Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Becky McGraw!
Is this your first year attending AAD?
Yes, it is. I’m really excited to be attending this year, and will probably have MANY fangirl moments when I meet some of the other featured authors.
What made you want to come to AAD?
I’ve heard it’s an outstanding signing event, but haven’t been able to get in until this year. I attended The Novel Experience Event in Atlanta, which was also hosted by Stella Price, and it was fabulous. A spot became available for AAD, so I jumped on it!
So where will attendees be able to find you at AAD? Do you hang out in the bar? The lobby? Or are you the one who throws parties in their room?
Well, I won’t have my herd of beefcake from Texas with me at AAD like I did at TNEE, but I will have my bigger-than-life-sized banner of Steffen Hughes, my model for book eleven in my Texas Trouble series. Look for the big, hot cowboy with the six-pack abs and you’ll find me! Did I mention the banner is scratch and lick? I will also be hanging out in all the places mentioned above and would love to meet you all!
Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
I just released Borrowing Trouble (#12, Texas Trouble) and plan on having Cowgirl Crazy (#2, Cowboy Way) out in July.
If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
Just one? Oh man, I want them to read them all! If I had to pick one from each series (compromise? haha), I’d say Borrowing Trouble (#12, Texas Trouble) and Just Shoot Me (#1, Cowboy Way). There pretty doggone hot and funny, or so I’ve been told.
If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Depends on my mood really. I love Coronas and anything with Absolut vodka, especially dirty martinis...the dirtier the better. Really, really dirty. Did I say dirty?
Everyone loves the conference costumes. Can you give any hints about what to expect?
Well, I’ll be one of the sinners at the Sloth table with Julie Morgan. I’ll have to research that sin more to figure out something unique for myself. My husband shouldn’t have any problem coming up with his costume though. He’ll just wear his normal lounging outfit, which includes his hideous, two-sizes-too-big Duck Dynasty clogs, which I’ve tried to throw out five times now. I swear those shoes are possessed. They keep coming back. Even when I personally threw them in the trash on trash day, they reappeared. Might as well make use of them! I’m sure he won’t mind. Psst--maybe I’ll accidentally forget them at the hotel when we leave?
SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
I’m flying in, and bringing as much as Southwest will allow in my extra two bags. That will include a hundred pounds of Troublemaker buttons, Trouble With the Law ink pens, Trouble With the Law t-shirts, a few Cowboys Are My Kryptonite t-shirts, Cowboy Way/Texas Trouble keytags--and drum roll--the absolute coolest 50” x 60” Texas Trouble throw blankets with all my covers on them. I’ll be raffling one off at my table and giving one to Stella to give away as a welcome prize. Bribe, bribe...please stop by!
We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
In my Texas Trouble Series, I’ll have My Kind of Trouble (#1), Worth the Trouble (#9), Royal Trouble (#10), Trouble With The Law (#11), and Borrowing Trouble (#12). In my Cowboy Way Series, I’ll have Santa Wore Spurs (novella in anthology spins off into series), Just Shoot me (#1) and most likely Cowgirl Crazy (#2).
Where can readers find you?