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Author Stalking at RT (Last Day)

Just a quick post today— I met a few more of my favorite authors at the big book signing here at RT. Kelley Armstrong is the NYT bestselling author of the Women of the Underworld series, which is complete at 13 books. There are also various short stories that go along with the series. She also has two YA trilogies that are set in the same world. She is a fantastic writer, and I was so happy to be able to see her. I actually met her at the RWA book signing in 2009, and she was the first author…

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Author Stalking at RT (Day 2)

Another successful day of author stalking! I was not able to meet Veronica Roth. The room didn’t open until just before the panel began, and then she was ushered out by an armed guard the second it was over. In fact, some people went to try to talk to her, and the RT employees acted as human barriers. So this is the closest anyone could get to her. She presented herself as an intelligent, well-spoken woman. The chat was entertaining, but the moderator questions were pretty typical—what faction would you put yourself in, what was it like having a cameo…

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Author Stalking at RT (Day 1)

Today was my first official day at the RT convention. I’m a newbie to the convention, and it is a beast all its own. The convention is geared for both writers and readers, so there is a wide range of people. One of my favorite part of conferences is meeting authors. I am normally super shy when it comes to people I don’t know, but not so much when it comes to my favorite authors. I call it author stalking. That sounds sketchy and creepy, but really it’s not. There are so many writers who have influenced me and continue…

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Writer Shaming

If you ever see me sitting in front of the computer chortling, snorting, and otherwise laughing like a loon who is one or two colors shy of the full set, I’m probably indulging in a guilty pleasure: dog shaming. If you haven’t yet experienced the gloriousness that is dog shaming, you’ve got to check it out. Like NOW. Reading this blog can wait till later. I promise you…it’s worth it. Hysterical, right? So lately, I haven’t been reaching my daily writing word count because I’ve had more pressing matters to attend to like cleaning the lint out of my…

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