Book Con started on Saturday May 30, 2015 and due to being “booked out” I did not attend on Sunday, but Saturday made it all worth it!
The day started with a panel with Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines and K. A. Tucker. They were all great and told a couple funny stories about fan meetings and why the write what they write. Colleen Hoover doesn’t find the life of a 30something mother interesting, yet, so she prefers to write about younger people. Abbi Glines is working on YA at the moment, and finds having teenagers helps A LOT. She also said that several of her series started as stand alone novels and quickly grew into lots and lots of books. I went to their (all 3) singing, but got there too late and they ran out of books, but I got an awesome picture with the three of them AND Addam Bramich. For those of you who don’t know (I only found out recently) that they are making a movie of Abbi’s While It Lasts and Addam will be starting in it.
Now it was time to track down SC Stephens, first at her quiz show, then at her book signing. She is an absolute sweetheart! Soft spoken and just plain old nice. She also seemed a bit shy. We all already know Kellan Kyle, and if you don’t you need to read Thoughless, like NOW! But in November we’ll get to know more of Griffin – the guy you probably love to hate. SC told me that someone who read Griffin liked him better than Kellan. I’m not sure this is possible, but I’m up for the challenge of finding out!
My last stops were to see Laurelin Paige at the Hero’s and Heatbreakers panel. OMG, Laurelin is funny, but put her together with her writing partner Kayti McGee (they write as Laurelin McGee) and they’re hysterical. They’re just that great balance of yin and yang together, can’t wait to read one of their books. During the panel Laurelin said that she’s a big fan of alpha males, but her husband is a beta, that’s what she likes in real life. My first thought is that the people who think these alpha male characters in books are leading our woman astray can relax. At her signing she gave me an extra copy of Fixed On You to give away. I’ll be posting that giveaway soon, so stay tuned!
Book Con was an awesome experiences. I doubt I’ll be traveling to Chicago for next years kconference, I may try a different book conference instead. But, if you’re in the Chicago area, you should definitely look into going. It’s a great conference with tons of opportunities to see and meet authors.