Tuesday, September 27, 2011


So, in a couple days the hunk and I are off to RomantiCon in Akron, OH. Click on the banner for all sorts of information...

Ellora's Cave was my first publisher. Seems like a long time ago when I received that initial contract offer for Dancer's Delight, but it wasn't really--only five years.

Now, eighteen books and two additional publishers later, I still remember the first time I met my fellow EC authors at an RT convention in Pittsburgh. Most of us were so new we were emerald green and soaking behind the ears. We rushed around hugging as we studied the faces behind our daily e-mails.

The hunk went to that convention with me and found himself eating lunch with twenty women. When the waitress asked him how he ended up with that many women, he told her they were his new harem...

I wasn't sure whether to smile or cover my face with my hands as my fellow diners included a publisher, two reporters, a reviewer or three plus an editor or two and lots of authors. But they all took it in good part.

That was also the first time I met most of the models. Since my sons are older than most of the models, they were comfortable hanging out with the hunk and I when some of the ladies at the convention tried to get too friendly. Yep, people get a bit strange when they leave home AND drink too much.

So I'm looking forward to meeting a few fans at the book signing and talking shop with my fellow authors. This year I'll meet my newest editor, also so that will be cool. And my first editor is coming from Australia. Altogether, it will be a great time!

Every year I meet some delightful reviewers and readers. Yep, many of them come for the weekend to hang out with their favorite authors. I'll post all about it when I get back!



  1. My DH would've said the same thing!Oh and you aren't kidding some people get a bit frisky when drinking. ;) I have a son as old as some of the models. Geez, I hate admitting that. lol
    Wish I could be there this year. It was fun hanging with you and Cindy last year.
    Have lots of fun.

  2. I remember that convention! It was so great to hang out with you and Kelly and Cindy and the gang ... it does seem a long time ago, doesn't it? Like you, here I am, 20 books later and 2 more publishers.

    Looking back, especially at this time of year, is so much fun! We've come a ways, haven't we?

  3. Have fun; don't forget to take pictures, and yes, please tell ALL (or at least what's not sworn to secrecy, lol!) afterward!

  4. I am hoping to see you again at the book signing on Sunday. I can only make it to that. Safe travels wished your way.

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