I always look forward to the Romantic Times convention. Its at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare from Wednesday April 11 until Sunday April 15. I can’t wait to catch up with my friends and make new ones. There’s dancing every night, panels and mixers every day, its a book lovers dream come true!
Here’s a run down of the appearances I’ll be making while in Chicago. On Wednesday from 1-2 I’ll be on the Science Fiction Panel, Popular Tropes and Themes, & How to Write SF that Dazzles with Ann Aguirre, Beth Reavis, Cindy Spencer Pape and Linnea Sinclair.
Then Wednesday at 2:15 is time for the Western Reader Round-up. There will be prizes, TV western Trivia and line dancing. Pull on your books, grab your hat and come along to the round-up. The authors include CH Admirand, Vivian Arend, Lori Armstrong, Cindy Holby (hey that’s me) Cat Johnson, Janette Kenny, Amanda McIntyre, Bobbie Smith and Beth Williamson. Did I mention Mr. Romance 2011 Len Gunn and contestant Scott Nova will be there for pictures? It’s going to be a rocking good time.
On Saturday at 5:00 I’ll be part of the Romance Readers Town Meeting with Cherry Adair, Beth Ciotta, Mari Freeman, Sabrina Jeffires, Keiran Kramer, Deb Marlowe, Katharine Ashe and Isabelle Drake. There will be lots of prizes and some games and a chance for you to ask questions about the writer’s life.
And then there’s the ginormous book fair Saturday from 11-2 at the Hyatt. Hundreds of authors will be signing and its your chance to meet your favorite ones.
I hope to see you in Chicago!