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Pros and Cons

I had a whirlwind time in Dallas this weekend, where I attended the Dreamin' in Dallas con. I gave the breakfast keynote speech, which was pretty cool, and then did a workshop with Jaye Wells about "before and after the first sale." We delivered 6 hours worth of info in 90 minutes, which may or may not have been a good idea. All in all, it was super fun, even if I was only in Dallas for about 36 hours! One thing I learned is that the baby on board makes me a lot more tired than I used to be. I slept for 10 hours when I got back on Saturday night and then napped Sunday too. Eek. When am I supposed to do that writing thing?

Tomorrow brings more con excitement, as I attend the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles. Many of you will remember past blogs about this con, featuring highlights like the Faery Ball and Mr. Romance Pageant. So, if I keep up with blogging, you can attend vicariously.

If you're actually attending the con, here's where you can find me this week. If you aren't attending but live in L.A., skip to the part about the book fair because you can come and visit!

Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm -- YA Panel: Rebel Without a Cause: Is a Bad Boy Really Good For a Girl?
Holly Black, Simone Elkeles, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Mari Mancusi, Richelle Mead

Thursday, 9:30-10:30am -- Club RT
Come and hang out with a bunch of authors! Lots of gift baskets being given away.

Friday, 11:15am-12:15pm -- Urban Fantasy Panel: Keeping Romance Hot in a UF Series
Nicole Peeler, Rachel Caine, Jeanne Stein, Keri Arthur, Richelle Mead

Friday, 1:30-2:30pm -- Graphic Novels Panel: The Female Creators Workshop
Alisa Kwitney, Melissa de la Cruz, Anne Elizabeth, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jade Lee, Richelle Mead

Friday, 4-6pm -- Graphic Novel Expo
I don't have a graphic novel out yet, but I'll be there to sign posters featuring Storm Born art!

Saturday, 11am-2pm -- Giant Book Fair
This is open to the public, so if you live in the area, come by to meet me and get books signed! Details are on my website, so be sure and check out my signing policies. There's a $5 admission fee, but you can also see all these authors.

Saturday, 2:30-3:30pm -- Author Speed Dating, session 1
This is a meet and greet of YA authors. Sign up if you're attending Teen Day.

And of course, you can find me anywhere there are costumes and theme events! A note for those attending--because I'm the urban fantasy captain, I'm also listed on the schedule for a Wednesday panel on worldbuilding. I only helped organize that, though. I won't be on the panel, though I may swing by to see them in action!

A closing note. The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards were this weekend, and as many of you know, Vampire Academy didn't take home the award! In fact, the nominees didn't even get mentioned! Ah, well. I'm more than okay with this. Mostly, I feel bad because I know so many of you were literally voting every day. I can't thank you enough for your support and am in awe of your dedication! So, thank you so much. I don't need an award to feel like a winner with you guys around. :)
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