Thursday, April 29, 2010

RT Reviewer's Choice Awards

First off, here's the big news:

What am I looking at? I have no idea.

Lessons Learned received an RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Indie Press Contemporary Romance of 2009! I had no idea what to expect going into the ceremony, and had NOTHING prepared to say, so when my name was called I went up there, started shaking, and babbled for a little bit before making it offstage. I didn't fall down or call anyone by the wrong name, so I think it went well.

With amazing editor Angela James. She's made me a better writer with every manuscript she touches.

LB Gregg was my "companion" at the event, which means she got to go in early and sit with me. Thanks to her for the great pics!

I may have had some champagne. Possibly.

More later, I hope!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RT Week -- Where To Find Me!

In just a few hours I'll be heading to Ohio for my very first RT Convention. I'm by turns excited, panicked, giddy, and woefully unprepared. I have seventeen thousand things to do before my flight takes off, but before that happens, I thought I'd let you all know where I'm going to be this week, both at RT and online.


Wednesday, April 28, 3:30 pm -- Club RT. Come hang out with me and LB Gregg, Samantha Kane, Rebecca York, and Mari Freeman as we do whatever it is we're supposed to do in Club RT. (I understand there's something called a pose-down for the cover models happening then? Might be worth investigating...)

Thursday, April 29, 4 - 6 pm -- RT Book Reviews Awards. The winners have already been announced on the RT website, so I can finally tell you guys that Lessons Learned won for best Small Press Contemporary Romance. Whee! I'll be at the ceremony to pick up my award. (Which is still MIND BOGGLING to me. O.o)

Saturday, May 1, 11 am - 2 pm -- Giant Book Fair. Open to all RT attendees, and also to the general public for a $5 entry fee. Expand your TBR pile! I'll be signing my RT Award Winning contemporary romance, Lessons Learned.

Saturday, May 2, 2:30 pm -- Lunch with Lucy Monroe and friends. This event has currently reached its attendance limit, but if you're part of the group, be sure to say hi!


Monday, April 26, noon -- Reader At Home Conference, Lucy Monroe's Blog. I'll be blogging about getting ready for RT. Be sure to drop in throughout the week! There are tons of fabulous authors participating, and dozens of prizes being given away.

Thursday, April 30 -- Samhain Blog. Learn about one of my least-favorite activities.
ALL WEEK LONG: I'm not sure what the status is for internet access at the convention hotel, but I know I can twitter from my phone, so if you're not following me yet and want to hear the latest in real time click here. Warning: My twitter timeline is generally full of excessive exclamation points, capslock abuse, and talk of German soap operas.
As things change/get added, I'll try to update this post. And anyone who comments either here or on the Samhain blog post this week will be entered in a drawing to win a free RT-themed gift! (I'm leaving out the RAH conference post, because Lucy is already giving away so many prizes there.)
See you around!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blogging Away From Home Today

I'm back!

But leaving again. Get the scoop over on Nine Naughty Novelists today, where I'm talking about going undercover! (As a writer...)