Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RT Convention Cronicles

day one...

Today was the day to set up our tables at promotion lane. There were some pre-convention workshops but I believe those were for aspiring authors. I didn't attend any. I did get the chance to meet Jo Carol with Romantic Times Magazine. Nice lady. I met a couple other authors and I think a groupie. Do book conventions have groupies?

She was a very sweet lady and told me this was her 5th RT Convention. An aspiring author, she admitted she was there strictly for the models. LOL She said they would be wandering around the resort all week long. Even showed me some pictures taken of her with some of them. Handsome hunks! Lucky girl:)

I didn't see any of the models she was talking about. Though, I wouldn't know one if he walked right up to me. They look pretty different in, ah, clothes. Ever noticed that?

Once 11:00 came I proceeded to pick my spot for my promo stuff. It helped that the tables were already sectioned off so you didn't get a bigger spot than the next author. Promotion lane is set up in the hallways of the convention center, rows of tables that by tomorrow morning, will be loaded with beautiful book marks, post cards, pens and much more.

I hope to make lots of new friends this week. I've crammed my days full with work shops to hone my writing skills and of course the two book signings. One on Wed 4:30-6:30 and Sat 11:00-2:00. Hope to see some of you there, too.



Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Check the name tags on all those packages and snap away for all your friends:D Oh, yeah...and pics of your fellow authors as well.

Authors have "fangirls" instead of "groupies."

Enjoy and keep us posted....Nancy:)

Tamara B. said...

Can't wait to see the pics from this! I bet all of you will have a fantastic time!

Tory Richards said...

Fangirls? LOL, there appears to be a lot of them:)

I plan to take some pictures tomorrow and Saturday to post later.

I'm having a terrific time, thanks!

Tory Richards said...

So far so good, Tamara. Unfortunately I won't have any pictures from the evening parties as I'm not attending them.