What I Will Always Remember About the Houston Book Rave

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I tried to do this post on Facebook but I think I can only tag so many people before it quits.  So I moved it here!

Here are the things I learned and/or will remember from the Houston Book Rave this weekend

1.  Angela Corbett is very likely my other half.  We need to move closer to one another immediately.
2.  Mary Ting and I should never try and drive to an event together.  We are waaaay too nervous and need a chaperone.  Thank goodness for my mom!
3.  The look on the faces of Dawn Pendleton, Angela Corbett, Misty Baker, my mom and Lori Wilt while discussing dinosaur porn will forever be embedded in my brain.
4. Kimberly Knight is an awesome table mate and I was thrilled she suggested we trade books!  I can't wait to read hers.
5.  Jennifer L. Armentrout and Rachel Vincent are super nice in person, and took my fangirling over them in stride :)
6.  Katie Bartow squealing when we FINALLY met one another in person!  She gives the best hugs!
7.  Yara Santos and I secretly checking each other out in a restaurant making sure the other was who we thought before saying hi.
8.  Kristi Cook recognized me in the hallway as we passed one another!  I gave her a huge hug, so thrilled to finally meet her in person.  I remember reviewing Haven for her during my book blog days.  I looked for her the rest of the time but never saw her again.  Totally regret not getting a picture with her.
9.  Meeting so many amazing readers. There is no other feeling like having people tell you they read your book and loved it.  I'll never get used to that.
10.  Meeting Angie Hulsman, one of the members of my street team at the event.  She brought me a present and I will cherish it forever!  My first present from a reader!  I wish I could have spent more time with her just talking about books.
11.  Toni Aleo will make me laugh ALWAYS.  Her waving at me in her Halloween mask while coming down the hall put an instant smile on my face.  She makes me giggle like only a few people can.
12.  Heidi McLaughlin has awesome pom-poms and can shake them better than a Texas Cowboy cheerleader any day of the week!  *wink*
13.  L.B. Simmons is one fashionable chick!  She always looks amazing and has the cutest boots ever.
14.  S.L. Scott has a smile that can light up a room.
15.  K.A. Robinson is the sweetest.  When my mom and I looked lost in the hallway, trying to find someone to unlock a room, she stopped what she was doing and asked if she could help us.
16.  Katy Evans packing up and getting ready to go, but taking time to sign just three more books I bought for some friends.  She acted like she had all the time in the world and couldn't have been sweeter.
17.  I enjoyed sharing a table in the mingle room with Olivia Cunning.  Her fans are crazy about her!  She has so much fun asking them who their favorite rocker is, and making them groupies!
18.  Miranda Kavi is adorable.  Even after being exhausted from signing all day.
19.  Bloggers rock my world.  Seriously.  I remember very well the time it takes to blog.  I made a point to give them a ton of signed swag and enjoyed meeting them all!
20.  The volunteers at the event could not have been nicer and more helpful.  I was asked every time I turned around if I needed anything and was okay.  They were all amazing and I thank them for volunteering their time.
21.  Trini and Damaris seriously know how to throw an event.  I loved meeting the two of them and hate that I didn't get a picture with both of them at the same time.  I couldn't have asked for a better signing, for my first!

I had so much fun.  I could go on and on with my list.  The only thing I wish had been different??  I didn't find a "Everything Is Bigger In Texas" shirt like I was hoping!  HAHA!

I posted some fun pictures to my author page.  Be sure to check them out.  I tried to tag individuals but it would only let me tag other pages so don't hesitate to tag yourself if you're there!  https://www.facebook.com/JenMillerWrites

4 comments:

Trini said...

Jennifer thank you for coming! You are always invited to out events. Just email us and we can hook you up.

SLScott said...

Seriously, you just made me smile so big. You are the sweetest and we had the best party room in that school. I was honored to be included among so many awesome authors. Great post and so sweet. Thank you. xo

Kim Jodie Jen Lustful Literature said...

We are so glad you had a great time.You my friend are amazing! We love you and thank you so much for doing what you did for us. Such an amazing surprise.♥

Olivia Cunning said...

It was great sharing a table with you in the mingle room. I loved your sign-the-platter idea so much, I'm thinking about stealing it. Except I'll be getting a white electric guitar for fans to sign. You rock!

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