Yes, this is how this business works. It’s still the last quarter of 2012 but I’m already paid and registered with a room booked and promo purchased for a convention next August. The registration for Authors After Dark 2013, to be held on the riverfront in lovely Savannah, GA, is selling out quickly and I think they hope to be completely filled by December this year, so here I am, posting about it now because they are holding a fabulous promotion. Check out the official post for details HERE but in a nutshell, there are free registrations and lots of prizes up for grabs during their registration drive, now through December 24th.
Also happening now for next August’s convention is voting for the Bookie Awards. I’ve been honored to be nominated by the convention attendees for 3 years running now. I’ve won for my books in my Contemporary Western series Studs in Spurs two years in a row, and I’m nominated again this year in the Western Romance category for 2 books in that series, and also in the Best Anthology category for Cowboy Lust (out through Cleis Press, edited by Delilah Devlin with a forward by Lorelei James). The full list of nominations is HERE‘
Voting is open today! Go forth and vote for your favorites at http://authorsafterdark.blogspot.com/2012/10/2013-authors-after-dark-bookie-awards.html