Sunday, March 28, 2010
NEC-RWA Conference Was This Weekend
The New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America held their annual conference this past Friday and Saturday. I went for the second time this year for another two days of workshops, networking, pitch appointments and fun.They held this year's conference in the same hotel as last year's, a few miles from my house. Since I hate driving, I went again. I can handle short distances.
This year, I again saw Diana Groe/Emily Bryan (Stroke of Genius), and I met Hannah Howell (Kentucky Bride). I also met some Wild Rose Press people. Penny Watson (Sweet Inspiration), who gave me a nice review for Pumpkinnapper, was there. Kathy Cottrell, Wild Rose Press editor for The Last Rose of Summer line, took pitch appointments. Beverly Breton (Stars in Her Eyes) gave a workshop I attended. When I heard she was also a TWRP author, I introduced myself. She knew who I was, and mentioned Pumpkinnapper by name. Maybe people do notice my books.
I had a good time, although I ate way too much. I also won a gift basket full of goodies for the second year in a row. I don't yet know the location of next year's conference, but if they hold it nearby, I'll go again.
Now for the Shameless Promotion: On March 31, fellow Classic Romance Revival author Steph Burkhart will guest blog about her latest book Be Mused, a paranormal anthology.
Fellow Regency and TWRP author Donna Hatch will guest here on April 2. The Wild Rose Press will release The Guise of a Gentleman, the second book in her Regency series, on April 16.
I'm part of The Long and Short of It's Easter Egg Hunt, which runs from March 29 to April 3. A PDF copy of my Lady of the Stars is part of LASR Prize Pack 5. Visit my website during the Hunt for a chance to win one of the prize packages. See http://www.longandshortreviews.com/promo.htm for more information.
Thank you all,