YA authors at PennedCon 2018

I just got back from a weekend with my favorite writing buddies – nearly 50 young adult authors. I took lots of pictures, and even made a video of them introducing their books. The main thing I got out of it, was how much these books mean to readers; even if they’re scifi or fantasy, they still make readers feel accepted or not alone. PennedCon was set up as a charity fundraiser for autism, by YA author Amy Miles.

 

I attended as an author, and even though I didn’t bring books to sign or a full display set up, I still met a few readers who knew me (and were waiting on more books!) I can’t tell you how much that means to me.

I also got to speak on a self-publishing panel, moderated by Mark Coker of Smashwords, with several NYT bestselling authors, including Amy Bartol (one of my fav writers).

More importantly, I got to connect and hang out with a bunch of YA authors as a peer, and see how they interact with fans

  

GIVEAWAY

I bought a lot of SIGNED books, and I’m putting them all in a giveaway before we leave for Thailand this week…  here’s a video of some of the YA authors introducing their books. Scroll down to enter!

 

>>Click here to win ALL these signed books!<<

What I’m working on

I don’t update this blog often enough, so here’s the plan if you’re curious.

  1. still wrestling with the last few chapters of Selfie, so I can announce it
  2. want to finish Scarlet Thread 3, maybe 4
  3. want to finish Taste 2 and Shearwater 2
  4. Also have an epic fantasy I’m excited about

Not sure I’ll get all that done this year, but that’s what I’m working on, and I plan to be faster and more consistent with releases, and also focusing on finishing up series and being less sporadic with new ideas.

 

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