Susan Speaks: On the Road Again


Last March, when I went away with a bunch of writers to Confluence, PA, we got flooded INTO the B&B we’d rented out. It was quite the adventure.

Tomorrow — that’d be Thursday, for those of you stopping by after today, which is Wednesday, or who are in different time zones — I’m heading out to the hopping town of Lancaster, PA, for the Pennwriters Conference.

I’m hoping to spend some time chatting with Pam Jenoff, whose first two books my book club and I read and really liked.

I’ll be hanging with my roomie, fellow author Holly Christine.

I’ll be pampering Jennifer Jackson, introducing Ramona Long‘s short story workshop (which goes over really well when you’re flooded into a B&B, I’d like to add), trying to keep from throwing Janet Reid‘s octopus at any TV foolish enough to show a Red Wings game. I’ll also be introducing two other panels, and keeping time for pitch sessions.

I’m also planning to break some rules. Business casual dress? Ha. I’m the rock and roll author. I dress the part when not sitting behind my computer. And I’ll be pitching a book idea — not to see if the agent I’ll be facing down will want to represent it so much as to see if my plot ideas remain too off-center for the mainstream world of published books.

But there’s more! More in the form of postcards with a big old West of Mars on the front. Postcards with coupon codes for 50% off Smashwords downloads on the back. (Those are actually two different postcards. Ha. I’m the postcard queen.)

And a heck of a lot more I have yet to discover. I’m still debating what to wear to the masquerade ball, after all. (The temptation to be a Normal Person is strong. I have the perfect shirt!)

So… don’t expect to see much of me around these parts, even though I’ll be bringing my laptop (and a flash drive, loaded with lots of fiction I fully expect to never touch. Call it my security blanket, why don’tcha).

Hold the fort down for me. Go like my fan pages at Facebook. Add me to your Google Friends thingie-ma-bob. In short, help spread the Trevolution. This is the perfect time to do it… I hear talk of the novel that started it all. Something about cover art and then it’ll be on its way to your greedy little hands…



  1. carol

    May 12, 2010 2:55 pm

    Have a wonderful time at the conference, Susan.

  2. Mariana N. Blaser

    May 12, 2010 6:48 pm

    Cheers! Good luck Susan! 😀
    .-= Mariana N. Blaser´s last blog ..#StoryCraft – Cliffs and Girls =-.

  3. Celticlibrarian

    May 13, 2010 2:24 pm

    Have a good time!


    Novel! Novel! Novel!
    *Holds lighter on high*
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Female Protagonists/13 Mysterious Authors =-.

  4. Alice Audrey

    May 14, 2010 1:13 am

    You remind me of last Summer when I went to the National Romance Writer’s of America convention. I was busy with panels and pitches and friends, but still managed to get online now and then. Hopefully the B&B won’t charge an arm and a leg for it.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Proof of Desirability =-.

  5. Dee

    May 15, 2010 8:09 pm

    Hope you are having a great time and keeping fingers toes and whatever else crossed waiting on THE BOOK!
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Wolf Moon Magic =-.

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