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Comic Con Africa – Johannesburg 22-25 September 2023

As you may know, I am a proud founding member of The Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa, or as we like to call it – ROSA. This year we decided to take a stand at Comic Con Johannesburg for the very first time and it was an experience I will never forget. Firstly, because I was forced to print my books, and secondly because it was the first time I got to interact with readers who took their hard-earned money to buy them.

To say it was an extraordinary experience would be selling it short. It far surpassed any vague expectations I may have had going into the long weekend. Having four books available for purchase was the first time I felt like a real author and for someone who sits in their writing den, fixating on characters and plot for most of the day it’s a game changer to be out in the world, talking about the stories that have played out in my mind.

I can’t wait to do it again!