So… my news. It’s convention news. Really cool convention news.
A couple weeks ago I get this call from Ilona Andrews (yes, the NYT bestselling urban fantasy author) asking if I would like to be part of a *very special convention* next September. In New Orleans. The Big Easy.
Then she explained how the convention would go down, who were the organizers and the participating fellow authors.
She asked, “Yes, No, Maybe?”
I said, “Hell, yes. Count me in!”
First thing different about this convention – it’s being hosted by five major authors (Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Ilona Andrews, Kelly Armstrong and Jennifer Armentrout).
Second –They’re CAPPING THE REGISTRATION so readers can spend *loads* of quality time with the authors, both with the ones they love and the ones they’ve yet to read. Which means y’all better reg early or you’re going to miss out.
Third – the authors participating were all *hand selected.* As in you had to be invited to attend. (I’m still giddy about that).
To add icing to this multi-tiered cake, the Mistress of All Things Vampiric (Charlaine Harris) is a Special Guest, as well as literary agents Nancy Yost and Merrilee Heifnetz.
The other authors include (and wow is this a list!): Lara Adrian, Jeanette Battista, Jenna Black, Rachel Caine, Kresley Cole, Zoraida Cordova, Cora Carmack, Jay Crownover, Kimberly Derting, Sonali Dev, Kami Garcia, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Wendy Higgins, Beverly Jenkins, Sophie Jordan, Laura Kaye, Katie McGarry, Chloe Neill, Jana Oliver, Pamela Palmer, Aprilynne Pike, Kristen Proby, Gena Showalter, Rachel Vincent, Jaye Wells, Sarah Wendell, and Samantha Young.
Fourth: there are all sorts of extra goodies going on (NOLA tours) during the convention besides the big signing and the panels.
So please check out the website for more information. I’d love to see you folks in New Orleans next year. It’s going to be a glorious weekend and I am thrilled to be asked to participate.
Jana is an international & multi-award winning author in several genres including young adult, paranormal romance and urban fantasy.