Things I Learned at Wicked Book Weekend Giveaway

Things I Learned at Wicked Book Weekend

Over 50 authors and over 300 fans gathered in Ft. Lauderdale for the 2nd annual Wicked Book Weekend. No matter if you came alone or in a group, everyone came away with new friends and amazing memories.
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Here are a few of the things I learned:
1) No matter how much I deal with them, I am still blown away when authors actually speak to me. But in my room? Holy shit. I’m still tongue tied when it comes to one-on-one conversation and keep chanting in my head “I’m not worthy!” over and over.
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(Harper Sloan, Tessa Teevan, me, Melanie Codina IN MY ROOM, just the first of many!)

2) Authors look nothing like their photos. Next time, stalk their pages beforehand so you know who the fuck you are talking to.

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3) An event is only as good as the volunteers, and I had an amazing group of them! There is no way any of this would have happened without them.  I had 2, Tara and Kerriann show up out of the blue, and they worked their asses off with all of the other awesome volunteers. And Lori Stern. Damn, that girl is a machine!

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4) Joanne Christenson…I’d marry her if I could.

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5) This is the only place in the world I ever get to be Mistress Ana. And Fuck Book Friends will be my bitches, whores, subs, kitties and sluts, we even get sashes and tiaras.

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…and they grab my boob…

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6) A hotel bar CAN run out of booze. Girls away from their husbands and kids for the weekend can sure party! And party a LOT.

7) If you yell ‘Penis & Vagina’ over a loud speaker on a booze cruise with 120 women (and 5 men), nobody will hear you, except the 15 year old you didn’t know was there.

8) Women are hungry, dammit. You need to serve FASTER!

9) Apparently Megan is OK with me riding her.

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10) Next time remember to get an author (all of them) and a volunteer picture, because both groups were amazing.

11) Expect the line for the half naked cover model to be a bit longer than the rest.

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12) Ask someone to show their boobs to win a prize, and they will. Ask someone to find a guy with a tattoo, and they will grab any strange guy, even an author’s husband, throw them over their shoulder and run on to the stage.

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13) I should try to remember to get my own books signed at my events, there should be one perk, right? Or should have sent one of my whores around with it.

14) 8 Vibrators racing down a track can be loud, much slower than I thought, but still entertaining, especially when yelled over a megaphone.

15) Meeting the friends you have been talking to for months online in person and liking them just as much as you thought is awesome.

16) Everyone loves a strap-on goat.

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17) Vodka soaked gummy worms and gummy bears from Dawn Robertson are sticky, slippery little fuckers, yet 200 women and men will eat them off the same fork with no hesitation.

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18) If you don’t point out the gorgeous candy table to a bunch of drunk fuckers, they won’t even notice it.

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19) When the po po come to your room and find 50 drunk screaming women, they don’t know what to say. When you try to bribe them and ask them to take off their uniform and join the fun with a tiara on your head, they may not take your very seriously.

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20) When the room crawl moves to the pool, my husband will race around like a loon to make a gigantic jug of Sangria so that the 50 thirsty whores (who have 500 shots) won’t get rowdy. It didn’t work.

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21) Harper Sloan is my soul mate. She just doesn’t know it.

22) Penny Reid is Superwoman. Seriously. She has the suit and everything. And she made a meme of me, so I have no choice but to love her.

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23) SM Donaldson has blackmail video of everything. Watch out for her.

24) There are too many pretty authors. I didn’t know we’d have more female cover models than male!

25) If you bring a coloring book of vaginas, make sure you have more flesh colored crayons, and for God’s sake, NEVER play Brown Eyed Girl!

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26) “Dawn Robertson’s Tits” and “Cooch Juice” can be the words of the night anywhere we go.

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27) Smuffins are pretty awesome. And authors know how to have fun and be silly. The more fun they were, the more we want to read them!

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28) NEVER tag people in photos from Wicked Book Weekend, and never, ever look at photos of yourself.

29) Never leave out any of the items from Wicked Book Weekend for your kids to find, especially the stuff from Harper Sloan.

30) If you work your ass off and don’t sleep for 6 months, it’s worth it to give so many people an amazing weekend.

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Wicked Book Weekend was something I swore I’d never take on again. But after hearing so many people have an amazing time…I am looking at dates for the next one!

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  1. Carole D. says:

    Awesome giveaway!!!

  2. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I’m going to an author event in July and I can’t wait. They look like so much fun. :-) Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Mary Bilowus says:

    Sounds like you had a blast. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Sounds like an amazing weekend! Maybe someday I’ll be able to attend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I’m so glad you had a great time. I would love to attend one.

  6. Joanne Christenson says:

    I made your list :) I love you so much. I never thought you’d love the box as much as you did. I’m still smiling.
    I had the best time. I loved volunteering and was so happy & honored you trusted me to help. I cannot wait until the next one.

  7. Too bad I could not make it, it sounds like a great time.

  8. JennSmith says:

    Wish I could have been there!

  9. Jan Richard says:

    Glad you all had fun, I was stalking in FB and Instagram the whole weekend! Maybe one day I will get to see Florida!

  10. It looks like yall had a blast Im going to make travel plans for next year!

  11. Rachel Brown says:

    Looks like a great time. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  12. cindy maynard says:

    I just love this blog.. I look forward this every day.. you rock thank you for the oneclickers.

  13. Looks like you had an amazing time! Living vicariously through your blogs. Xoxo.

  14. Looked like an awesome time!

  15. Amy Pollard Woolard says:

    I can only imagine how much fun you ladies had!! I would loved to have been there!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  16. Lorie Glowania says:

    Wish I could have been there looked like a great time. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies

  17. Leslie Rodriguez says:

    Sounds like you all had a blast. Thank you for another amazing giveaway.

  18. I had sooooo much fun! Can’t wait to do it again next year!!! There are even crazy pics of me on your site, lol!!

  19. Feifei Le says:

    LOVE this post!! Looks like a lot of fun and glad you and others had a blast! :D

  20. Angel Cullen (@AngelCullen_94) says:

    wish I was there!! Well, Maybe next time??
    and thanks for the giveaway!!

  21. OMG! Sounds like SO MUCH F’g FUN!!!!!!! I wanna go….hopefully next time!! Great job Ana! If the weekend was 1/2 as good as your blog I’m sure it was AMAZING!!!! Thanks for all you do!!

  22. Cheryl Nasca says:

    Wicked Book Weekend is the best damn weekend because of all the awesome Wicked whores, sluts and bitches! We all had a great time! Thank you so much for bringing us all together and all of your hard work! Love ya to pieces! I’m loving the learned lists and glad Cooch juice made the list! Too freakin funny!

  23. Great Giveaway!!!

  24. This post was amazing!!!! Wicked Book Weekend was amazing!!! And I’m all about 21!!! I’m beyond in love with Harper Sloan!!!!!!!

  25. Titty tat says:

    Awesome f’ing weekend. Can’t wait to see you in June, when you can relax and not be the promoter:-) love you Ana!!! VAGINA!!!

  26. Hilarious!

  27. Angelina says:

    Awesome weekend .. I wish I could be there :3

  28. Karen G. says:

    Congratulations on a successful event! It looks like you had a great time (besides all the work!) Thanks for the pictures, I would have loved to have been there but I would have been tongue tied too. haha

  29. jodi marinich says:

    looked like everyone had a blast!!

  30. Seth Sinclair says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. That looked like so much fun., Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Janice Unger says:

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Wish I could’ve been there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Mslovely Marcia says:

    Nice giveaway Thanks for the chance

  34. Chanpreet says:

    Daaaang! it looks like y’all had a blast. Now I really wish I could’ve been there! Of course I might have been in the corner wide eyed in disbelief, but I know I would’ve had a blast!

  35. Thanks. Great giveaway!

  36. Robin the Book Nerd says:

    wow that looks like so much fun. so sad I missed it!

  37. Lola Figueroa says:

    That sounded like so much fun!!!!! I wanna go next time :-)

  38. jennifer beck says:

    looks like it was a lot of great fun and thanks for the chance.

  39. Betul Erikci says:

    LOVE the photos, wish I would’ve been there! Awesome giveaway thank you!

  40. Rita Luken says:

    Sounds like everyone had a blast! Great giveaway!

  41. Looks like tons of fun!

  42. Jennifer Nava says:

    Looks like a wild good time

  43. Jenn McElroy says:

    Looks like everyone had an awesome time! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  44. Diana Garey says:

    Looks like fun was had by all!!!

  45. Thanks for the giveaway! I so wish I could have afforded to go!

  46. Vanessa Foxford says:

    Looks like everyone had a very fun and wild time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Kathryn Laprade says:

    Looks like the event was a total blast, I hate that I missed it. Thanks for doing this great giveaway!!

  48. Stella Melissa Johnson-Schwaab says:

    So jealous and anxiously awaiting the dates for the next one! Would so love to go to one of these events! Thank you for all you do, you f-ing ROCK!!!!!

  49. Dana Fiore Stusse says:

    I’m guilty, BOOK ME now! LOL

  50. Angie Griffith says:

    Thank you for giveaway

  51. Melissa C. says:

    I’m so jealous of you right now. I hope you had enough fun for all of us.

  52. It looks like it was such a blast, I wish I could have gone! Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Looks like you had a blast!

  54. Yvonne C says:

    Looks crazy awesome!

  55. Looks like you had a TON of FUN…….

  56. Looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Jennifer Frett says:

    I am so happy I went to the wicked book event. I met amazing authors, fun Blogger and most of all book addicts like me. I follow all your book recommendations and you have introduced me to books and authors I would have missed out on. It was great meeting all you fantastic ladies.

  58. Oh my god, so funny! Love the race video and the coloring book! Looks like everyone had a fantastic time! Thanks for the great giveaway and sharing your weekend!

  59. sandy murphy says:

    looks like everyone had a great time, thanks for giveaway

  60. Michelle Lee says:

    Love the pictures! Looks like everybody had an amazing time! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! :)

  61. Brandy Gibson says:

    Good luck everyone.

  62. Looks like so much fun!!

  63. WOW! That was awesome. I mean, the picture says it all. I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS. I wish I live in the US so I could attend even just one event. :(((( But I love seeing all these pictures. You guys had a great time and it feels like I was there too. :)

  64. Rachel Hilliker says:

    Looks like you had tons of fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Anna Kidd says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would of loved to of went, cause it looks like y’all had an amazing time! Maybe I’ll be able to go to the next one! ;)

  66. Had another great time!! Just bummed we didn’t get to spend much time together! I love the shot of me looking like Katie Ashley’s bouncer as she called me!

  67. Nancy VanSpunky says:

    I had such an amazing time! Especially without ALL of my (8) kids! I have new friends IRL, like Cheryl Nasca, Joanne Christensen, Kristin Owens. And I have new author friends like Ella Dominguez, Penny Reid (who I am totally fan girling over!), Dawn Robertson, etc. EPIC event! Thank you, Ana!

  68. SARA MORRSISON says:

    Such an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance! Glad to see you guys had a great time!

  69. Looks like you had LOTS of fun! Wish I could have been there!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. Great giveaway!!

  71. Wish I could have came! I want that TBR list! ;) thanks for the chance!

  72. tami czenkus says:

    oh my god i need to make it to one of these crazy ass events of yours!!!

  73. Kelly Scroggins says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. I’m so jealous!

  75. Diana Doan says:

    So jealous I couldn’t attend the Wicked Book Weekend!! But thank you for bringing a piece of it back for us. :)

  76. Pamela Price says:

    Looks like yall had a good time !!

  77. Tatia White says:

    I will make it to this event one day. I’ll walk if I have to! Thank you for the giveaway!

  78. Monica Goodrich says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  79. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Would love to attend an event like this one day!

  80. So much fun I wish I as there! awesome giveaway!!

  81. LOL! Looks like y’all have a blast!

  82. That looks like it was one hell of a party!! Thanks for the sharing the goodies!

  83. looks like it was one great weekend! lol I’m jealous for sure

  84. Jennifer Jones says:

    Look like everyone had a great time !! thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  85. Bethany Macielag says:

    Thank you for the giveaway

  86. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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