This GRL, I spent a ton of time socializing and hanging with my favorite readers and authors. I went to a few panels, but, really, I got my extrovert-side on and spent a ton of time just chatting. I mean, the reason most of us go to GRL is so we can meet like-minded people who actually know the books and authors we are obsessed with and are equally obsessed!
I got to Denver on Thursday, mid-afternoon. I was SUPER bummed that I missed the Wednesday narrator panel, which featured Greg Tremblay, Joel Leslie, Jason Frazier, Derrick McClain, Nick J. Russo, and Michael Lesley. I hear it was a great discussion, and being such an audiobook fan-girl, I made it my mission to spend some time with these narrators and pick their brains since I missed the big shindig. (More on them later!)
|I'm at the airport! On my way!|
After arriving, I sort of wandered like a zombie through the halls of the hotel, randomly bumping into friends in a half-sleepy, half-caffeinated state. I was like a tired, over-excited gerbil (not the most flattering description, but I think my manic state qualifies me as such!).
After socializing in the hallway, I saw the lovely Felice Stevens, Jaime Reese, and Ethan Day do a storytellers spotlight about contemporary romance.
|Hi, Felice! It's me, in the waaaay back!|
|Spacey? Who me?|
|Okay, NOW I'm ready for the picture! Isn't Lane adorable?|
|Meghan is so much fun! And her birthday is at GRL every year! 35, right? ;)|
|Don't know why we look like we're glowing. Because we are so angelic???|
|Yes, that's booze! Cocktails, anyone?|
|Moderated by the lovely Susan Lee! She always rocks it when she does public speaking!|
|Hanging with my girls, Susan and Jay from Joyfully Jay.|