Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Hey Guys!

No, I did not fall off of the earth, despite rumors to the contrary. We went to RT.

Good news is:

1) We won an award for Best Werewolf Romance. (WHOO HOO!!!)
2) We saw seriously cool people and met some new ones.
3) Signing went well. Books sold, people met.
4) Got many more people interested in a newsletter
5) Got lotsa pictures (Cathy will be posting some and sending some with the newsletter)
6) Relaxed and had lotsa book ideas. (Which have been duly placed on the back burner until after we get done with the stuff for this contract.)

One of the coolest things about this job (and there are many) is the people. Some of the folks we ran into who we've already known, and some we met are big front-list authors. But they're REAL people. No bullshit. No attitude of superiority. You have to love a New York Times Bestselling Author who can quote Rocky Horror Picture at you and share the war stories of the first time you ever saw it. Or the other major author who admitted that probably the biggest thing she's hoping for is to be tapped for a comic book. ("How much of a geek does that make me?" was what she asked.) Or the "Lifetime Achievement" winner who had us in stitches all through the signing, bought all our books, and announced to all and sundry that the two of us were "absolutely demented!" as she laughed so hard she had tears in her eyes.

Another seriously cool thing -- running into the author who had just had her first book published at the last conference and was nervous as hell a year later -- after the book EXPLODED onto the scene and has done amazing things for her.

The cover models are great. Some of them are such incredibly nice guys, and THIS year things were much better as far as the attendees behaving and not doing the aggressively harrassing stuff.

There was the ocean, walks on the beach, a boardwalk with SKI BALL!!! An Aussie Tim Tam party. Food. More food. And yet, more food. I'm amazed I didn't waddle home. But the good news is, as much walking as we did, I think I actually lost weight!

Our editor is THE BEST!!!! Great good people.


Speaking of, the puppy's goin' nuts. Need to check and see what's wrong.




Shawn said...

Hey Cie,

Glad you guys had a ball and made it back safely.

Anonymous said...

So glad you had a fun time, sounds like it was a blast. Where is next year's R.T. convention going to be?