One of the first people we ran into was Kellie Kamryn who traveled all the way from Canada for the conference. So great to see her!
We unloaded the cars then set off for The Chocolate Bar for a "meet and greet" with authors Karen White and Eloisa James.
Loved catching up with Eloisa!
Karen White always looks so chic!
There we ran into Terri and Maureen from Romance Writer's Revenge, Nancy and Donna from Romance Bandits, saw many more familiar faces and made some new friends too. I met a lovely mother and daughter who had driven from near Tennessee just to meet Eloisa.
|Buffie, Andrea, Maureen and Terri|
Romance Bandit Nancy Northcott won the door prize. Isn't it fabulous?
For dinner Thursday night, we joinjed a group from Georgia Romance Writers at a local restaurant called The Raging Burrito. This is a wall mural that's in the courtyard where we ate. Margarita, anyone?
We're off to breakfast but I'll check in later with more photos and news!
I have a break between workshops so thought I'd grab a few minutes and continue on...
Friday's lunch was an event we'd been looking forward to for some time. Eloisa James hosted a "Bon Bon Reunion" at a local restaurant. We spent a couple hours feasting on wonderful food (if you're ever in Decatur, GA, you must visit Leon's and try the Pomme Frites with smoked tomato mayonnaise sauce. To die for!), catching up on everone's lives, laughing and talking non-stop. The Bon Bons are what those of us who were regulars at the former Eloisa James/Julia Quinn bulletin board called ourselves.
Manda Collins shows off an ARC of her much-awaited debut historical romance, HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE, which will be a February 2012 release. Isn't that cover gorgeous?
Vanessa Kelly, Manda Collins, Eloisa James, Terri Osburn.
Have to head to the next workshop. More later!
What a great time you ladies are having! Hope you have lots of fun, you can rest later when you get home....ReplyDelete
Love the sound of Moonlight & Magnolias, someone should write a book with that title.
Have a great time! Looks and sounds like you already have had some good fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the pics, PJ. Your posts are the next best thing to being there. Seeing the Bon Bon reunion made me teary. I wish I could have been there to give everybody a hug.ReplyDelete
And Manda's cover is gorgeous, as is the book within the covers and the smile of its terrific author.
LOVE this!!!! So wish I could have stayed and chatted with everyone. Next year. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing the experience with us.
It looks like everyone had a blast! Hope you guys get to do something like this soon :)ReplyDelete
It looks like fun. With a place called The Chocolate Bar, I picture somewhere with a lot of desserts. Was there any?ReplyDelete
Sounds like a lot of fun! There is nothing like getting together with a bunch of ladies and spending time. I always enjoy getting together with my sisters and its a lot of fun. I would say athors getting together is a lot like that.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are having a great time! Those bottles of wine are so big and inviting...lol. glad you ladies are having a good time...ReplyDelete
Looks like a great time - spending time with friends is always a joy.ReplyDelete
How wonderful, everyone looks like they're having so much fun!ReplyDelete
Thank you posting the pictures!
Hey, our Nancy won DA BIG PRIZE!!! How cool is that? Love the photos, Dishies! What fun you all had.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the pix, Dishes! It's almost like being there with you all. Please say hi to J. Perry Stone and Vanessa Kelly for me!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Vanessa Kelly and Tricia Mills Aka Trish Milburn on their Maggie wins!ReplyDelete
Everyone looks so happy & why wouldn't they?ReplyDelete
This was so much fun! Thanks for posting a picture of me :) You ladies are all so sweet! Love you and have a safe drive back. TTYSReplyDelete
I didn't realize I'd made the blog while I was away. LOL! Love these pictures. Gah! Such a good time. I already miss being able to sit around and laugh with all of you.ReplyDelete