Going to Nationals – pt 2 – Lit Signing and Tea
August 12, 2008, 12:55 am
Filed under: Conference, Travel, Writing life

After two nights in Hawaii, the Hula Girls arrived refreshed and ready for business. Wednesday night during RWANational sees the biggest literacy signing in the world – hundreds and hundreds of authors signing books for avid readers, the proceeds going to fund literacy projects, a very worth cause! You should see it when they open the doors and the fans make a dash for their favourite authors – it’s like 5am Boxing Day when those department sales doors open. Scary and exciting at the same time. Here’s a pic of me at the signing, thankfully before the craziness set in…

 

After the signing fellow Presents author, Sandra Marton, hosted her famous pizza party in her suite where we chatted over wine, Tim Tams, Idaho Spuds (thanks to Jennie Lucas!) and pizza. We even managed to hijack the pizza delivery guy – here he is, wondering what he’d struck…

Feeling the love

Feeling the love

That’s Harlequin Romance author, Barbara Hannay, to his right. Behind we have from right, Presents authors, Carole Mortimer, Jennie Lucas and Sharon Kendrick and another new Harlequin Mills and Boon author whose name escapes me (sorry!). We did have a lot of fun that night:-)) Thank you Sandra!

Thursday saw more fun and games and a fun impromptu shopping trip with both Kate Walker and Sandra Marton and I haven’t had so much fun shopping for I don’t know how long. We had a great time and found some wonderful bargains. And after all that shopping, it was time to have a long cold drink – here we are having iced drinks at an open air cafe in Union Square. It was a fabulous day!

Sandra Marton & Kate Walker

Sandra Marton & Kate Walker

Enjoying the day

Enjoying the day

Both Sandra and Kate are Presents favourites, with over 125 titles between them. In fact, Sandra was presented with her 75 book Tiffany award at the Friday night Harlequin party. You can read all about that and see Sandra with her award over at the iheartPresents site. Check it out!
Meanwhile I’d like to thank everyone who bought The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge this month and made it a two weeks Borders/Waldenbooks bestseller. Thank you!
I’ll be back with more updates on the conference trip soon, but right now I have a book to write. See you soon!
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Thanks for sharing the pics, Trish. The other M&B writer is Mod H author Heidi Rice, I believe.

Just last night I finished The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge, loved it. Thanks for another great read.

Chris.

Comment by Anonymous

So fun to see your pictures, Trish–especially of the pizza delivery guy at Sandra’s party. I hadn’t seen that pic before!

I think the girl sitting next to Sharon might be Kimberly Kerr, the young mom from Alabama who just sold to Presents. Pretty, glamorous and very nice too.

Comment by Jennie Lucas

Nice pics, Trish! Yes, I believe that is Kimberly Kerr, writing as Kimberly Lang. She’s my neighbor (really, she lives two miles away) and chapter mate! She sold to Modern Heat in May.

I am starting The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge tonight!

Comment by Lynn Raye Harris

Thanks so much, Chris, Jennie and Lynn! I’d been wavering between Heidi and Kimberly and it was all too hard, thanks for clearing that up. It was wonderful to meet a brand new author at the party. Not that we weren’t already in a good mood:-))

And it was great to see you again after three long years, Jennie, and to meet you too, Lynn, at the Harlequin party! I hope you enjoy The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge. Thanks Chris, for your lovely comments!

Comment by Trish Morey

Yep, that’s me hiding–overwhelmed at the awesomeness of writers around me!

And Jennie–thanks for saying I’m young! ~big smooch~

Comment by Kimberly Lang

I just re-read and saw, “Pretty, glamorous and very nice too”–Jennie, you’re now my favorite person!

Comment by Kimberly Lang

LOL, Kimberly, thanks for dropping by. That Jennie Lucas sure has a way with words, doesn’t she?

If you come by again, be sure to tell us more about your debut novel! Look forward to reading it.

Comment by Trish Morey




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