Well, I returned from the wedding (um, a week ago, but who’s counting…)! My dareling made a precious flower girl, if I do say it myself. Actually, several other people said so, too! I’m glad she got to have the experience, and it was lovely to see all our family members.

As I look at my schedule for the next few months, I see it filling up with exciting travel and literary events and book signings. If you are anywhere near any of these events, I would love to meet you! Yes, you! (Okay, maybe not you, who stumbled onto this site while searching for topless pics of that Canadian ice dancer).

Saturday, April 10th – I will be appearing on a Romance panel and signing books at the Literary Orange event in Irvine, CA. This is an all-day event with panels, speakers, food, and book signings. The Romance panel will be moderated by Super Librarian Wendy and also features authors HelenKay Dimon and Linda Widsom. So, you could come to see me. Or you could come to see HelenKay and Linda and Wendy, or keynote speakers Dean Koontz and Karen Joy Fowler, and just pretend you also came to see me. Either way, it’s all good!

April 28-May 2nd
– I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio for the RT Booklovers Convention. Woot! My first RT con. Time to see if all the rumors are true… 😉 I’m not on any panels or other official thingys, but I will be around all week and I’ll be signing at the Book Fair on Saturday, May 1st (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, I believe). The Book Fair is open to the public for a $5 admission at the door. And I will most definitely be attending the Reviewers’ Choice Awards ceremony, because Goddess of the Hunt is nominated for the Best First Historical category. So exciting!

July 28-31st – I’ll be in Nashville, Tennessee for the RWA National Convention. I’ll be participating in two panels, one on Librarian Day (the 28th) along with none other than… Super Librarian Wendy! (See Wendy’s post about it here. The two of us will also be seeing one another when she comes to visit my local chapter in May. I tell you, by August, me and Wendy are either going to be BFF, or not speaking. Or it may prove a tempestuous on-again/off-again affair. Time will tell…) The other panel I’m on hasn’t been officially scheduled yet. More info on that to come. And of course, I will once again be signing at the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing on July 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The book signing is free and open to the public, if you’re anywhere in the area and want to drop by!

I’ll be flying out for Nashville on July 27th. That’s release day for Three Nights with a Scoundrel (my sixth novel in print) and two days before the one-year anniversary of my debut’s release (Goddess of the Hunt came out July 29, 2009). That is crrrrazy.

3 comments to “Coming to a town near you! (Um, if you live near these three towns.)”

  1. Sarah Tormey
    · March 19th, 2010 at 6:39 am · Link

    Wow, what a busy spring line up Tessa! And six books in one year, that is quite a feat. Not to mention a great way to keep up the sales momentum. I’m sure the accounts aren’t going to forget about you:)

    I am still debating Nashville, but with a 1 1/2-2 month old, I’m not sure it will be possible.

    Thanks again for suggesting that pregnancy inspires creativity in the second trimester. If you have any advice for how to keep that creative burst going until the end, I’m all ears!

  2. Wendy
    · March 23rd, 2010 at 10:17 am · Link

    LOL – I vote that you’ll probably start dodging my e-mails 😉

    Oh, and thanks for the tip about the See’s Candy outlet. I went there last weekend, and heaven! Sheer heaven!

  3. Tessa
    · March 24th, 2010 at 11:48 am · Link

    Sarah, I think you are brave to be contemplating Nashville at all! Travel that soon after giving birth is not easy – whether or not you bring the baby along. As for creativity near the end of pregnancy…well,unfortunately this is when all your energy starts funneling toward washing and re-washing baby blankets and eating brownies. Or at least,that was my experience! My advice is to get as much rest as you possibly can and see movies, go to restaurants, etc. You won’t be able to do those things again for awhile!

    Wendy: We’ll always have See’s. See’s will hold us together. 😉