Sunday, July 19, 2009
RWA Nationals: The last day
Our Sourcebooks Spotlight and book signing were quite successful. I had heard this particular story at the dinner last night, but since Deb repeated it at the SB Spotlight, I'll tell you now.
The sales rep for Sourcebooks, whose name is Shawn, I believe, was pitching Rogue to the Barnes and Noble buyer simplyt by laying the book down on the table in front of him and saying: "Meow!"
The book sold on that one word.
So, Dominique insisted that I write Meow! when I signed my books, and at one point, stood over my shoulder making sure that I did it! It was a lot of fun. I signed and gave away every one of my books and met some fun people.
Prior to the event, I took some pictures of a few Sourcebooks authors you may not know.
The first is Abigail Reynolds, who writes Pride and Prejudice sequels and who gave me the name of her agent, whom I just might call one of these days.
The next is Amelia Grey, who writes historicals.
The next is our romantic suspense writer, Lucinda McGary, pictured here with Danielle Jackson, our publicist.
After the signing, we had dinner to celebrate Marie's daughter Emily's birthday and ran back to get dressed for the awards ceremony.
The ceremony was fun and entertaining, but the best part happened afterward when we were leaving the ballroom and Marie pointed out Nora Roberts to her daughter. Emily, being the intrepid teen that she is, said "Congratulations, Nora!" Needless to say, a very shaky Marie took a picture of them together. I thing Marie really required sedation, but I let her enjoy the rush! You can't see it in this picture, but Nora was holding her Rita award behind Emily's back.
We ate some goodies and then I returned to my room where I am right now; blogging and getting ready for bed. This time tomorrow, I'll be back home in my own bed with my dear, sweet Budley. It's been fun, but I've missed my guys terribly!
*sigh* If only I had Cat and Jack to fly me home, I'd leave right now!