I started this blog on Sunday in the Houston airport eating a McDonald's fish sandwich. My husband always looks appalled when I try to order McD’s at home.
I DID resist the french fries, though.
There is no particular order for the names and comments following. Romantic Times
is a conference you have to experience to believe. It's truly a one of a kind con for both writers and readers.
I've attached the book covers for each writer's latest so here goes:
Writers I met for the first time:JACKIE KESSLER
- sharing promo tips in the airport awaiting our flights. Can’t wait to read her, Hell’s Belles. Great title, great cover, terrific person. We hope to do something together next year on a writing panel.MICHELE SCOTT
- shared a harrowing ride to the airport during which we made a half dozen wrong turns, missed the airport turn-off another half dozen times due to really sucky signage on Houston freeways and made it with only minutes to spare for Michele’s flight. They do not make it easy to navigate the airport from the rental car return, either. If you have any bags weighing over ten pounds (hello, a book lovers convention, remember. Everyone had at least one extra bag for books) you had to go down one escalator and then up another to get to the airport shuttle. Houston, you do have a problem.VICKI PETTERSSON
– Bless her heart, ran into me several times and had nice things to say everytime. She’s as talented as she is beautiful.
Writers I call Friends:
– what can I say. Lovely person, great writer. New Sookie book, All Together Dead, was available at RT. It’s on the top of my TBR pile.
- An author from Australia who also writes for the small press that first published me, ImaJinn, besides her other projects. Her latest book made one of the BIG Best Seller Lists. She is so nice, and quiet, like me (the quiet part, I mean.)
– Another gorgeous redhead (she and Vicki Pettersson.) Met her here in Denver when we signed with Mario at the Book Mall. Succubus Blues was a big hit at conference. The pictures below were taken by her husband, Michael, and posted on her blog. The first was our signing in Denver, the second, at RT with Charlaine.
There were several others, but these are the writers I spent some time with and would recommend you try their stuff.
The other really nice part of this conference was reconnecting with Sharron Tan, a reader and aspiring writer I met last year. I expect we’ll here about her before too long. Candy Lyons, Sharron’s friend and co-worker at Borders is also an aspiring writer and Sharron tells me her stuff is good.
One of those moments writers dream about. Renee Sweet, a reader and aspiring writer, approached me and said how she loved my book. I still get goose bumps when someone does that. Just like at the book fair when people actually walked in to the book room and said it was to meet me! And to ask to get a picture, no less. Thanks to all the above for making RT special.
Next time-- got the cover for my third book. It actually does not suck.
Last thoughts: Spider Man 3 starts Friday.
Here's a link to Harry Potter
trailer that's pretty cool.
And an article from UPI/Enertainment
says: CBS may spice up fall lineup
LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles-based CBS reportedly is thinking
of spicing up its fall schedule with new shows, including one about a
The show "Twilight" is just one of several shows in the sci-fi/fantasy
field CBS may be looking at, The Daily Variety reported Saturday.
"We went into this development season saying, 'Let's throw out the
rulebook'," said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler. "We have an
incredibly strong schedule. What better time to take risks ... and try some
really surprising and unique projects?"
Hey, CBS, I have three other vampire series for you to try...Mario's, Marta's and mine!