CONGRATULATIONS TO Felicia Ciaudelli – you won the blog giveaway. Please contact me at my website e-mail and give me your address so I can mail the book to you.
Sorry for the delay in choosing the winner, but I have been at another conference and Sunday was my travel day. Got to meet Tammy Y. on Saturday in Charlotte, NC – what a treat to meet readers.
As many of you may or may not know, the Romance Writers of America held their annual conference in San Antonio, Texas this past July. Writers from all over the country, as well as from countries around the globe, gathered to share knowledge, learn new information, promo books, and attend parties! (And so much more).
One of the biggest treats of all for me was getting to meet so many Special Edition authors at the Harlequin Series Meet and Greet, Thursday afternoon. I have met many of them before, but this was my first time meeting the majority of these authors. One of my favorite moments was getting a warm hug from Cindy Kirk. What a great lady!
I copied this fabulous picture from Harlequin editor, Susan Littman’s Facebook page to share our group picture. Thank you, Susan!
From left to right, front row: Brand spanking new to the line author, Amy Woods , Michelle Major, Judy Duarte, Back row from left: Me, Lynne Marshall, Amanda Berry, Caro Carson, Stacy Connelly, Christyne Butler, Stella Bagwell, Cindy Kirk, and Nancy Robards Thompson.
I had a ball bouncing from one Special Edition author to the next at the Wednesday night Literacy signing, where over 50K was raised for literacy. I got books signed by many of my favorite authors and firends to the tune of over a hundred dollars! But it was for a good cause, right? Now I just have to find time to read them all. I also got to participate in the Friday morning Harlequin author signing for the Medical Romance line that I also write for, and Nancy and Caro were there representing SE. Here’s a picture of me with Caro at the signing.
The Harlequin party is always the big event of the conference for us authors, and I’m happy to report I got to group-dance for a bit with Christyne, Caro, Michelle Major, and Stacy Connely, who looked amazing in her full length gown. A little birdie told me it was Stacy’s and Cindy Kirk’s birthday!
The biggest moment that night for me personally was seeing my Special Edition – A Doctor for Keeps –on the huge media screen at the party as it scrolled through every line’s book covers for July. Lucky me. You may have to squint to see me, but can you tell I’m feeling proud?
Have you met anyone lately that you’ve been looking forward to? Or have you had a proud moment you’d like to share?
I’ll give a UK copy of A Doctor for Keeps – which is a 2-in-1 book with romance author Alison Roberts, to one commenter.
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