Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

The Aftermath of ClexaCon


So it's been about a week since I got back to LA after ClexaCon and wow, what a weekend. First of all, to anyone reading this who bought my book or took a sticker or a flyer or politely declined or talked to me for a little, THANK YOU. This was my first convention of any kind and my first convention selling these books of mine. It was a very overwhelming experience, in a good way, and I am so thankful. Also, a big shout out to Melanie for going on this journey with me. You only recognized one person (and not even for the show they were invited to ClexaCon for), but I'm glad you got to see the gym teacher from Lizzie McGuire.

Second of all, the whole atmosphere of ClexaCon was dope. Like it was so cool to be surrounded by so many positive, loving people all weekend. I could not have felt more welcomed. Also, a shout out to Dominique from Wynonna Earp for chatting with me about my book for a good couple of minutes. You are very charming and I'm sorry I don't really watch your show, but thank you.

Third of all, if any of y'all out there who bought the book have opinions on it, leave a review for it on Amazon or Goodreads? Maybe? Please? I'm trying to build some cred and it'd mean the world to me.

Fourth of all, the weekend finally inspired me to start watching The L Word for the very first time. That's right. Ya girl has been out of the closet for roughly seven years and has never seen The L Word. How is that possible? Who even am I??? Well, I'll tell you who I am: Dana Fairbanks' Number One Fan and Jenny Schecter's Number One Enemy. Seriously, Jenny is the absolute worst and I don't know how I'm supposed to live with her nonsense. Especially after her manatee GARBAGE. I don't know if I'll ever feel self-conscious about my writing after having to endure the utter trash that is Jenny's meanderings about manatees.

That's all I've got for now. I'm almost through a seven-day work week. I can't say I recommend coming back from ClexaCon and going into a seven-day work week. Not that my job is insanely taxing, but I'd just like to be seeing movies and not working. I think that's how most people feel.