When Authors After Dark announced that their 2012 location was New Orleans, I made sure to sign up early and then I checked out the list of authors and their books to see what would appeal to me. Although of course, it was impossible (for me) to read every person on the list, I did manage to get through a lot of awesome books and discovered new favorite authors.
|Courtyard at The Royal Sonesta.|
There was so much excitement in the air as people registered, found their rooms, searched for old friends and met new ones.
Not only was it wonderful to connect with people and meet authors, but the panels were varied, enough to please a dark fiction fan and the panelists were interesting, informative and entertaining. I gained immense insight into their thoughts and their stories. The writing workshops inspired me and I came away with fresh ideas.
Kelly Meding, Theresa Myers, Diana Rowland - Alpha/Beta.
(l-r) Diana Rowland & Carolyn Crane - Alpha/Beta.
(l-r) Kelly Meding and Theresa Myers - Alpha/Beta.
Suzanne Johnson author of Royal Street.
For What It's Worth Reviews gets her Gumby signed by Carolyn Crane.
(l-r) , Kelly Meding, Carolyn Crane, Allison Pang, Amanda Carlson - Secret Sauce: Authors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks.