Authors at the Opry 2016
I love to read and I love meeting authors. To that end I attend reader cons and signings. This weekend my husband and I attended the first ever Authors at the Opry signing at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. I was really looking forward to this event because there were a lot of “new to me” authors attending. Attending with a broken leg made going to the meet and greet in the Fuse Sports Bar problematic. The pain meds wouldn’t allow me to drink and the bar was not wheelchair friendly. But it looked like folks were having fun. We were running on east coast time so making the 11am start time was no problem. There wasn’t a huge line waiting to get in and we had fun meeting those that were. We discovered that though we had paid $80 each for VIP tickets they were letting in everyone including the general admission free tickets. When I asked what my VIP got me I was handed an Authors at the Opry bag with a bit of swag in it. The same bags they gave to everyone at the end of the signing. I had an incredible time at the signing. I met a bunch of new to me authors, a couple of new authors and some old friends. I bought a whole lot of books and brought home a bunch of swag to give away. All in all we had a fun time. Next time I won’t buy VIP tickets and although the Gaylord is gorgeous it is also expensive and a bit of a labyrinth so we will stay elsewhere and come the hotel just for the signing.
Enjoy the getting to know these folks:
Thia Finn - Rock & Roll
Lexi Witcher - YA
Amanda S. Hunter
The Fab Candace Blevins
Regina Puckett - Horror and Kids Stories
Miranda Lynn - I won a bottle of wine, a sippy goblet and some other goodies from her
Stephanie Hoffman McManus - love the hair
Mary Shotwell - new author!
The lovely Abigail Lee Justice
Sweet Sidonia Rose
L.P. Maxa and model
Genevieve Williams & muse. New author
Alana Sapphire - Bikers and paranormal
Catherine Scott - incredibly sweet
Charity Parkerson - great books
Erica Gerald Mason - Poet
Isabelle Peterson - running for a cure
The wonderful Sandy Sullivan
Nicole James - Bikers!
The sensational Harper Kincaid
D.F. Jones - I will be checking her work out
Shelley Springfield & Emily Minton
Elizabeth York - Thanks for setting this up
Welcome back - Gina Maxwell
Amy Briggs - I will get to your book one day soon
BB Easton - New author!
Layla Stevens is a hoot
T.R. Cupak - I won leggings from her
Reagan Hollow - New author
4 bags of books