1. The list of events is amazing. What are you looking forward to the most?
I have to admit that as much as the scheduled events look great, I’m looking forward to meeting and interacting with readers. This is probably because I still have a hard time believing people actually read my books.
2. Where will you be traveling from and who will you be bringing with you?
I’ll be travelling from my home near Sacramento, CA. Now, it make a ton of sense for me to travel with Amy Lane, who also lives near Sacrament and who’s a dear friend, but we’re not traveling together. Instead we’ll have lunch a few times before GRL and laugh about it.
3. If you could ask an attendee from last year one question to help prepare you for GRL what would it be?
Will I get any sleep, or is this paying for a hotel room just a racket?
4. This will be my first ever, public appearance and I'm nervous as hell. Is this your very first public appearance or have you attended other event? If you've attended other events, what were they like? Were you nervous the first time?
Hey, mine, too! I helped out at Yaoicon in San Francisco last year and at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York City in April, but that’s not quite the same thing. For one thing, my writing doesn’t overlap with Yaoi at all. It was just a chance to get out town for the day and to meet some of my fellow authors and people from Dreamspinner. Likewise, the Rainbow Book Fair wasn’t anything like what I’m told GRL will be, an event for authors and readers to rub elbows. I’m sure as the date gets closer, my anxieties will chew through the mood stabilizers and I’ll be a nervous wreck. ;-)
5. I am very quiet when I meet new people (Oh shut up Joel I hear you snickering from here) Are you outgoing? More reserved?
People who know me don’t believe it (stop laughing, Ellis), but I’m quite shy around strangers, very reserved.
6. I admit, I'm going to be like a crazy stalker fan of Rick R. Reed. Who are you looking forward most to meeting?
Sue Brown. Any time I see a new book by her I buy it and make giddy fanboy squeals.
7. No way in hell could I stand up and do a reading? I'd be spitting, sputtering, and turning 50 shades of RED. Did you sign up to do an author reading?
I honestly don’t remember. Probably not. I guess I should check my registration, should I? But I used to teach history on the college level. I can give a lecture, no problem.
(I checked my registration for GRL, and as it turns out, I'm indeed doing a reading. Who knew. I plan to read from Burning It Down, CalPac #3, due out in December)
8. What do you think readers and other authors will be most surprised by when they meet you?
Huh. Good question. Either the fact that I’m really tall or that my hair is almost entirely silver, despite the fact that I’m not that old.
9. I hear the boys of our genre put on a hell of a party! Do you plan to attend the Cowboy party Thursday night?
Attend it? I’m one of the sponsors! I’m still trying to come up with something fun and/or slightly trashy to have in my pockets that night to give away.
10. Go ahead you can be honest with me. You want to know what is under Damon Suede's Kilt don't you?
Description:A CalPac Crew Novel
Nick Bedford, closeted coach of California Pacific College’s men’s rowing team, is struggling with professional ethics. He denies his attraction to Morgan Estrada, a rower on the crew, though the heated glances between them drive Nick wild. Then Morgan makes a move... and though Nick panics, Morgan gets what he wants: Nick.
Safely assured that he’s not preying on a younger man, Nick gives in to his feelings for Morgan. They take pleasure in sharing their daily routine, and the sex sets the sheets afire. Everything seems perfect until an anonymous complaint is filed against Nick right before the biggest race of the year. It’s exactly what Nick has feared most—and it may be enough to capsize the fledgling relationship.
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