Monday, February 14, 2022

A Night of Romance

It's not what you think, lol.

Picture taken by the husband of the lady in purple who is the only one not an author.

She is, however, part of a group that promotes Texas authors and she wanted the picture, but she graciously allowed us all to grab it.


For the last handful of years, the Hurst Public Library hosts an event called "A Night of Romance." Almost a dozen of my writer group peeps have attended over the years and I was invited a few years ago as well.

While I'm not traveling to conferences for the next couple of years, I'm happy to participate in anything local.

So that event was held this past Friday. A good time was had by all. Sadly the number of authors in attendance was way lower than in years past. One has a new career and was unable to attend. One has moved out of state. As for the rest, I'm not sure. Lingering COVID fears / hangovers maybe? Next year, I'll have to remember to share the opportunity with my writers group as soon as I get the email from the coordinator.

Here's my table...

This year there was also belly dancing!

Just FYI, belly dancing is not for skinny women with no hips. :0) Kudos to these women.

I don't get a lot of purchases at this thing, partially because I don't have physical books, which I might have to work on for next year. Maybe have one or two books ONLY in physical form, but also because it seems like a lot of the visitors are much older women who don't read m/m romance or are women with their other halves, neither of whom are interested. And I get it. It's a bit of a niche genre.

I also think the fact that it is mm romance needs to be more obvious as well. Maybe I need a new table runner that includes "author of MM romance" or one that bears my tag line...

Lots of time to ponder and prepare.

This year I also participated in the panel. There were four of us and we just answered general questions. Thankfully the questions were sent in advance to I could percolate my answers ahead of time.

If you'd like to watch the panel, click here.

I had fun as always and am looking forward to next year already. If you're in the local area, maybe you can stop by.

Have a great week.

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