As excited as I am to hang out with authors, it is always my reading friends (old and new) that make going to these events FUN!
Arrive at the event: Got registered, said hello to my friends, and anxiously awaited the doors to open! It was kind of like that shopping commercial where the shoppers are going “open, open, open”!
Get in the doors: Let the fun begin!!!
There was Jill Shalvis (http://jillshalvis.com/)! Seriously I think I made a complete fool of myself but that is OK! I got Rescue My Heart and Rumor Has It signed. She didn’t even make fun of the fact that the books are well read (so take that non-book benders JK)! She was super delightful!
There was Nikki Duncan (http://nikkiduncan.com/)! Now hear this: You have to meet Nikki if you ever get a chance. On top of being a wonderful author, she is crafty y’all! You should see her shoes that she made from her book covers. She is the bomb diggity!
There was Connie Cox (http://www.conniecox.com/)! I adore me some Connie! I consider her a friend as well as a rock star author. We chatted over everything and danced like the crazy women that we are 🙂
There was Liliana Hart (http://www.lilianahart.com/)! I squee anytime I meet her. Her Whiskey series is one of my favorite in audio (even though I have to wait for them for months after they release in kindle). She is just wonderful! Plus I finally scored a My Book Boyfriend bumper sticker! I have been wanting one FOREVER!
There was Heather Long (http://www.heatherlong.net/)! Heather had such a busy Feb and still managed to be just Rock Star Awesome! She signed a Haunted Me Notebook and then Always a Marine for me! Seriously y’all Always a Marine is one of my favorite Top Off Tuesday covers EVER!
I also met and got things signed by Jade Lee (http://jadeleeauthor.com/) *Power to the Smiley Squidgee*, Rachel Caine (http://www.rachelcaine.com/), Julia Justiss (http://www.juliajustiss.com/) *she gave me a wonderful list of historical romance authors to give a whirl–early american version*, Emily McKay (http://emilymckay.com/) *delightful as always–love her*, Shana Galen (http://www.shanagalen.com/), Lorraine Heath (http://www.lorraineheath.com/) *one of my favorite people on the planet*, and cozy mystery writer Wendy Lyn Watson/Annie Knox (http://annieknoxauthor.com/).
Dog Tag Shout OUT! These are now my favorite kind of swag!
Special thanks to Donna Grant and Emily McKay for furthering my dog tag collection! You ladies ROCK!
The Night: Enter the ball and have fun w/friends!
Cake happened and it was AWESOME!
Friends Happened! You know that was my favorite part of the night! Hanging with my friends and getting my booty shaking!
Final Thoughts: I had a delightful time and can’t wait till next year!