RWA 2012 – Anaheim!
I just returned from another great writers’ conference put on by Romance Writers of America. This one was in my own neck of the woods, which meant I could drive.
It’s always fun to catch up with other authors from around the world, and this year was no exception.
Well, wait a minute. That’s not entirely true. My daughter, Christy, attended the conference and was my roommate. She wrote a Young Adult romance and met with several editors while at the conference. It was fun to share in her excitement—and to have some time for girl talk.
After the Wednesday night booksigning at the Anaheim Convention Center, I had dinner with Harlequin Special Edition authors, Christine Rimmer and Susan Crosby. We don’t get a chance to meet in person very often, so it was nice to play catch up—and to wish Christine all the best on her two, well-deserved Rita finals!
On Friday, I met poolside with the Special Edition authors. What an amazing group of women. They’re all just as awesome in person as you might guess from reading their heartwarming stories.
Harlequin threw another fabulous party on Friday night at the Hyatt Regency. As usual, the desserts were to die for and the music was awesome. You should have seen the authors dance up a storm.
I had the honor or presenting a Golden Heart at the awards ceremony on Saturday night, and it was my very first time to read off a teleprompter. I’d post the pictures, but they were taken from so far away, you’d never believe it was me at the podium!
It’s always nice to connect with long-distance friends at the national conference. So I thought it might be fun to blog about my experiences—and to ask some of the other Special authors to share theirs with you, too.