Gail is At WorldCon 2015 in Spokane

My dear Gentle Reader, I am off to tip the light bubbly at WorldCon in Spokane. Want to catch me? I’ll be hanging out at The Bar, I suspect, wherever that bar ends up being. (For we are authors and there is always a Chosen Bar at one of the hotels or another.) Otherwise, I am doing programming all day on Saturday.

The convention kit. L-R, T-B = promo postcards, pens for signing all books, special cards
to give away to kaffeeklatch, small notebook, name tents, newsletter sign up sheet,
business cards, book covers (first in each series), kit bag.

Here is where you can find me:

SATURDAY ~ August 22

11:00 AM ~ 11:45 AM Humor in Teen and Middle Grade Fiction
Convention Center – 401C
with Frog Jones, Kaja Foglio, Nichole Giles
Humor within young adult and middle grade fiction is abundant. What is it about the bending of these genres with humor that works so well? Why are we drawn to tales that make us laugh? Our panelists take a walk on the lighter side of speculative fiction for children and teens as they dish about their favorite authors, books, and stories. (I’m already planning on mentioning Howl’s Moving Castle.)

12:00 PM ~ 12:45 PM Kaffeeklatsch
Convention Center – 202A-KK1

2:00 PM ~ 2:45 PM Finance for Writers
Convention Center – 303A
with Doug Farren, Madeleine Robins, Kevin Wiley
What are the implications for writers under contract to a publisher vs. self-published writers? Tax issues.

3:00 PM ~ 3:45 PM Autographing
Convention Center – Exhabit Hall B
with Brenda Cooper, Daniel Kimmel, Fonda Lee, Kristine Rusch, Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis

4:00 PM ~ 4:45 PM Characters with “Character” in YA Fiction
Spokane Falls Suite A/B (Doubletree)
with William Campbell Powell, Paolo Bacigalupi, Deby Fredericks, Rebecca Moesta
Not all characters are created equally. Some are made for moving the plot along, some are created for comedy relief, and some crafted to inspire. A book is created around characters readers can get behind, love, hate or empathize with, laugh at. From heroes to villains and more, authors share some of their favorite YA fiction characters and what makes these characters so interesting. Find out what characters work and what characters don’t for young adult readers.

I do hope to see you there! If you catch me on Friday or Sunday lurking about the halls, bar, or parties I will be happy to stop and sign. However, Saturday please come to my signing because I’ll be running between panels all that day.

{Gail’s monthly read along for August is My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Octopus Chandeliers

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Fatal Victorian Fashion and the Allure of the Poison Garment

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
How to Stay Healthy Before, During, and After a Convention

Book News:
Lili and the World of Books on Etiquette & Espionage:

“J’ai été très surprise par cette histoire, j’ai adoré l’idée du mélange époque et espionnage. Je ne vous cache pas que c’est mon premier steampunk et j’ai adoré. Ce que j’ai encore le plus aimé, c’est le pensionnat pour jeunes filles, mais qui au final se cache une école d’espionnage. J’ai trouvé cela très intéressant. “

Quote of the Day:

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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