This week has been the Romance Writers’ of America’s annual conference. Each year the highlight of the conference is the awarding of the RITA®s and Golden Hearts®.  The RITAs are published books nominated as the best in their category (contemporary single title, contemporary series, romantic suspense, historical, paranormal, etc.)  and […]

Congratulations Fiona Lowe & Carina Press

Before the actual conference starts, the RWA holds an autographing session for its published authors that is open to the public. (There are plenty of other book signings set up by the publishers later in the week but they are only open to registered conference attendees.) This year there were […]

More on RWA11–part 2: Lit Signing & Evil Elevators

I am back! With swollen feet and an equally bloated credit card bill. But I loved New York. I’ll be posting pictures over on my Facebook page  along with other random thoughts here later, but here are a few thoughts as I looked back at the Romance Writers of America […]

Whirlwind Week

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!

It’s been a rough week. My mother has sunk back into the depths of denial and has decided she wants to bring my father home from the hospital despite everyone’s advice. So I spent a day at the hospital trying to convince her – with the help of a mental […]

Commercial Fiction rules!

Right on the heels of those posts about travel, I booked my flight to Dallas AND registered for July’s RWA conference. May I say … or perhaps scream in excitement: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! Followed by a panicked howl of: What the h*ll am I doing? I don’t have […]

Aaak! It’s booked! There’s no turning back now!

I’m going to Dallas in July for the RWA Annual Conference! Squeeee! I have no idea how it happened, I was exchanging emails with a couple of writing buddies I have in the Dallas area and all of a sudden, we were making plans to attend together. Terri and Becky […]

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