I attended my first Avon KissCon over the weekend. For those of you unfamiliar with this event, KissCon is a fun-filled day with Avon and Harlequin romance authors held in various cities around the U.S. When I discovered this fall's KissCon would be held in Atlanta - an easy drive for me - I knew I had to go and I am so happy I did!
Saturday kicked off with morning tea with Eloisa James at Tea Leaves & Thyme in Woodstock, Georgia. What a lovely tea room. The food and tea were delicious and the company couldn't be beat.
|Terri Osburn and Andrea|
Terri Osburn and former Disher, Andrea wearing the fun and fabulous fascinators each person attending received.
Fashionably dressed Eloisa James arriving for the Tea.
And check out her adorable shoes!
A few of the goodies...
My friend's wonderful husband dropped her off on his way to the nearby Highland Games and graciously posed for a photo before he left. There's just something about a man in a kilt, am I right, ladies?
The KissCon events began at 1:00 Saturday afternoon with a fun Q&A with the authors followed by a book signing. Authors attending were Maya Rodale, Cat Sebastian, Brenda Jackson, Maisey Yates, Beverly Jenkins, Tessa Dare, Jeaniene Frost, and Eloisa James.
One of the highlights of the day for me was meeting long-time Dish reader, CherylC!
Another highlight was reuniting with original Dishes, Buffie and Andrea. Many hugs were exchanged!
Brenda Jackson was signing copies of her new book, Love in Catalina Cove (out later this month). Watch for my review - and a giveaway - next week!
Maya Rodale was signing copies of her new Gilded Age historical, Duchess by Design (out today!).
After the book signing, those of us who had purchased tickets to the VIP reception meandered across the street to Foxtale Book Shoppe for food, beverages, books, and a chance to visit one-on-one with all of the authors.
Beverly Jenkins and I went to the same university and discovered while chatting at the VIP reception that we were on campus at the same time!
With the wonderful Eloisa James and my good friend, J. Perry Stone. I'm loving Eloisa's new Wildes of Lindow Castle historical romance series!
Tessa Dare, Cat Sebastian, and Avon Editor, Erica Tsang.
With Eva Moore, whose book, Stripped Down, released yesterday.
Several of us rounded out the evening with dinner at the Century House Tavern in Woodstock. Delicious food, great service, and what a fun exclamation point for a fabulous weekend! This is one of our dinner tables. Let me just say they were wise to seat us in the corner. ;-)
If you're ever in the area, drop by the Century House for a bowl of Butternut Squash Soup. It's amazing!
If you have the opportunity to attend a KissCon event, I enthusiastically recommend it. Next April will be the first full weekend KissCon event in Chicago with 30 Avon and Harlequin authors. I'd love to see you there! Click here for more information about the event.
Have you attended any of the KissCon events?
Who would you most like to meet at KissCon?
Are you going to KissCon Weekend in Chicago next April?
I was in raptures over my Butternut Squash Soup. What's your favorite fall food?
One randomly chosen person who comments on this post before 11:00 PM, October 24 will receive a signed Tessa Dare tote bag (unsigned bags available for purchase on Zazzle) and a signed copy of The Governess Game. (U.S. only)
One randomly chosen person who leaves a comment on this post before 11:00 PM, October 24 will receive an Eloisa James tote and a signed copy of Born to be Wilde. (U.S. only)