This week, I will be leaving for the Tucson Festival of Books. What is that? Well, it’s a Festival for book lovers of all ages, held at the University in Tucson. They have authors, they have publishers, they have booths for booksellers and other stuff, and best of all they have literacy areas, games, and activities for children and teens. To find out more about the festival go HERE.
I am lucky enough to be taking part in two panels on March 10, 2012.
The first is:Blood and Kisses: Paranormal Romance
Panel / Sat 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Education Building - Room 349
The second is:Finally Getting Published! Debut YA Authors (adults)
Workshop / Sat 2:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Education Building - Room 333
After each panel, I will have a meet and greet and autograph session. To find out more about my activities you can go here: HERE Simply click on my name and you will get my schedule for the event. Both Shadow Dancer and Shadow Warrior will be on sale at the store and I will be handing out bookmarks and such. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.
This is very exciting. First of all, I have never ever, never been on an airplane. I know, crazy right? In order to get out to Tucson in time, I will have to take my first airplane travel trip. I’m really excited about this, but I am also scared to death! Motion sickness is one of my more troublesome issues. We will be taking off from Columbus and landing in Phoenix, and then taking off again in Phoenix to end in Tucson. That’s a lot of ups and down for me. I really don’t want to start out or end my trip tossing my cookies. It tends to ruin my mood.
I am also a bit anxious about the panels. Well, that’s a lie. I’m frightened, big time. I don’t do well in new environments where I have to actually talk. I get so nervous that everything I say tends to come out way wrong. Insulting wrong. Then I try to fix what I have said and it just gets worse and worse. Its one of the reasons I like being a hermit. Plus I have an awful case of the “What ifs”. What if I don’t know how to answer the question? What if no one wants to ‘meet and greet’? What if no one wants my books? What if people hate me? See, it’s a terrible thing. I’m truly and completely making myself nuts. Although I am sure it will all turn out just fine in the end, the gathering nerves are killing me.
On a great side of things, aside from Saturday, I will have Friday and Sunday just to explore and see the great state of Arizona. I don’t know yet what all we will venture out to see, but I plan on taking photos.
Next Mondays blog may be a bit late in posting, as we fly back home on Monday. I will post as soon as possible and will hopefully have some great photos and stories to share. Pray than none of them include me falling off the stage or out of chair or calling someone fat or any of the other bad possibilities that could happen around me. Wish me luck!
Have a great week!