Here I am, back from RWA in Orlando, where I had a terrific time and saw/met some wonderful writers, editors, booksellers, librarians and readers. This was my first RWA, and it was quite an experience…different than RT because it was very writer skill and career based, and also because the publishers themselves were so heavily involved. Does that mean this isn’t a good conference for readers? It absolutely is reader friendly with a capital “F”. Why? Well, for instance, each prublisher…around 15 of them, I believe, sponsors their own author book signing…and the books being signed by your favorite authors are all FREE. That’s right, ladies. FREE. So you march in with your suitcases, talk to your faves face to face and load up on books. And this is in addition to all the other books you get in your bag or at events. Of course, you have to be a conference attendee to get into these signings, but just saying…very worth it.
Today, I’m going to be giving away the official RWA conference bag along with a couple of books–Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts and Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran , some pens and also the AVON USB drive that contains some conference worksheets and a couple of PDF books! Nice. It’s a very cute little drive with RWA 30th printed on it. Just leave a relevant comment, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll draw a name on Friday, so be sure to come back and check.
I also have a few pics for you of the con. Enjoy!