Hi everyone –
I just got home from the RT Conference late last night, but I had such a great time, I wanted to share all the pics and stories while they’re still fresh in my head…
First off, I was lucky enough to make the trip with my super travel buddy Mary Leo! We laughed our way through airports and security checks, always remembering that maturity is a choice! LOL
Anyway, I got the Hyatt O’Hare and quickly met up with the fabulous Laura Kaye to stuff goodie bags for the Name that Vampire game. We had so many fabulous prizes! It was great to meet all the other vampire authors too, Caridad Piñeiro, Laurie London, Elisabeth Staab & Joyee Flynn!!! I was in such good company!
Then it was time to race off to help moderate a panel on “Graveyard Mash-up”… We discussed lots of new twists on vampire mythology and answered reader questions. I had such a blast! And I was lucky enough to be sitting right beside Kerrelyn Sparks!!! She is every bit as funny and sweet as her books! J
With that panel out of the way, I met up with my roomie for RT, fellow Entangled Publishing author, Jane Kindred! J We stayed up way too late every single night, turning RT into one extended slumber party!
Wednesday night finished off with a Hip Hop party hosted by Ellora’s Cave… Ready to see my uber hip-ness?
Am I bad-ass or what??? LOL
On Thursday I kept busy with the indie-signing…
I signed and gave away 20 Night Walker posters! They’re so yummy!!! It was great to meet romance readers too. The coolest peeps in the world!
Thursday night wrapped up with the Faerie Court Ball…
Mary Leo, Jane Kindred & I had a blast and are still laughing over the Faerie duo in the costume contest… Yow! J And check out my cool new shoes… I could even walk in them… Woot!
Friday Jane & I taped interviews with each other for Entangled. We were both a little nervous, but I think they went super well! It ended up being pretty fun! Then I raced off to help host the Name that Vampire Contest…
Over 50 people attended and we shared 22 excerpts from vampire novels… Everyone seemed to have a fun time guessing which vampire we were reading, and we had fun giving away prizes and wallowing in all the vampy goodness! J
Later I had the pleasure of meeting Charlaine Harris!!! See my fangirl grin??? LOL She was so sweet and congratulated me on my book… Love her!
Meanwhile, Panda had made a steampunk costume for my author friend, Suzanne Lazear, and Suzi wore it beautifully!!!
The white buttons are actually pocket watches! It came out so cute, I had people coming up to me all day asking “Didn’t your daughter make the steampunk dress for Suzi Lazear? Yep I was a proud Mom! 🙂
Then came Saturday… The huge RT Book Signing! Anne Rice, JR Ward, Kelley Armstrong, Angie Fox, JA Konrath and many more were there, along with about 2,000 readers! Yow! I was so worried I’d be sitting lonely for all 4 hours since I was a debut author…
But lemme tell ya, my Night Walker abs poster was a babe magnet!!! LOL I signed lots of books and almost every person who came down my aisle stopped by to appreciate Calisto’s abs!!! J
I ended up having a blast and the 4 hour signing flew by! YAY!!! Thanks SO much to everyone who stopped by to see me and bought a book!!! You rock!!!
Also, thanks go out to the random blue pirate wandering the aisles! LOL Not sure why he was there, but it definitely made me smile… 🙂
Later I attended the Entangled Candy & Spoons Party!!! We had standing room only!!! 🙂 I tutored the room on how to play spoons and it ended up being a WILD party! I’m serious, we had people flipping over in their chairs to grab spoons and win Entangled books!!! 🙂 Crazy fun!
Here’s my table… Team Abs! LOL
I got home late last night, still glowing from all the great conversations shared with author buddies, and readers… If you’ve never been to RT, it’s worth going! The vibe there is so inspiring… I had a blast!!!
And look what I had waiting for me when I got home….
Remember if you decide to preorder a copy, email me your receipt and I’ll mail you a signed bookplate and enter you in my preorder contest for fun prizes! LdyDisney at aol.com
Shew! So it was a whirlwind trip and I’m still exhausted, but ready to go back next year! LOL
Thanks again for all your support!!! Look where Night Walker is on the Gothic Romance coming soon chart on Amazon…
#2!!! SQUEE!!!! So anyway, less than a month to release day!!!
So were you at RT? Any highlights you’d like to share?
And if you weren’t at RT, what are some of your favorite book conferences to attend?