Hi y’all and welcome to my Readers & Ritas Countdown Week 2: Connie Cox edition! I have asked Connie Cox to stop by and tell us about her Readers & Ritas experiences. I have been to several of these conferences and look forward to them every year! At the end of the post, I will give you information on who is attending and how to buy tickets!
Readers n ‘ritas is one of the events I put big stars all over on my calendar. I love to read. I love to write. What better party to attend than one made up of readers and writers! We talk about book people like they’re real. And when it comes to the hard, cold facts, they’re as real as a lot of our facebook and twitter friends, right?
Being among so many who are just like me, caught up in the fiction world because it makes our real world better. Not just for escapism, but to show us a bigger world, to show us a different perspective than our own geographically limited lives give us.
Reading makes me a bigger, better person. That’s something our non-reader friends don’t get, right? But everyone at Readers n ‘ritas gets that. Everyone at Readers n ‘ritas gets me. Surrounded by some many wonderful readers, I feel like I fit in. Add in a few margaritas, and I’m the life of the party—but that’s a different post<G>.
This is a special year for me. Not only do I have three Mills and Boons Medical romances out, I’ve published my first indie releases. Putting together swag for my table to celebrate Contractually Yours, my wedding planner vs. corporate raider story and White Wine and Wild Rides, my rock star switched identity story, has been so much fun. White Wine and Wild Rides will be out in November, just in time for Readers n ‘ritas. (Hint: Sit at my table and get good swag!)
And I’m writing a different kind of story under a different name. Ask me about my secret identity and for a free download—okay, you probably won’t have to ask. I’ll probably be telling everyone who will listen. So much for secret identity, huh?
Oh! And I’m doing something really special to celebrate White Wine and Wild Rides. I’m sponsoring the DJ for the Masquerade Ball. I love to dance and I’m so glad Fresh Fiction has added this to the party. And yes, I dance better after a few margaritas. Don’t we all?
So, counting down the days until I see you. I will see you, right? If you can’t make it, allow me to drink a margarita in your honor.
About ConnieBooks have always been Connie Cox’s passion. Many thanks to her mom for that! Connie used to think authors were sophisticated creatures who lived in NYC, went to glitzy parties and wrote as the muse dictated. Then she met one.The writer looked a lot like her-jeans, a few extra pounds, a love of books and a quirky imagination.Connie’s newfound love for running is taking care of the extra pounds. Her fascination with Jungian psychology takes care of her story lines. And her innate wild imagination does the rest.People fascinate Connie, especially people who fall in love. Writing romance novels gives Connie the freedom (a lot of freedom!)to explore the chemistry that brings lovers together. It’s an exploration Connie takes seriously as she looks into that sexual spark that turns two singles into a couple. Her story people really have to work hard for that coupling as she sends her characters on a journey of discovery both within themselves and in each other. But the happily ever after makes the journey worth it. And there are often a few laughs along the way.
So why does Connie write? Because, now that she’s discovered the magic of letting loose the people in her imagination, she’s impossible to be around if she doesn’t let them have their way!
With many thanks for the encouragement of that first writer and many who have followed behind her, Connie now lives the dream, writing big stories from her little desk in her little Louisiana town. Even as you read this, she is working on a new story and living her own happily ever after.
Here are the attending authors for 2013: Shannon K Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Jade Lee, Connie Cox, Winnie Griggs, Nikki Duncan, Heather Long, Morgan Fox, Diane Kelly, Liliana Hart, Tracy Deebs, Lorelei James, Jenn LeBlanc, Karen Erickson, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Mary Burton, Liz Talley, Sasha Summers, Candace Havens, Sylvia McDaniel, Roz Lee, Felice Fox, C.J. Ellison, Melissa Bourbon, Tonya Kappes, Nancy Naigle, and Missy Jane
You can go here to Register
In the weeks to come I will be featuring Nikki Duncan, Heather Long, and Missy Jane! The final week I will talk about my past experiences at Readers N Ritas! Seriously this is one of my favorite conferences and you won’t be disappointed if you come!
I am going to be giving away a signed copy of Styxx! Yes I will stand in line for you people! (If for any reason Sherry can not attend Readers & Ritas I will still giveaway a copy of Styxx and also another signed book by one of the other authors in attendance)
- Open Internationally–I will pay for the shipping since I think this was an AWESOME book
- Must be over 18 due to subject matter
- Only one winner will be chosen
- Ends 11/10/2013 at Midnight CST