This will be my first year of being able to sign my books at the Readers for Life, Romance Writers of America Literacy Autographing event. Am I little bit excited? A little bit nervous? Sure.
I’ll be swimming in the big pool with all the big kids. I reminded myself not to dive in and do a big ol’ belly flop, but to kind of slide into the water with ease…like when nobody was looking. I’d just started to think everything would be fine when they announced we’ll be seated in alphabetical order. I looked up the seating arrangements. I’m between Heather Graham (who has published about 150 novels) and Jane Graves (about eighteen novels and has had numerous RITA Award nominations.)
Panic began to take over my previous calm mood. It hit me a day or so later, that this is good. This is excellent. I’ll be rubbing elbows with the famous! I’m an unknown, and obviously new to this being published game. There will be few visitors to my spot. However, there should be tons of fans for the ladies seated to my right and left. I can easily chat to their overflow traffic. ; )
So here are the details:
When: July 17th, 2013 at 5:30 pm-7.30 pm.
Where: Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atrium Ballroom A-C.
The event is open to the general public and draws 450 romance authors who sign books for fans, and all proceeds from the event benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Action, Inc., and Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. New this year will be a silent auction for baskets of donated items to further raise funds for literacy programs.
If you’ll be in the Atlanta region, I’d love it if you dropped by to say hello.