Last weekend I had a great time at the Rust City Book Con in Troy, Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit. The con was put together by the very enthusiastic and energetic blogger, Jackie of Literary Escapism.
While this was the first year for the event, I’m sure it will grow. However, as first year events go, this was a very intimate and enjoyable conference. I met a number of new writers that I’ve put on my “must read” list. But let me take you through it.
I shared a room and a ride with Lita Lawson, a new voice in contemporary romance. We arrived on Thursday night so as to be ready for the author panels that started first thing on Friday. I spoke on three panels on Friday and participated in the Historical meet and greet, a great time to play games with the authors. Here’s a pic of Rue Allyn and I in our historical get-up. The other historical authors were Linda Bradle, Gina Conkle, Cindy Spencer Pape, Marie Piper and Mervyn Seivwright. By the end of the day, I was exhausted.
On Saturday, I did one panel, Death is Easy, Comedy is Hard, and met Sara Dobie Bauer, who was hilarious. While I’m not into Vampire books, I’m definitely checking out her BITE SOMEONE. It’s bound to be a hoot. That’s her on the left wearing my hat. Not sure why there’s a purple light above her head. I think it might be some cosmic force