During the conference, I hung out with many of my fellow authors from this blog, including Kacey Hammell, Kali Willows, Layna Pimentel, Deborah Cooke / Claire Delacroix, Kayleigh Malcolm, and Tricia Daniels.I also had the opportunity to chat with fellow sci-fi romance authors Susan Hayes and Donna McDonald, and was on the sci-fi romance panel with Susan, Eve Langlais, S.E. Smith, and Viola Grace. Kali and Kacey hosted another fabulous speed dating with authors event, after which I had a very sore throat. But, it was worth it to chat with so many readers. Kacey, Layna, and I also hosted a snack on the Friday afternoon and had the opportunity to meet even more readers. I was involved in and attended a few other events, which were so much fun, especially the 80s-inspired dinner after the book signing, where I braved getting up on the dance floor. I just couldn't sit still, especially when The Safety Dance started playing.
Overall, it was a fabulous event, and I look forward to attending again in the future. There were many authors and readers I wish I had the chance to chat with more, and I plan to seek them out at future events. Here are some pictures from Romancing the Capital...
|Kacey Hammell, Jessica E. Subject (me), Layna Pimentel, Phoenix Prime, Kali Willows|
|Shirley (reader), Jessica E. Subject (me), Sharon (reader)|
|Kali Willows, Kacey Hammell, Eve Langlais, me|
|Me and Layna Pimentel|
|Susan Hayes and Kacey Hammell|
|Me and Kim (the winner of my basket at Speed Dating)|
- I don't do selfies well.
|Donna McDonald, me, Robyn Peterman|
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.