Book Conventions


This week UtopYA Con is on like Donkey Kong, and I’m excited to see old friends and make new ones! There are some great panels I’m looking forward to attending, including two that I’ll be moderating. I’m giving away book swag on Friday, and signing Descent and Defend on Saturday. Plus, the UtopYA Con Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday evening. It’s going to be one jam-packed, fun-filled week! Here are...

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Just after BEA, I was invited to co-host an episode of Book Hype. We had fun talking about our week in New York City, and my recently released novel, Descent. You can listen to the entire discussion on episode #45. You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype. What We’re Reading -The Truth About Alice -The Inventor’s Secret BEA experience -who we met, great experiences, not so great experiences -most sought after book -book you are...

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Wow! Descent is being released in a week, and I just spent a few amazing days in New York City at BookExpo America. It was a great way to take my mind off the the impending book release, that will bare my thoughts and imagination for all to see. How about I tackle ALL the books before ALL the emotions? BookExpo America (a.k.a. BEA) is a conventions for professionals in the literary world. For three days publishers, agents, authors,...

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This weekend I was hanging out with some fantastic friends, new and old. I have been personally challenged to work through my fears and ‘seize the year’! I received encouragement from respected authors, learned more about the techniques authors use to write and promote their novels, and discussed the future of YA as a whole. UtopYA is a… “…convention for female authors of paranormal stories involving...

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Who wants to try and find Waldo when you can search for me at BEA?  This post is where you can find pictures from each day, as well as links to contests I’ll be sponsoring throughout the conference!  I’m thrilled to attend BEA, and can’t wait to share the love online with you. Day #1 On the plane with KP Simmon! All work and no play… yet! SimonTeen’s blogger party! Lots-o-cool peeps hanging out! A good...

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