Friday, July 8, 2011

RWA Conference Highlights - Part Two

As I mentioned Wednesday, the Literacy Signing at this year's RWA National Conference was a total crush, similar to what I imagine a Regency Ball must have been.  But, like those Regency crushes, everybody at this event had a fabulous time!  Here are a few of the friendly faces from this year's signing.









Rita finalist, Joanna Bourne.  Her next book, The Black Hawk, the long-awaited story of Adrian Hawkhurst will be released November 1st.  Those of us who read this series are counting the days!













Rita winner, Helen Brenna and PJ.  Helen's wonderful Harlequin SuperRomance, The Moon That Night, won the Rita for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure. 


Rita finalist Tessa Dare. This was Tessa's second consecutive Rita final.  Fans of this terrific historical author will be happy to know that her next book, A Night to Surrender, the first in her new Spindle Cove series will be released August 30th. I finished an ARC of the book on the plane to NYC and fell in love once again with Tessa's characters and exquisite storytelling.










Lila DiPasqua's next book, A Midnight Dance, comes out August 2nd!  A Dish favorite, Lila is not only a lovely person but a wonderful writer as well!











Rita finalist Rachel Gibson.  I love her hockey heroes!
















Roxanne St. Claire was a Rita finalist for the the first book in her Guardian Angelinos trilogy, Edge of Sight.  I highly recommend this series!












The Goddess Blogs hosted their annual bash following the Literacy Signing. Many thanks to Madeline Hunter (who let us invade her suite), Karen Hawkins, Sabrina Jeffries, Lori Handeland, Julia London, Karen Rose, Rachel Gibson, Suzanne Enoch and the awesome Kim Castillo for a fabulous time!


Goddesses in training - all hail Queen Fresh!








PJ and the super-fabulous, miracle-working Kim Castillo! 












Goddesses Lori, Julia and Suzanne with Kim Killion and Brooks Johnson. 











Y'all probably know by now that I adore the Romance Bandits. They're a group of talented writers who are sweet, funny and know how to have a good time! I had great fun hanging out with many of them at this year's conference, including breakfast with Joan Kayse and Suzanne Ferrell and lunch with Christina Brooke.






Christina Brooke (a/k/a  Christine Wells) and PJ at the Berkley party.











Romance Bandits Christina Brooke, Susan Sey and Donna MacMeans.











Some of you may remember that Gannon, Buffie, Andrea and I reviewed for Romance Novel TV before starting our own blog. RNTV was run by the dynamic twin team of Marisa O'Neill and Maria O'Neill Lokken. I hadn't seen Marisa in person in four years and had never had the pleasure of meeting Maria in person so I was over the moon with delight to get together with them last Wednesday. I toted them to Robyn Carr's reader party with me Wednesday afternoon (Maria is a devoted fan after being introduced to Robyn's books by moi) and then joined them at the Berkley cocktail party Wednesday night. Robyn is one class act who never fails to show her appreciation for her readers.  We were treated to delicious food, wonderful gifts and a chance to chat with her and her author friends...like the incredible Susan Elizabeth Phillips!



PJ & Robyn Carr



Maria Lokken and the always gracious Susan Elizabeth Phillips













Those of you who read Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will appreciate the venue for this year's party:  Jack's Restaurant and Bar!











The Berkley party was held at the legendary Sardi's restaurant, a place where celebrities have gathered for years. Their walls are covered with framed caricatures of famous people who have dined at the restaurant. It was fascinating to check them out. Many well-known romance people were present at this party and I savored cozy chats with the likes of Joanna Bourne, Jo Beverley, Jodi Thomas, Christina Dodd, Anne Gracie, Lisa Kleypas, Nalini Singh and many more. Pretty cool, eh? Berkley also feted us with a dazzling array of appetizers which included delicious (huge) shrimps.  Did I mention that I adore shrimp?




PJ & Ashley March.















PJ with one of her favoritite Aussies, Anne Gracie!










PJ & Lisa Kleypas

After stopping to chat with Manda Collins (whose debut historical will be out in early 2012) and Santa O'Byrne, who were eating on the deck at Junior's, Christina Brooke and I ventured up to the Atrium Bar where we found Susan Sey, Inara Scott, Donna MacMeans, Kate Carlisle and others who were wandering in looking fabulous after attending their respective publisher parties.   We partied for a while then I headed back to my room around midnight to recharge those bunny batteries for Thursday.







Most of you know fsbuchler, a regular visitor here at the Romance Dish.  Flora (as she's known in real life) and her husband were in NYC on vacation last week and treated me to breakfast Thursday morning.  What a lovely visit we had!  Flora is a fascinating woman and her husband, George is an absolute sweetheart.  I had such a good time chatting with them.  I couldn't stay too long though as I had a full schedule Thursday so I was happy to learn that Flora would be attending the Avon Readers Tea that afternoon, giving us more time to visit before going our separate ways.



PJ & Flora
Thursday was the beginning of the publisher signings - smaller author booksignings open only to registered conference attendees where the books are provided by publishers and free.  Though smaller in size, these signings were no less crowded than the big literacy signing on Tuesday night.  I like the publisher signings.  People start lining up about 45 minutes before they open the doors so it's a good place to meet people - like Debbie Hancock from Kentucky.  We had a lovely chat while waiting in line.  It's also a good place to catch up with fellow busy bloggers like Faye McMichael from Fresh Fiction.  Faye and I kept crossing paths throughout the entire conference.  Once you get into the signing room, the atmosphere is relaxed and opportunities to chat with authors plentiful...especially towards the end when the crowds clear a bit.  Of course, you don't want to wait until the end to start the circuit of the author tables or all the books will be gone!  My advice:  get books first - chat later. 





One of our favorite contemporary authors, Julie James!










Thursday is also the day of the awards luncheon, where the winners of service awards, Bookseller of the Year and Librarian of the Year are recognized.  Among those seated at my table for this luncheon were Tiffany Clare, Maggie Robinson, Vanessa Kelley and her husband, Randy.  It was so exciting to see Wendy Crutcher a/k/a SuperWendy receive the award for RWA Librarian of the Year.  Her speech was as entertaining as she always is online and I was surprised to discover she had grown up less than 40 miles from me.  Small world!  It was Sherrilyn Kenyon though who held the entire room spellbound with her moving, inspirational speech.  Here again is the link if you'd care to read the transcript of her speech.  Fair warning.  Have tissues ready!

After lunch, I met Jacquie D'Alessandro in the Atrium Bar for some one-on-one chat time.  I first met Jacquie at the literacy signing in Atlanta in 2006 and was instantly captivated by her effusive personality and zest for life.  Honestly, you just can't be around her and not smile! 







Jacquie testing her self-photography skills.








After my visit with Jacquie, I was off to more publisher signings then on to the Avon Reader's Tea.  Avon gathered a panel of historical authors (Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville, Maya Rodale, Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley and Sarah MacLean) for a romance chat that streamed live over the internet.  (Click here to watch a video of the event.)


While those of us in the audience sipped drinks and snacked on delicious treats, the authors talked about heroes, heroines, favorite authors and answered questions both from the audience present and those tuning in online.  Thanks to Avon for a lovely time!

Thursday night was my only free night of the week and I was looking forward to retreating to my room for a bit of recharging.  But, that was before I hooked up with Nicki Salcedo and fellow GRW (Georgia Romance Writers) friends who were on their way to dinner at the famed Carnegie Deli. 

Nicki Salcedo and PJ
I joined them for the evening and I'm so glad I did!  Carnegie Deli was an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss.  We had the best waiter (David) who made the experience all the more enjoyable.















Nicki and I split a "Woody Allen", a sandwich of pastrami and corned beef on rye that was enormous!  We both stuffed ourselves and still had enough left over to make two big sandwiches.  Seriously! 

Of course, even though we were stuffed we couldn't leave without a bite of their famed cheesecake.  We ordered one slice of regular cheesecake with strawberries and one slice of chocolate cheesecake which was more than enough for the six of us to share. Carnegie Deli is just a few blocks from Central Park so after dinner we walked to the park to do some exploring.  Of course, dog person that I am, I made the acquaintance of an adorable Lab puppy out for a walk with his mistress.  He was just too cute!

After returning to the hotel, a few of us went up to The View, a revolving restaurant on the 48th floor of the hotel.  Strangely enough, standing at the windows of the restaurant didn't bother me at all but the trip up (and down) just about did me in.  I'm not all that crazy about heights.  The drinks at The View were huge but delicious and the view was phenomenal. 

When I finally gathered the courage to go back down in the elevator, I once again found myself at the Atrium Bar, this time for an informal party to celebrate the accomplishments of Leigh LaValle and Courtney Milan.  Leigh sold her first book and Courtney hit both the USA Today and NY Times Bestseller lists with her self-published novella, Unlocked.  I'm so thrilled for both of them!

I returned to my room wondering where the week had gone.  Conference is like that.  You arrive on the first day with four jam-packed days in front of you and - BAM - before you know it, the last day is just around the corner.  I stayed up way too late chatting with my roommates but that's one of the best parts of the conference too. Sleep is for when you get home. ;-)

Next up...the final day of the conference capped off with the glamorous Golden Heart and Rita ceremonies.  Come back Sunday for the final chapter of my RWA experience!

Avon assembled a terrific panel of authors for their Readers Tea.  If you could choose six authors (dead or alive) to join you for tea, who would you select and why?

One random commenter from today's blog will win a prize package of goodies from my conference stash!

~PJ





54 comments:

  1. Just six??

    Nalini Singh
    Nora Roberts
    Anna Campbell
    Julia Quinn
    Kathryn Smith
    Lori Wilde

    All on my list, so I expect them to turn up with ALL of their books in tow, autographed of course. I am providing the Tea after all & it's MY fantasy.

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  2. PJ
    I am loving reading obout RWA and seeing the pictures

    Just 6

    Kathleen Woodiwiss
    Johanna Lindsey
    Joanna Bourne
    Julia Quinn
    Sarah MacLean
    Kieran Kramer

    There of course could be lots more I could add to this list but I have been lucky enough to meet and spend some time with some fantastic authors so I have listed some of the ones I haven't met

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  3. Looks like a grand ball with some lovely, talented belles present :)

    Six authors that come to mind...

    J.R. Ward
    Brenda Joyce
    Melody Thomas
    Carla Neggers
    Paullina Simons
    Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

    All these authors have vastly different writing styles and represent multiple genres but they are amazing storytellers. Their voice is distinct, the settings are personalized, and they create characters that I fall in love with. J.R. Ward pens stories about alpha vampire warriors whose quirks I relate to, Brenda Joyce tells stories with tormented heros just aching to be redeemed and Melody Thomas writes enchanting love stories full of promise. Carla Neggers writes wonderful suspenseful mysteries that keeps me very involved, Paullina Simons writes heart-wrenching, highly emotional love stories and of course, Kathleen E. Woodiwss has her own style.

    I am lucky there are so many authors I enjoy and I am discovering new ones everyday.

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  4. I would invite Agatha Christie, Pamela Clare, Susan Andersen, Lisa Kleypas, Jon Stewart and Laura Griffin. I really do want to know where Agatha gets her ideas for her mysteries from. I think Jon and Susan are known for their humor and want to know how difficult it is to write something funny.

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  5. Oh wow, you had a ball at the conf. 6 authors I would like to talk to en masse. (Insert brain freeze here)
    Nora Roberts, Anna Campbell, Kahtryne Kennedy, Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, (ugh, already up to 5 and not even done), and Jane Austen.

    All are auto buys for me and it would be cool to chat with them and find out how they manage to turn out book after book. Just how many people live in their heads and how do they get them out of there?

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  6. I would pick some of my favorites:
    Loretta Chase
    Nora Roberts
    Linda Howard
    Lisa Kleypas
    Meredith Duran
    Julie James
    It looks like such a fun time and the pictures were great.

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  7. WOW, PJ! Another great post of your trip! (Jealous!)

    Essie Summers and Betty Neels both deceased)--because their books were the first romances I read. I've read and have every single one of their books except one of Essie's that cost $145 on Amazon.com! I loved Essie's humor and Betty Neels was a gentle writer for a gentle reader.

    Debbie Macomber--she was also one of the first authors whose books I read. Her earlier books were light and fun. I especially liked her Orchard Valley Trilogy because each of those books fit one of my two sisters and me. I might add that I also have all of her books. Indie/2nd hand bookstores are great for finding treasures like this.

    Julia Quinn--even though I've met her, I'd like to meet with her again because I love her writing, humor, and characters. I've got all of her historicals.

    Suzanne Enoch--her humor on The Goddess Blogs is funny. She is also a very good writer and I've got all of her historicals.

    Lastly, WHAT! Hmmmmmm, Anna Campbell. Not only is she a great writer, but her humor is awesome and I would probably embarrass myself by snorting milk through my nose or something like that while lunching with her. She makes me laugh. I also feel a bit of connection with her since we both have Danish roots.

    Sneaking in here: Jacquie D'Allesandro, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sara Lindsey, and ever so many more!

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  8. Wow! Thanks again for sharing your photos and your RWA experiences with us PJ. The crowd at the literacy signing was totally insane but I loved it! I'm looking forward to doing it all again next year-if all goes according to plan, lol. So jealous of your picture with Lisa-she's on the top of my list to meet next year! :)
    And I had such a good time meeting and chatting with Tessa Dare-y'all, she really is one of the nicest, sweetest people you will EVER meet! Wish I had my camera with me. :( It's obvious you had a fantastic time, PJ-keep the stories and pictures coming!

    My list?
    Lisa Kleypas
    Tessa Dare
    Maya Rodale
    Nora
    Julie James
    Eloisa James
    and so many more.....

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  9. After being at the reader's tea, I can't imagine a change in the make-up. They were funny and talked well with and among one another. Though getting to hear from Stephanie Laurens was a true highlight.

    I can't find my crown from the Goddess Blogs event and I've been digging through my stuff! Tragic.

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  10. Omg so many parties! My head is spinning. I would have passed out on day 3 lol. You are a rock star, PJ.

    If I were to host a tea party, I would invite:

    Julia Quinn
    Tessa Dare
    Maya Rodale
    Anna Campbell
    Sherry Thomas
    J.R. Ward

    The admission fee would consist of signed copies of all their books hehe. :D

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  11. I was lucky enough to meet several of my favorite authors at the RT convention last April. I even shared meals with the first four authors on my list. I would love to have tea with them. The last two authors I only know online but would love to meet.

    Megan Hart
    Lauren Dane
    Ann Aguirre
    Vivian Arend
    Jaci Burton
    Maya Banks

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

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  12. I'm loving these RWA posts and pics, PJ. i'm looking forward to the next one.

    Only six? Surely you jest. How about a six pack of sixes (alphabetized within groups, groups in no particular order)?

    The Ghostly Presences: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Clare Darcy, Georgette Heyer, Edith Layton, Patricia Veryan.

    The Writers Formerly Known as Squawkers: Liz Bevarly, Connie Brockway, Christina Dodd, Eloisa James, Lisa Kleypas, and Teresa Medeiros. (I'd sneak Julia Quinn in here too.)

    The Regency First Authors: Mary Balogh, Jo Beverley, Loretta Chase, Candice Hern, Mary Jo Putney, and Joan Wolf.

    The I-Wanna-Write-Like-That Authors: Eileen Dreyer, Julie Ann Long, Pamela Morsi, Marsha Moyer, Barbara Samuel ,Sherry Thomas.

    The Aussies: Christina Brooke, Anna Campbell, Anne Gracie, Sarah Mayberry, Kandy Shepherd, and Annie West.

    The Bon Bon Authors: Tiffany Clare, Manda Collins, Tessa Dare, Sara Lindsey, Courtney Milan, and Maggie Robinson.

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  13. That's a great list, Marybelle. You're right, it is your fantasy so go for it! :)

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  14. Great list, Helen! I'd love to meet Johanna Lindsey and tell her how very much I love the Malory family!

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  15. Na, I love that there are so many talented writers out there from which to choose. I discovered some new-to-me authors at the conference and am looking forward to reading their books.

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  16. Jane Austen
    Kathleen Woodiwiss
    Judith McNaught
    Loretta Chase
    Lorraine Heath
    Sabrina Jeffries

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  17. Jane, Susan Andersen is an auto-buy for me. She's also a fun, friendly, high-energy person who I love to be around.

    You can't go wrong with Lisa Kleypas either. Aside from the fact that all of her books are on my keeper shelves, she's one of the sweetest, kindest, most genuinely authentic people I've ever met.

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  18. Another great list from Dianna! You said, Just how many people live in their heads and how do they get them out of there?

    What a great question! I'd love to hear their answers to that one.

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  19. Thanks for the link to Sherrilyn Kenyon speech, just inspiring and heartfelt.

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  20. Thanks, Maureen! Glad you're enjoying.

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  21. Wonderful list, Deb! You said about Anna Campbell, Not only is she a great writer, but her humor is awesome and I would probably embarrass myself by snorting milk through my nose or something like that while lunching with her. She makes me laugh.

    Yep, I'd say that's pretty much guaranteed. I really missed her this year. Every time we get together it seems all we do is talk and laugh non-stop.

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  22. Lisa said, I had such a good time meeting and chatting with Tessa Dare-y'all, she really is one of the nicest, sweetest people you will EVER meet!

    I wholeheartedly agree!

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  23. Keri said, I can't find my crown from the Goddess Blogs event and I've been digging through my stuff! Tragic.

    LOL! Not to worry. They put out new ones every year. Um...unless you were planning to wear it around the house? ;-)

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  24. Antonia, I went non-stop for the entire conference then pretty much passed out my first day home. lol!

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  25. Stacie, I just finished reading my first book by Maya Banks. Loved it!

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  26. LOL @ Janga! I should have known you'd find a way around my Tea of Six. Loving your six pack of sixes!

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  27. Kat said, Thanks for the link to Sherrilyn Kenyon speech, just inspiring and heartfelt.

    You're welcome.

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  28. Love the pic, looks like you had a wonderful time.

    Kaki Warner
    Constance O'Banyon
    Anna Campbell
    Elizabeth Hoylt
    Jane Porter
    Kathleen Woodiwiss

    I could names some others but I will stop here.

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  29. PJ, awesome recap as always!

    Judith McNaught
    Lisa Kleypas
    Julia Quinn
    Penny Jordan
    Lavyrle Spencer
    Kresley Cole

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  30. What a fantastic time you had. I had plans to go to the signing last year, but when it got changed from TN to Florida I couldn't go. One of these days it will be close enough.
    That deli sandwich is awesome. My husband and I would love it.

    I would invite a rather odd mix, but I am curious about their work and their thought/writing process and them.
    Jane Austen
    Daphne du Maurier
    J K Rowling
    Mark Twain
    Longfellow
    Eloisa James - she could help ask some good questions and keep the conversation going.
    Imagine having books (signed) from all of them!

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  31. Lavyrle Spencer - She was the first author whose books I sought repeatedly

    Jane Porter - I would like her to know how loved she is by so many

    Charlotte Bronte - I would like to find out what writing was like for a woman "in her day"

    William Shakespeare - How does he feel about the way the English language has "evolved" (or gone backward)

    Sandra Hyatt - I like her honesty and have loved all her books so far

    Art Linkletter - He was so knowledgeable about so many topics and I really miss him being interviewed by Larry King, etc. on TV

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  32. I loved seeing all the pictures, PJ!

    My six would be...
    Kristan Higgins
    Jill Shalvis
    Lori Wilde
    Jane Porter
    Julie James
    Julia Quinn

    I picked these 6 because I have gotten to know them a little bit online, and all of them just seem so nice, friendly, and funny.

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  33. Sounds like you had a blast. I would love to go some day to NYC and conference.

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  34. Love, love, love the blog, PJ! I am really enjoying living through your experiences!!

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  35. What fun you had!

    My six:
    - P G Wodehouse
    - Mark Twain
    - Terry Pratchett
    - Julie James
    - Agatha Christie
    - Dorothy Sayers

    It's a mix of my favorites: comedies and mysteries. Now, where is the clotted cream...

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  36. Love the pictures .... I volunteered to clean up after the Literacy Signing. You might be surprised how many authors left behind their RITA flags! But a good time was had by all for a great cause!

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  37. Librarypat, the RWA National Conference comes back to Atlanta in 2013. That might be an opportunity for you to attend the signing.

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  38. Virginia, I'd love the chance to have a chat with Kaki Warner. She couldn't make it to this year's conference but I have hopes for next year!

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  39. Nicki! My seester! Thanks for dropping by!

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  40. Laney, what an interesting mix! I grew up watching Art Linkletter's "Kids Say the Darndest Things." I would have loved the opportunity to have a chat with him.

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  41. Cheryl C, good choices. I've spent real life time with four of them and they're so very nice!

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  42. Fascinating mix, Sheree!

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  43. Hi Kim! (waving)

    I wonder if they got those flags back?

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  44. PJ, this is awesome!! I am really enjoying your recap and the pictures. Looking forward to the last installment!!

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  45. That's a tough question, but I'd have to pick both past & present and more than six.

    Past:

    Jane Austen
    Charlea Dickens
    Shakespeare
    Alexandre Dumas


    Present

    Sherry Thomas
    Julie James
    Judith McNaught
    Julia Quinn
    Lisa Kleypas
    Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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  46. That's a tough choice to make. I'd have a mix of past and present that would be more than six.

    Past:
    Jane Austen
    Charles Dickens
    Shakespeare
    Alexandre Dumas

    Present:
    Sherry Thomas
    Julie James
    Judith McNaught
    Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Lisa Kleypas
    Julia Quinn

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  47. That's a tough choice to make. I'd have a mix of past and present that would be more than six.

    Past:
    Jane Austen
    Charles Dickens
    Shakespeare
    Alexandre Dumas

    Present:
    Sherry Thomas
    Julie James
    Judith McNaught
    Susan Elizabeth phillips
    Lisa Kleypas
    Julia Quinn

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  48. Wonderful photos, PJ! I enjoyed your rundown of the conference! Had a lovely time catching up with you. Hope to see you again next year along with the other Dishers!

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  49. vicki thompson
    leslie kelly
    alisonkent
    megan hart
    nora roberts
    susan crosby

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  50. I'm so jealous of you meeting all of those wonderful authors! You made NY sound like a fantastic time.

    Susan Wiggs, Jayne Anne Krenz, Suzanne Collins, Jill Shalvis, Julie Garwood, Karen Hawkins

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  51. OOPS! I forgot why. They would be an eclectic mix of my reading taste. I think it would for a lively discourse on romance through time and culture!

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  52. Deborah Crombie
    Mary Doria Russell
    Santa Montefiore
    Mark Twain
    Jacqueline Winspear
    Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Lovely photos and event.

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  53. Hi PJ, first I cannot believe that my husband took a decent picture of us! I'm a bad picture taker, but he is even worse! Second, thanks for posting it! Third, we had a great time meeting you for breakfast and later at the Avon Tea! Our entire stay in NYC and all of our experiences with the RWA were incredible! I cannot wait to do it again next year. Finally, my choices for an Authors Tea:

    1. Eloisa James because she is amazing in so many ways, and our breakfast together was way too short.
    2. Connie Brockway for all of same reasons listed above.
    3. Julia Quinn because I did not get a chance to meet her at RWA.
    4. Stephanie Laurens just for the depth of her work.
    5. Judith McNaught because I really miss her writing.
    6. Judith Ivory also because I really miss her writing.
    7. Diana Gabaldon. If she brings Jaime Frasier!
    8. Karen Hawkins no special reason, I just like her books
    9. SEP for reasons obvious to all!
    10. You to moderate everything and finally ….
    11. Jane Austen to see what she has wrought!

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  54. It's good for you to meet all of those inspiring authors. I am pretty sure that those authors gave a very inspiring and motivational thoughts about life and struggles.

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