Indie Addict Signing - Los Angeles 2017

In June and July of 2017, I was able to attend the first Indie Addicts Book Signing in LA. The conference was hosted by Author CK Green & Kingston Publishing on July 1 at the Hyatt Regency LAX in Los Angeles. There were more than 55 signing authors in attendance, and I had a wonderful time getting to know them all and networking with them. The room stayed packed most of the day, and I got to talk to so many readers throughout the day. The signing was a class act all the way--along with the hotel and many other places I visited during my time there. Getting to meet fellow author, Lynn Lamb, and seeing my friend Laura Daleo again were added bonuses. I chose to make the 3-day drive there and back, as I am terrified of flying and completely enjoyed spending time with all of the authors and my friends. Please, enjoy my videos and pictures from the trip below.

Let's get this signing done!
Let's get this signing done!

I love to go to signings in costume. It makes it more fun for both me and the readers!

Lobby banner
Lobby banner
Our table
Our table
Author Lynn Lamb
Author Lynn Lamb
Lynn Lamb & Laura Daleo
Lynn Lamb & Laura Daleo
Me & Laura Daleo
Me & Laura Daleo
IMG_8081.JPG
IMG_8081.JPG
IMG_8079.JPG
IMG_8079.JPG
IMG_8076.JPG
IMG_8076.JPG
IMG_8073.JPG
IMG_8073.JPG
IMG_8074.JPG
IMG_8074.JPG
IMG_8071.JPG
IMG_8071.JPG
IMG_8069.JPG
IMG_8069.JPG
IMG_8065.JPG
IMG_8065.JPG
IMG_8066.JPG
IMG_8066.JPG
IMG_8062.JPG
IMG_8062.JPG
IMG_8059.JPG
IMG_8059.JPG
IMG_8068.JPG
IMG_8068.JPG
IMG_8067.JPG
IMG_8067.JPG
IMG_8070.JPG
IMG_8070.JPG
IMG_8056.JPG
IMG_8056.JPG
IMG_8055.JPG
IMG_8055.JPG
IMG_8053.JPG
IMG_8053.JPG
IMG_8052.JPG
IMG_8052.JPG
IMG_8051.JPG
IMG_8051.JPG
IMG_8050.JPG
IMG_8050.JPG
Entrance to signing room
Entrance to signing room
The Winner of Our Basket
The Winner of Our Basket
Lynn sporting a Butters Tat
Lynn sporting a Butters Tat
Kimberly Pemberton
Kimberly Pemberton

Pictures from the drive and places I visited

Laura Daleo, Me & Lynn Lamb
Laura Daleo, Me & Lynn Lamb
We all got roses
We all got roses
Me & Kimmie
Me & Kimmie
Lynn Lamb
Lynn Lamb
Lynn at our table
Lynn at our table
IMG_8118.JPG
IMG_8118.JPG
Lynn & Kimmie
Lynn & Kimmie
IMG_8117.JPG
IMG_8117.JPG
IMG_8116.JPG
IMG_8116.JPG
IMG_8115.JPG
IMG_8115.JPG
IMG_8113.JPG
IMG_8113.JPG
Jenna Galicki
Jenna Galicki
IMG_8107.JPG
IMG_8107.JPG
IMG_8106.JPG
IMG_8106.JPG
IMG_8104.JPG
IMG_8104.JPG
IMG_8103.JPG
IMG_8103.JPG
IMG_8102.JPG
IMG_8102.JPG
IMG_8101.JPG
IMG_8101.JPG
IMG_8099.JPG
IMG_8099.JPG
IMG_8100.JPG
IMG_8100.JPG
IMG_8098.JPG
IMG_8098.JPG
IMG_8094.JPG
IMG_8094.JPG
IMG_8097.JPG
IMG_8097.JPG
IMG_8093.JPG
IMG_8093.JPG
IMG_8095.JPG
IMG_8095.JPG
Me & Angie Brashears
Me & Angie Brashears
IMG_8086.JPG
IMG_8086.JPG
IMG_8087.JPG
IMG_8087.JPG
IMG_8088.JPG
IMG_8088.JPG
IMG_8084.JPG
IMG_8084.JPG

A Little Bit About the Hotels - I always like to know if a hotel or restaurant is worth my time and money, so I always review. You can find all my travel reviews on TripAdvisor  & Yelp:

Hello from the Sheraton Herndon
Hello from the Sheraton Herndon

A very nice room with soft, dark ambience

Loved the soft lighting
Loved the soft lighting

And that desk was huge--nice workstation

This bed...
This bed...

Was a little hard for my liking. I need a softer mattress or my hips hurt and I toss, but it was still a nice bed.

The best part...
The best part...

was the pool and hot tub downstairs and having room service after a very long drive while watching some Masterchef Junior

In the morning
In the morning

Having Starbucks coffee was divine

There was no fridge in this room
There was no fridge in this room

so I put a half and half carton in the ice bucket

Hello from the Holiday Inn Arlington
Hello from the Holiday Inn Arlington

I LOVED this room

The bed here...
The bed here...

was much softer. I really slept well.

The room was spacious and modern
The room was spacious and modern

Big enough to be very comfortable in

Loved the little Keurig
Loved the little Keurig

And having the fridge made keeping cream easy. The ingredients in whitener are GMO and lethal! lol

My view of the hotel...
My view of the hotel...

Walking back from dinner at Applebee's. It was conveniently, and literally, right around the corner

Leaving for the long drive
Leaving for the long drive
IMG_7743.JPG
IMG_7743.JPG
IMG_7723.JPG
IMG_7723.JPG
Arizona!
Arizona!
IMG_7708.JPG
IMG_7708.JPG
IMG_7701.JPG
IMG_7701.JPG
IMG_7686.JPG
IMG_7686.JPG
IMG_7675.JPG
IMG_7675.JPG
IMG_7655.JPG
IMG_7655.JPG
IMG_7683.JPG
IMG_7683.JPG
Cute lil mountain rest stop
Cute lil mountain rest stop

I met the sweetest couple here! They were so nervous I was driving cross country alone (they don't know me very well...hehe

IMG_7639.JPG
IMG_7639.JPG
IMG_7620.JPG
IMG_7620.JPG
IMG_7605.JPG
IMG_7605.JPG
IMG_7571.JPG
IMG_7571.JPG
IMG_7552.JPG
IMG_7552.JPG
IMG_7538.JPG
IMG_7538.JPG
IMG_7567.JPG
IMG_7567.JPG
IMG_7557.JPG
IMG_7557.JPG
IMG_7537.JPG
IMG_7537.JPG
IMG_7526.JPG
IMG_7526.JPG
Utah!
Utah!
IMG_7483.JPG
IMG_7483.JPG
IMG_7439.JPG
IMG_7439.JPG
IMG_7428.JPG
IMG_7428.JPG
IMG_7403.JPG
IMG_7403.JPG
IMG_7324.JPG
IMG_7324.JPG
IMG_7311.JPG
IMG_7311.JPG
IMG_7289.JPG
IMG_7289.JPG
IMG_7353.JPG
IMG_7353.JPG
Tatsu's Big Loop
Tatsu's Big Loop
I don't do well in the heat
I don't do well in the heat
Teggie is home patiently waiting
Teggie is home patiently waiting

for Mom's return

California Toys N Treats
California Toys N Treats

for the babies

Great start to the next day
Great start to the next day
Driving in CA
Driving in CA
On my way to food
On my way to food

Love the palm trees

One of my fave lunches
One of my fave lunches

Salad at Outback

OMG Steak & Crab!
OMG Steak & Crab!

Yes, that is a baked sweet potato

The aftermath
The aftermath
Back to the park!
Back to the park!

Top of Tatsu's hill

Superman entrance
Superman entrance
Superman line inside
Superman line inside
LAX Airport
LAX Airport
At Denny's with Lynn
At Denny's with Lynn
IMG_7972.JPG
IMG_7972.JPG
Lynn bought me this
Lynn bought me this

beautiful bfast

Off to one of my fave places
Off to one of my fave places

of the entire trip

sideshow.jpg
sideshow.jpg
sideshow2.jpg
sideshow2.jpg
IMG_8017.JPG
IMG_8017.JPG
Me and my artist, Christian
Me and my artist, Christian
Tools of the trade
Tools of the trade
You'd think it was a real vamp
You'd think it was a real vamp

bite; it bled so much!

My vampire bite & bats
My vampire bite & bats
IMG_7974.JPG
IMG_7974.JPG
Hello, Hyatt Regency!
Hello, Hyatt Regency!
Still there the next morning
Still there the next morning
IMG_8021.JPG
IMG_8021.JPG
Dinner at Marmalade after the
Dinner at Marmalade after the

signing

IMG_7804.JPG
IMG_7804.JPG
OMG! Is that Loser Tower...
OMG! Is that Loser Tower...

off in the distance?

IMG_7754.JPG
IMG_7754.JPG
Arizona
Arizona

Those rock walls dwarfed the cars as you can see.

IMG_7773.JPG
IMG_7773.JPG
Nevada!
Nevada!
Let's go to Six Flags!
Let's go to Six Flags!
First fuel up for the park
First fuel up for the park
Scream
Scream
Cool capes at the park
Cool capes at the park
Twisted Colossus
Twisted Colossus
IMG_7866.JPG
IMG_7866.JPG
IMG_7868.JPG
IMG_7868.JPG
This kid had the cutest shirt
This kid had the cutest shirt
Goliath
Goliath
Superman
Superman
Part of Batman
Part of Batman
Green Lantern first flight
Green Lantern first flight

VERY painful but still cool ride

IMG_7841.JPG
IMG_7841.JPG
IMG_7836.JPG
IMG_7836.JPG
Goliath
Goliath
The hillside behind
The hillside behind

& the rental car waits patiently

IMG_7832.JPG
IMG_7832.JPG
Scream
Scream
Scream
Scream
Scream
Scream
Twisted Colussus
Twisted Colussus
Parking entrance
Parking entrance
X-2 on the drive in
X-2 on the drive in
First view driving in
First view driving in
Kimmie at Marmalade
Kimmie at Marmalade
This was a great place to eat!
This was a great place to eat!
Lobster pasta & margarita
Lobster pasta & margarita
Cool red & silver building downtown
Cool red & silver building downtown
My bug collection lol
My bug collection lol
Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach
Hang 10
Hang 10
IMG_8209.JPG
IMG_8209.JPG
IMG_8207.JPG
IMG_8207.JPG
IMG_8205.JPG
IMG_8205.JPG
IMG_8195.JPG
IMG_8195.JPG
IMG_8191.JPG
IMG_8191.JPG
Me & Lynn
Me & Lynn
IMG_8183.JPG
IMG_8183.JPG
IMG_8181.JPG
IMG_8181.JPG
IMG_8180.JPG
IMG_8180.JPG
IMG_8178.JPG
IMG_8178.JPG
IMG_8172.JPG
IMG_8172.JPG
So funny
So funny

I told Lynn to pose and this random stranger stopped & posed with her to be funny. We loved it!

Rok Sushi
Rok Sushi

Wonderful place

Rok Sushi Menu
Rok Sushi Menu
Surf & Turf Roll
Surf & Turf Roll
IMG_8158.JPG
IMG_8158.JPG
Crab N Lobster Roll
Crab N Lobster Roll
Late Night Hermosa Roll
Late Night Hermosa Roll
IMG_8153.JPG
IMG_8153.JPG
IMG_8154.JPG
IMG_8154.JPG
So happy
So happy

I had gluten free tempura for the first time in years!

These were seriously delicious
These were seriously delicious
Back to LAX
Back to LAX

So sad to drop Lynn off

Teggie still waits patiently for Mom
Teggie still waits patiently for Mom
Trying out blue contacts
Trying out blue contacts
Park fuel!
Park fuel!
3rd Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain
3rd Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Full Throttle

Full Throttle
Full Throttle
So hot
So hot

But I'll brave it for these coasters!

Superman
Superman
Western Garden
Western Garden
IMG_8269.JPG
IMG_8269.JPG
Super heroes & heroine
Super heroes & heroine
IMG_8272.JPG
IMG_8272.JPG
IMG_8271.JPG
IMG_8271.JPG
Apocalypse
Apocalypse
Apocalypse
Apocalypse
Ice Cream for dinner
Ice Cream for dinner

Full-on adulting

Choco Shake Side
Choco Shake Side
Love the park at night
Love the park at night
IMG_8285.JPG
IMG_8285.JPG
IMG_8287.JPG
IMG_8287.JPG
Goodbye Magic Mountain!
Goodbye Magic Mountain!

Hope to see you again soon

Oh no! It's Loser Tower again!
Oh no! It's Loser Tower again!
IMG_8356.JPG
IMG_8356.JPG
IMG_8353.JPG
IMG_8353.JPG
IMG_8327.JPG
IMG_8327.JPG
IMG_8341.JPG
IMG_8341.JPG
IMG_8338.JPG
IMG_8338.JPG
IMG_8349.JPG
IMG_8349.JPG
IMG_8300.JPG
IMG_8300.JPG
IMG_8304.JPG
IMG_8304.JPG
IMG_8319.JPG
IMG_8319.JPG
Pic from Lynn
Pic from Lynn

Yes there is an airport sign app for iPhone

Pic from Lynn
Pic from Lynn

At Venice Beach before the tattoo...possibly after...lol

Nebraska...Mine & Lynn's fave state
Nebraska...Mine & Lynn's fave state

lol

IMG_8532.JPG
IMG_8532.JPG
IMG_8516.JPG
IMG_8516.JPG
IMG_8548.JPG
IMG_8548.JPG
IMG_8505.JPG
IMG_8505.JPG
IMG_8504.JPG
IMG_8504.JPG
IMG_8501.JPG
IMG_8501.JPG
IMG_8489.JPG
IMG_8489.JPG
IMG_8491.JPG
IMG_8491.JPG
IMG_8484.JPG
IMG_8484.JPG
IMG_8469.JPG
IMG_8469.JPG
IMG_8482.JPG
IMG_8482.JPG
IMG_8479.JPG
IMG_8479.JPG
IMG_8474.JPG
IMG_8474.JPG
Colorado!
Colorado!
IMG_8420.JPG
IMG_8420.JPG
IMG_8414.JPG
IMG_8414.JPG
Utah again!
Utah again!
IMG_8381.JPG
IMG_8381.JPG
IMG_8375.JPG
IMG_8375.JPG
Illinois
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Teggie wants to live here!
Teggie wants to live here!

I always pick up his paw and say, "Paw Paw!"

My bug collection increased!
My bug collection increased!
Last mean on the road
Last mean on the road

TGIFriday's

Ambassador bridge
Ambassador bridge
Yay back to Ontario
Yay back to Ontario
AmericInn, Iowa
AmericInn, Iowa

View to the window

AmericInn, Iowa
AmericInn, Iowa

Comfy bed

AmericInn, Iowa
AmericInn, Iowa

TV

AmericInn, Iowa
AmericInn, Iowa

Another view of bed

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Awesome place! Office area & TV

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Full kitchens!

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Bathroom

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Very clean

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Very comfy bed

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Clean bathroom

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

TV, not many good channels and took forever to load

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Little fridge, microwave & table

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Semi-comfy bed. The least soft of the trip, but not terrible

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Closet area and sink

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Hot tub

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

View across the way from top balcony

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Pool

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

Burger place next door and parking

Knights Inn, LA
Knights Inn, LA

NO elevator. If you have trouble or a lot to carry do not stay here. I made 7 trips with book boxes/luggage up the stairs with NO help. Wouldn't stay here again

Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas

Loved this hotel. The staff is read to attend to any need! That bed was COMFY!

Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas

Great TV, good channels

Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas

Sink, coffee maker, hair dryer

Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas

Clean bathroom

Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas

Loved those cozy reading lights

Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas
Red Roof Inn, San Dimas

Clean fridge

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Elevator on our floor

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Hallway entrance to 7th floor

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Hall on 7th floor

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Lobby area

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Lobby Area

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Restaurant

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Hot food counter

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Hot food counter

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Lobby

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Lobby

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Bar

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

My bed

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Lynn's bed. These were the comfiest of the trip. LOVED these beds!

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

We at dinner at that table. The bellman hooked us up with a $50 coupon for the hot food counter. Great food

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Awesome TV, primo channels!

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Entrance to room

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Wish we'd tried out the robe and slippers!

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Sweet and roomy bathroom

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Luxurious shower

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

View of pool out our window

The Hyatt Regency LAX
The Hyatt Regency LAX

Mirrored ceilings in elevator

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Great bed. Comfy. Clean room

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Clean fridge

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Table & Chairs

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Sink w/coffee maker

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Bathroom

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Rose bushes outside the room

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Chairs outside

The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada
The Best Western, La Posada

Beautiful property

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Stayed here again on the way home

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Great bathrooms

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO

Same comfy bed

Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
Candlewood Suites, Parachute, CO
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Last stay of the trip. Pretty comfy bed. Did sleep good

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Good TV and channels

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Table area

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Close of bed

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Sink area

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Mico & clean fridge

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

View of entrance

EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA
EconoLodge, Urbandale, IA

Bathroom

Videos

vampire books

Sign up for my newsletter below to receive a coupon for a FREE download of my Fairy Tale:  Shimmer!

Click over to the Giveaways page & Enter to win $24 Cash or one of over 15 prizes for Spring from 15 Authors--Open to International! 

vampire books

          Claudette Melanson         Author of Award-Winning Vampire, Dark Fantasy & Children's Books

Please Follow Me on Bookbub!

Please Subscribe to my Newsletter

TopShelf Finalist.png
Finalist IAN 2018.png

It takes a lot of coffee to write a book! Help keep me going 

giphy (4).gif
OntarioAuthorProject-Badge-YAWinner-Blue