Had an AMAZING time tonight at the Second Annual Fantastical Mystery Tour.
Sorry the pic is all waggly-- we forgot to turn on the flash.
To the left is my good friend, urban fantasy author James R. Tuck, writer of the Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter series from Kensington.
To the right is new friend Kalayna Price, who writes the Alex Craft books from Roc. Her third book, Grave Memory, launched this week, and she was kind and generous enough to invite several other authors around the southeast to sign with her.
And now, I'm staying in a hotel with a vault in the lobby.
That's right. A VAULT.
They turned it into a martini bar. We went inside for a minute. But nothing inside could compare to the door, so we left.
One of the neatest things about tonight was getting to meet people who had read the book and enjoyed it. In case you're wondering if your kind words or dog-eared paperback mean anything to an author, I tell you honestly that THEY MEAN THE WORLD. Brandon, Terry, Vikki, Samantha, Melissa, Karen, Sara, Emily, Barbara, Cody, and everyone who stepped up with a smile: THANK YOU! Y'all rock!
I also met amazing authors, heard some interesting stories, enjoyed a lot of book talk, and ate some danged good caramel cake.
In conclusion, I'm lucky as hell.