Conference season is here yet again, and this year I was fortunate enough to attend RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas. The reason I love RT so much is that readers and writers mingle and bond over what we love most: books.
The romance world is a diverse, wonderful place. Whatever your preferred genre or trope, we’ve got you covered. There’s no judgement here, kids. There’s something for everyone. And that’s what I love about the romance world.
The tiaras Sourcebooks handed out to authors this year were a bonus, because who doesn’t want to wear a tiara? I’d wear one to the dry cleaners if I could pull it off. Seriously.
I had many fangirl moments along the way. I spotted Charlaine Harris three times, but never had the cajones to go up and talk to her. I saw Sandra Brown strolling through the lobby. Like a normal person. I rubbed elbows with Nicole Peeler in the elevator. Literally! And Patricia Briggs bought one of my books at the book fair. (Fangirl moment of the con. I was so excited, I forgot to take a pic with her. Now I’ll never have proof. Damn!)
When I met Rosanne Bittner and Sharon Sala…smelling salts were required.
I got to hobnob with my publishers, too. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my editors and all the awesome people behind the scenes who get books into the hands of readers. I totally geeked out, and talked about—yeah, you got it—books.
A few side notes. I bought this kitschy tote bag. Because man abs.
From my hotel room, I could see the infamous book depository.
Next year it’s in Vegas. I may need a week to recover from that one.