It’s Orycon weekend here in Portland. I planned to go, and already had my ticket (bought months ahead of time), but I didn’t get a chance. I’m getting some good momentum going on my latest Work-In-Progress, and I didn’t want to mess with the streak by taking a day off.
But I did make enough progress to reward myself by going out to the annual book signing event that Powells Books sponsors every year during Orycon – Author Fest! This is where a big group of Pacific Northwest authors get together for a monster book signing event. I always end up walking out with a big bag of signed books, and it’s not even my birthday!
In addition to picking up a few new-to-me books signed by wonderful authors whose writing I already know and love (Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Diana Pharaoh Francis, J. A. Pitts, Dean Wesley Smith, and Ken Scholes), I also found some intriguing titles by authors I haven’t yet tried–like Devon Monk, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Leah Cutter.
Everyone is so friendly, it’s great catching up on the latest releases and making new friends. Thank you Powells Books for giving me Author Fest to look forward to every year!