Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Debuts That Rock & RWA National

Just returned home from RWA National in Washington DC a few days ago and my head is still spinning!

What can I say? It was a GREAT conference! The Literacy Signing on Wednesday night was overwhelming. Even though the room was huge, there were so many people and the noise level was so intense that I suffered from what my best friend's mom used to call "The Big Eye!" I did sell some books, and made a great new friend of the author sitting next to me, Amanda McIntyre. The event raised over $60,000 for literacy charities and I was proud to have been a part of it!

The Sourcebooks signing was a bit like the Literacy Signing on a smaller scale. Ten of us Casablanca authors signed our books and we completely RAN OUT OF BOOKS with about a half-hour left of our allotted time. I'd call that a rousing success!

It was GREAT meeting so many readers and signing so many copies of The Wild Sight! I'll post a piccie below of me and my lovely publicist Danielle Jackson taken at the Sourcebooks signing.

I returned home to the wonderful news that The Romance Junkies voted The Wild Sight one of their "Debuts That Rock!" I am honored and thrilled to be included on their list! (To see the entire list just click on the title of this post.)

I'm afraid I still use an antiquated 35 mm camera, so I don't have any of my pictures back yet, but I will share one more sent to me of 15 Banditas and the Golden Rooster (that's me hiding behind Anna Campbell) taken at the Second Annual Romance Bandit Bash. Needless to say, a great time was had by ALL at that shindig!


Jane said...

Welcome back. I love the Banditas pic. Can't wait to see more pics. Was the GR a good boy?

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Jane!
Glad to be home, but already MISS everybody! I do LURVE to hang with my Banditas.

The GR was about as good as he ever gets, which is not saying much. ;-) He stirred up lots of trouble at the Literarcy Signing and the Bandit Bash. But I think the RT convention is really more his speed. He gets to dress up.

LOOK OUT! RWA is coming to NYC in 2011! I'll be looking for YOU and so will the GR.


terrio said...

I still can't believe I missed the Bandita Bash this year. Seemed like every day the time went faster and I missed lots of things. LOL!

Both of those book signings were crazy even for those of us just attending and not signing. And that Sourcebook one packed fast. You are a lady in demand! LOL!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

The whole conferece seemed to FLY by, didn't it?!?!

I was so worried that nobody would attend the Sourcebooks signing since St. Martin's was going on at the same time. It was very exciting to have such a great turn out and to RUN OUT OF BOOKS!

Next year I should have THREE books to sign! ACK!!


Helen said...

YAY looks like everyone had a fantastic time I really wish I could have been there. I am loving all the pictures I have seen there are lots of them on facebook.

Way to go with the win from Romance Junkies so well deserved and yes next year you are going to have 3 books to sign.

Not long to go now before I get to read TTOV can't wait

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Helen,

I still can't quite BELIEVE that I'm soon to be a MULTI-published author! Only one more month and 5 days to wait!

One of these days, we will get you HERE for a conference!