Monday, October 7, 2013

Another Convention, Another Guest Post

The RT Booklovers Convention (to be held May 14-18, 2014) opened up registration on Friday. Great, I thought. I’ll register on Tuesday, when I’m in the next month’s billing cycle of my credit card. Then RT Convention posted on Facebook that the E-book signing was maxed out. What? That’s what I wanted to be included in. So I left a comment to that posting (as did others) asking why I should even bother going and then promptly shut down my computer, since I was going out for the night (HS Football, and yes, our team won--Yay!).

On Saturday morning, I saw their reply to my statement, which didn’t really sway me. However, a friend also replied, and she did sway me. Seems I can sign up for the Indie book signing on consignment. Not for “My Sunny Vampire” (can I even do that? I’ll have to check), but with “Home for the Holidays.” Who knew? Not me! I can still promote my novel (and any other books I just MIGHT happen to have for sale at the time, such as BITE ME if I self-pub it), but that anthology is able to get me in the Giant Book Fair, which is the main reason I wanted to attend this convention.

So it’s official. I’m attending the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention, held in New Orleans, as a published author. Anyone else planning on going? If so, your goal is to hunt me down and say hi. You hear?

Today is my day to be featured on Lyrical Press’s blog! I’ll add the link as soon as I get it, though, so if it isn’t there yet, and you want to come over and say hi, it’ll show up later this morning.

Here are the most recent posts (if you want to see the older links, check Friday’s blog):
October 4:
October 5:
October 6:
October 7 (ME!!!):

WRiTE CLUB update: Well, I was IN the quarterfinals, but didn’t get enough votes to get OUT of the quarterfinals and into the semis. Oh well… I have to admit, my second piece wasn’t quite a good as the first, but that’s what happens when you realize you need another 500 word piece and quickly! Haha! If you’re curious as to which writer I was, you’ll have to ask me in the comments.

I had a nice football weekend. Wayne HS Warriors won, OSU Buckeyes won, Cincinnati Bengals won, and the St. Louis Rams WON!!!! Yay!! Steelers were on a bye, so the Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey) won for them, right? Haha! Did your team win? Or are you oblivious to sports?




LD Masterson said...

Hope your trip to RT Booklovers is successful.

My weekend wasn't quite as good but it had it's moments. Stebbins HS football team lost and my fantasy football team got skunked. But the Stebbins Band had two very successful competitions and my Red Sox are up 2-0 going into game three of the divisional playoffs.

Stacy McKitrick said...

LD - Don't know who to root for in the playoffs, since the Reds are out. I grew up a Dodgers fan, but I don't know any of the players anymore. And I kind of feel like maybe it SHOULD be Pittsburgh's year (although I'm really NOT a Pirates fan). I'm just glad the Yankees aren't in it!

B.E. Sanderson said...

My college teams both won, so yay. And the Packers won, so yay there, too.

Congratulations on being able to get into the RT Book Lovers Book Fair thing. I hope it helps sales. =o)

Stacy McKitrick said...

B.E. - Glad to hear your teams won! Makes watching a whole lot more fun, doesn't it?

JeffO said...

My Bruins have won their first two of the season, so I'm happy!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - It's always nice to be happy on a Monday, no matter how you get there, isn't it?

I'm happy hockey is back!!!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I've never been to RT, but hope you have fun - and sell tons of Home for the Holidays and whatever else you take! Off to check out Lyrical Press...

Maria Zannini said...

What does that mean 'on consignment'?

I know they have space limitations, but it would've been nice to let people know that slots were filling up fast.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Hopefully our Beach anthology will be available, too! It'd be cool if I could sell one or two, huh?

Maria - Yeah, it would have been niced to be warned. I specifically set up their Facebook page so I was notified of any postings and the only thing they posted was saying it was full! As for on consignment, I believe they sell the books for me (I have to provide them), but not 100% sure. It wasn't really spelled out on their website (at least not as I was registering).

The Spooky Whisk said...

That's exciting and I look forward to hearing about your sales. Very cool stuff. And I'm glad you had a nice football weekend.

Hubby is a Steelers fan and the only good thing he said about last weekend was, "at least they won't lose this week."

You know, with being off. Though I did think it sucked that they lost when they were in London.

Oh well, that's the game.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - This season looks to be a long one for us Steelers fans! We had hope that we might win at least two - against the Browns - but now that's not even looking likely! Argh!!