UtopYA 2014

One of the many incredible people I’m looking forward to meeting at the UtopYA 2014 Con in June is Jo Michaels.

As the weeks close in on the arrival of UtopYA 2014, Jo is doing unofficial author interviews, and guest posts on her blog with a few of the indie authors that will be at the convention. I’m one of those authors! Last year I went as an attendee. This year I will going as an exhibitor. Have you bought your ticket yet? I would love to meet you!

Why am I excited about meeting Jo? Besides the fact that she is a brilliant author, editor, blogger, and all around nice lady? I want to give her a hug for helping me when I thought all was lost.  

About two months ago, I had all of my ducks in a row gearing up for my debut novel release, or I’d thought anyway. I found out at the last minute the tour host I had scheduled months in advance had disappeared. Well, I saw recent activity on Facebook, but my messages and emails remained unanswered.

There I was…lost, and left standing in a leaking canoe, holding a broken paddle. Okay, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic…oh alright, it’s over the top, but I was extremely saddened. My hopes of having a December release date were gone. I had no idea whom I could call on such short notice who would have a package to fit in my budget.

I just happened to mention to Jo in an unrelated email, that my host was MIA. Within a few back and forth emails, Jo had renewed my hope. She told me to try contacting Enchanted Book Promotions because they had a large assortment of packages to fit almost any budget. Jo even answered all my questions about what I would need to have ready for a tour. Between Jo, Majanka at EBP, and Amber of Lady Amber’s Launch Party on Facebook, I was able to reach the potential readers my book needed.

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