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  1. Sherry Tew
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:07 am

    I never knew about events like RT until you began sharing your adventures to them. Your stories have made me consider attending one in the future. They look like a reader’s dream! Thanks for sharing and broadening your readers’ knowledge of the author’s side of the world!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 12:28 am

      Sherry, knowing what an avid reader you are (and knowing you), I think you’d get a thrill out of attending a book convention. There are small local conventions and BIG national conventions. Research a convention that is reader oriented. And take a friend. The bigger ones like RT or Comic-Con or Dragon Con can be overwhelming. Plus, it’s just more fun to be with a fellow book lover!

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      • Sherry Tew
        May 5, 2017 @ 10:49 pm

        Rachel and I and some friends of ours did got to LeakyCon in Orlando in 2014. There were several authors there doing book signings. We participated in some of the workshops as well. It was a lot of fun!! I would definitely want to attend another event with a fellow book reader. Right now I am reading your book Charmed and a book written by my one of Ron’s cousin’s wife (Dorothy Papadakos) called The Kingdom of Winter. 🙂

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        • BethCiotta
          May 5, 2017 @ 11:04 pm

          Maybe will bump into one another at a convention, Sherry! In the meantime… happy reading!

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  2. Cassandra Weaver
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:37 am

    I think maybe something from the medieval period because the dresses look somewhat comfortable and, BONUS, cloaks.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 12:41 am

      I ADORE Medieval fashion, Cassandra, and you would rock it! As for cloaks–Yah! Ask Elle how she feels about cloaks. 😉

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  3. Jennifer
    May 4, 2017 @ 1:04 am

    I would probably have to go with medieval. I would just like the style better.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 1:06 am

      I love Medieval fashion Jennifer. Funky AND classy!

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  4. WendyK
    May 4, 2017 @ 1:06 am

    Humm when I attend I don’t wear a costume, but I’d love to go one time as a Victorian lady or medieval…..

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 1:11 am

      Wendy, I personally love both Medieval and Victorian fashion. That said, I also find find something deliciously wonderful in attending a costumed ball…. un-costumed. There’s something to be said for voyeurism.

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  5. Skye K.
    May 4, 2017 @ 1:16 am

    I’ve really been wanting to go to some of the writrr/reading conventions. As for period dress. I kinda would go for a Greek Roman Atlantis sorta look I think. Or at least how I imagine atlantean clothes might of appearrd

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 12:27 pm

      Ooh… Greek/Roman. I like it! You don’t see that a lot. Unique and beautiful! And awesome hairstyles too! All best in the drawing, Skye!

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  6. Karen
    May 4, 2017 @ 1:41 am

    Beth!!! Love your new blog!!!! Love the fashion of both Victorian and Medieval!!!! I have never been to any of the book conventions!!!!! One day!!! Hopefully!!!! Good luck with your new blog!!!!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 12:22 pm

      Hi, Karen! So glad you like my new look! And thank you for being here. I’m such a sucker for period fashion. Both Victorian and Medieval are big winners with me. You’d look fabulous! Good luck in the drawing!!

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  7. leanne g
    May 4, 2017 @ 4:39 am

    I’d probably be out of place but I’d wear and old western ball gown.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

      One of my favorite costumes that I ever sewed from scratch was a western ball gown. I don’t think you’d be out of place. I think you’d stand out!

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  8. Bonnie Franks
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

    Probably stodgy Victorian. Proper and all, you know. 🙂

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

      I love Victorian fashion! Although I do often add steampunk accents. 😉

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  9. Andrea Cira
    May 4, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

    I would have to say Steampunk costume!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

      Such fun!!

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  10. Ashley Woods
    May 4, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    I would have to go with the medieval or Victorian styles. They both look fun! And perhaps one day I will get to attend one of these fancy shindigs 😉

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

      I would love to see you at one of those shindigs, Ashley. I also love your costume choices! 🙂

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  11. darla
    May 4, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

    I’d be wearing something Edwardian.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

      Beautiful fashion in that period, Darla. Just one of the reasons I especially liked the earlier seasons of Downton Abbey. 🙂

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  12. Gayle Cochrane
    May 4, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

    I would say I would wear an medieval or renaissance garb. I have never been to RT, but I was lucky enough to go to the Historical Romance Retreat in Spokane. There was lot’s of dressing up there and so much fun.

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway it is fun celebrating your new website with you.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

      Gayle, I love attending Renn Faires whenever I get the chance. The costumes are to die for. The Historical Romance Retreat sounds like fun, too. Thank you for celebrating with me!

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  13. Sylvia Gullo
    May 4, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

    Hmmmm I think something Victorian but sexy lol loving the new site and Bitmoji!!!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

      Ooh. Sexy Victorian. Do tell. Or rather, do show. LOL Would love to see. So glad you like the new site, Sylvia!

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  14. Nancy Jones
    May 4, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

    I think I would like to try steampunk or Victorian.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

      Victorian Steampunk! SO much fun. 🙂

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  15. Toni Whitmire
    May 4, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

    If I went to one I might wear somethin Victorian or from the 20,s bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

      Either one would be fabulous, Toni!

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  16. Dianne Lee
    May 4, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

    I would like to do the Roaring 20’s period. Even though I don’t have the body for it, I would love to wear a flapper outfit. Sorry you can’t attend the RT this year. It looks like a lot of fun.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

      Love, the LOVE the fashion of the 1920s. Actually, I love everything about the 1920s. 🙂 I’m betting you’d rock that flapper outfit, Dianne. 🙂

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  17. Maureen
    May 4, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

    Something from the 70s, tie dye, bell bottoms

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

      I can see it. What fun!

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  18. Megan Tonn
    May 4, 2017 @ 4:04 pm

    I’m not much for costumes, but I would say Victorian would be my choice 🙂

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 4:06 pm

      Happy to see you hear, Megan. And I bet you’d look fabulous in Victorian fashion!

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  19. Carol Luciano
    May 4, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

    Hi Beth, great new site. I have yet to attend a convention but it’s in my future plans for sure. I’d like either the Regency era costume or something Grecian. Thank you for the awesome giveaway chance.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

      Hi Carol! So glad you like my new look. 🙂 As for a convention, when the time is right and you do go… I’m betting you’ll have a wonderful time! Regency or Grecian. Both lovely. Grecian would definitely be the most unique. You don’t see much of that period. All best in the giveaway!

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  20. Michelle Koebel
    May 4, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

    I think I would go for the 60s or 70s era for a costume because they are just so fun and colorful.

    I keep thinking that I would like to go to a book convention in the future but am never sure what conventions are for readers and which are for writers.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

      Hi Michelle! 60s and 70s fashion… so much fun! As for conventions, definitely research before committing. Some conventions are geared more toward writers OR readers, but some are geared toward both. Of some national, bigger conferences…
      RT Booklovers Convention is for both
      RWA National : Writers
      Comic Con: Both, but mostly Fans
      DragonCon: Both

      Did you have any particular one in mind?

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  21. Ginny Stedke
    May 4, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    I love the “Roaring 20’s” times and the costumes from that era.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:33 pm

      Ginny, I actually with the fashions of the 1920s & 30s would come back! 🙂

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  22. Sheryl Larson
    May 4, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

    I have never been to an RT convention but I would love to go one year. If I had a bucket list this is at the top. Thanks for the chance, I love your books.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:34 pm

      You’d have a blast at RT, Sheryl. Here’s hoping you can attend one day. Thank you for being here. I’m glad you like my stories!

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  23. jennifer beck
    May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    I have to say renaissance or something Medieval because they are so pretty. Thank you for the chance I have always wanted to go to RT convention so I could meet all the writers I love. There is a lot there this year I would like to see.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:37 pm

      Medieval and Renn. Personally love both! As for RT, it definitely is place to meet some of your favorite authors. My first RT was in 1994. My favorite author at the time was Johanna Lindsey. She was like a God to me. Still is!) And I got to meet her! Almost fainted. 🙂

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  24. Audrey Stewart
    May 4, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

    I am so 1940’s glam. Long, tight gown, with a blonde bob hair cut, and a long cigarette holder in my hand.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

      Oooh. I like, Audrey. 🙂

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  25. Audrey Stewart
    May 4, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

      Love, love, love!

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  26. Jennifer Anderson
    May 4, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

    I would love to go to RT sometime. It would be great to meet all the authors, and get to talk to them in person. Talking on Facebook, is kind of impersonal, so it would be nice to be face to face. I love the swag too. Thanks for the chance!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

      Hi, Jennifer! I very much hope you get to RT one day. The first time I attended I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. That was 1994. Many of my favorite authors were there. I was STARSTRUCK! Hoping you get to experience the same magic!

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  27. Maria Proctor
    May 4, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

    I’d be wearing a Flapper costume! I’ve always loved the roaring 20’s & one of my favorite books is The Great Gatsby!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 4, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

      So thrilled to see another fan of the 1920s! Hoping you’ll enjoy my new 1920s historical mysteries. 🙂 Good luck in the drawing!

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  28. Dianne Casey
    May 4, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

    RT sounds amazing, I bet it’s lots of fun. I would be wearing an Antebellum era gown. I really love that era.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 1:19 am

      Now I have Gone With the Wind in my brain, Dianne. Not a bad thing!

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  29. Dawn A Jones
    May 4, 2017 @ 9:52 pm

    Hi Beth Sorry you can’t be there this time. I would like to go in Victorian Clothes they are so pretty and romantic

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 1:17 am

      You’d kill in a Victorian gown, Dawn. Oh, hey, maybe some day we can do some sort of Victorian craft at the library. Hmm. 🙂

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  30. Kim Perry
    May 4, 2017 @ 11:19 pm

    I would probably go in a Victorian dress. I love the fashion during that era!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 1:15 am

      The gowns were indeed gorgeous, Kim!

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  31. Virginia Campbell
    May 5, 2017 @ 12:07 am

    Thank you for sharing your memories and the great swag giveaway!!! I hope a fantastic book event comes your way–one that you weren’t expecting that turns out to be absolutely fab!!!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 1:13 am

      Aww. Thanks so much, Virginia. What a fabulous optimistic wish! 🙂

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  32. Margie Senechal
    May 5, 2017 @ 12:15 am

    That’s a dream of mine to be able to go. I think I’d have to come up with a mid evil costume for the ball. What fun!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 1:11 am

      Lots of fun! Good luck in the drawing, Margie!

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  33. Diane Sallans
    May 5, 2017 @ 1:28 am

    I’d love to wear a Medieval style costume – something pretty in a royal blue with silver metallic thread – that would be a lot of fun!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

      Ooh, I can picture it, Diane. Very pretty!

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  34. bn100
    May 5, 2017 @ 5:41 am

    ballgown

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

      Lovely!

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  35. Kathy Bunbury
    May 5, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

    I love the delicate gowns of the Regency, however I think for myself I would love, love, love to wear a Georgian gown. Georgian gowns were so dramatic!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

      Hi, Kathy! I had to look up the Georgian period. I wasn’t sure what the fashion was then. After seeing… Yowza! Yes, indeed. Dramatic! And beautiful. 🙂

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  36. Amy Sears
    May 5, 2017 @ 10:41 pm

    Didn’t realize RT was happening until I heard talk of it! I got into the Reader Author Get Together this year!! It will be my first convention, and my first time on a solo trip!!😲😳😍

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    • BethCiotta
      May 5, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

      How exciting for you, Amy! Who is sponsoring the Reader Author Get Together? Where is it? So thrilled for you!

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  37. Rhi
    May 6, 2017 @ 4:10 am

    The one time I went to RT I had a blast. I actually recently re-read my Livejournal postings (which kinda tells you how long ago it was!) on that trip. I do regret not doing more though (there were a lot of weird things about that trip.)

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    • BethCiotta
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

      Rhi, what you did you go to RT? What town was it in? So glad you got a chance to experience it!

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  38. Heidi King
    May 6, 2017 @ 5:37 am

    One of Scarlett O’Hara’s gowns. Maybe the green one, I look good in green.

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    • BethCiotta
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

      I can see it! 🙂

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  39. Debi Murray
    May 6, 2017 @ 12:09 pm

    I have been to RT in seven lovely cities over the last decade and partied with Beth at all of them. Whew! That is a lot of partying! Best time you can have without getting arrested! I think I would choose Steampunk Victorian as my look. I am trying for Reno, NV RT next year…wish me luck!

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    • BethCiotta
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

      A lot of partying indeed, Debi! Yikes. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. 😉 Can so see you in Steampunk Victorian!

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