Monday, April 25, 2016

I'm back baby! Last days for #giveaway and #GOTseason6 hmm

I've had an awakening! I finally came out of my long winter slumber and participated in a book event!

Ohioana was my first and favorite book event and I look forward to it every year. I always love hanging out with author friends and meeting new awesome people. I love doing panels - you know how I love to talk.

It also felt great to interact with readers. Some even told me how much they liked my books! And I was invited to a couple of other events while I was there.
me and my buddy Terri-Lynne Smiles
I had an awesome weekend and I'm looking forward to more, sooner! I encourage everyone of you to go do a book event, or if you aren't published yet, go visit one (I did and it's worth it for the experience to see what it's all about) I just need to take more pictures!

I'd also like to say a big THANK YOU to those visiting me. I know tons of folks are participating in the A to Z Challenge. Good luck! You're in the homestretch!

And one last mention for my Jolissa giveaway contest...
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PS - Did anyone watch Game of Thrones? Do you think it's still George RR Martin caliber? I'm not so sure... I feel like they're rushing it and making things happen. Hmm.

12 comments:

Sarah Foster said...

Glad you had a good time at the book festival!
I did watch GoT last night! There were a few good moments but I thought it was a bit dull compared to a lot of other episodes. Hopefully it picks up some momentum.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got out and enjoyed an event!
Don't have HBO and the friend who did have dumped it recently, so I'll have to catch up on Game of Thrones this summer.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Glad you had fun at the book event!

My husband and I had a marathon of last season's GoT so we enjoyed the new episode, felt like it picked up right where the other left off.

Heather R. Holden said...

Glad to hear you had such a fantastic time at the book event! How cool that you got invited to more while you were there. That's awesome! :)

M.J. Fifield said...

Glad you had a good time at the book festival. Like I said on Facebook, your set-up is most impressive. It's inspired me to do better at my next event.

I was slightly disappointed by the season 6 GOT premiere. It felt short to me. Especially when I know that they're currently only planning on doing seven seasons. We're running out of episodes! They need to make the most of every minute.

Juneta Key said...

Glad you had fun. It sounds fun to me. Very exciting.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

cleemckenzie said...

Sounds great! I always enjoy events that let me actually meet people I usually only interact with online. I'm happy that you had such a good time.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like fun!
I haven't watched Game of Thrones yet - figure there are too many nightmares for me if I jump in! :)

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Sounds like a great event!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Keep putting yourself out there Tara!

Trisha Faye said...

Congratulations on participating in the event!
Trisha Faye
www.writerszenblog.wordpress.com

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations on a successful event! I'm wondering how much info Martin has given the GOT writers, and how much the story will be running in opposite directions from the next book. Also, I'm finally catching up on comments. You asked about short stories, and how to know what the editors are wanting. Reading issues of the mags you really want to is probably the best way to go. Some will have free issues online or offer to send one. If they don't, and you don't want to purchase an issue, sometimes just reading the description of what the stories were about can give you indications which way they lean. And sometimes you just keep submitting until you hit that person who likes it. Good luck!