There was such a great response for the RT feature this year that I just didn’t feel like I could do it all on my own. I wanted to make sure the authors didn’t get lost in the daily posts here on LE, so Dark Faerie Tales has joined to help introduce everyone to the dozens of authors who will be attendance at RT this year. So make sure you stop by DFT to meet Cynthia Vespia and Theresa Meyers. Here on LE, check out the amazing writing team of Lydia Dare…
Can you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
Lydia Dare is actually the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. We both live near Raleigh, NC and met at our local RWA chapter. We started writing together in 2008, and now have 10 books contracted with Sourcebooks. We started out with the Westfield Wolves (A Certain Wolfish Charm), then we moved on to some gentleman vampyres (It Happened One Bite), and we’re writing more Lycans in 2012!
Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?
Our world is Regency England, with a twist. Our gentlemen Lycans (the first 4 books) happen to be affected by the full moon, and they become a little beastly around that time of the month. Our vampyres are so gentlemanly that they’d never bite a lady without being properly introduced.
We’ve had a lot of fun building our world and the rules that go along with it. We hope the readers enjoy it half as much.
Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
Lydia (Tammy) attended RT for the first time in 2010, and had declared never to miss it again, if possible! It was completely different from any conference she’s ever attended. Advice — come prepared to enjoy all the parties. Don’t be afraid to bring costumes and be as ridiculous as you can. Where else can you dress up, outside of Halloween? Lydia had a wonderful time meeting readers, and thinks that’s the charm of this conference. She got to meet booksellers and readers who knew about Lydia’s books, knew the characters and already loved them. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to?
Lydia hunts Sabrina Jeffries down at every opportunity, and freely admits it. So, she can usually be found where Sabrina is speaking. There’s SO MUCH to do at RT, it’s hard to decide ahead of time!
If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
Look for at least one lady with a Lydia Dare name tag — maybe TWO!