I appreciate that some of my fellow authors are offended by how GRL have had to change the way they do things. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I fall into the camp of ‘however it is done is the way it needs to be done'. I don't see what GRL is doing as elitist. I see it as bloody good business sense.
Then the year I met Jared it was manic but OMG I got to get very near to Jared Padalecki *swoons*. Of course nearly making him fall off of his stool was a little embarrassing but, hell, it was fun.
Despite the fact that I bought the tickets in the hope of seeing them the first year it wasn't meeting them that marked the weekend as a success. By the end of four days I had new friends, met up with old friends, had fun, drunk too much, and loved meeting and listening to the other actors.
My readers are not just RJ Scott readers, or *insert other author name here* readers. The readers who choose to read me like reading MM. End of. They are intelligent people who love the genre. Yes, each reader may have their favourite(s) but at the end of the day they will certainly have more than one author on their must buy list. I am a reader as well but I have so many favourite must-buys.