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RWA and a Giveaway
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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!

Julie James, Tracy Wolff, Sherry Thomas (who won the RITA for best historical)

Julie James at the Literacy Signing

Victoria Dahl and Jennifer Echols eating chocolate

55 comments to “RWA and a Giveaway”

  1. Gannon
      · August 4th, 2010 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Beth, I so enjoyed meeting you and having dinner with you and Julie!

  2. Beth Kery
      · August 4th, 2010 at 1:44 pm · Link


    I was just out to lunch with Stacy and we were talking about you! She said you started not feeling well at RWA? I hope you are better now.

    I was a pleasure to meet you and the Dishes as well!

  3. Beth Kery
      · August 4th, 2010 at 2:15 pm · Link


    I’m not an expert after one conference, but my impression was that it would be a lot of fun for readers, with plenty to do. Tastes change, obviously, but I had the thought it would be worth it to collect all those signed books alone.

    Thanks for stopping by, Wendy!

  4. Alyna J. Couture
      · August 4th, 2010 at 3:01 pm · Link

    OMG…loved the pics. It’s nice to be able to put some faces to the names now. TTYL :mrgreen:

  5. Joder
      · August 4th, 2010 at 3:45 pm · Link

    It sounds like it was a great event and that everyone had fun. Of course how could it not be fun with it being held at Disney World–the happiest place on Earth–and being surrounded by piles of free books. I’m getting giddy just thinking about it.

    Unfortunately, my budget will never allow me to be able to afford to go. So I appreciate those letting us experience the event vicariously through them.

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