RTC and BookCon

May is here, which means I’ll be attending two reader conferences back-to-back.

f3a66-rtc2015The first is Romancing the Capital, organized by Eve Langlais, which will be held in Ottawa May 5 – 8. This is the second year for this reader conference, and I’m sure it will be even more fun than it was last year. I’m teaching a workshop on Thursday, then will be on a couple of panels and have my own Knights vs. Dragons session again. There are theme parties on Friday and Saturday night, and a big booksigning on Saturday afternoon. The conference is sold out, but the booksigning is open to the public. If you’re attending, be sure to say hello!

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixI’ll come home, turn around, and fly to Chicago for BookCon on Saturday May 14. This reader event is always scheduled at the end of BookExpo America, and has been an amazing event when I’ve participated before. I’ll be signing in the RWA booth (#1712) at noon on Saturday. I’ll have copies of The Crusader’s Bride to give away, as well as print copies of my 2016 Sampler.

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThere’s been an exciting addition to my plans for both conferences. I’ll have some print copies of Wyvern’s Mate for both events. These paperbacks are in a smaller size I haven’t used before, which is closer to a mass market paperback. I think they’re so cute!

Romancing the Capital 2016

It’s happening already! Romancing the Capital was such a success last weekend, that arrangements are already made for 2016. This readers’ conference will be in Ottawa Canada on May 5 – 7, 2016. I’ve already booked in as a sponsoring author, and will likely be teaching a workshop for aspiring writers on the Thursday.

Read more here and register, too.

(Be sure to check out the page of pictures from 2015!)

Home from RTC

Wow! Romancing the Capital was a fabulous reader conference, probably the best conference I’ve ever attended. We had so much fun. The events were great, the food was great, the hotel was great, and the readers were AWESOME. It was wonderful to see old friends, to meet online friends in person and to make new friends.

You can check out some of the fun in the RTC Facebook group, where people are still uploading pictures and videos.

Eve is planning for next year, and I’ll be there. Will you?



In preparation for Romancing the Capital, the readers’ conference in Ottawa that I’ll be attending in April, I’ve been making bookmarks. These are the ones for The Crusader’s Bride. There have been a number of versions, but we’re going to go with this variant, even though it’s fiddly to make. (The ribbon is a bit thick for the beads, but it looks so good.) There will also be some for Firestorm Forever.

What do you think?

About Coastal Magic

Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know that I’m living in the House of Flu. Mr. Math became sick with it about a week ago, which (perhaps predictably) meant that I came down with the flu in the middle of last week. Neither of us are back to normal yet (ugh) although there has been some improvement. The New Girl is bouncing off the walls, missing all her big walks (but I think she likes hanging out in the bedroom when one or both of us head back to bed.)

All of this would be just TMI, except it’s forced me to change my travel plans. I’ve lost a week of writing and will probably lose most of another, so I’ve cancelled out of the Coastal Magic readers’ conference at the beginning of February. The schedule was tight for Firestorm Forever already, but my being sick made it tighter. In order to get the book done on time, I need to stay home and write.

I’ll miss seeing all of you who are booked to attend, but I’m pretty sure you’d all rather have Sloane’s book in March!