Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Supernatural Summer!!!

It's June! How did that happen!!

Let me tell you about my last week, and perhaps you will understand why I didn't blog.:D

Last Monday I went out of the country for the first time. (Yay Canada!!!) Tuesday through Thursday I got to participate in Harper Canada's Supernatural Summer with Kim Harrison and Lesley Livingston. Oh. My. Gosh!! What a fun week!! Lots of traffic, strange jokes from Kim's hubby (Hi!), and my first high tea with fellow Harper author R.J. Anderson (look for Wayfarer later this month!) were just a couple of the notable moments. I had such a blast! We not only did our nighttime events, but we also had lunches with librarians and corporate people (as well as each other! I LOVE hanging with other authors!) and some five-minute (which means 20-30 minute) meetings with store staffs. It was an amazing week!!

On Friday morning I headed to the airport after waking up at the equivalent of 3:30AM my time *takes a deep breath* got through customs and took a four-hour flight to Phoenix (during which I literally worked on line edits every moment from when they let me take my computer out, to when they made me put it away. Whew!

So then I got off the plane, went home, hugged my kids and hubby, took a shower, and headed right of to the Phoenix ComicCon. (I cut it a little close there, I admit.:D) I spent a good part of the entire weekend at ComicCon and got to meet John Scalzi (!!!) and a new author, Leanna Renee Hieber as well as Dean Lorey, Sam Sykes, and old favorite James Owen. A lovely, if somewhat rushed weekend.:)

That left me one day to pack and spend with my family. Oh, and clean my house. Thus, no blogging.:D

I hope you will all forgive me! Luckily, the Phoenix Airport has free Wi-fi, and my breakfast is awesome, so I am happy to munch and blog this morning.:) I am actually hoping to blog twice this morning as I've had a topic I've been ruminating on for a while. We'll see. They do get a little twitchy if you wait till the last minute to get on your plane.:D

But first things first, business!

It is Supernatural Summer this week and I want to make sure you all know where I am.:D

Tonight (Tuesday, June 1st):

June 1, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Rainy Day Books (Kansas City)

Please note this is an off-site event:

Johnson County Public Library

Central Resource Branch

9875 West 87th Street

Overland Park, KS 66212

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 2):

7:00 PM

Barnes and Noble Mansell Crossing SC

7660 Northpoint Parkway Ste 200 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-993-8340

Thursday, June 3rd:

7:00 PM


965 West Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75013

The first two events will be me, Kim Harrison, and Ellen Schreiber. In Dallas we will pick up the inestimable Kimberly Derting as well! After that I am peeling off to Tulsa for a writer's conference (I'm the Keynote. Isn't that weird?!?!?) but the Supernatural Summer tour rolls on!! Check out the schedule here: Kim and Ellen and Kimberly will continue and they will pick up the awesome Kelley Armstrong for more events!

Seriously, come see us, people! Group tours are SO fun and if you are an aspiring author this is a great time to hear real experiences and get tips and suggestions. And if you are a fan, this is your opportunity to grill us for spoilers!;)



Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

If I was sitting behind you on the plane, I would have peeked through the seats and read everything you were writing and not introduce myself until later. Muwahahahaha!

Harper Teen needs to have Super Natural Summer goes European! I'm writing them a letter.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Memorial Day weekend -- that time of year when we all kick back and try to shove three weeks worth of activity into three days.

Sounds like you made the most of it and had a blast while you were at it. Glad to hear everything went smooth.

Jessie Oliveros said...

It was great meeting you tonight, Aprilynne! I was too tongue-tied to tell you that I really enjoyed your second book...especially that last chapter. Have fun on the rest of your tour.

Graham Bradley said...

James Owen is a champ,I totally LOVE his Imaginarium Geographica books. Wickedosity.

Claire M. Caterer said...

Aprilynne, thank you so much for including Kansas City on your tour! RD Books always brings us such fantastic authors. You were so kind to my daughter who probably wanted to stay and chat with you all evening, even with the long line behind us. She was excited to meet another person who loves writing as well as Broadway musicals! Enjoy the rest of your tour, and we will kick back and enjoy SPELLS.

JessaHaley said...

I get to finally meet you tonight! I'm so excited not only becauseyour books are amoung my top favorites, but because I've written three books and the third one is the one I've worked the hardest on and will soon pursue publishing. Anyway, I'm from Arkansas and all 9 hours that I drove up here I was smiling because I get to meet you! :D See you tonight!(I hope that doesn't sound creepy.)

Heather said...

Sounds like a blast! I love Canada! The people are so friendly and the country is beautiful, and hanging out with other writers there, sounds like heaven! I think we can forgive you for not blogging since you've been so busy touring!

Nikki said...

Wait, you met John Scalzi! Awesome! Now I can saw you're awesome too. Sorry I missed your book signing at Changing Hands, our family was doing some traveling of our own in Louisiana, but I do need to get Spells signed by you eventually to match my Wings.