Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why I’m headed to Authors After Dark

Easy. This is a reader con. I want to hang out with people who love the same kinds of stories I do. Books are my passion. I live to read and to write. Nothing, aside from my family, captivates me more. And to get to play with others like me? I am so there.

When not wrangling kids, I’m lucky to spend my day in a book—either the one I am writing or one from my formidable TBR pile. For the most part, my passion is solitary. I often spend hours in the quiet listening only to the voices in my head (crazy, I know). A book, some chocolate (hazelnut) and I am good to go. During one stressful period of my life, I remember begging my sweet and enduring husband for the weekend to spend in bed and READ. I figure there might be one or two (or all?) at AAD who understand and can relate. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be wild about AAD anyway.

But I am a writer. I’ve got a book coming out this fall, so I’m also hoping to have my cake and frost it and then eat it with ice cream and chocolate sauce. In other words, I hope readers discover my books. I hope they dig my Shadow world and snatch up my romance trading cards. And then I just want to hang out and have fun with everyone.

I heard about AAD last year, but too late to come. When I saw the excitement online for this year, I said… YES! I can’t wait.

Readers, and by that I mean everyone, I’d love a chance to hear what you’re reading. I write dark paranormal/urban fantasy, so to lighten things up, I’ve been digging into some historicals. And I’ve just discovered steampunk. Why--I cry to heaven—did it take me so long?

So what are you reading? What’s on your must-read list?


Erin Kellison

6 comments:

Pamela {Spaz} said...

Love it! My husband DEFINITELY has had intervention talks with me over my reading habits :P

I love your Shadow series and can't wait for Shadowman later this year, which by the way, has one of the most gorgeous covers this year IMO.

See you in Philly!

Robin K said...

I am reading Larissa Ione's series and loving it. I am trying to read as many AAD authors I can this year before the convention. Last year I walked in and then thought, wow, I have not read nearly enough of these awesome authors.

Cannot wait to meet!

Lynnette Labelle said...

I've never heard about this conference. I'll have to look into it for the future... ;)

Lynnette Labelle
www.lynnettelabelle.com

Erin Kellison said...

Yay! Can wait to meet you both either. Thanks for the sweetness, Pamela. Means a lot to me. I was very lucky on my gorgeous cover. And Robin, I'm trying to read AAD authors as well. There are so many good ones. Hello Lynnette! Yes, check out this con. It promises to be awesome.

Grace Fonseca said...

I'm so excited that you are coming. It's an awesome con. I'm trying to read AAD authors as well, but it's a mixture of new books and my huge TBR pile. Who to read and not read.

Erin Kellison said...

Sigh. I meant I can'T wait to meet you. :)

Good luck with that TBR pile, Grace! You have a couple months yet.