Good Morning! Wow, what a fabulous time we're all having here at RWA! Yesterday was jammed packed full of interesting workshops, great meals, glittering parties and meeting lots and lots of wonderful people.
The day started early with breakfast with the delightful Jenna Petersen. Jenna has some exciting plans for a new humorous zombie series she'll be writing under the name of Jesse Petersen. Watch for more news on that!
We checked in at the Goody Room and stocked up on lots of promotional materials for our prize packages then headed different directions for lunch. Buffie, Gannon and Andrea attended the keynote luncheon where Nora Roberts was the speaker.
Andrea here: We shared a table with Romance Bandit Joan Kayse and Goddesses Karen Hawkins and Suzanne Enoch. Nora's keynote speech was truly inspirational. It was filled with humor and passion about not giving up on your dreams of writing and that the road to publication is never easy no matter who you are. She stressed the importance of lasting friendships through RWA. One of the highlights of the meal was the delicious dessert of key lime pie. So good! Photos of the pie to come later. *g*
Back to PJ: I attended Robyn Carr's luncheon. Every year Robyn hosts a luncheon for her reader group. We ate at the Big River Grille on the Disney Boardwalk. As always, everything Robyn does is first class. We had a delicious meal (I had the cashew chicken salad) followed by a fabulous cheesecake dessert. It was great seeing some of the friends I met at Robyn's lunch last year in DC and making new friends too! Robyn have us all a terrific backpack printed with "Follow me to Robyn Carr's Virgin River." I love it!!!
While at the luncheon, I met the lovely Sarah of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Thanks Sarah, for introducing me to Jill Shavis!
We have to leave for breakfast with Vicki Lewis Thompson but we'll be back later with more news and some photos too!
I've added more photos to my facebook page so you can pop over there to check those out. http://facebook.com/pj.ausdenmore