Tomorrow, if ye be in Brooklyn or parts nearby, avast, for I will be part of a splendiferous panel on romance at one of the best independent bookstores in North America, WORD Brooklyn.
Along with New York Times bestselling authors Sara McLean, Lauren Willig, Hope Tarr and I will be doing one of those fun panel discussions all about romance, why it’s awesome, and what all you might like to read. I hear rumors of a booksigning afterward.
The event was in the New York Times last weekend, which gave me a major OMGWHUT? moment, so I hope that if you’re there, you’ll introduce yourself. PLUS WORDBrooklyn will be unveiling their new romance section, so I will definitely have a party in that aisle. I might even rip a bodice.
There are details and directions at the WORD website, and I’ll be driving in from Jersey. How many hours do you think I need to go all 22 miles to Brooklyn? I’m budgeting 2.5 hours travel time. No, that’s not a typo.
PLUS, in RWA news, if you haven’t seen the Tweet mania, I’m on the RWA schedule this year with a panel I’m so excited about I might have to rip my bodice again. Friday 30 July at 4:30pm, I am moderating a panel with Teresa Medeiros and Jill Shalvis. Jill will be talking about blogging, and what topics beyond writing make for great interaction online, and Teresa will be schooling us in the fine art of Twitter and Facebook as she uses it social media interaction and subtle promotion.
Here’s where I politely request your assistance, bodice not required. I have to introduce Teresa and Jill, and while I have their official bios with books and bestsellerdom and all, I wanted to include what you would say to introduce them.
Is there a book you adored that they wrote? Anything special about their writing that totally rocks your socks? Please leave your comments about either author – or both! – and I’ll incorporate them into my introduction so that those present get a real sense of how much these two authors rock the casbah.