Monday, August 15, 2011

post AAD... and I have some news...

Ok so first... Something I'm very happy about... Stella will soon be a Sadie.

Ah whats a Sadie? A Sadie is a married lady, or so says Babs Streisand in Funny girl. Yes, We are engaged, Jojo and I! HE did it at 154am on Sunday morning in out hotel room during the chaos that is aad and I love love love my ring. We have set a date so far for October 2012, but we will see if that changes....


So AAD is now over and I'm sitting here still reeling. So much happened, I have NO IDEA where to start. Dinners went well, I won a Bookie award for the Biggest friend to Romance, though I dont know HOW that happened, like AT ALL. Whoever voted for me, thank you, It was a total surprise.

I got a new tattoo, which I will show off soon as its not crusty with grossness. What did I get? I got Cash's house brand on my wrist. Or maybe its Dimitri's... I dont know it is the royal brand of the Conglacio though. yes. Finally.

The Booksigning went really well, Which surprised me. I had someone come and see me, Which surprised the hell outta me. So thank you Caitlyn, You totally made my day! Most people dont realize this but as a small press author that isn't with one of the more popular houses, meeting fans that arent just reviewers that get your books for free is a HUGE deal! it made the entire event worth it for me (especially since she reads this blog!)

We raised $2186 for Pets Alive this year, Which I thank everyone for! We had some Amazing baskets this year and I know everyone that won them got some great stuff. Sadly, third year in a row I didnt win anything, but its for charity and it was all in good fun.

We had a fabulous cake for Larissa Ione as well this year, and it was yummy! I dont know who had some but it was good...

OOh and The winner of the Registration for NOLA is Joy Daniels. This year I decided to do something different for my big gift, and since I can, I decided I would give away a registration for NOLA to someone that bought a book from me this year. After the signing I picked a winner from who bought books... and Joy won.

So heres a few piccys from the event....

This is our awesome Tattoo artist, Voodoo





Me and my amazing Agent Louise Fury and Lori Perkins at the Masquerade ball...













So thats just a bit... Ill have more info and fun soon... and with AAD 2012 prep starting soon... its going to be one hell of a fall!




7 comments:

Diana Castilleja said...

Super congrats on the engagement hon! That ring is gorgeous!! Already looking forward to '12. NOLA isn't going to know what hit them. ;)

Tilly Greene said...

Ok, first, I'm still shocked I didn't wake up to a scream of delight at 1:54am! I know there were double digit floors between us, but still, I'm surprised and thrilled!

Second, AAD was a total blast and I voted for you so am not surprised about the Bookie :-)

Third, you're so right about someone who comes up and says "Hi, I came to see you" is unmatchable - enjoy the glow.

Fourth, Kelly Mindy Mar and PJ were absolutely on fire - they were fabulous!

And finlly, fifth, after a little breathing space - bring on NOLA.

Hugs!

pj schnyder said...

Grats! xoxo

It was the biggest, most incredible book signing I've ever had the honor of being a part of and thank you so much for all of your hard work in getting it together despite the challenges of Borders closing and backing out last minute, finding an independent bookseller to provide the stock and making it possible for small press and NY press authors to sit together greeting readers. :)

Sparklybearsy said...

Much Congrats on your engagement Stella!! the ring is gorgeous! *huggles*

Joy Daniels said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I know I saw the lovely ring and congratulated you on Sunday but CONGRATS again! :-)

And...thank you thank you thank you for the free tix to AAD2012 in NOLA. already counting the days and shopping for corsets. Much love and hugs!

Robin K said...

Congratulations love! AAD was fantastic this year and you did spectacular!

Louise Fury said...

You are a gem! The work, time and love you put into the writing community always leaves me speechless. You deserve every ounce of happiness and success coming your way! I am so proud to represent you and I am thrilled just to know you!