I'm headed to Denver today for the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association conference. I'll be meeting with booksellers etc., as well as my publicist from Simon and Schuster, and a couple of regional reps.
It's the first time I've attended this event. I'll also be signing ARCs of NO MERCY at the author reception on Friday. Maybe signing will give me the feeling this book is actually going to hit the shelves. It's been a long process, I finished writing the book in June 2007, my agent sold this new series in Nov. 2007 and the book wasn't scheduled for release until Jan. 2010.
I'm bringing my laptop, so I'll also be locked in my hotel room working when I'm not in the bar--I mean networking. Saturday I'm helping out in the Mystery Writers of America booth, Rocky Mountain Chapter, which we're sharing with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. I'll be hanging out with FOFO Mario Acevedo at some point too.
So...think I can convince the NY Publishing folks to try Rocky Mountain Oysters when we're out to dinner Friday night?