May 13-18 — RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans, LA

The Giant Book Fair is on Saturday, May 17th, from 11am – 2pm. I will also be on two panels and participating in one party:

STEAMPUNK: Putting the “Steam” in “Steampunk”

From the treatment of hysteria to strange gadgets, there’s a lot of smexy Victoriana your history teacher never told you about. Whether you’re writing sweet or sassy, learn how to crank it the steampunk way and write a story both “steamy” and “punky”.

Event Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 10:00am to 11:00am
Moderator: Suzanne Lazear
Panelist(s): Meljean BrookKarina CooperDelilah S. DawsonSeleste deLaney (aka Julie Particka)
Location: 2nd Floor
Room: Studio 1

PARANORMAL: HEA The Paranormal Way

Boy Meets Girl has transformed into Creature Meets Girl. Or Boy Meets Creature. From that first look all the way to the final kiss, supernatural couples are lighting up the page. Acclaimed authors discuss the challenges – and perks – of getting to that Happily Ever After when relationships navigate fangs, fur, angel wings or dirigibles along the way.

Event Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 11:15am to 12:15pm
Moderator: Jeaniene Frost
Meljean BrookKresley ColeNalini Singh
Location: 2nd Floor
Room: Studio 2

Clockwork Carnivale Tea

Ladies and Gentlemen, gather your goggles, cinch your corsets and join us for an afternoon of revelry and delight at Clockwork Carnivale. Enjoy tea and sweets while steampunk authors entertain you with mayhem, giveaways, a steampunk costume contest, and more. There will be swag bags for the first 100.

Event Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: 2nd Floor
Room: Gallery 5

I hope to see you there!


Conference in space…I hope.