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conferences and getting to a chance to see in person our fabulous, fascinating authors and the many other published and unpublished romance writers across the country.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:
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.