2014 RT Convention Preview: Sizzling New Adult Fun

There’s no denying New Adult is one of the hottest genre in the book world these days. With its universal themes, red-hot romance and addictive plots, it’s not hard to see why readers — and writers! — are clamoring for more, more, more New Adult! That's why at this year’s RT Booklovers Convention, NA is taking NOLA by storm! Take a look:

New Adult authors at a 2013 RT Convention panel. From L to R: Sophie Jordan, Cora Carmack, Molly McAdams, Abbi Glines and moderator Elissa Petruzzi

We already mentioned the New Adult Pajama Party in our overview of the Tuesday Reader Events, but let’s go over the deets again in case you need a refresher. Starting at 8:15 p.m. on May 13, join your favorite New Adult authors for a campus-style slumber party, complete with junk food, games and prizes! Be sure to pack your favorite pajamas and join Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), Abbi Glines, Lisa Desrochers and more of your favorite NA authors, who will be your hosts for this not-to-be-missed party!

On Thursday, Sophie Jordan will moderate NA: Capturing the New Adult Voice, an exciting panel discussion aimed at helping aspiring authors better understand the ins and outs of successfully writing characters’ thoughts and actions within the NA world. Jordan will be joined by superstars Cora Carmack, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jamie McGuire and Tammara Webber! The panel starts at 1:15 p.m., so be sure to arrive early for a great seat!

Can New Adult be more than angsty romance? That’s the question the NA: What’s Next in New Adult? panel hopes to answer. Moderated by Armentrout, authors, editors and agents will take a look at which genres will ride the next NA wave. This is sure to be an insightful discussion for readers and writers alike, so be sure to check it out and add your own thoughts to the debate!

And finally, Friday’s Sex and New Adult discussion is set to make New Orleans a bit hotter as your favorite NA authors take a look at just how hot NA can go, and which boundaries are still left to be pushed. Everything from love triangles, first times and bad boys are on the table for discussion — no subject is taboo for this event.

To get more dirty details on these exciting New Adult events, be sure to visit the official RT Convention site for times, locations and participating authors!