RWA National

Okay, so they’re dancing romance authors but being at the Waldorf made us feel like royalty…

More Dancing Queens

Wow, we’re at the last full week of January already. Time it is a-flying. I’m back in my editing cave–my editor over at Samhain sent me Deliberate Deceptions for a round of edits, which means another deadline, though this one shouldn’t push me too hard as I have two weeks […]

On plotting, edits, and travel plans

Start spreading the newsI’m leaving in JuneI’m going to be a part of itNew York, New York! (my apologies to Fred Ebb, the lyricist of the original New York, New York song) I just registered for the Romance Writers of America’s national conference in New York this June. It’s the […]

If I can make it there…

There have been a lot of comments this week about the Romance Writers of America annual national conference. It ends each year with a huge gala where they present the RITAs and the Golden Heart awards. (Think of it as the Oscars of the Romance Realm.) RITAs are for the […]

Vivi’s Golden!

to leave lots of space in your suitcase for all the books you’ll be bringing back. If you live in the States you can arrange to have them shipped home, but if you’re from Canada or elsewhere, it’ll cost a lot more, especially if the government decides to charge a […]

Packing for Nationals? Don’t forget …

Gizmo Guy came home the other day with his very own cowboy hat, so I just had to take a picture of it to show you. It’s actually a ‘Corona’ beer hat that he found in a convenience store in a tiny village called Hampton on his way to work. […]

More pics …

Finally. No thanks to Air Canada 🙁 They cancelled my return flight but didn’t announce it. We found out by word of mouth as we were just sitting and waiting way past our departure time. So we lined up at the check-in and they gave some of us a red […]

I’m home

Well, the internet’s fixed finally – wouldn’t you know it now the conference is finished? It’s been an incredibly busy couple of days that ended on a high for me personally. Things went REALLY well, but more than that I don’t want to say as I don’t want to jinx […]


I’ve been having problems getting onto the internet, but I’m here! I went to my first workshop yesterday – about Creating Characters using the Myers Brigg standard. And what types of conflict would arise between the various personality types. But we ducked out of the conference at lunch where Sue […]

Day Two, a tad late

This lovely little girl fulfilled a lifelong fantasy for me – being met at the airport with someone holding a sign just for me! What the picture doesn’t show clearly is the glitter and the feathers that are adorning it. It’s coming home with me for sure and then being […]


I’m all packed. Well, except for my hair brush, and my make up, and the stuff I’ll need to use right before I leave. But I’m ready to go.I’ve slept perhaps 5 hours in the last 72 – I got up at 3 am the other morning to pack a […]

One more sleep …

That’s D as in Dallas! I know, you must be getting tired of hearing me going on about this, but it’s getting exciting! And scary! I actually dragged my suitcase out from the crawlspace today. Well, my suitcases – plural. From what I’ve read on other people’s blogs, you get […]

Three Days to D Day!