Now that it's getting really close to GRL, I figured I'd better update my website and do a bit of online housekeeping and realized I'd better get photos and stuff posted from my last event before GayRomLit hits with a whole bunch more pictures and posts!
|Out to dinner with Rick Reed and his husband Bruce.|
I was up in Seattle last weekend for the first Gay Romance Northwest Meetup. It was a one-day conference held at Seattle's beautiful downtown Central Library. Of course, since I got the royal treatment with front door drop-off service from a friend, I didn't manage to get a picture of the library before things got going.
There was a great keynote presentation by one of the librarians. This summer the library system purchased around two hundred GLBT titles for circulation, including books by most of the authors at the meetup. I think I have four there now--very cool! Then we had three well thought out panels with focuses ranging from craft to the publishing industry to GLBT in romance fiction.
|First panel: Megan Derr, Astrid Amara, Stormy Glenn, Daisy Harris, Ethan Stone and Anne Tenino|
|Second panel: Traci Timmons-Gray, LC Chase, Samantha Derr, Lou Harper, Nicole Kimberling and me|
|Total-E-Bound authors: Ethan Stone, Morticia Knight, me, Amber Kell and Daisy Harris|
|See? HAPPY hour.|
|The Oregon contingent! Anne Tenino, me, EJ Russell and Lynda Aicher|
Okay, so I'm going to wrap this up before I start blathering on as is so aptly illustrated by the below candid shot. But never fear--I'll be back with more updates soon!
|Hello, my name is Devon and I'm a hand-talker...|