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Back from RT 2011
Monday, April 11th, 2011

I’m back! Exhausted, but glad to say this was the best RT I’ve yet attended. Why? I’m trying to figure that out. For one thing, it was comfortable and laid back, and for lack of a better word, classy. Plus, the west coast seemed to offer a plethora of talent for the panels. For instance, I was held spellbound by D.P. Lyle’s–physician and author of Forensics for Dummies— panel on forensic science. He made it specific for writers, and was he a goldmine of relevant and interesting information. Needless to say, I downloaded his book and gobbled it up on my plane ride home. Among other panels of interest was Dean Koontz’s talk for authors. He’s funny and wise. Here’s a photo–that’s him sitting there at the table in front of the microphone. Sorry, but with all the avid authors and Dean’s bodyguards, getting a photo was difficult.

I sat on two workshop panels myself. Here’s a photo of the panel for How to Create Emotionally Intense Love Scenes, which I thought went really well. My panel-mates are some very smart ladies. Below, from left to right, me, Tracy Wolff, HelenKay Dimon, Lauren Dane, Megan Hart.

Of course, what’s RT without the opportunity to meet up with friends, bloggers, authors and readers?

Lorelie James, Lauren Dane, Beth Williamson

Tracy of Desert Island Keepers, Julie James, Jane of Dear Author

Shelli Stevens and Kelly Jamieson at the Bradford dinner

And what would RT be without the Mr. Romance competition? Mr. Romance is the short-haired, dark guy in the middle. His name was Len.

8 comments to “Back from RT 2011”

  1. Brenda Hyde
      · April 11th, 2011 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing the pictures! It’s so cool to see you, and everyone else that went. I hear next year is in Chicago, and it would be cool to go, but I’m still not sure because it’s so expensive. 😯 We are about 5 hours from Chicago though, so that would be cool.

  2. Amelia
      · April 11th, 2011 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Great pictures!! I hope to attend next year since it’s in Chicago!

  3. Nas
      · April 11th, 2011 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing these to make it come alive for us!

  4. Robin Snodgrass
      · April 11th, 2011 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Looks like you had a lot of fun Beth! Love the picture of you with Lacey and Fi! Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip. 🙂

  5. Dani D
      · April 11th, 2011 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing — everyone looks like they had a good time!

  6. Mary G
      · April 11th, 2011 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing the pics Beth.

    You’re scaring me with Lyle’s book. Wonder what mayhem you’re going to create LOL.

    Love the pic of you, Lacey & Fi. Just missing the 4th Musketeer Juliana.

  7. Diana
      · April 11th, 2011 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing the photos, Beth! I’m almost scared to ask, but what did the men have to do to win the title of Mr. Romance? 😛

  8. StacieDM
      · April 12th, 2011 at 7:30 pm · Link

    I thought Dean was very funny. I was amazed at how fast the security detail appeared when the fire alarm went off. I had a blast at my first RT. It was so great to meet you at the book signing.

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