Bus, Train and Automobiles – My 2009 Conference Schedule

And not an airplane in sight this year. That’ll seem weird.

I just posted a comment at Deb Maher’s blog about Nationals in DC (driving) – I cannot wait!! First of all, I’m always excited for National, and second, this one will be the first one I’m signing at. Talk about a rush! My book will have been out for a month, so I’m hoping people will have read it and stop by to let me know how they liked it. (I’ve already gotten a review, so that was cool!)

I love getting together with friends from around the country – and the world (shout out to Tracey in Oz and Helen, Evonne & Lynne across the pond).

Writing conferences energize me. I know some people get exhausted, but I love them. I thrive on the energy, the bustle, the constant go. Oh, don’t get me wrong; you don’t have to constantly be on the go. There’s plenty of time for downtime; I just choose not to find it. 🙂

I’m also heading to NY for the PASIC Conference (bus) – my first one. Again, I’m really looking forward to it – especially hanging out with my roomies! I’m told this conference is a blast and my agent’s going to be there, a Wombat or two, so it should be great.

Then, of course, there’s the annual trek to the Romantic Times Convention. This year it’s in Orlando and Steph and I are rediscovering our PSU roots – we’re going on a road trip to Orlando! She’ll have her Sirius radio and I’ll have my Combos (original flavor) and off we go!

In June comes the Long Island Luncheon (car, train, train, taxi) – an event near and dear to my heart. The ladies there do a wonderful job with the luncheon and industry personnel – that event helped me sell my Mer trilogy last year, so you can bet I’ll be back!

So, as I sit here putting the finishing touches on Wild Blue Under, I’m already planning the costumes at RT, promotion for In Over Her Head, (mentally working on Catch of a Lifetime), I’m getting really excited. So who else is going???


11 Responses

  1. Your schedule makes my head spin! Good thing you love all this traveling and the conferences. I won’t be appearing at any of those events, I’m on the wrong coast. I look forward to seeing your photos and hearing of your adventures with Wombats and others. Oh, and I brought you a nice, fluffy knit cap, scarf and matching mittens. Stay warm hon.

  2. Your boundless energy never ceases to amaze me. You’ve got one full year planned. May it be the best evah!

  3. Put me in the “exhausted just listening to it” camp! Sounds like you’ll have a wonderful time!

  4. Talk about a dizzying schedule! Judi, this leaves me both excited on your behalf and exhausted thinking about the logistics involved. But it’s so obviously what you love. Enjoy every full moment of it. I’ll see you in DC–will have to snap pictures of you signing tons and tons of books!

  5. Hi, Judi,
    You’re going to be busy. I agree that writing conferences are energizing – I need to go to more of them. As to your bus trip – I took a bus from MInneapolis to Des Moines last summer and found it a surprisingly comfortable way to travel. They’ve come a long way in the 30+ years since I graduated from college.

  6. Judi,

    I’m pleased to pass the baton to you in your quest to become the most travelled wombat of 2009. Course, I’ve already logged 17,000 air miles and about 1000 by car, but it sounds like you might catch up! Then, again I’ll head down to Carolina in two weeks and pile up more air and auto miles.

    Your jaunts sounds like they might be more fun in toto, however.


  7. Combos? I finally figured out PSU – I’m a little slow on the uptake today…I assume you’re taking a side trip to Disneyworld!

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I definitely need my downtime/away from people time but I like writing conferences. Have a glass of bubbly (or two) for me!

  8. Interesting post, Judi. You have an exciting year ahead.

    I’m planning to attend the Long Island conference. (Yay!) I’m registered for the Ellora’s Cave RomantiCon in October. Unless I hit the lottery, that will be the extent of my events for 2009.


  9. Judi I’m just excited about finally getting a copy of your book. From reviewing your schedule I can see you thrive in a whirlwind, enjoy the ride this year and I hope to catch up with you so I can get my books autographed! 🙂

  10. Thanks, everyone! Yes, I do like this part of the writing thing – even without a book, I went to all of these (except PASIC, since it’s for published authors only). And, no worries, Viv re: getting it signed. I will be doing bookplates, if I can figure out how.

  11. Judi, Judi, Judi!
    Sadly, I won’t be at the Long Island luncheon this year (no longer a member). But I’ll definitely see you in DC where I’m also signing so save a copy of your book for me! And be sure to take time from your worldwide tour to decompress and reenergize. We don’t want your star to burn out too quickly!


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