In September I'll be celebrating my birthday with a bunch of my favorite authors at Baltimore Book Festival (booth number and street location to be announced). Rounding out that weekend will be a long awaited tattoo appointment for the portrait of my grandmother on my forearm. Oddly enough it will be a year at the time of getting the tattoo since she passed. I had hoped to have the appointment sooner but I firmly believe the timing was meant to be. What a way to remember and celebrate her life and passing. I'm really looking forward to the experience and sharing the completed artwork with all of you.
October brings my favorite time of year HallowRead, which combines my to favorite things- books and Halloween. This year we have an incredible line up. For a full list of attending authors check out the HallowRead blog or website. I'm happy to announce I'll be participating on to panels this year- Name That Vampire where we read excerpts from popular vampire novels, some we've written and some from our favorites. Readers guess and the first person to answer correctly is given a small prize. I did it last year and we had a blast! The second panel is a new one for HallowRead, Holding Court which focuses on the Fae courts and the creatures who belong to them. With the addition of som many Fae elements in my series I am really excited about this panel!
If you want to get in on the fun go to www.hallowread.com and grab your tickets! Did I mention there is a haunted house? I cannot wait! We're having our first haunted house team meeting next week. It's going to be awesome getting the scare crew back together again! I won't be able to give too much away but I'll be sure to share some of the details as soon as I can! <3