But even more important, I was thrilled to get a backstage glimpse of what is shaping up to be a BRAND NEW leading reader/author conference!
The city: New Orleans
The place: Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown
The event: (#BLC19) BOOK LOVERS CON 2019
New Orleans holds a special fascination for many. The warmth and hospitality of its people, its undeniable history and diversity. In fact, it was the great writer, Tennessee Williams who said, "America has three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland."
While you may agree or disagree, there is no doubt that New Orleans to this day remains a mecca to the creative mind with stories, food, and history that has served for many a playwright, musician, artist ,and chef.
It was the obvious choice for the first annual Book Lovers Con and its owner/director Jo Carol Jones has created something very special for readers and authors at this brand new event! Welcoming authors and readers of all genres, she has garnered some of the best in the publishing industry to launch this first of many conventions across the country--Harlequin, Dreamspinner Press, MacMillan, Penguin and Sourcebooks to name but a few as well as an array of great published authors on all levels.
WHATS ON TAP FOR #BLC19
(*A QUICK GLIMPSE!)
|Wednesday night join the fun in true New Orleans fashion with music , dancing, food and more! Hosted by #BLC authors and industry giants!|
|Friday Night-What would a book Lovers con be without a night hosted by the queen of New Orleans, Heather Graham and friends? Dinner, costumes, dancing and more as we celebrate the grand supernatural history that is decidedly New Orleans! Afraid of zombies? Don't be, the Vampires will scare them off!|
There is SO MUCH MORE happening at this event!BOOT CAMP -PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT
CHERRY ADAIR'S MASTER CLASS
GENRE EVENTS for readers
BOOKS & BEIGNETS
SATURDAY BOOK BASH
BOOK BASH DANCE PARTY
BRUNCH & BUBBLY
and so much more!!
Find out more and how YOU can make plans to join us next May 15-19, 2019 in New Orleans!Book LoversCon 2019
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!!
#BLC19 is offering guests a chance to win one night free during the conference! But registration is required BEFORE SEPTEMBER 14TH! (*note if you have already registered, you are automatically entered in the contest! How cool is that!)
Hope to see you in New Orleans! May 2019 will be here before you know it!
Laissez le bon temps rouler !
(Let the good times roll!)