Hey Everyone!

Wow, I’ve only just realised that it’s been a long time since we sat down together and had a chat. What’s new with you?

As a lot of you know, I recently attended RWDU. It was a fun event and I met a lot of great people and fans who had read my books and wanted to say hello. That was easily the best part. I also strolled down to the beach and met big-time indie author Kristen Ashley who was basically mobbed the whole weekend, but I got an hour chat SOLO. I’m so lucky that way. I bump into famous people … and it takes me 5 minutes to realise who they are, which is embarrassing!

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Now it’s April and time to look ahead to the future! April holds for me Supanova Gold Coast from the 18th – 19th at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Last year I attended GoldNova as a seller for the very first time. It was nice to swap my veteran attendee status for a spot in The Alley. I’m shocked at how well I did with only one book, basic posters, next to no swag and a petrified look on my face that I’m sure was there.

In case you were wondering: NO, I WILL NOT BE COSPLAYING! I used to cosplay and it was so much fun, I also really enjoy and support cos-artists! But I won’t be cosplaying anymore. I want to focus on being M.J. Stevens – Author and Badass (LOL)

However, I do have awesome new shirts I made just for this occasion! They’re YA and Guardian related so, high-five for inside jokes. Ahhh, remember them? 2003 flashbacks …

Finally, you’ve all been seeing the posts about Liberated. I’m working hard on it. I’m trying to figure out what parts of Selestia we will see for the final book and begin bracing my characters for the end. I have no idea what I’m going to do without these guys! Kind of feels like graduation all over again.

That’s all for now!

Talk soon,

M.J.

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