It’s that time again: the annual Romantic Times Booklovers Convention! I’m gearing up for the crazy-making at RT15.
If you’re going too, you should find me. Here are the events where I’ll be a panelist or featured author:
All Shapes: Body Positivity and Plus-Size Characters in Romance
Where are all the plus-size characters in romance? Not the ones who suddenly find love after losing weight, but the ones who stay fat — and beautiful — and get their HEA? This panel, made up of authors who write characters of all shapes and sizes, will discuss why plus-size characters are important to the genre and why we choose to write them. The focus will be on thoughtfully writing plus-size characters while avoiding common pitfalls and stereotypes.
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Samhain’s No-Wait Dating
A meet and greet like you’ve never seen before. Sit down with some of your favorite authors (those you know — and those you have yet to discover!) in this speed dating-like environment, where you’ll have a chance to chat, receive books and goodies — plus be entered to win a Nook!
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Pocket & Gallery Books
Join Gallery and Pocket for a books happy hour. Find out all about what’s in store for 2015 from us and meet your favorite authors—from Christina Lauren to Kresley Cole to Laura Griffin. Score way-in-advance copies of Kim Harrison’s forthcoming romantic suspense novel and Sabrina Jeffries’s new summer historical romance series, plus tons of other books from bestsellers such as Jennifer Probst, Kyra Davis, Johanna Lindsey, and many more!
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Giant Book Fair
Meet more than 500 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks. Bring your “keepers” and have them signed! This year we will have all authors (traditional, e-book only, and indie/print on consignment) all in one room and fully intermingled!
The Saturday Giant Book Fair ticket is included in the full general convention registration fee. This event is also open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for just the Giant Book Fair. You can purchase a ticket at the door the day of the event. Pre-ordered tickets will be picked up at the hotel on the day of the Giant Book Fair.
You may bring in your books from home to get them autographed. However, they must be checked in and stamped (with invisible ink, so there’s no damage to your books) before you enter the book fair. Only two books from home per author are allowed.
I’ll be selling and signing print books and digital books through Autography and giving away some sweet swag.
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Truth or Dare with Gallery, Pocket, and XOXOAfterDark
Challenge a Gallery or Pocket author to a game of truth or dare — everyone from Christina Lauren to Anna Todd to Sabrina Jeffries will be there! Dare to try our Lone Star State adult beverages and see how many must-read books and other great swag you can gather (truth: we’ll have miles and miles of books)!
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Look for my name badge and say hello! If I’m not at one of these events or in a workshop, I’ll probably be hunting down the best barbecue in Dallas.
I can’t wait to meet people!!