Edit: Due to some inadvertent confusion, I don’t have any official Club RT Appearances. But I’ll have swag at all panels, and I’ll be at the Book Fair on Saturday. (And if you can’t find me, send me a Tweet!)
I’m on the road to #RT2015. Safe travels to everyone who’s heading to Dallas. Here’s my conference schedule:
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Greasing the Wheels — Building Momentum and Reader Commitment in a Series
Building a world takes time, detail — and committed readers. While first books can be slowed by necessary detail, they also rope the reader into a deep and lasting love for a universe, creating a momentum and experience that lasts. Join these authors famed for their unique and brilliant worlds, universes that have kept readers coming back for more, with series that continue to grow and win fans over time.
Lauren Dane, Jennifer Estep, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, Chloe Neill, Tamora Pierce
2:30pm to 3:30pm
PARANORMAL: Happily Forever After — Writing Beyond the Kiss
We all know the story: the hero and heroine fall in love and overcome impossible odds. Finally their love triumphs, they kiss — and then what? With supernatural creatures having such long lifespans, and in some cases being immortal, how do you keep relationships and adventures fresh after that big kiss?
Ilona Andrews (aka Ilona and Gordon Andrews), Rachel Aaron (aka Rachel Bach), Kresley Cole, Jennifer Estep, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Chloe Neill, Kerrelyn Sparks
3:45pm to 4:45pm
The Care and Feeding of Authors
Join bestselling paranormal romance and urban fantasy authors as we give away some of our “favorite things,” which help keep us sane while writing. We’ll chat about our series and discuss our favorite writing tools, places to write, must-have snacks and how we stay inspired. We’ll also have a super fandom quiz, with prizes! All secrets will be revealed! (Well, at least one or two.)
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine, Molly Harper, Chloe Neill ,Nicole Peeler, Jaye Wells
1:30pm to 2:30pm
URBAN FANTASY: What’s Next? The Future of Urban Fantasy
We can all agree that Urban Fantasy is no longer The Next Big Thing. What does that mean for both writers and fans of the genre? Is there still room for UF in the publishing industry? Top urban fantasy authors will explore possible future directions for the genre, as well as how to stay in the UF game.
Moderator: Chloe Neill Panelist(s): Patricia Briggs, Nicole Peeler, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Richelle Mead, Diana Rowland, Samantha Sommersby, Jeanne C. Stein
Here’s what Nicole Peeler and I had to say about this panel!
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Ladies in Leather
Love reading books with strong heroines, or are you writing your own? Join bestselling authors in a discussion about writing alpha heroines, including balancing romance and action and avoiding writing a much-too-perfect heroine.
11:00am to 2:00pm – Book Fair
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Penguin Random House’s Passport to Romance
All RT and FAN-tastic Day attendees will receive a passport booklet from Penguin Random House either in their registration packets or when they pick up their FAN-tastic day passes, featuring the names of attending Penguin Random House authors! Attendees have from registration through the Giant Book Fair to collect signatures from PRH authors. Attendees will show their passports as they enter the party, where they will mix and mingle with PRH authors, collect a goody bag and enjoy non-alcoholic beverages. Bonus: Five random passports will contain a “golden ticket” and the recipients will receive a special prize from Penguin Random House.