I attended this year; my first time and I have to tell you that I have never witnessed anything like it. I had sooo much fun, met new authors, had "fan" moments with my idols such as Veronica Wolff and Charlaine Harris, and I attended wonderful workshops and parties.
This year, they did something new called, "Pitch-A-Palooza" where they put all of the agents and editors. They gave us three minutes to pitch, then announced that it was time to move to the next person and we did. I pitched to six different people and had a great time doing it, though I will admit that I was nervous.
Here are just a few of the things I did while I was there. Too many to list them all, sorry or you would have to read for a long time.
Historical- Lessons from our past
Specialty- Love, Monsters, and Mythology
Specialty- Kiss Me, Kill Me, Writing Action scenes with Heart
Craft- Holding out for a Hero- How to write convincing heroes
FOR THE READERS- These were workshops specially made for the readers to interact with their favorite authors.
*Under the Kilt- discussion about all things Scottish
*Author Chat with NALINI SINGH, CHARLAINE HARRIS, AND JEANIENE FROST.
A Magical Scottish Fling
Heather Graham's Night of the Stars Gangster Cafe Talent Show
Ellora's Cave Step up and Stomp
**During all parties, people dressed up in costumes, prizes were given away, food was passed out and dancing went until midnight!
Here are some photos from my time there. Again, I can only post so many because I took 143 over the week. ENJOY!!!!
|Veronica Wolff and I|
|The cast for The Magical Scottish Fling|
|Author Elizabeth Hoyt and I|
|My critique partner Melissa Stark and I.|
|Author, Heather Graham in costume. |