Last year was my first time attending UtopYA Con. In fact, my book hadn't even officially released yet! I had advanced reader copies of Never Forgotten for the Friday night signing. My first. Signing. Ever. It was a little overwhelming to say the least, but I met some amazing, amazing people. I was surprised by how friendly and open everyone was. It was truly a fun experience where you can just be yourself. How refreshing is that?
My favorite thing about UtopYA Con: the people. I was able to meet the lovely ladies of Clean Teen Publishing in person for the first time, as well as my fellow CTP authors who attended: Sherry Ficklin, Jon Messenger, and Julie Wetzel. I also met Jo Michaels, Casey Bond, Nichole Greene and Tia Silverthorne Bach - four extremely talented women with whom I have co-authored the Fractured Glass anthology. Working with them was such a positive, fun experience. I honestly hope I have the opportunity to do it again. This proves that you don't just "meet people" at UtopYA, you make lifelong friends!
Do you like pretties? Do you like swag? Come to UtopYA and hit the jackpot. Seriously, I could not believe the gorgeous things that authors were giving away. Then there are the books themselves. Beautiful covers, engaging stories, strong leads and swoon-worthy love interests. The visual stimuli is almost overwhelming. You will enter a world of creativity and gorgeousness.
I could go on and on, but if you're like me, you'd rather see the fun stuff. PICTURES!
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