12 Jul '13

Authors After Dark Spotlight Post : Rita Sawyer talks conventions (#AADSAV)

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It’s almost here! It’s almost here! Authors After Dark is only month away.



Now picture a Forty-something year old woman waiting like a little kid for Christmas. Seriously as an adult it’s the closest analogy I can make. I get a week off from work. I get to meet and mingle with great authors, readers, and bloggers.  And everyone gets lots of goodies to take home with them.
I’m really excited. I’m getting all my authorly (yes, I made up a new word) stuff together. You know promo stuff, prizes for the carnival, costumes for the balls, and the awesome baskets for the charity raffle. You really want to check out the baskets! My car is going to be loaded, but it will be so worth it. We’re all going to have a blast. I’ve got a playlist on the iPod to rock out with during the 15 hour drive. I’ve got a cooler just for the chocolate I’m bringing so it won’t melt.
Even though this is my 4th time attending AAD I know my nerves will kick in at some point. Anyone talking to me at the time will be able to tell. I usually talk too much or clam up.  If I had what is going to be the thing that probably makes me the most nervous? Well, being on the panels can feel a little intimidating. It’s just not natural, especially for a writer who sits alone most of the time, to sit in front of a room full of people.
What’s everyone else looking forward to? 

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I live in Massachusetts. My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever sometimes and have three great kids. One girl, two boys. When Im not totally caught up in getting my characters and scenes fleshed out I can usually be found with my nose stuck in a book, or snuggled up on the couch with my hubby or one of the kids watching a movie. I enjoy spending time with my big noisy family.

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