Thursday, April 23, 2009

RT Convention Chronicles

day two and three...

I was so tired by the time I got home last night, about 8:00 o'clock, that I didn't even get on the computer. Yesterday was a long day, starting with an RT mixer at 8:00 where everyone attending the convention met in a huge room for a light breakfast and drinks. The room was jam packed. And when the hunky models went up on stage I took some pictures. But, since I was at the very back of the room I'm not going to hold my breath that they will even come out.

The rest of the day was spent attending information sessions, where I met authors like Judith Knight, LA Banks, Roxanne St. Claire, Gennita Low, Joey Hill, A.C. Arthur, Kimberly Kaye Terry, to name a few. Kimberly and I were published together for the first time four years ago. She writes erotic multi-cultural romances.

The day ended with the ebook author autographing event, which was a lot of fun! I sold a few books. One reader, Linda, who invited me to sit at her table for lunch came by and bought two. I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at how many readers I'm running into. And some of them attend the RT Convention every year!

The models were making their rounds during the book signing, too. When they came by our table we, the girls on either side of me, got their autographed pictures. Talk about some hunky men! And they were all very sweet. Stopping by and talking to us as if they had all the time in the world.

Day three ended a little earlier than yesterday. I attended three workshops. One run by author Robyn Carr on how to set up for a series. The last one of the day was really enlightening about e-book and e-marketing myths. It was truly educational and makes me like the e-book industry all the more.

Tomorrow is going to be another long, long day.


Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Sounds like you're having fun amigo but you gotta do better with those model pics.... Are they all babies?

I have keeper books from several of those authors you're rubbing elbows with and for sure, for sure, Robyn Carr can work a series. I got hooked on Grace Valley (3 books) and am a rabid fan of the on-going Virgin River series.

As you already know, I'm so not there on ebooks...might happen before I die but who knows:D

Peace out....Nancy:)

Cynthya said...

I wouldn't really be interested in meeting the models, but all those authors--wow! It must be great to be around people who are in the same business and go through the same struggles you do.

Tory Richards said...

Robyn talked a lot about her Virgin River series and how she set it up to become a series. Her workshop was very informative.

Nancy, have you ever tried reading an ebook?

Tory Richards said...

I'm learning a lot about that, Cynthya. It's very interesting and comforting to know that even the big names of today started out like all the rest of us:)