Thursday, June 16, 2011

Conference time!

by Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor


One of my favorite parts of the job is traveling to conferences and getting to a chance to see in person our fabulous, fascinating authors and the many other published and unpublished romance writers across the country. At the beginning of the month, I was in Cincinnati for Lori Foster's Reader & Author Get Together and wanted to share with you some fun photos:








Hello, inspiration! C.H. Admirand & cover model Bill Freda.















Old friends: Leanna Renee Hieber, Donna MacMeans & me



An absolute riot to hang with: Sidney Ayers & Cheryl Brooks








Signing buds: Leanna Hieber, Elle James, Stephanie Julian




The ever-beautiful Judi Fennell and her--ahem!--genie








The gang's all here: me, Sidney, Jeanette Murray (of the forthcoming Semper Fi series--hot stuff!), Judi, Stephanie, C.H. & Leanna







And last Friday, uber-talented Assistant Editor Aubrey Poole (middle, seated) & I attended the Long Island Romance Writers luncheon, where we had the chance to meet a number of new writers.






In less than two weeks, it's off to RWA. Deb, Aubrey, & I are all signed up to take pitch appointments, but if you weren't able to get a slot, don't hesitate to give a quick elevator pitch--the tighter, the better. You can catch us at the Sourcebooks Spotlight on Friday at 9:45 a.m. or visit with our 35(!) attending authors, who will be giving away signed books at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.





I'll also be at the following writer conferences if you want to say hello:





HWA Stoker Weekend, Long Island: June 16-19





Moonlight & Magnolias, Atlanta: Sept. 29-Oct. 2





Emerald City Writers Conference, Seattle: Oct. 28-30



And if you can't make those but still have a burning question, now's your chance. Post anything but a query in the Comment section, and I'll do my best to answer.

14 comments:

  1. Leah, thanks for the fun pictures from Lori's Get Together! Looks like everyone had a fabulous time. Looking forward to hanging out with the Sourcebooks team and authors at Nationals.

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  2. Leah, I often get to M&M, a wonderful gathering of some of the nicest, most talented writers on the planet.... and often a much appreciated dose of Indian summer too.

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at RWA! It looks like I missed a wonderful time at Lori's get together!

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  4. It was great meeting you, Leah! Looking forward to RWA!
    BTW, that's me peering around Stephanie in the group pic, hiding, as usual!

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  5. Leah, I'm so looking forward to meeting you in person at Nationals. I'm sorry I had to miss Lori Foster's gathering--she's one of my favorite authors. Maybe I'll make it next year.

    I do love Moonlight and Magnolias and will probably be there this year too if Grace still wants me as a roommate. We had a great time last year--or at least I did.

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  6. 35 Sourcebooks authors - this is going to be fun. Can't wait to meet you, Leah! I wish I could have gone to Lori's event. Maybe next year.

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  7. Leah, awesome pictures! I'm so sad I won't be attending RWA this year *sob* but I'm looking forward to seeing you at Emerald City in October!

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  8. @Tracey - Can't wait to see you!

    @Grace - If you're going to M&M this year, we should definitely make plans to get together.

    @Carolyn - You'll have so much good news to share, Ms. New York Times Bestselling Author. So excited for you!

    @Cheryl - Who'd have thought you'd be the shy one? ;-)

    @Robin - It'll be great to see you!

    @Joanne - Look forward to meeting you at RWA. Our author dinner is going to rock.

    @Elisabeth - I hate that you're not coming to Nationals this year. We'll miss you!

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  9. Can't wait to meet you at RWA!

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  10. Hey Leah! You have great photographic skills. I usually don't look that normal. Hahaha. It was fun to meet you and I am excited for NYC in a couple weeks. :)

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  11. Looks like you had a great time! I'm sorry I'll miss RWA this year but I'll see you at ECWC in October!

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  12. Thanks for sharing the pictures Leah. I wish I was going to Nationals, but not this year. I've heard so many wonderful things about you, I can't wait to meet you.

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  13. @Shana--same here. Can't wait to gush about the cover for LORD & LADY SPY!

    @Sidney - Ha! It's all in the funky glasses.

    @Amanda--See you in October!

    @Anita--No doubt we'll catch up at a conference soon.

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  14. Thank you for sharing such great pics, Leah! Conferences are such a blast!

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