Fortunately, since yesterday I can read a bit again, the three days before that I only slept all day long. I'm so grateful for the distraction that books can bring! They literally make me forget my little pains and aches for a while. Thank goodness for that. Or better: thank the authors who wrote all these wonderful stories, for that!
Something else I'm pretty grateful for these days is the company of my iPad. For one, it helps me to write this post now without me having to leave the bed. And then it (hopefully) helps me to post it to the blog. ::keeps fingers crossed that it'll work::
Plus, it helps me with not falling too far behind with all the news and interesting posts in romblog land. For instance, it brought me the news of GayRomLit Retreat yesterday! It's a new conference for writers and readers of GLBT romances and it takes place from October 13 - 16 in New Orleans.
Here's the info from their website:
GayRomLit is a retreat for readers and writers of GLBT romance. A gathering place to hang out with people who read the same books you do. Get to know your favorite authors in a comfortable setting, ask all those burning questions about the books you love, and meet online friends at a one of a kind retreat.
We specifically chose the word retreat, which by definition is a place of safety - a refuge for those in attendance. Unlike your more traditional Lit-conferences the GayRomLit weekend will be centered on celebrating the fiction we all love and highlighting the authors and publishers who continue to support the genre.
New Orleans is the location for the 2011 GayRomLit Retreat. Please join us October 13 - 16 for the first of what we hope to be an annual event.
Lynn Lorenz * Ethan Day * Carol Lynne * J.P. Bowie * Amanda Young
I would love to go and I'm seriously going to look into the possibilities! New Orleans has been on my list of places I want to visit before I die anyway, so this would be a great opportunity.
I think it's great that there will be a con just for GLBT romance! What do you think?