Actually, I'm there right now! OMG, I am having so much fun!
I am so glad I am there, because it is the most awesome convention. I just wanted to share these photos of me having a great time there with all you
|Stephanie Meyer, JR Ward, Carolyn Crane and Anne Rice on a panel at RT.|
Here I am with EC editor Grace Bradley and the awesome Jeffe Kennedy. Check it out! We all put pigtails in our hair. Well, they put pigtails, and I have braids. When we were in the hotel room doing our hair together, I was like, 'girlfriends! It's okay if our hairstyles are slightly different, because check out how great we look together, and we are having so much fun here at RT!' and they totally agreed. Please note that Jeffe and I are doing a head bump, which signifies to to other convention-goers that we are author friends.
I suspect that it is very easy for people stuck at home to think that us authors, readers, publishers and bloggers are forming rich and wonderful lifelong bonds at RT over drinks. And the poor authors at home, I bet their imaginations are running wild, thinking that their fellow authors are all sitting together in the bar letting each other in on valuable secrets that will help each other not make terrible blunders but rather take advantage of the changing publishing landscape. And also, promo secrets. I'm here to say that if you were actually attending RT (like I am) you would realize that this is totally true!
Uh, waiting in a line to get some swag. That's one thing I hate about conventions, all the lines we convention goers have to wait in. But, it's definitely better than sitting at home and pathetically wishing you were there, or fantasizing that you are, or pretending that you are when you really aren't. That would be just SAD!
OMG, I'm in jail again! This time, with my galpals Jaye Wells and Suzanne McLeod, who is from the UK. The three of us had SUCH a hilarious time in the jail. Later, we sat on the floor and told each other author secrets that no other authors know. I find that, at conventions, it is the times like these that are priceless.
I will try to post more pictures, but I might not, because it is really such a whirlwind experience, and the big signing will be held later today. I hope everybody back home is having a good time. Keep your chins up, people, there's always next year!
Pets of Christmas past
What a packed busy day! Not only am I at RT and blogging about it, but I'm also over at Word Whores today, blogging about pets of Christmas past! Come say hi!
**Thanks to Jeffe Kennedy, Nicole Peeler (and probably Jaye Wells and others) for the RT pictures!