by Jennah Scott
It’s conference time, otherwise known as party time, and that means a chance to meet new readers, see old friends, and a chance to talk books nonstop! I’ll have some awesome swag for my newest release, The Devil’s Bond, at some of the signings I’m attending this year. Which got me thinking…what makes a good signing or swag?
Signings: I think a signing can be one of the most fun parts of a conference. It’s the place where you can find all your favorite authors under one roof. How is that not ideal?! Of course, it’s also a chance to spend way too much money, but that’s the point, right?
There are so many options for readers now to meet new authors and their favorites. Sometimes at a full-blown conference like Romantic Times and others at signings like The Novel Experience Event. If you can’t make it to a signing, or there isn’t one close to you, you may still be able to get your favorite author’s autograph. Check out authorgraph.com. It’s a pretty cool way to get an electronic autograph!
Swag: This is the most difficult part of conference time. I want to have swag that readers will use, not just throw away. The first year I went to the Romantic Times convention I came home with two boxes full of bookmarks, cover flats, and other paper items. I tried to keep them, but in the end most of it went into the trash. So my mission is to get you something you’ll use. On my list are pens, handmade bookmarks, and bracelets.
Some of my favorite pieces to receive are magnets, chapstick, and pins with quirky sayings on them. I love stuff that relates to reading in general as well as the book.
What are your favorite types of swag? Tell us about your most memorable signing or conference.
On a vacation she didn’t ask for, Annaliese Becker follows her muse from Dallas to Freewill, Wyoming. Along the way, she takes pictures and sketches monuments—like Devil’s Tower. A brief glimpse of a handsome Native American makes an impression on the artist.
Fulfilling a promise to his grandfather, Garrett Falcon stops at Devil’s Tower and spots a lovely woman. When he meets her in Freewill, he believes fate has spoken and pursues Annaliese—determined to convince her to stay in Freewill—with him.
Vacations are supposed to end, but her heart longs to stay in Freewill. Can Garrett convince her they were meant to be together?
The Devil’s Bond
About the Author:
Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won't ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.
When she's not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.