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Saturday, June 2, 2012


I’m doing a little different blog today. Please indulge me. Hubby and I are at Lori Foster’s Author and Reader Get Together for the second time because we loved it last year. Actually the event was our very first conference. We had been published authors for less than six months and we jumped out on a limb to go. Wow! What a great event is all I can say. We got to meet fellow authors who we’d been conversing with on blogs, chat/promo groups and readers in general. So, this year since my official blog day falls on the same weekend, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to act as an “unofficial” roving reporter!
I will be sharing pictures and commentary for the day. The first part of the day will be a few pictures from last night at the book signing and I will add to the blog throughout the day. Travelling via plane from Florida, we were limited to how many books and promotional materials we could bring, but Mike and I were determined to network and “pitch” our books more than we did last year. I can report by the end of the book signing, we both sold books! (Last year we didn’t sell any.) So I consider it a success.
Here are a few of the pictures I took:
First one is with Missy Martine and Tianna Xander before the crowds came for the book signing.           

The second is our very own
Renee Vincent/Gracie Lee Rose!

And here's the crowd!

And last but not least--the cardboard cover models!

Signing off for now and will give an update later in the day! Sherrilyn Kenyon did her signing Friday night. Today the traditional published authors will be doing a signing and workshops and at night a Country/Western party. Yee Haw!

Roving Reporter Author,

Cynthia Arsuaga

I'm baaack!
Roving Reporter Author, Saturday, 2:45 pm
Coming to you from Lori Foster's Author and Reader Get Together
Well, we've had lunch and it was delish! All this for the price of admission. Great deal and part of the exciting atmosphere Lori and her group provides. **Hint: Keep in mind for attending next year!**

After lunch another round of raffle gift baskets were drawn. There are over 180 prizes that will benefit to benefit children in crisis. Then, there are souvenir photos taken sponsored by Hot Damn Designs and Liquid Silver Books all in-between the book signing from two to four this afternoon. Group photos are next, more workshops, another raffle, on to the dinner buffet with the remaining gifts at the tables (also included in the price of admission) and finally tonight the Party! 
Signing off again! I'll try to post one more time with the costumes at the party, but I can't guarantee. Hope to see authors and readers next year.

Roving Reporter Author,

Cynthia Arsuaga


Tina Donahue said...

Looks like everyone's having a great time. :)

Sandy said...

I'll be checking back in today, Renee. Enjoy! Lori Foster is a nice lady.

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks for the pictures. I love putting names together with faces..

Paris said...

Sounds like a fun place to be for both the authors and the readers. Thanks for sharing!

Cara Marsi said...

I'd love to go to this. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for the pictures.

Renee Vincent / Gracie Lee Rose said...

Awww...aren't you so sweet, Cynthia. What a nice surprise to see my pic on your post.

Congrats on selling some books this year! That is always a nice addition to a great event.

Hope to see you again next year!

Cynthia Arsuaga said...

I'm back! Tired and crashed when got home late afternoon. Had a wonderful time and if any one has the opportunity to go next year, I highly recommend. Renee, hope to see you again next year too!

B.C. Brown said...

Glad you had a great time! I wanted to go to this event this year. Unfortunately, I couldn't - life interfered. But it is certainly on my agenda for next summer. :)

BC Brown ~ Paranormal, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy
"Because Weird is Good."

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