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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And don’t forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win a mermaid cell phone charm and if you have a friend comment AND leave your name, you’ll have more chances to win.

First Official: I’m a Panelist!

Since this journey is all so new and exciting and fun and unknown, I thought I’d start chronicling all the firsts. I’m going to go back and rename some previous posts and re-categorize them under the First Official tags, but in the meantime, enjoy this offering:

My First Official time as a panelist on an industry panel.

Along with Leanne Banks, Catherine Mann, Beth Ciotta and Traci Hall, I’ll be presenting a workshop at the Romantic Times Convention in Orlando.

KEEPING IT CONTEMPORARY

How to use setting, dialogue, new technology, places, events and other contemporary cultural points of reference to establish a “now” feel for your novel, appealing to readers of all ages while keeping it timeless for generations to come.

Since I write contemporary paranormals with lots of cultural references and plays off the “real” world, I figure this ought to be fun.

So now I’m getting my promo cap on and trying to come up with some ideas to get the word out about In Over Her Head since, sadly, the book won’t be available for the convention (but will shortly afterward). I do have a cute giveaway for some lucky attendee: a mermaid cell phone charm, just like the one on my cellphone:

Cell Phone Charms / Pendant  * MERMAID BLUE * X 10

Romantic Times Convention 2008 – A Photo Diary

 

American Title-ists I, II, III, IV

American Title-ers I, II, III, IV

Janice Lynn, Lindsey Brookes, Michele Ann Young, Jenny Gardiner, Judi Fennell, Raz Steel, Trish Milburn, Kim Howe

Fabio and JudiHeather Graham\'s Vampire BallStephanie Julian and JR WardMr. Romance 2007, Jason SantiagoAmerican Title-ists Jenny, Lindsey, Judi, Helen

          Fabio              Stephanie Julian  Steph& JR Ward        Cover Models         Lindsey, Jenny, Me, Helen

Judi Fennell, Adele Dubois, LA BanksValley Forge Romance WritersAmerican Title II winner, Gerri Russell and her momMr. Romance 2008, a fan, Helen Scott Taylor and her daughterHolli and Evonne

Me, Adele, LA Banks      Valley Forge          Gerri Rusell       Mr. Romance

                                  Romance Writers         and Mom                2008

Christie Craig and Writing Wombat JillTrish Milburn and Janice LynnRT EditorsJudi and Ellora\'s Caveman CJAdele and her cover models

Christy Craig            Trish Milburn & Janice Lynn     RT Staff                        EC Cavemen

Stephanie Julian\'s StarLynne Connolly and Judi FennellJL Wilson during the Golden Age of HollywoodEllora\'s Cave Hollywood Party

Stephanie Julian’s star      Lynne Connolly’s sari    JL Wilson’s Poodle Skirt    My Ballgown

Judi Fennell and Kim HoweDonna MichaelsEve VaughnRayna Vause

Judi and Kim Howe                           Donna Michaels       Eve Vaughn               Rayna Vause

Lynne ConnollyAdele DuboisStephanie Julian

       JL Wilson               Lynne Connolly         Adele Dubois                Stephanie Julian

Fabio Part II

Fabio and me

So when I ran into Fabio last night, he was travel-tired and locked out of his hotel room and on his way with his luggage back to the front desk for a new key. But he graciously stopped for a photo.

Today, he was at an event I attended and we chatted before he went into the event. Well, okay, maybe I apologized for taking up his time when he was so tired and I thanked him for being so gracious. When it was my turn for the photos with him, he gave me a big hug and took a few shots with me.

A very nice guy. Sincere, gracious and patient. Thanks, Fabio!

 

 Fabio and Kathryn Falk of Romantic Times.

 Fabio and Pittsburgh Steelers Mascot.

 The video is Fabio’s comments at the SOS Mixer honoring our servicemen and women.

Fabio Friday

Fabio and I

I’m at the RT Convention in Pittsburgh, PA and Fabio is here for the 25th Anniversary Cover Model Dinner for Charity. I just happened to meet him in the hallway and he graciously stopped for a photograph. And, yes, folks, the man still has “it.” He’s very nice, very gracious even after travelling and being given the wrong key for his hotel room.

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