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Lonestar Lesfic Festival 2017

Another Lonestar Lesfic Festival is in the books. And man, was it a fun weekend in Austin, TX. The event started for us Friday night, when all the Bold Strokes authors and associates went out to dinner at Pappasito’s in Austin. The food was great and the company was wonderful. I had the pleasure of sitting next to new Bold Strokes author, Dena Blake. She is such a nice person.

The festival was on Saturday and the energy was excellent. It was great to see old friends and make new ones. The first panel was about writing series vs. stand alones. It was a very interesting and entertaining panel. I’m not gonna try to list who all was on the panel because I know I’d forget someone, so I apologize for that.

The next panel I went to was one that Laydin was on. It was about lying vs. telling the truth. Each author had to tell a story and the audience had to guess if it was a lie or the truth. It was most amusing!

After lunch, it was time for Laydin and I to man the Bold Strokes table and sell books.

We had a lot of fun talking to readers and even sold some books!

Next, it was time for me to do a reading. I read from Love Down Under. The other readers in my group were VK Powell, JM Redmann, and Annette Mori. We read and talked about what was coming up next for each of us.

The final panel I was on was about creating sparks between characters. It was a spirited panel with plenty of good questions from our moderator, Julie Cannon.

Dinner that night with the Bold Strokes crew at Madam Mam’s Thai food. It was delicious and fun, with a waiter who was easily confused. After dinner that night, Laydin and I hit a sports bar with CF Frizzell and her wife, Kathy to watch the Ducks basketball game. The Ducks lost by one point, which was sad, but at least the company was good.

Sunday morning was breakfast with Friz and Kathy and then we hit the road and came home. So, that’s it. Another Lonestar Lesfic Festival over and out!

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