Thursday, May 12, 2016

Romancing the Capital ~ Romance is alive in Canada #RTC2016 #books @jsubject

Hello everyone! This past week I returned from Romancing the Capital, a reader/author conference held in Kanata, Ontario (near Ottawa), and hosted by the wonderful Eve Langlais. This was my second year in attendance, and just as much fun as the first.


During the conference, I hung out with many of my fellow authors from this blog, including Kacey Hammell, Kali Willows, Layna Pimentel, Deborah Cooke / Claire Delacroix, Kayleigh Malcolm, and Tricia Daniels.I also had the opportunity to chat with fellow sci-fi romance authors Susan Hayes and Donna McDonald, and was on the sci-fi romance panel with Susan, Eve Langlais, S.E. Smith, and Viola Grace. Kali and Kacey hosted another fabulous speed dating with authors event, after which I had a very sore throat. But, it was worth it to chat with so many readers. Kacey, Layna, and I also hosted a snack on the Friday afternoon and had the opportunity to meet even more readers. I was involved in and attended a few other events, which were so much fun, especially the 80s-inspired dinner after the book signing, where I braved getting up on the dance floor. I just couldn't sit still, especially when The Safety Dance started playing.

Overall, it was a fabulous event, and I look forward to attending again in the future. There were many authors and readers I wish I had the chance to chat with more, and I plan to seek them out at future events. Here are some pictures from Romancing the Capital...
Kacey Hammell, Jessica E. Subject (me), Layna Pimentel, Phoenix Prime, Kali Willows
Shirley (reader), Jessica E. Subject (me), Sharon (reader)
Kali Willows, Kacey Hammell, Eve Langlais, me
Me and Layna Pimentel
Susan Hayes and Kacey Hammell
Me and Kim (the winner of my basket at Speed Dating)
- I don't do selfies well.
Donna McDonald, me, Robyn Peterman

Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.