After Ann Aguirre and I traveled up the coast, we arrived at the RWA Conference just in time for me to attend the Librarian's Luncheon. I met some really cool people, including Donna who runs a project that gets books to Afghanistan for our military to read, and I listened to Stephanie Laurens give a really interesting speech about how we shouldn't be worried about the success of genre fiction in hard times. Positive vibes to start off the conference.
Then it was time to schmooze at the Bookseller Event, where you go to a room and chat with industry professionals. By the time I got there, it was mostly authors hanging around, but I'm always up for meeting other writers. I got excited about a book that's coming out at the end of the year by Carrie Lofty (WHAT A SCOUNDREL WANTS). It's about Will Scarlet from ROBIN HOOD. Awesome. Totally, totally looking forward to it.
The literacy signing was as fun as always: I sat between authors I've never met before (Hey, Kim and Abby Green!) and I got lots of visits from friends and readers.
Here's a pic of Michele Cwiertny, who comments on this blog, and me....
Stay tuned for more as the days go by!