Will you be at GRL in Virginia this October? I'm excited to be attending again—it was so fun last year! I loved meeting so many of you and so many of my fellow authors who I'd only known online before.
Like last year, I'm offering a paperback preorder through this form. I will have some books with me at Saturday's signing, but to be sure you get what you want, preordering is a good idea. All of my books are available to preorder (including To Love the Dragon King!), and I'm happy to sign or personalize them for you.
Can't wait to see you at GRL!
I went to my first GRL last week, and I'm so glad I finally got to go. I've wanted to for years—in 2020, I was finally able to make plans to go, but then the pandemic hit and GRL was obviously canceled. It took two more years, but I finally made and as a Spotlight Author. I had a fantastic time and I loved meeting so many readers! Here's a little recap:
On Thursday morning, I did a Q&A panel on the theme Great Escape with other paranormal/fantasy/urban fantasy authors AR Moler, Drea Roman, and Tempeste O'Riley. We got so many great questions about our books and inspiration, what got us started writing and what's next for us. We were also asked about books in our genre that we love or that inspire us...which is a question that immediately makes me forget every book I've ever read! I came up with a few (and of course, remembered more once the panel was over!), so expect a blog post in the next couple of weeks about fantasy/urban fantasy/paranormal romance books that I enjoy to make up for my horrific memory during the panel.
On Friday morning, I had my Author Lounge. I set up my table and hoped that some people would stop by... So many of you stopped by! I loved talking to everyone who came by, whether they had read all my books or were just discovering them. So many readers said lovely things about my books, and I, of course, am always shocked and awkward with compliments, but I'm absolutely thrilled and blown away and honored by all the things you said and that you've enjoyed by stories and characters and worlds.
I attended some other authors' panels, which were interesting and fun and allowed me to listen to some of my favorite authors. It's always an amazing experience to be surrounded by other readers and authors and all the joy and excitement about the books we all love. And, I managed not to get killed by the murder elevator (that thing was really trying to take one of us out).
I finished up with Saturday's morning book signing (unfortunately, I couldn't stay past then because I had to work the day job on Sunday). Thank you so much to everyone who bought books or stopped by my table to chat and pick up a bookmark or card. It was wonderful to meet you all, and I hope you enjoy your books! And huge thanks to my mom, who came to GRL with me and joined me as my book signing assistant and for walks around Portsmouth's historic district and for great pizza and seafood. Spending some mom/daughter time made GRL even better.
Hopefully, I'll be able to attend GRL again next year!
GRL starts today! I can't believe it—it feels like time just flew to get us here. This is my first (much-delayed) time at GRL, and I'm so excited to attend as a Spotlight Author and meet readers. If you're going to be there, you can find me several places, including Saturday's book signing, which is open to the public. Please come say hi! Can't wait to see you there!
Just a quick reminder that if you're going to GRL next month (how is it so soon?!), you can preorder signed books from me and pick them up at the book signing using this form through September 5th. I'll have some books with me at the signing, but if you want to make sure you get a particular one, preordering might be best. See you at GRL!
I'm not sure if I ever announced this here, but I will be attending GRL this year as a Spotlight Author! This will be my first GRL, and I'm both excited to finally be attending and nervous because there's still a pandemic going on. I don't have much information about my GRL schedule yet, but I will be signing books at the book signing on Saturday. I'll have some books with me to sell, but you can also preorder signed books using this form and pick them up from me at the signing. I hope to see you at GRL!
Antonia is a writer and a reader and a copy editor/proofreader. She loves books, travel, art, photography, baking, pasta, and shoes.