I’m excited to announce my schedule for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention!

 The convention is April 12-17, and I am there the entire week, highlighting The Monster Files.

 I will also be part of the Club RT gift basket raffle, with a British themed basket for my upcoming series, The Maggie Mulgrew Mysteries.


Here is my schedule for the week:

 Tuesday, April 12: YA Spooky Slumber Party – 10:30pm -12am, Brasilia 7

Wear your jammies and join us for some spooky, silly fun and games! Challenge your favorite YA authors to time-honored slumber party favorites like Truth or Dare, Boy Meets Girl, Secrets, and create your very own spooky flash fiction stories. Snacks, swag, and prizes abound — and the best freaky, funny, and/or fantastic slippers win! (NOTE: This event is part of the general RT Agenda. No additional fee required)

***I will be giving away a fun Alex Finch gift basket, and fun table prizes.***

Wednesday, April 13: YA Book-tionary – 2:45pm-3:45pm, Amazon J

Team up with your favorite YA authors in a fast-paced game of drawing charades to guess the name of YA book titles and familiar tropes or phrases found in popular YA novels. Teams led by YA author "artists" will battle it out to see who can decipher the most clues before time runs out. Expect raucous fun and prizes galore!

***I will be giving away another Alex Finch gift basket. :)***


 Saturday is a big day! Here is where I’ll be, and when:

 Saturday, April 16: Giant Book Fair – YA Alley – 10:30am-2:00pm, Pavilion Ballroom

Meet more than 650 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks. Bring your “keepers” and have them signed! This year we will have all authors (traditional, e-book only, and indie/print on consignment) all in one room and fully intermingled! The Saturday Giant Book Fair ticket is included in the full general convention registration fee. This event is also open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for just the Giant Book Fair. You can purchase a ticket at the door the day of the event. Pre-ordered tickets will be picked up at the hotel on the day of the Giant Book Fair. You can bring two books from home per author to the Giant Book Fair on Saturday. However, you can only bring 10 books from home into the book fair ballroom at a time. There will be a book check area where you can store your extra books and swap them out for 10 more and then you can re-enter the room.

 Saturday, April 16: Teen Day Party – 6:00pm-6:30pm, Brasilia 4

Join HarperTeen/Epic Reads as we celebrate all things YA! Mingle with over 60 of your favorite YA authors! Enjoy the chance to chat and take photos with the authors, get their autographs, join them for a game of YA trivia, take pics in photo booth, and more! Don't forget to pick up your coveted Teen Day Goody Bag*, full of books and cool swag! All Teen Day Party attendees will also receive entry to the YA Goody Room! * NOTE: Every teen who purchases a ticket to Teen Day will receive a numbered bracelet to redeem for a Goody Bag at the party. After teens receive their bags, additional Goody Bags will be available on a first come basis -- for as long as the bags last.

***I will be signing bookmarks and giving away fun swag from 6-6:30, then I’ll be heading over to the:

FAN-tastic Day Party – 6:45pm-7:30pm, Amazon A

Join host Dreamspinner Press for an exciting party to cap off our FAN-tastic Day activities. Spend time with a variety of authors as you mix and mingle around the room! Get a book signed from one of our featured authors! Pick up some great giveaways! Refreshments, raffles and goodie bags galore!

Beautiful tote bag (filled with books) to the first 500 who enter!

***I will be giving away swag, and signing whatever you hand to me.  :)***


Hope to see you there! It’s going to be an amazing week!