Sunday, April 17, 2016

#TNEE Atlanta Recap

This time last week, I was in Atlanta for TNEE (The Novel Experience Event).  I had a wonderful time.  Here are some of the highlights.

BTS Book Awards 
The BTS Red Carpet Book Awards was the absolute highlight of this trip.  I won this gorgeous, solid crystal trophy!  Birthright won 1st Place for Best Novel (the trophy) and an honorable mention for Best Cover (the certificate).


I co-hosted the Psychics (aka Purple Party) Party on Friday.  Sadly, I only have this photo during preliminary room decorating.  I guess we were having too much fun to take pictures during the party!
The Villains Ball was also a lot of fun. 

Book Signing

A huge thank you to all of the readers who visited my table during the book signing on Saturday.  You rock!

When I was in Atlanta last summer for AAD (Authors After Dark), it was 100F and 90% humidity.  This time the weather was much more tolerable, so I went on two fun excursions.  During the convention, I co-hosted a ghost walk in Oakland Cemetery and lunch at Six Feet Under pub.  When the convention ended, I stayed in Atlanta an extra day and made a trip to Atlanta's botanical gardens.  While in Piedmont Park, I also did a quick tour of the annual Dogwood Festival.

Oakland Cemetery

Botanical Gardens

In addition to these excursions into Atlanta, I also had the opportunity to hang out with amazing authors and readers.  Can you tell we're having fun?

The only downside of my trip was being taken aside by security for the "large, dense object" in my carry-on luggage.  Any guesses what it might have been?  *hint: solid crystal trophies set off TSA scanners.* LOL

That's it!  If you'd like to see more photos, visit my TNEE photo album on Facebook.

Were you at TNEE Atlanta?  Do you have any photos or memories to share?

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