Boy, was it fun! And exhausting, as a lot of fun things tend to be.
Of course, the main reason I went to the RT Booklovers Convention was to touch base with (duh) booklovers by signing books at the Giant Book Fair. Here I am, sandwiched between award-winning Inspirational Romance writer Winnie Griggs and super-popular Molly Harper, author of the Nice Girls vampire series and the Naked Werewolf series:
(I'd like to say I was intentionally placed in such illustrious company because I'm worthy of it, but alas. Seats were assigned alphabetically, and I just lucked out.)
Notice how my new bff Molly and I both wore tres chic little red jackets. We were instinctively drawn to each other, and have since decided to collaborate on an erotic version of "Hansel and Gretel" (only not creepy, because our Hansel and Gretel would, of course, be all grown up and, yanno, not related). Stay tuned for further developments.*
The best thing about going to the convention is that I got to meet some of my online writer buds in person!
The wonderful Kerry Schafer (author of Between -- penguin Poe is my hero):
The adorable, fun, and talented Trisha Leigh (author of The Last Year series, which is super YA sci-fi), aka Lyla Payne (author of Broken at Love -- an oo-la-la tennis-themed romance):
The marvelous Jessica Lemmon (author of Tempting the Billionaire -- yum!):
Teri Anne Stanley (whose first book is coming out with Entangled Press next year -- you can find her on Facebook here):
The jauntily chapeau-ed Jeffe Kennedy (author of many delightfully, fan-yourself naughty books who turned me on to chocolate-covered bacon and potato chips):
And last but certainly not least, my awesome editor, Melissa Frain, who is way cuter than anyone so smart has a right to be:
Whew! All that excitement plum wore me out! I'm feeling an affinity for this guy:
|Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.|
That's all for today. More about the conference later!
*Only don't hold your breath on that Hansel & Gretel thing, because I suspect Molly's hands might be rather full at the moment with her own projects. Plus, we may have just been BS-ing around between signing books. Or not. Hmm. Yo, Molly-girl! Buzz me when you can breathe and we'll talk!