I don't know why I didn't think to mention this before, but my local RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter is hosting its annual Readers' Luncheon in Huntsville, Alabama at the South Hall of the Van Braun Center next Saturday, May 15th, at 11:00. Last year was my first time to attend, and this year I'll be hosting a table as "published author." Even though my book doesn't come out until September, I'll be promoting my book by giving out bookmarks with my book cover on them and giving away a cool medieval basket, perfect for a real "healer's apprentice" from the fourteenth century. Anyone who puts their ticket in for my basket could win it.
What is a Readers' Luncheon, you might ask? Well, it's a luncheon where you can sit at a published author's table and gab with them while you eat, then listen to a keynote speaker--this year it's best-selling romance author, Julia London--and win lots of prizes. At my table I will be giving everyone who sits with me some yummy chocolate truffles. (Trying to bribe people to sit with me! I have this fear that no one will want to sit at my table! It's not like anyone has ever heard of me!)
Enough about my insecurities! If you're interested, and if it's not too late to register, check it out on the HOD website.