It’s finally time! I was lucky enough to meet Vilma from Vilma’s Book Blog in Denton in 2013 (gosh, was it really that long ago??), and she subsequently invited me to participate in last year’s Austin Book Fest, which was awesome. This year’s going to be even better! Know how I know? Because the event’s, like, three times as big, and some of my favorite readers are here with me this year! (I wish more of you could have come–you know who you are!)
So, first of all: I will have swag, so please come say hi (I don’t bite) and get a bookmark or button or postcard set or wristband or something… and I’ll have some candy, too. It’s Easter candy, which is actually a teaser that someone may find out the meaning to if I have too much to drink.
Secondly: I have books. Quite a lot, I think, and I don’t want to have to lug them all home, so maybe you can come pick one up. 🙂 I have some of all of my books, and extras of Lost and Found and Contessa, the first full-length novels of both of my completed series. (Lost and Found, Time Stands Still, Never Look Back, Contessa, Olivia, and Livvy are $15 each; Dear Jon is $12; Not Today, But Someday is $10; Number Seven and Crossroads are $5 each.)
And last but not least: Erin from Southern Belle Book Blog, a local celebrity in our book world, will be keeping me company at my table (and possibly wearing a kick-ass shirt, she tells me)!!
Read on to learn more about my books!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with my books, I’m actually the author of two series: Emi Lost & Found and the Choisie series. The second is a spin-off of the first, but you don’t have to read Emi’s books to enjoy the Choisie series… it just sort of enhances the story if you do. Anyway.
The prequel to Emi Lost & Found is called Not Today, But Someday, and it is FREE! This is an intro to the series that focuses on when two of the three main characters meet in high school. Yes, they’re teens in the prequel, but all the YA I write is written to be enjoyed by adult audiences. The rest of the series is Adult Contemporary, following characters in their late twenties and early thirties as they mend friendships, find love, work through grief, make new friends, and work toward a happily ever after.
The Choisie series begins as mature YA and evolves into New Adult as the characters age. Again, this is not your typical young adult novel. Our heroine is anything but your average teen. In the first book, Contessa, she struggles to have a good relationship with her father while she builds a new one with a talented boy who comes from a very different environment. Their affection is real, and deep, but they’re young and foolish, too. This book comes with a short story, and is only $3.99!
Suggested reading order of Emi Lost & Found: Not Today, But Someday • Lost and Found • Time Stands Still • Never Look Back
Reading order of Choisie: Contessa • Olivia • Dear Jon • Livvy
I also have released two novellas: Number Seven (you can read this any time) and Crossroads (best read after Livvy)
I look forward to meeting all of you tomorrow from 12-4 in Austin! Thank you so much for coming out to meet me and all the other wonderful authors, readers and bloggers who will be here, too!