Going to conventions is 1 of my number one parts of publishing. I get to go to panels plus have intellectual or sometimes simply hilarious discussions about aspects of the art of writing and the publishing industry. When I just want to sit plus talk to readers, I can go hang out at the table for my publishing in the vendors area. Then I get to answer questions, sign books, plus even occasionally help young writers find that spark or even just provide them a nudge in the right direction. I’ve always felt that it’s important to provide back to the artistic community as an artist in anyway I can, whether it’s guiding someone back towards the like of the craft of writing, or simply giving an advice on whether or not a particular agent or publishing beach house is a good fit for them. The only thing I struggle with at conventions is the blasted Heating as well as A/C system. For whatever reason, the vendors section plus the panel rooms are always set to the temperature of an arctic tundra. Even when they’re packed full of people, it’s still frigid, myself plus others have tried asking the staff to adjust the control unit, but they always tell us that it’s beyond their control. What’s the point of having heating plus air conditioner technology if it doesn’t make people comfortable? The two of us always joke that if the two of us sold scarves or overcoats with our books, we’d make a killing. I always have to remember to pack a nice overcoat that looks good with all of my outfits, so I can still dress professionally plus remain comfortable.