The 2017 RT Booklovers Convention is in full swing in Atlanta, Georgia. AND I’M NOT THERE!
I’ve been attending RT since 1994. I think I only missed 2 (this makes 3) in all those years. So that’s 20+ times! I’ve had the pleasure of writing, directing, coordinating, and/or emceeing several RT special events over the years. I’ve moderated workshops, spoken on panels, co-sponsored reader events, and co-starred in Heather Graham’s Mystery Theaters. I’ve signed my books at the Giant Book Fair multiple times. I’ve attended hundreds of parties and workshops. And I have met hundreds of fabulous readers and made several lifelong friends. I CAN’T BELIEVE NOT THERE!
I wasn’t in the stars this year, but that’s okay. I have a bazillion memories to keep me warm. For fun, I dug out a blog post from the past, just to give you a taste of what an awesome whirlwind always is for me and many people). I hope you enjoy the post and pics! At the end I have a fun RT GIVEAWAY!
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Romantic Times Booklovers conventions 2009!
I missed two weeks of blogging due to being away at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention and then, after returning home EXHAUSTED, trying to catch up with work, writing, and life. I still haven’t caught up. So instead of putting energy into a thoughtful post, I’m going to share a few pictures (taken by my friend, Mary Stella) from RT. In a nutshell, I spoke on three workshop panels, rehearsed and appeared in Heather Graham’s Mystery Musical, co-hosted the Mr. Romance Competition, and signed at the Bookfair. Oh, and had a lot of fun with new and old friends.
The photo above: Me at the bookfair, signing copies of Romancing the West, The Fall of Rome, and Evie Ever After!
At the Fairy Ball with friends, authors, and co-actors in Heather’s production: Alexandra Sokoloff, Kathy Love, F. Paul Wilson, and Mary Stella.
Dancing at the Fairy Ball with the nutty, but oh-so-talented author, J.A.Konrath. You can’t see it here, but Joe has fairy wings duct taped to his back!
In Heather’s Count Drake-ula show: Me, and authors, Harley Jane Kozak and Alex Sokoloff. Don’t you just love our vampirette wigs?
In Heather Graham’s Show. That’s Heather in red! An awesome writer AND she sings, acts and dances! My kind of gal.
Hosting the Mr. Romance Competition with co-host and friend, Mark Johnson (Mr. Romance 1996)
Dorchester Publishing threw a Beach Bash Party. A few of my best writing buds and I went as a syncronized swimming team. Yes, we’re geeks. But fun geeks. (I blame Kathy Love and Erin McCarthy. *g*) Pictured L to R, Mary Stella, Erin McCarthy, Kathy Love, Heather Graham, me, Alex Sokoloff, and our Coach, F. Paul Wilson.
Oh, and here’s the rear view!
I hope to share some fun stories soon. Meanwhile, I’ve got a book to write!
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So ends my walk down memory lane. Or at least one year of 20! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed a peek into the whirlwind that is RT. And now for the giveaway!
Swag from last years 2016 RT convention and assorted books!
- 2016 RT Tote Bag
- Assorted swag from various authors
- FALL OF ROME by Beth Ciotta
- ALL ABOUT EVIE by Beth Ciotta
- THE FORBIDDEN LADY by Kerrelyn Sparks
- LOVE WALKS IN by Samantha Chase
- WATER BOUND by Christine Feehan
We may not be at RT, but we can pretend! RT is famous for it’s costume balls and parties. To be eligible for this Vintage RT giveaway, chime in and tell me what period costume you be wearing to the ball?
Random winner chosen and announced on this blog on Saturday, May 6!