Conference Thoughts

I’m on vacation this week because, when I was planning my time off, I thought I would be going to the Romance Writer’s Association 2013 annual conference in Atlanta (July 17-20). But I’m not going. I’ve been trying to decide how I feel about that.  I’ve decided I feel ambivalent. A part of me is […]

I Am Not In Anaheim

I am not in Anaheim. Nora Roberts is. But, wait. Am I telling you the truth? After all, have you ever seen me and Nora Roberts in the same place at the same time? Could it be…. Hmmmm…. Oh, okay. We’re not the same person, although Nora does envy me my adventure-filled life. So, you […]

I Did Not Get A Phone Call

Shockingly enough, I did not get a phone call on Monday to tell me that my book was a finalist for the RITA awards. For those of you who are not romance junkies (like me), the RITAs are the awards that the Romance Writers of America (RWA) gives out to published romance novels and novellas […]

My Final Take

Yes, yes. I know everyone is tired of hearing about RWA 2011. But this was kind of a big deal for me, so I thought I could get away with writing one more post about it.   I don’t get out much. I wanted to share some of my personal takeaways from the conference. These are […]

Ritas and Reflections

The 2011 RWA National Conference is over and I’m back at home, disoriented. The last day of the conference was all about workshops for me. I stuffed my head so full with knowledge that it still hurts. Other, braver, authors were making pitches to agents and editors. Since attending the conference, I now understand better […]

Betsy’s Excellent Adventure – The Day of Glam

Thursday was the day of Glam for Betsy at the RWA Conference. It started out innocently enough with a workshop on sex (*wink, wink, nudge, nudge*), then a workshop on romantic suspense. The luncheon today was the awards luncheon. One of the awards recipients was Amy Atwell, a fellow Carina Press author, so, as I […]