Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#MMBB report...Next Stop? COMIC CON!

Last week's #MMBB tour went great!

I met so many fantastic authors--Lindsay Cummings, Philip Seigel, Paula Stokes, Whitney Miller (my hotel roomie!), Victoria Schwab, Courtney Stevens, Robin Bridges, and Heather Brewer. And I got to see some writer friends I've met before--Bethany Hagen, Sarah Bromley, and Cole Gibsen!
Here is Whitney Miller and the Geishas! It took them at least four hours to get ready. They've accompanied Cole Gibsen on her book jaunts when she's promoted Katana. :) They were super nice and didn't mind all my makeup and hair questions!
The YA panel at the Ethical Society in St. Louis
I met the wonderful YA bloggers Christina (Ensconced in Lit) and Jamie K (This Isn't Rocket Science!) Christina is a doctor and Jamie is a rocket scientist. Seriously. We had such a great time after the event and I got to meet Christina's adorable dogs, Oz and Boots!

Here's the cool banner that The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis made for us! (Thanks to Nikki Wang at Fiction Freak for designing the #MMBB logo!)
At the Booksellers at Laurelwood, here is Courtney Stevens, Victoria Schwab, me, Lindsay Cummings, and Robin Bridges. We weren't that serious the whole time, swear!
Here I am with Paula Stokes, Whitney Miller, Philip Seigel, and Lindsay Cummings 
after the Memphis signing.
It truly was a blast! And this weekend, I'm off to San Diego for Comic Con. It kind of is a dream come true to be able to go to the big SDCC. I promise to take lots of pictures!

On Friday at 4PM, I'm signing books at the Penguin Booth (#1028) with Walter Jury and M.D. Waters. I'd love to see you! The signings require tickets and I believe you can pick them up at the Penguin Booth in the morning.

On Saturday at 10AM, I'm on the Diversity in Genre Panel, Room 7AB.
In the literary world, there are mystical beings, futuristic landscapes, magic and mayhem, heroes and villains and slowly but surely, more diversity in our heroes. Our panel participants are the creators that have made a more diverse world with their novels. Join authors Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Josephine Angelini (Trial by Fire), Sherri L. Smith (Orleans), Adele Griffin (The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone), Greg Weisman (Spirits of Ash and Foam: A Rain of the Ghosts Novel), and Lydia Kang (Control) as moderator David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy leads the discussion of what is "diversity" in genre writing, what it looks like, and why it is important! Book signing will follow from 11:30-12:30 PM. 

Hope to see some of you there. :) I'll report back next week!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're signing books and participating on a panel at Comic Con? That is all kinds of awesome! Yes, many pictures please.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like you're going to some awesome conferences. Comic Con sounds awesome.

Barbara Watson said...

Sounds great! Enjoy Comic Con!

J E Oneil said...

That sounds awesome! Have fun at the cons. I wish I could join you :)

Slamdunk said...

Glad to hear that your St. Louis and Memphis stops went well--nice to see all the smiling faces.

Enjoy San Diego Dr., and we will all be just jealous.

Connie Keller said...

Wow! It sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see all the photos.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Have a great time. It sounds like life is speeding up!

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