It’s our live show, recorded Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Romantic Times BookLovers Convention in Atlanta! We had wine, snacks, and a room full of somewhat tired and entirely awesome podcast fans, and I’m so excited to share the audio with you! We start with a conversation with Robin Bradford, known on Twitter as @Tuphlos, and we talk about trends we hear about and trends she witnesses as a librarian. We also discuss types of swag, compose our perfect catnip book, and take recommendation requests. Then I introduce a friend of mine, Janna McGregor, the debut author of The Bad Luck Bride, which came out the Tuesday of RT, May 2. Funny enough, when she came up for a quick Q&A, one of the readers in the audience had already read her book and recommended it to everyone.
Massive, bountiful thanks to our Patreon supporters, without whom this would not have been possible.
Thanks to Beth, who brought an entire bottle of wine because she is noble and makes wonderful choices.
Thanks to Mel, Erin, Elizabeth, and everyone else who helped me with the technical setup.
Thanks to Robin Bradford, Janna MacGregor, Amanda, Carrie, Elyse and RedHeadedGirl.
Thanks to everyone who came to the show and made it so much fun.
And most of all, thank you for listening, for subscribing, leaving a review, telling a friend, or checking out our Patreon page. You’re the reason I’m still doing this. So thank you.
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This Episode’s Music
Our music is provided each week by Sassy Outwater, whom you can find on Twitter @SassyOutwater.
This is from Caravan Palace, and the track is called “Lazy Place.”
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This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks.
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