Thursday, May 9, 2013

10 Things I Learned from RT + Giveaway!

Last week was the RT Booklovers Convention, held in Kansas City, MO. It was a very fun conference, and it was so fun to meet up with authors, bloggers, and industry friends. Here are a few things I learned:

10: I’m really jealous of Jaci Burton’s genius marketing idea (our room keys!)

9: But, our marketing department came up with some VERY cute stuff, too (our table in Club RT)

8: Hotel elevators/escalators/floor plans never cease to be far too confusing.

7: Visiting a city that is known for its BBQ is really tough when you’re allergic to tomatoes.

6: Pomegranate mimosas match Susanna Kearsley’s The Firebird perfectly!

5: I really need to suck it up and start wearing my cute shoes, not just comfortable shoes. ;-)

4: Our authors are adorable!

Sara Humphreys
Gina Lamm
Grace Burrowes and her signing neighbor, Monica Burns
Megan Mulry
Leanna Renee Hieber
3: EL James (yes, that EL James) really knows how to make an impact! And she doesn’t even have a new book out :-/ (PS—if anyone sees Sourcebooks Editor Leah Hultenschmidt anytime soon, please ask her to tell you her EL James story.)

2: My fiancĂ©’s face is always hilarious after I show him the amount of pens I pick up (at least 15… it’s a problem).

1: In the words of our very own Deb Werksman (which, mind you, she said in front of the entire room at our Sourcebooks Spotlight): “We f@$%&ing ROCK!”

Did you attend the RT conference? If so, what were some of your favorite memories? If you didn’t, what did you do while we were all away? To giveaway, I have some of the swag we gave away at our table in Club RT: a Rebecca York dog tag (it smells like citrus) + a copy of Bad Nights and a Sarah Castille water bottle + a copy of Against the Ropes. Answer the questions in the comments to enter! US and Canada only, please leave an email address so I can easily contact you! 2 winners will be announced Friday morning


  1. And I missed it all...but I'm so excited about RWA.
    Thank you sharing!

  2. Sounds as if you had a grand time. Thanks for sharing so we could enjoy it with you.

  3. It wasn't so much JC Burton's marketing idea as her cash. You too can have the room keys with your book cover--for A LOT of money!

  4. Thansk for the comments, everyone!

  5. Sadly, I didn't get to go. Too far from me! Maybe next time. While everyone was out enjoying RT I sat on twitter and followed the updates. ;)

  6. No, I didn't. Sounds like fun. I cleaned.

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. I wish I could have attended RT. I had heard about those awesome keycards. I caught up on the RT events through Twitter and saw a lot of pics of the parties. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  8. NO, I didn't get to attend, but I would love to be able to one of these days!! I spent my time reading and being jealous that I couldn't be there..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  9. No, I did not attend. I spent the time at home reading :) I tend to have bad panic attacks in crowds so I am having to work on this so that one of these days I can attend a conference (I will be starting with a smaller one though, I think).
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  10. No, I didn't get to go to RT. I keep thinking that someday I will go and meet authors, enjoy the parties, and load up on signed books! Instead I was on call at work.

  11. oops sorry, I had forgotten to include:

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  12. Our winner are Jane and Martha--I'll be emailing you both shortly. Have a great weekend!