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DA3 Interview: Favorite Conference Speakers

DA3 Interview: Favorite Conference Speakers

With reader and writer “conference season” upon us, I thought I’d bring to Dear Author a few authors who also make great presenters on panels and workshops. Grace Burrowes was a wonderful discovery to me last year–I didn’t know her… more

2013 BEA Amazon Roundtable

2013 BEA Amazon Roundtable

  I was invited to participate in an Amazon Roundtable. There were three authors present: CJ Lyons, Stephanie Bond, and Hugh Howey.  The first two are Kindle Millionaires, or authors who have sold over 1 million kindle copies.  Howey is… more

Bea BloggerCon 2013 and Beyond

Bea BloggerCon 2013 and Beyond

This year I sat through the BEA BloggerCon 2013 as someone who had participated in putting the program together so my perspective might be much different than those who had attended as pure bloggers. I don’t think we’ve hit on… more

RT Blogger Con Announcement

RT Blogger Con Announcement

It’s official: the RT Book Blogger Convention is on the RT site, and we have a registration form ready to go!  REGISTRATION LINK. A few important points: 1. Registration is $30.00. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. The… more

RT Blogger Event – Gauging Interest

RT Blogger Event – Gauging Interest

Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches Trashy Books has spearheaded an effort to bring a one day conference dedicated to helping bloggers network with other bloggers, learn tools of the trade, and information about the book industry. She has graciously allowed… more

BEA Day 3:  Up all night

BEA Day 3: Up all night

It’s Day 4 actually as my clock says it is 12:16 am. Remember yesterday when I closed saying that I was going to a power reader breakfast at Random House at 7 am and how I didn’t know what a… more

2012 RT Report

2012 RT Report

This year’s Romantic Times convention was my fourth in a row. Since my first visit, RT has underwent a dramatic change and much of it has to do with moving the focus away from cover models and toward the readers…. more

Sunita reports from Bouchercon 2011

Sunita reports from Bouchercon 2011

Despite reading romance and other genre fiction for decades, I’ve never been to a writer or reader convention. I don’t have aspirations to write genre fiction, and I travel enough to meetings and conference for the day job. But when… more