Last night Liz, Leanna and I met up for drinks with Barbara Vey, romance blogger extraordinaire from Publisher’s Weekly. She was in town for ThrillerFest. Liz and I first met Barb back at the 2007 Romantic Times convention – when she’d only been blogging a couple weeks! Now she’s a romance world sensation!
Barb is famous for her trademarked “Drive By Videos” in which she gives each author 30 seconds to talk directly into the camera. So we decided to turn the tables on her! Here she is, doing a drive-by video of her own.
"Drive By" with Barbara Vey from Marianne Mancusi on Vimeo.
During the night we also chatted with Shiela Clover English of COS Productions (who was lovely, as always! The woman is a marketing machine and really has become the go-to person for the media talking about book trailers.) and Douglass Clegg, author and promotional guru. I had read he and MJ Rose’s “Buzz Your Book” e-book, which was like a Bible on self-promotion back in the day. Gave me really good ideas for my first book.
Anyway, was fun. Like a romance conference, but with male attendees! Haha. Not something I’d ever attend myself – as I certainly don’t write thrillers – but good to hang in the bar and schmooze since it was literally across the street from where I work.