GCLS is no longer creeping up on us. It’s bearing down like a freight train, like an F5 tornado, like a roomful of lesbians on a box of Tim Tams. I know this because my suitcase is down from the attic and I’m starting to pay attention to what I can’t wear this week because I’m saving it for DC. Because my panel assignments are stacking up in the printer. And because Rozzie has that freakish look about the mommies leaving her again.
We’re heading out a few days early to hang out in Williamsburg. Fingers crossed for clear weather on the Fourth of July, as we hope to see the fireworks show in Yorktown.
Here’s my schedule for GCLS (so I can check this when I’m wandering around lost):
Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00: Moderating a panel called Sidekicks: All Across the Rainbow
Thursday 8:30 – 9:20: Sitting on Cindy Rizzo’s panel called Love Laced With Danger: The Allure of Romantic Intrigue
Friday 9:30 – 10:20: Sitting on Georgia Beers’s panel called Tension, Friction & Chemistry
Saturday 9:40 – 10:30 (tentative): Author Spotlight, where I’ll be reading from Trial by Fury
Saturday 1:00 – 1:50: Moderating a panel called I Wish I’d Written That!
Saturday 3:00: Presenters Walk-Thru (I always forget this :-/)
Those are on the schedule for now. I’ve also offered up my two-step for those willing to bid on the first dance after the Goldie Awards, and my charming table manners for those bidding on lunch with the authors. I’ll be at the autograph session, but will gladly sign books whenever you catch me. And I’m happy — really, really happy — just to chat and hug and laugh with anyone who can bear it.
See you soon in DC!