I need to do one more post for the Romantic Times Convention. I returned home safely on Sunday afternoon, tired, but happy with the week I spent in Dallas. Monday I was exhausted. Today is the first chance I’ve had to blog about the rest of the trip.
There were more workshops, parties, networking, and meeting wonderful people. On the night of the western party, I sat on, but didn’t ride, the mechanical bull. Many did, including three women I met. One of them even rode it at high speed and stayed on longer than some of the “macho” men. Several of the men, including the buff models, thought getting on the bull was a joke and it would be easy. They learned differently, not making it past two seconds out of the thirty second time limit.I participated in the RT Club Author event twice. For half an hour authors sit at table of usually two or three other authors and talk with readers. It’s a way to get yourself known.
I also sat in on Soul Mate Publishing’s Publisher Spotlight where editors, Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko talked about Soul Mate and what they were looking for. We also all had supper together one night.On Saturday was the big booksigning, with over 600 authors in attendance. I didn’t participate this year, but on the advice and urging of many, I believe I may do it in Vegas next year. The public is invited and thousands attend. Even after getting nearly forty free books, I just HAD to buy from my friends. I also had pictures taken with them.
So it’s over. I’ve recuperated. The books I shipped home haven’t arrived, yet. When they do, it’ll be fun to see what I got.