The annual book industry gathering known as BookExpo America is going on right now and then over the weekend it turns into booknerd paradise, an open-to-the-public extravaganza called The Book Con. See the full star-studded lineup of guests here: https://www.thebookcon.com/guests/2017-Guests/
(Holly Black! Bill Nye! Christina Lauren! Gabby Rivera! Heather Graham! Janet Mock! Majorie Liu! etc etc etc!)
I’ll be there doing the following:
Diversifying Love: Panel Discussion
June 3, 11:45am to 12:45 am
Panel discussion moderated by Sarah MacLean (bestselling author and Washington Post columnist), joined by authors Nicole Blades, KM Jackson, Seth King, Tracey Livesay, Cecilia Tan, and Mara White and reader/USA Today Happy Ever After contributor Denny Bryce.
The official description: Multicultural romance is not new…but the majority of players in the proliferating and ever-popular Romance genre agree that stories of love need to feature “people of all colors, religions, abilities and sexual orientation” (thank you, #weneeddiversebooks, for trailblazing). As stories of race and prejudice blare and glare from national headlines, authors and readers of this popular genre agree about one powerful, life-changing/life-affirming message: Love Transcends. Romance has the power to open readers’ minds to stories that could imbue new understanding and acceptance in the ways we relate to one another. BookCon is pleased to host a frank discussion about the need for inclusive, representative Romance.
I *think* there will be giveaway copies of various of our books at the end of the panel? The description also says: “Discover all there is to love about a popular genre whose authors and readers are embracing a wide spectrum of experience, and we invite you to take away a book that will open your eyes to the multiverse of romantic possibility.” I’m just not sure which titles or how many of each will be on hand!
I KNOW there will be plenty of copies of HARD RHYTHM, my latest rock star romance, on hand at my other shindig, though, free autographing at the RWA Booth:
AUTOGRAPHING FREE BOOKS
To see the complete schedule of who is signing in the RWA Booth on Saturday and Sunday, it’s posted here: https://www.rwa.org/page/rwaatbea.
The list includes Megan Frampton, Damon Suede, Joanne Rock, and many more writing in many genres from historical to YA to erotic contemporary. The signing at the RWA booth is FREE. Just line up and I’ll sign until either my time slot ends or we run out of books, whichever comes first! (Not all the autograph events at BookCon are free. Some you pay for the book. Not this one, though!)
I’ll be signing my latest one from Forever/Grand Central Publishing, HARD RHYTHM. It’s third in the Secrets of a Rock Star series, which can be read in any order. Each book involves a different member of the rock band known as The Rough. We’ve already had the lead singer (Taking the Lead) and the guitar player (Wild Licks), so now it’s drummer Chino Garcia’s turn.