I leave tomorrow for Thrillerfest.
It’s my last big promotional event for the summer, and I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of cyberpals in the flesh, as well as making a lot of new friends. I’ll socialize at the cocktail parties (and in the bar), I’ll learn stuff attending panels, and I’ll plug my book at the Debut Authors Breakfast on Saturday morning (if you’re going to Thrillerfest, please stop by and say hi!).
When I went to New York in May for BookExpo America, I drove and stayed with relatives in New Jersey. This time, I’ll be staying in the heart of the action so I don’t need my car (there’s no place to park it anyway).
How will I get to NYC? I could take a plane or a train, but I opted for…a bus.
Yes. I am taking the bus to NYC. It’s one of those DC-NYC buses that has become popular the last few years (sometimes called the Chinatown bus). There are about ten (maybe more, maybe less) different bus lines that service the route. Their attraction? Low prices! And convenience! And WiFi! And electrical outlets!
One other definite advantage to not driving: I can get some work done. I plan on revising/editing my WIP en route. Four and half hours (each way) to work—yay!
I’m a simple man and I never shy away from public transportation, so I’m psyched for the trip. I’ll let you know how it goes. (And I’ll let you know how Thrillerfest is, too!)