Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Mishmash 4/21/14



Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

1. YA Fest  On Saturday, I attended YA Fest with 49 other authors. It was crazy awesome. I got to meet my Month9Books family who I've talked to online but never met in person before.
Pab Sungenis, Jackie Kessler, Me, Jen McConnel, Janice Bashman, and Donna Gallanti












I also finally met Jennifer Armentrout in person, which was awesome since she blurbed my Touch of Death series for me.


Kate Kaynak photo bombed a picture, giving Lisa Amowitz bunny ears. ;)


So, I took a picture with Kate.

The lovely Kimberly Miller was nice enough to take a picture of me at my table.

I got a nice surprise when my friend and fellow author, Beth Consugar, showed up. We'd never met in person before.

Here's me with YA Fest founder, Jennifer Murgia, who happened to blurb The Monster Within for me.

And here I am with the totally sweet Jen McConnel. Seriously, what a sweetheart!

And that's probably way more pictures than you wanted to see, but I had an absolute blast and had to share. 

2.  Monroe County Book Expo  I'll be at the Hughes branch of the Eastern Monroe County Library on Saturday from 10am-3pm signing copies of all my books, PB through YA, and my Ashelyn Drake title, Campus Crush.

3.  Editing  I'm editing for clients this week along with working on revisions for two of my books. April has been such a busy month for me.

That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

40 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time!

    Me... Mostly contemplating my next steps now that I got my book rights back.

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    1. I did.

      I'm here to help in whatever way I can, Misha. :)

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  2. I was really bummed about not jumping on the bandwagon for YA Fest. Most of the Kid Lit Author Club I belong to was there, and I don't know how I missed the all-call. Possibly, it was set up before I joined their group last summer. Maybe I even gave it a miss because it was the week PRIOR to my new release and I thought I wouldn't have that third book to offer. Anyway, I'm kicking myself now when I see who was there, and I'm determined to apply for next year!

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    1. I was so excited to go because I was on the wait list. Luckily I got a spot that opened up. I'm already looking forward to next year. :)

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  3. Wow, YA Fest sounds brilliant. Glad you had a wonderful time.

    I've had a couple of people (my husband and a writer friend) critique my first three chapters and the results have been incredibly helpful. This week is about rewriting those chapters (plus letting them see chapter 4 and then probably rewriting that), then a final polish before submitting to a competition. Haven't had much time to write because it's Easter break for my kids, but it has let me mull over my story which has led me to some wonderful breakthroughs. Have a great week.

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    1. I knew you'd find willing readers. :) I'm glad their comments were helpful.

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  4. Looks like so much fun! I would have totally been fangirling :)

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  5. How fun to meet everyone! Sounds like a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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    1. You're welcome. I had such a great time.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your photos, Kelly. Looks like you had a super time. :D

    It's always great to finally meet your friends from online.

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    1. Yes, it's so much fun to finally meet in person.

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  7. Awe, this are such lovely photos, Kelly. It seems like you had a great time and I'm so happy for you! It's always nice to meet those who we have become close to online in person.

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    1. Thanks, Gina. Yes, it's very nice to meet after talking online for months or even years.

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  8. Awesome pictures! :) I wish there were more book events in Finland.

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    1. I wish I had more by me too. This one was only 45 minutes away, which was great.

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  9. I'm glad you had a great time and were able to take a lot of pictures to share. :)

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  10. Loved seeing all of those smiling faces - and the one with you and J. Lynn - how cool is that? :-)

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    1. Yeah, she and I have been booked for the same events in the past but she had to leave early or didn't end up going. It was great to finally meet her.

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  11. Ahh! It's so much fun to meet your internet friends and acquaintances in real life!

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  12. Love all the photos and BETH! How wonderful. Glad you had a such a great time at your fest.

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    1. I know! I was so happy to finally meet Beth.

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  13. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Kelly!

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  14. It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves!

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  15. Loved all the photos. Great that you had a lovely time.

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  16. Um, no, not too many pics! I love getting to see authorly events. And I loved your dress! (I'm a big fan of stripes)

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    1. Thanks, Leandra. It was very comfortable too. I find dresses are the most comfortable for events. :)

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  17. I love meeting online people in person. They've supported you from afar and you finally get to talk to them. I love that experience.

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    1. Yes, it's a great experience.

      Love your new avatar. :)

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  18. ^These photos tell that you were in *the place to be!* (And, in addition, that you are gorgeous.) Very nice to see.

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  19. Sounds like and looks like a great event. Awesome

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    1. It was so much fun. I definitely want to go back next year.

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  20. Late to the party as usual, but I had to finish a wip. Love the photos. Sounds like you had a blast.

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    1. Yay for finishing you WIP. Congrats! And, yes, I did have a blast. :)

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