Last night I was busily ordering stuff online. "Signed By Author" stickers for books, which I have somehow never had until now, were a must for the national conference. I also ordered about 200 temporary tattoos of the Cait Sith mark. I'll be giving them out in NYC, but provided they turn out ok (I see no reason why they shouldn't), I'm going to make them available on my website too, as a freebie. So look for that sometime soon...I just want to make sure they're as cool as it looks like they'll be before I display them! Depending on which dynasty has the focus in each group, and how well people like these, I'll add more dynasty marks as we go along. So if you're planning to come to the big Literacy for Life signing on June 28th in NY, I'll be there with fresh new copies of Dark Awakening, bookmarks, and tats! Yay!
I was also messing with my schedule for New York. Holy crap, I'm going to be busy! Way busier than a couple of years ago when I attended the one in DC. Lunches, cocktail parties, get-togethers, publisher spotlights, signings, and a few workshops I want to take...this is very interesting, and pretty intimidating, for a small town, runs-around-in-ratty-jean-shorts kind of girl. Still, I'm psyched. I just hope my feet hold up. God, I hate heels. Cool thing is my dad, who has done business in the city for years and isn't intimidated by it at all, is coming in on Thursday to be my RITA date for Friday:-) So I'll get out of the pressure cooker for a while on Thursday night, which I'll likely need because Thursday looks insane at this point. We're going to a Beatles tribute show (he's the guy who raised me to have an undying love of The Beatles) and a yummy (very late) Italian dinner. I've been pining for good Italian food! Win or lose, I'm so glad I'll have family there to cheer me on, and since my dad is the guy I got all of my "writer stuff" from, it's good that it's him. We share a sense of humor, so I know I'll be entertained:-)