Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thrill of a Lifetime (So Far, Anyway!)
You may have heard there was a convention held in Chicago last week? I was able to go up on Saturday to the Giant Book Signing, and was able to meet some very fascinating people:) And I've posted pictures not on my personal blog or Kenzie's (yet), so even if you've seen the first few pics, keep scrolling!
Author Bronwyn Green. Bron and I 'met' while I was attending my very first chat on one of the loops, and I think we 'talked' long past the designated time slot! She was very helpful and encouraging as I was new to the e-pubb thing and was in the process of writing my first erotic novel. The lovely lady to the right is my good friend and fellow author, BC Brown.
Author Desiree Holt. A personal 'OMG!' moment, when I introduced myself and her eyes lit up! Me; she recognized MY name! (Okay; it was Kenzie's....she'd read and enjoyed Wild At Heart!)
Author and 'promotion guru' Marcia James:)
Author Brynn Paulin. I also 'met' Brynn on that very first chat, and fell in love with her Cress Brothers:) She's always there when I've needed advice while writing:)
Cindy Spencer Pape had a prior commitment by the time I arrived at her table, but hey, at least I took a picture of where she would have been! Blame Chicago traffic...or the fact we stopped for breakfast....or the fact BC didn't get off work until 7am.....:)
This is the guy who yelled at me when I didn't 'obey the rules' and leave after paying for my books. No, I had the audacity to head back toward the tables! He let me go after I explained I wanted a picture of one of the T-shirts:)
And if you can't meet one of your favorite authors, you can at least get your picture taken by their poster.....
....or sit in their chair! No, that's not Charlaine Harris, lol!
Do you think I have enough reading material for a while?
The Sue Grafton book is for my mom. I'd hoped to be able to meet Sue, but her line was waaayy too long. So I had to settle for a signed book, instead of a personalized one.
BC and I are hoping to be able to drive out when RT comes to Kansas City next year, and depending on my daughter's health at the beginning of June, we might drive to Cincinnati and attend the signing during Lori Foster's event. So hope to see you at one or both!
PS: Marianne, you were gone by the time I got to your row (pout!).