GRL isn’t the only chance you have to see some of your favorite M/M authors. Authors After Dark is right around the corner, being held in New Orleans this year.
Here is Julia Talbot to talk a bit about some of the things she is looking forward to about the convention, and about some of her recent fun the Big Easy.
I’m Julia Talbot, author of romance of all genders. I specialize in m/m, though, and love to talk turkey about my books.
Authors After Dark is almost here! How exciting is that? I loved it so much last year, and this year it’s in the Big Easy. New Orleans, or NOLA, is one of my favorite cities. While I started visiting there before Katrina and it’s kinda sad to see how many houses are empty now, and how many stores have changed hands. It’s also a testament to the resilience of the Gulf Coast folks that NOLA is coming back, a little at a time.
What am I going to do at Authors After Dark? Well, in addition to the parties, panels, and supporting my partner BA Tortuga through her karaoke jitters, I intend to go forth and sample barbecue shrimp, that steakhouse on Bourbon Street with the amazing waiter who looked and sounded like Tony Todd (aka Candyman from the movies) and spoke lustrous French, and go to Voluptuous Vixen for a new dress or top.
Every time I go to New Orleans I get a new story. I’ve gotten mask makers and werewolves, masqueraders and just plain old drunk boys looking for a good time. Sometimes I get ideas for horror stories, but I generally pass them on to BA. She’s a horror girl at heart.
The last time I went to NOLA, we all came back with an anthology idea. It’s called Po’ Boys, and it came out with Torquere Press in the spring. I was so tickled about this one, as I got to co-write for it, and we had such fun writing about werewolves and vampires. Landry and Thierry were great fun. Y’all check them out http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=3531
What all do y’all look forward to most? Karaoke? Cemetery tours? Oh, man, last year we went on a cemetery tour at eight in the morning, after having been up until almost two with Kiernan Kelly, Lydia Nix and TC Blue, drinking shots and trolling Bourbon Street. I think I was still oozing hurricanes when I walked through the moss-covered stones, learning all about woodcutters and Masons and the difference between Catholic and Protestant burials. It was a hoot!
I can only imagine what will happen this year.
Thanks for listening to me ramble, y’all. I look forward to seeing everyone at Authors After Dark, and hope you’ll stop and see me at the book signing!
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