I love attending RWA Nationals, and had a fantastic time. It’s one of the few times during the year that I meet in person all my online friends.
Before traveling to Nationals, I joined my critique partner, Jenna Jaxon for chapter’s meeting. What a lovely group of ladies. One of them was new and very happy to find a group of people who didn’t think having characters whispering in one’s head strange.
As many of you know I chaired the Beau Monde Mini-conference this year. That is a full day of classes ending with the Soirée. If you write Regency, there is not a better chapter to belong to!
At breakfast (I did say it went all day), the lovely Susana Ellis gave me these pins of my book covers. Aren’t they beautiful!! I wore them on my bag the whole conference
Isobel Carr generously created a lovely pin of the cover for The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, but when I went to take it off my lanyard this morning, it had disappeared. Not only was it beautiful, but I met lots of people I hadn’t known because we all had Isobel in common.
There were so many gorgeous Regency gowns at the Soirée. Here is a picture of me in Regency garb taken by Kristen Kostner.
On Thursday evening, one of my online chapters, Hearts Through History had its annual AGM. Callie Hutton surprised me with this great bag!!
My publisher, Kensington, also had their party that evening. I got to meet many of the great people I work with there, and look what I found!
Kensington’s book signing was on Friday morning. Even though my debut novel, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, doesn’t release until September 19th, they allowed me to take part. Golden Heart winner, Miranda Liasson, stopped by and took my picture!
This week I am taking part in the History Lovers Grand Tour & Scavenger Hunt. More news about that tomorrow!