This weekend I’m heading to Phoenix to attend Arizona Dreamin’ which is a reader convention. I’ll be going to many see my author friends Erin Kellison and Erin Quinn. Erin and I have been talking about how much fun we’re going to have hanging out with like minded people, and no husbands and kids. She mentioned how we’ve been long time conference buddies and I teased her I should blog about the first time we met. She laughed and told me to go for it. So here’s how I met the amazing Erin Kellison.
In 2010 I popped my convention cherry. I was attending with my sister in law and she was just as overwhelmed as I was. We were meeting so many of our favorite authors and also other readers. What I wasn’t doing however was watching my blood sugar levels. I don’t have diabetes but my blood sugar can tank super fast if I don’t eat properly and at regular intervals.
So dinner of our first full day rolled around and we are sitting at table with this woman who is looking just as lost we were feeling when they put our food before. It was a piece of red meat and some vegetables.
Much to the shock of my sister in law and the woman sitting with us I scarfed that piece of meat down like it was going to disappear on me. This opened up a dialogue between us. She introduced herself as a brand new author Erin Kellison.
And that as Bogart said was the start of a beautiful friendship.
If you haven’t yet discovered Erin Kellison’s books you should. This is the book that came out right as we met.
Wraiths… Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss.
Segue… Adam Thorne founded the Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow.
Twilight… This is the place between life and what comes after—a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.