Posts Categorized: My Thoughts

Announcement and Party Info!

Announcement and Party Info!

It has been a crazy month! With the LAST Authors After Dark convention (full post coming soon) and back spasms, it has been a wild ride! First off, some of you might have noticed a new member to the team! Heather has started posting and reviewing and I could not be more excited to have someone here to help me. This level of help comes with brilliant ideas! We decided to start doing live facebook posts to read excerpts from… Read more »

Walker Stalker Convention + Review

Walker Stalker Convention + Review

The Walker Stalker convention currently has 9 events. Walker Stalker convention will be in Denver, Nashville, Chicago, Charlotte, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New Jersey and London. Their recent stop in Dallas, Texas was local for me and by some kind of miracle I received media/press passes. <insert total freak-out moment> They also have a cruise….I will try not to obsess over how much I would love to go! I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect from this new adventure. I have been… Read more »

Plagiarism Rant aka WTF?

I am not going rehash the entire Laura Harner plagiarism thing again, but I wanted to add some light to the issues that are going on with plagiarism in the industry. If you want to see exactly what happened with the author that plagiarized another author (Laura Harner), you should just check out Jenny Trout at Trout Nation, because frankly she is a much better journalist then I could ever be and has laid out a great side-by-side comparison of the… Read more »

Author Facebook Etiquette aka WTF?

I know there are many MANY different opinions on this subject. This is mine. What should authors NOT talk about on social media?  In the last 3 months I have seen the following from authors on social media: racist posts, religious posts, anti-everything posts, political posts, skinny-shaming posts, all kinds of judgmental posts, hateful posts….I could go on forever.  Authors are people. I get it! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and nowhere else is there a display of… Read more »

Con Recap #AADAtl2015

Con Recap #AADAtl2015

I have finally recuperated from Authors After Dark 2015! I had a really REALLY great time meeting some new readers and bloggers, hanging out with authors, and seeing some established con friends! Once again…I suck at taking pictures! It is like the minute you stick me at a convention, I just go into real-life social mode and I don’t even think about my camera or social media. It is a curse! I flew in Wednesday with the totally fabulous Beth! We… Read more »

#RT2015 Con Recap

#RT2015 Con Recap

I am sure everyone is fully aware of the RT convention. RomanticTimes is a force within itself and I will say I have mad respect for anyone that can organize any convention. I don’t mean to go to the dark side here, but let me give you some background information about ME. I have been to about 10 other reader focused events and/or conventions in the last 3 years or so. I have been to some here locally and some… Read more »