RT 2010- aka Kate Douglas Likes My Ass

Gotcha, huh? We’ll get to the Kate Douglas part in a bit, but I wanted to give a recap of my RT adventure.

I had been planning to blog while I was at RT, as i have for the past 3 years but I honestly didn’t have time (nor internet–why do the hotels have to charge us $10/day for internet? I know, because they can, but ever since I got my baby Jennifer, I can check my email without paying that).

So here are the pictures. And I’ll apologize in advance for the lack of them. It really was a whirlwind week.

Cover model Jimmy Thomas. Sadly, I had to leave on Saturday before he did his cover shoot workshop. Luckily, I got the chance for my own photo shoot with him on Wednesday.

Mary Janice Davidson and Charlaine Harris carried on with their workshop even though Jim Butcher’s plane had him stuck in Chicago. A definite comedy show not to be missed.




Sabrina Jeffries is a hoot! If you ever get the chance to have a chat with her, I highly recommend it.

An Ohio Wombatogether: Pat and Sia. We spent the night at Pat’s house, and, honestly, it was too short!!

Wombat and blogger extraordinaire, Sia McKye, and my critique partner, Stephanie Julian, dressed for the vampire ball.


Jim Butcher signing at the e–book expo

I like seeing my name on the same box as these two. :)

I was so pleasantly surprised at the people who brought my books in for me to sign them, and for all the people who stopped by to pick up any/all of my Mer series.

and here’s one of them, Jill Fazio

Now to the part about Kate Douglas, who is a wonderful lady. And funny!! A joy to have lunch with.

So, a few days after our lunch and running into each other during the conference, I was sitting in the bar (ooh, big surprise, I know), with my back to the meeting rooms lobby, when Kate walks up behind me and says, “I knew that was you. I recognized your ass.”

um… ok??? That’s one I haven’t heard. I normally get, “I recognized you from your hair,” so I’m prepared for that. But my ass???? LOL.

And then she proceeds to tell me it’s a nice ass.

Thank you, Kate. :)  As I told you in our emails, though, I’ll trade you my ass for your build. :)

Ah, the friends you make at conferences – and the bonds you share. :)

And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented on the RT blog posts. I promised one of you a mermaid cell phone charm and by the convoluted and highly technical random selection method (“Honey, pick a number between 1 and X…”), the winner is:

Kathryn Esplin-Oleski!

 

She’s a buddy from Gather and it was great to see her win.

Enjoy the mermaid, Kathryn!

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RT – Authors Galore!

These are pictures from the Book Fair. Sadly, we had to leave immediately afterwards to begin the 15 hour journey home, so I don’t have any Mr. Romance pictures, but I’m sure you can see a few of them in the photos.

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Faye Hughes

American Title III, IV, V

American Title III, IV, V

Helen Scott Taylor, me, Marie-Claude Bourque

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Ann Macela

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Ashlyn Chase

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C.L. Wilson

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Cai Smith

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Cathy Maxwell

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Christie Craig

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Eve Vaughn

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Gerri Russell

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Heather Graham

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Jade Lee

Spencerhill Associates

Spencerhill Associates

 

Jocelyn Drake and agent Jennifer Schober

Steph packed up and ready to go

Steph packed up and ready to go

 

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Joey Hill

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Judi McCoy

Fabio fan, Karen Hillis

Fabio fan, Karen Hillis

 

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Kathryne Kennedy

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Kerrelyn Sparks

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Leanne Banks

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Liddy Midnight – she makes beautiful bracelets and I love my under the sea one!

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Lisa Daily

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Liz French, RT Magazine and Kristina Cook

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Lynne Connolly

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Mark Johnson, Debra Parmley, Franco D’Angelo

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Melissa Mayhue

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Michelle Rowen

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Raz Steel

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Robin Kaye

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Roxanne St. Claire

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Sarah Wendell

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Terri Garey

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Traci Hall

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Tracy Garrett

Boob Cookies

Bosom Cookies

 

made for Sarah Wendell by Alesia Holliday

 

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RT Friday – Our Turn To Be Cover Models

Philharmagic: Stephanie Julian, Raz Steel

Philharmagic: Stephanie Julian, Raz Steel

Ariel

Ariel

Club RT with Kathy Kulig

Club RT with Kathy Kulig

Between Workshops

Between Workshops

Cinderella Castle Mosaic

Cinderella Castle Mosaic

Why is the seated guy smiling like that? Maybe it's because the woman next to him has her hand in his lap...

Why is the seated guy smiling like that? Maybe it's because the woman next to him has her hand in his lap...

Christie Craig

Christie Craig

Janice Lynn's second job... cover model

Janice Lynn's second job... cover model

hmmm... I might give it a try. LOL

hmmm... I might give it a try. LOL

author Mario Acevedo

author Mario Acevedo

Steph's going to give it a try too

Steph's going to give it a try too

We couldn't find anyone willing to give the "rape against the barn wall" pose a try

We couldn't find anyone willing to give the "rape against the barn wall" pose a try

Raz Steel and Stephanie Julian on Main Street Disney

Raz Steel and Stephanie Julian on Main Street Disney

Sayonara from Disney

Sayonara from Disney

RT Convention – More Cover Models and Authors

Today was a whirlwind from club RT first thing in the morning – thanks to Steph Kwan and the others for stopping by – to the fun session with Judi McCoy, Dakota Cassidy, Mark Henry and others about humor in paranormals, to chatting with my editor and my very first panel – which, thanks to Catherine Mann’s great suggestion ended up in the outside cabana with our attendees, the day was packed. Luckily, I did manage to have my camera with me when Jimmy Thomas, who will be doing a cover shoot on Saturday, as well as raffle off breakfast in bed for one lucky winner, grabbed me for a photo:
Cover Model Jimmy Thomas.com

Cover Model Jimmy Thomas

American Title-ists I, II, and III

Judi (III), Gerri Russell (II) and Janice Lynn (I)

Judi, Gerri Russell and Janice Lynn

Humor in Paranormals Panelists, Michele Bardsley, Judi McCoy, Mark Henry

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Then a few of us went to dinner:

RT meets Disney: Robin Kaye, Stephanie Julian

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Dinner in Downtown Disney

 

 

 

 

And here’s my next mode of transportation:

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This should come as no surprise to those who know me.

And so ends another fun, busy, entertaining, busy, informative, and did I mention busy day at the Romantic Times Convention.

Wonder what tomorrow will hold…

RT – Cover Model Time

Mr. Romance Contestant Charles Paz

Mr. Romance Contestant Charles Paz

Day One: Wednesday.  These are from the epub expo today and the Ellora’s Cave Jungle Party this evening.

Be warned, there is video of dancing Cavemen.

Mr. Romance Contestant Jimi Gaskin

Mr. Romance Contestant Jimi Gaskin

 

Mr. Romance Contestant, Frank D'Angelo

Mr. Romance Contestant, Franco D'Angelo

 

Mr. Romance Contestant, Konstantinos Lelis

Mr. Romance Contestant, Konstantinos Lelis

Mr. Romance Contestant, Stefan Pinto

Mr. Romance Contestant, Stefan Pinto

Ah, it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it! :)
And check out the Ellora’s Cavemen dancing onstage at the EC Jungle Party tonight:
Pictures from the rest of Wednesday:
Club RT Gift Table

Club RT Gift Table

Mr. Romance Contestants

Mr. Romance Contestants

More EC Cavemen dancing (sorry, still shots, ladies)

More EC Cavemen dancing (sorry, still shots, ladies)

'nuff said

'nuff said

More Cavemen dancing

More Cavemen dancing

At the epub expo

At the epub expo

Epub Expo

Epub Expo

Goody Room Books

Goody Room Books

In Line for the goody bags at the EC party

In Line for the goody bags at the EC party

In Line for the Epub Expo

In Line for the Epub Expo

Everyone is so excited to go in and see their favorite authors!

Everyone is so excited to go in and see their favorite authors!

me and Judi McCoy (two "Judi With an I"s)

me and author Judi McCoy (two "Judi With an I"s)

RT Magazine owner, Kathryn Falk, Lady of Barrow

RT Magazine owner, Kathryn Falk, Lady of Barrow

Koko Brown

Author Koko Brown

Liddy Midnight

EC Author, Liddy Midnight

Lynne Connolly and Helen Scott Taylor

Authors Lynne Connolly and Helen Scott Taylor (winner of American Title IV)

ATII-er, Maria Gerace

Author, Maria Geraci, American Title II Finalist

RT Staff Geniuses :) Elissa Petruzzi and Giselle Hirtenfeld/Goldfeder

RT Staff Geniuses :) Elissa Petruzzi and Giselle Hirtenfeld/Goldfeder

Sarah Wendell from SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.blogspot.com

Sarah Wendell from SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.blogspot.com

Author Stephanie Julian

Author Stephanie Julian

RT – Castles in the Sand

I may move to Florida.

Yes, this is  a major departure for me. For those of you who know me, you know how much I hate: A)heat, B)sweating and C)bugs. Florida has all three.

But if I could live here, I might change my mind.

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My friend who lives here says tht this place was  built by a businessman for he and his wife. The guest house is here:

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and here’s where we’re staying:

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Of course I had to go to the beach. This is similar to the setting for book 3, Catch of  a Lifetime:

 

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