Fabio… Again

I have to say that my husband is a prince among men. I mean, who else would see this sign on a five hour car ride

and decide we had to pull off the highway, find this restaurant, and then TAKE the picture of his wife in front of the place?

Hubs stood in the middle of street to take this picture

Too bad the place was closed.


Fabio Is In The Building

No, unfortunately, not THIS Fabio…

(always looking for a way to post that picture LOL).

And definitely NOT this one (sorry, but nicknaming him Fabio is just WRONG!!! He’s Jud from Survivor Nicaragua)


But THIS Fabio is in my home:

Some of you may remember the Christmas gift that couldn’t be: Hubs had ordered it and the manufacturer (in Japan) kept shipping the wrong one and by the time they shipped the correct one, they’d upped the price by a good $600, so it was priced out of our range.

Hubs, wonderful man that he is, found another one. And it was delivered today. And I’ve been in it for the last five hours or so and I think I might just sleep here.

It does your back, your neck, your legs and your feet. And it’s a comfy writing chair when not using the massage function. A home run for Hubs in the gift-giving department. [And you can make of THAT sentence what you will ūüėČ ]

So now I have my very own Fabio, so named by my Writing Wombat friends and I can honestly say that since I can’t have the real one give me a massage, I’ll take this one.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to all!

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.

Romantic Times Convention

T minus 12 and counting. Approximately 12 hours (barring any nasty traffic incidents) until my Critique Partner and I arrive in Pittsburgh for the 25th Romantic Times Convention. I can’t wait.

I couldn’t figure out why I was so hyper to go. I mean, I’m a mom. I’ve got lunches to make, food shopping and laundry to do before I can leave and that’s just for my family. Never mind getting my conference clothes and the costumes ready to go. And, of course, the peacock shoes.

So I thought about why I was so hyped and realized it’s because I haven’t been to an industry “thing” since the October New Jersey RWA Chapter conference in October. We’re talking six months! My schedule is busy for the next 6 months with the Bucks County event, the Long Island event, RWA National and then NJRW again, but I guess I’m suffering from professional withdrawal.

Conferences energize me, they motivate me. Meeting other writers and readers motivates me. Seeing my fellow American Title Finalists ¬†energizes me. Chatting with industry people motivates me. So, while I need no motivation to get up ungodly early tomorrow to drive to Pittsburgh, I’m thinking my writing can use the professional motivation.

I’m going to try to blog from the convention. Don’t hold me to it – I might be having too much “motivation” at the parties. ūüôā