If you’ve never been to a book conference you don’t know what you’re missing! Hi, Kit Morgan here and I recently I attended Book Lover’s Con 2019 in New Orleans. It was a lot of fun with wonderful events and books galore! So I thought I’d share with you some of the highlights. There was a Faery dinner, various fun events for readers, workshops for authors, a huge book signing with over 200 authors, dance parties and more! And hey, it’s New Orleans, so naturally, folks ventured out and did a swamp tour, plantation tour, or simply explored the French Quarter. There’s nothing like staying in a historic city to get the creative mind going!
The con began with a Jazz Festival Kick-Off. In the morning you could have smoothies with Harlequin authors. There was the audio listening lounge where award-winning narrators of audiobooks read excerpts from their recent work. One could pay a visit to The Chamber of Books and pick up a couple of freebies to take home with them. There was even a “Crafter’s Corner,” a designated spot for quilters, knitters, crocheters and the like to sit, craft
Readers enjoyed games like Hot Hero Bingo, Romancelandia Author Feud, Around the World in 80 minutes, or attend fun classes like Bookmarks, Bracelets and Beads. Take a Bite Out of Inspirational Fiction was a fun little signing hosted by authors Susan May Warren, Liz Johnson, Julie Klassen Elizabeth Goddard and more. The Historical Book Club was another fun event I was part of where we all dressed up in period costume. There was the Small Town Reader Carnival hosted by authors such as Rae Ann Thayne, Emily March, Sheila Roberts, and Melinda Curtiss.
All genres of romance were represented in some form or fashion, including our beloved Western Romance! We had our own corner at the Book Bash Dance party. Our table’s centerpieces were made up of BOOKS! I came home with an entire bag full. Some cozy mystery, cowboy romances, a few romantic suspense featuring cowboys of course, and a few New Orleans doo-dads. You can’t come here and not take home goodies!
Next years Book Lover’s Con will be held in Nashville, TN near the Grand Ol’ Opry! For more information, you can check out the Book Lover’s Con website: https://www.bookloverscon.com
Time for me to go read some of the books I brought home! I hope you enjoyed reading a little about what fun it is to be with fellow book lovers!