Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Convention recovery!

So, I had intended to post a witty and insightful blog DURING the Romantic Booklovers Convention last week. 

Yeah, that didn't happen. Between computer issues (my new laptop apparently HATES Las Vegas- this is two for two in the last 6 months) and the general mayhem, stress, and madness that is RT- no blog was conceived. :(

BUT- I can sneak in a recovery blog!

This was my fourth RT--and my last for at least a while (still hoping it will come to San Diego sometime!  ;)) Each one has been full of good times and not so good times, but all four have been pretty dang cool.

When I first started going, I was unpublished. I'd been writing for a long time *cough* but was just starting to get serious about it again. There were so many wonderful panels! Even though I don't write romance, I completely felt comfortable at that first RT (and still do ;)). 

This last one was my blow out- did the signing at the book fair again (awesome!), co-hosted a reader party with seven other authors (also awesome!), did Club RT, made a raffle basket for club RT, and found out I am really not fond of the Rio Casino ;).

I had an insane time running around (and as anyone who was there will tell you- that was a LONG haul from the rooms to the convention--even for someone who walks a lot like me ;)), meeting readers, other writers, reviewers, bloggers, and the RT volunteers--who were AWESOME!! There is absolutely nothing in the world like RT. Seriously, if you love books with romance- you HAVE to go to one- even just once (most likely you'll be hooked though ;)).

I had to rent a van to get everything for the reader party up there, spent the full week up there- drove up last Monday, then drove back two days ago. Went back to the day-job yesterday. I'm still not fully unpacked and I have a nasty cold. But ya know what? It was so worth it!

If you went this year, or a past year, share your fav RT stories! 


  1. Sounds like you had a busy week. I saw pictures of the convention and there were more people in that building than live in my town! It must be great to meet in person the people who read your books. Put your feet up and relax a little, let life get back to normal (well, in your case what passes for normal). A little rest will do you good.

    1. LOL!!! You have a small town, Sharon ;). It was very cool to meet and greet- lemme tell ya! I'm on a forced rest now, brought back a cold :(.

  2. The convention was so much fun! It was great to actually see the authors that I read. A lot of walking, reading, listening and of course NAUGHTY GIRL BINGO!! That was hysterical.

    1. I'm so glad you made it this year! It was fun, but that was a lot of walking--even for me!

  3. I haven't attended any conventions yet, but I hope to one day when I think I'm ready for the experience.