I’ve signed up as a “featured author” at the 2017 GRL Retreat in Denver Colorado. I’ll be updating this page with the progress of my preparations and things I plan to do at the event, and eventually with a summary of how it all went. For now, this page is a work in progress!
I have never attended any writers’ conference in any capacity, so this’ll be quite the adventure, seeing as I’m:
- a total newbie
- an introvert
- quite shy
My schedule so far leading up to GRL as well as at the event is:
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 – I’ll have a GRL-related Guest Post up at Joyfully Jay M/M Romance Reviews & More‘s blog where I’ll talk about my anxieties as a total newbie to GRL (or, for that matter, any convention).
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (Don’t know the time yet) — I scored a much-coveted spot on Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction podcast!
Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Spotlight: Author Reading (I haven’t decided what I’ll read yet.)
Signups for Author Lounge times will happen probably late June, after the spotlight schedule has been ironed out. My understanding is that the author lounge time is when I’ll be available for signing books and handing out swag. Speaking of swag, I need to get busy ordering that kind of stuff!
I managed to secure a spot on the Indi Pub Authors’ table where I’ll have books for sale throughout the retreat. Apparently, unless an author’s publisher(s) has a sale table or they’ve secured a coveted spot on the indi table, they can only sell books during their Author Lounge time.
My current GRL-related to-do list includes:
- Sign up for the special event sales tax, so I’ll be able to sell books at the event.
- Have someone with more skills than me design what’ll go on my swag.
- Order swag.
- Book flight (hotel was done when I signed up for GRL so I got a room in the reserved block).
Here’s a link to the category archives for any blog posts I might make on the subject.