I am still catching my breath from my trip to San Antonio, Texas for #RWA14! It was a whirlwind adventure as always but it was extra special because my hubby came along–although he artfully avoided be photographed. Thanks to Carolyn Brown’s husband, Mr. B., I have a lot more pictures than usual to share with you. Carolyn’s hubby is by her side at every RWA conference and you will find him with camera in hand. This man can snap some great pictures!
Here’s a shot of the famed Riverwalk–it goes on forever!!!
There was a lot eating and drinking on this trip!
First up at the conference was the RWA Literacy Signing. It was tons of fun and I even go to meet one of my street team gals! Molly came by and it was such a thrill to meet her. I also kept myself entertained with #whiteboardwars.
With some of the amazing Sourcebooks peeps! Two of our awesome editors, Cat and Mary! Also my super fab publicist, Amelia!
Hamming it up with Carolyn Brown and Cheryl Brooks!
By the way, Carolyn won the Booksellers Best Award and Cheryl took 2nd place in the PRISM awards!!! So cool!
One of the best parts about RWA is connecting with author friends like Robin Covington…
This is a shot of author Carolyn Brown, my editor, Deb Werksman, RITA winning author, Susanna Kearsely, and the owner of Sourcebooks, Dominique Raccah!
Sourcebooks always treats their authors well but the dinner they throw for us every year at RWA is always an affair to be remembered! First they picked us up at the hotel and brought us to dinner in these huge stretch Hummer limos!
Then for the ride home….they had a whole fleet of Cinderella horse drawn carriages!
Dinner was absolutely amazing and we each had these adorable champagne bottles waiting for us at the tables!
Since I knew there would be a lot of good food and booze, I arranged to have Fit Club workouts every morning. Two sessions. 6 am and 6:30am! My editor was the only who made it there with me all 3 mornings at 6 am– but other folks made it for the 6:30!
Our Thursday at 6:30m workout had the biggest showing!
I am SO thrilled for my buddy, Susanna Kearsley!! She won the RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for her novel The Firebird!
My friend Denny Bryce won the Golden Heart award for her manuscript Chasing Damn!
There was some research time at the San Antonio Firefighters museum. Yes. I know that I’m a dork.Then there’s the inevitable time chatting in the lobby….or seeing the sights!
Sourcebooks always hosts a “spotlight” so that potential authors can hear what they have to offer. I love attending and showing my support.
Whew! I’m pooped just thinking about it 🙂 Thanks again to Carolyn and Charles Brown for the pics!
Until next year…..see you in NYC!