Julia Talbot sees ‘Authors After Dark’

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.

Hey, y’all!

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!

In the meantime, you can find me on the web at www.juliatalbot.com and on Twitter @juliatalbot

Comment on this post to earn a chance at a $10.00 Amazon gift card!

As requested, comment below on any of the cool activities Julia mentioned in her post. Personally, I’d love to know how many of you tackle Karaoke gracefully.

Open until Thursday, July 26th at 11:59 pm (PST). Winner will be selected and notified on Friday.


8 thoughts on “Julia Talbot sees ‘Authors After Dark’

  1. yganoe July 24, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    The things you did are too cool. I have to say that I have also done some crazy things such as paragliding off a cliff in Venezuela.

  2. Jbst July 24, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Years ago, I visited New Orleans. It’s such an unique city and I’d loved the food of course. I’m not one for karaoke (you wouldn’t want to be subjected to my weak, tuneless voice). Hope you enjoy the the food, shopping, singing and Authors after Dark festivities. Thanks for the giveaway too.

    strive4bst at yahoo dot com

  3. Trix July 24, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    I still haven’t made it to New Orleans, so that’s definitely a goal. I haven’t done karaoke in a while…for a while I’d sing heavy metal (but I’d get a little giggly sometimes) or old-school garage rock. Now I’m in a glam phase (lots of T. Rex), but the Ramones would work if I saw their stuff in a karaoke bar more often. (I always wished for the karaoke bar in 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, where they could sing the Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man”…)

  4. Barbra July 24, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Nobody would want me to karaoke (unless you’re trying to clear the club), but it’s great fun to listen to the ones with the guts to do it. I’d love to sightsee in New Orleans, but even though I’m in Texas I’ve never been there. 🙂

  5. Avalie July 25, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Authors after Dark sounds like great fun.

  6. Valtinen July 25, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    I run a cemetery preservation initiative up in New England, so that would be high on my list. And I don’t often do karaoke, but when I do, I sing a mean I Believe in a Thing Called Love by the Darkness.

  7. Hope July 26, 2012 / 8:46 am

    Well I can do Karaoke and it’s kind of popular for brithday parties with my friends but thruthfully I’m not exactly good at it and if I don’t know the song, then it’s pretty bad. 🙂

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