April 6th, 2012

Where I'll be

I don't get out much, as we've established. A ten-year-old child and lots of deadlines prevent me from traveling to conferences and book fairs. But I do have some events scheduled for the year. If you're in the area, I would love to meet you! Just please don't ask me where the bathroom is. At least, not loudly.

A week from tomorrow--that's Saturday, April 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.--I'll be signing my books in Birmingham at the Barnes & Noble at Patton Creek, which is the shopping center behind the Galleria. Directions are here. At 5, Luther Dickinson from the North Mississippi Allstars is going to play leading up to their concert at WorkPlay, so you can come see me and listen to some great blues at the same time, and maybe nobody will even hear you when you ask me where the bathroom is.

Such a Rush, my HARDBACK DEBUT OMG, will be in stores on July 10, and I'll be signing copies hot off the presses from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, again at the Barnes & Noble at Patton Creek in Birmingham.

Switching sides of the country for a moment, I'm attending the Romance Writers of America national convention, as usual, this time in Anaheim, CA. If you're registered for the conference, please come see me & my buddy Rosemary Clement-Moore give a presentation on using regional flair in writing YA. But whether you're registered or not, everyone is welcome at the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, which is a seriously spectacular booksigning with 500 authors in attendance. Deets are here, but closer to time there will also be a list posted of all the authors who will be there, and if you're a romance fan you will not believe your luck. It will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25.

And finally, back in Birmingham, I'll be attending the Romance Readers Luncheon thrown by my local chapter of RWA, Southern Magic, on November 3 starting at 11 p.m. We're so excited that the keynote speaker is mega-superstar bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon. You can register here.

Hmmm, I guess that might not sound like much to you, and I have only one book coming out this year, so why am I so busy? I'm very happy to report that I'm writing like a mad woman. In 2013 I have another YA drama coming out, along with my first two adult romances, all from Simon & Schuster. I also have some happy news to report soon--maybe I will be able to tell you if you come see me a week from tomorrow!