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LIVE BLOGGING: GRL 2013 – Wednesday (post 3)

Susan live blogs her first GRL!

Leftover from Wednesday night:

8:15pm’ish – I was on a mission to find Damon Suede and say hello.  I overhear “and my semen tasted like an ashtray…”  Alas, I knew I was getting close!  :)  I found him by the pool hanging with Moderatrix Lori (Goodreads M/M Romance Group), Clare London, Heidi Cullinan, and Damon.


And here’s Damon with Lori’s son, Dalton (how adorable are they…both of ’em?!!!)



And it was at this time that the crowds parted, a spotlight from Heaven shown down…I a saw her across the courtyard…yes…JORDAN F’ING CASTILLO PRICE!  I casually walked up to her table, sat in an open chair, and pretended like nothing was weird…just listening to the conversation.  After a brief flicker of fear in her eyes, she finally said, “You must be Susan”.  It matters not that she knows me as her stalker…she KNOWS ME!!!! And she’s AMAZING!


11:00pm’ish – Back downstairs in the lobby bar, those that didn’t hit up the strip club were hanging out enjoying themselves.  I spent a good 30 mins talking to KA Mitchell about her next Baltimore book “Bad Influence”…it’s Silver’s story.  And I gave her stank-eye about Peter, who I hate as a character.  And she shared a pretty amazing story about the inspiration for Quinn / Eli / Peter (Bad Boyfriend).  WHAT A NUGGET!!!!

And because my eye never strays far from JCP, here she is with Lou Harper as they try to have a serious conversation about serious stories in serious books…and failing!  :)


12:15am’ish As my night starts to wind down, I get to spend my last coherent moments with Tina (Miz) and LC Chase…


…and some of my favorite readers and writers (bottom to top):  Rhys Ford, Heather C (The Blog of Sid Love), Lisa (The Novel Approach), and Mary Calmes (I told her that Rand was my book boyfriend…because I am a geek and she needs to know… :) )


And just as I was about to head upstairs to my hotel room, I ran into SA McAuley and Abi Roux (and I told her no matter who tries to claim him or says they love him…ZANE IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, MINE!…which got me stares like I was a crazy drunk…and that may be valid…)

Back in the hotel room, I made some care packages for some of my favorite reader friends here at the conference!


Off to bed to get some rest for an early start tomorrow.  See you then!

14 comments on “LIVE BLOGGING: GRL 2013 – Wednesday (post 3)

  1. jeayci
    October 17, 2013

    Yay, I’m so glad you got to meet JCP and she didn’t run away screaming! :D And I’m loving all the photos and newsy updates, makes me almost feel like I’m there with all you beautiful people. Everybody looks so happy (or do I mean drunk? ;) Speaking of, I don’t think SA McAuley and Abi Roux have much room to look down on others’ drunken shenanigans :p )


    • syleegurl
      October 22, 2013

      I love JCP. She is lovely in person and was such a great sport about my stalking…which I did shamelessly. :)


  2. ilhem3606
    October 17, 2013

    Randomly :

    – do they look enebriated on the 1st pic, or what?!
    – alleluia, JCP! She doesn’t even look scared on the pic! (You look so pretty, btw)
    – K.A. Mitchell. Woot for Silver’s story!

    Have fun, we’re watching!


  3. Jane Wilkinson
    October 17, 2013

    I’m loving all of the updates and photos. Reminds me of the UK meet this year. Continue having lots of fun xxx


  4. anke1028
    October 17, 2013

    Looks like a fun evening:) Can’t wait to see you later!


    • syleegurl
      October 22, 2013

      I can’t believe I didn’t see you more often during the con! I needed more Anke time! UK 2014?


  5. shelley
    October 17, 2013

    Aww, you are making me so happy :)

    How adorable (and hot!) is Lori’s son? Damon, looks well pleased :D

    You are so freakin brave just walking up to JCP’s table like that – just the walking part would have undone me…


  6. Christina
    October 17, 2013

    I’m glad you’re having fun Susan!
    I want to know more about the Quinn, Eli, and Peter!

    Thanks for sharing with us!


  7. sarahblack5
    October 17, 2013

    thanks for the great updates! I’m not feeling so left behind! Boise does not seem very exciting today compared to beautiful Atlanta. Hello to Laura and Melanie for me!


  8. Trish
    October 17, 2013

    Awesome updates. Must have just missed you in the lobby bar… :(.


  9. Sheri
    October 17, 2013

    whoop whoop!!
    pffft, and you were worried about being the new kid on the block….
    looks amazing and it’s only just begun.
    so, does everybody know we are all crammed in your pocket watching? ;)


  10. The Morning After Romance
    October 17, 2013

    I love everything about this! Particularly the JCP bits :D


  11. dani
    October 17, 2013

    awesome updates this!!


  12. dani
    October 17, 2013

    awesome to read all this
    and you met Mary Calmes * faints* Wow


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