Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
Next week I head off to Daytona Beach for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
, a gathering of hundreds of authors, fans, booksellers, reviewers, agents and editors representing genres ranging from mystery to fantasy to romance to cover models (yes, cover models--the kind you see of THOSE covers). Thanks to my friend Charlaine Harris, I'm going to participate in the vampire panels
. And I'm in pretty heady company: Charlaine, Kim Harrison, MaryJanice Davidson, L.A. Banks, Heather Graham, Barbara Hambly, Rosemary Laurey and JC Wilder. Oh, and did I mention Laurell K. Hamilton? Talk about being a minnow in a very large pond. But I intend to put aside all my inhibitions and natural shyness and get out there and mingle!! If you have a question you'd like me to ask your favorite writer, this is the time! It will give me an ice breaker and fodder for next week's column. See you in a week-- And by the way, if you plan on attending, please let me know. I'd love to meet you.