Happy Monday–This will probably be pretty random. I got home yesterday afternoon, but I don’t think my brain has caught up with me yet. National has that effect on me. It will be Wednesday before I’m back up to full speed. Between decompressing from all the excitement at the conference and catching up with my life at home, it takes awhile to find my way back to normal. <g>
Bonnie and I did have a great time, both with each other and with other friends. I had a wonderful dinner with the great people from Pocket as well as the other Pocket authors. I sat with my great buddy, Susan Sizemore, and got caught up with each other. She and I are the same age and loved all the same old television shows. Anyone else remember how hot David McCallum looked as Illya in Man from UNCLE?
My friend Janice Kay Johnson, who’s the one who told me I could write books and helped me do exactly that, won the RITA in the series category for her amazing book, SNOWBOUND from Harlequin Superromance. If you’ve never read her books, you should.
The literacy signing had 500+ authors signing their books and meeting with fans (Hi to Stacy and her friend!). We raised over $50,000 for literacy in just about two hours. The only trouble is that if you’re the one signing, it’s hard to do any shopping yourself. I did get Eve Kenin’s new HIDDEN, the sequel to DRIVEN, which I really loved. They’re our kind of books, so check them out if you get a chance. The concept is very fresh and different–and Wizard is a great hero.
More later and I’ll try to figure out where DJ’s run off to this time. And I’ll be having a talk with Rafferty about sneaking in and taking over.