You Deserve a Bookish Weekend

FYI! There's an awesome giveaway below! 

Being an author means I get to do some pretty cool stuff now and then, and next month (in just over 3 weeks!) I am dong something very pretty cool. I'll be participating in a two-day reader conference in New York City sponsored by the lovely people at

BookRiot LIVE will be held November 7th & 8th in New York City, and will be filled with remarkable, remarkable people... from Laurie Halse Anderson and Jason Reynolds to Alexander Chee and Margaret Atwood (!!!!) ... and the best part? This is going to be a tremendously fun, not at all snooty conference -- there are going to be SO MANY great romance voices there! Beverly Jenkins, Alisha Rai, Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books, and me! 

It's going to be so fun, you guys. I'll be talking with Bev, poet Jill McDonough & William Johnson (editor of LAMBDA Literary Review) about writing relationships, playing a rousing game of Slash with Sarah and the amazing Alexander Chee, and guest-hosting an all-romance episode of the Get Booked! podcast with brilliant Amanda Nelson from BookRiot (speaking of, if you have romance-related recommendation questions, send them to Amanda at, and we'll happily answer them!). All this, and MARGARET ATWOOD. I'm so so excited. 

You should come. I so firmly believe that, that I'm willing to buy one lucky winner a pass to this awesomeness! Here's the deal -- if you can get yourself to New York on November 7th & 8th (or maybe you live here already?), please comment below and tell me what you're most excited about seeing as part of BookRiot LIVE, and be entered to win a free two-day pass to the event!

I'll choose one winner randomly (don't forget to include your email address!) and happily pay for your two-day pass to BookRiot Live! Please don't enter if you don't think that you can be in New York City that weekend (travel and lodging are NOT included in this giveaway -- it's ONLY the ticket to BookRiot itself). But maybe you've got a friend here who you've been dying to visit? Or maybe you live here already?

Anyway -- I hope to see you there!  

(Prize includes a two-day pass to 2015 BookRiot LIVE, November 7-8, 2015 in New York City. Travel, lodging and incidental expenses not included. Entrants must be 18 or older. Younger entrants should have a parent or guardian enter for them. Giveaway ends October 23, 2016)