The Romantic Times convention is over. I can barely talk. I slept through my trip home (even the looooong walk through Chicago's OHare airport). And I expect it'll take me at least a week to recover fully.
But it was Ooooohhhhh so worth it.
First, I'll let you know upfront that my blog isn't going to involve any hyped up commentary about perceived misbehavior by any individuals. If you want dirt, you'll have to look elsewhere.
So, you ask, what happened to Tawny Taylor in Pittsburgh?
My answer: A LOT of wonderful things!
I learned about some exciting upcoming projects (No, you will NOT get any details from me. At least, not yet).
I spent a second RT convention being tailed by a wonderful film crew, filming more footage for their documentary. I can't wait to see the end product once it's finished! A big thank you to Cindy and her crew for helping me get ready for the parties on both Friday and Saturday nights!
I talked to a several individuals from my publishers and learned they lurve me (always a good thing for an author to hear!).
I appeared in a live feed (in costume!) on the local news station WKDK with some authors I love and respect (I *heart* Jade Lee, Leslie Banks, Heather Graham, and Alexandra Sokoloff!!!).
I lunched with Erin McCarthy, Kathy Love, and a member of the Impalers.
I enjoyed many a laugh with authors Sasha White and Vivi Anna in the bar.
I danced off at least five pounds (yay!) with my Diva friends, as well as Lauren Dane, Alexandra Sokoloff, Kathy Love, Erin McCarthy, Anya Bast, Vivi Anna, Sasha White and...lots of other authors.
I talked to reviewers I've admired for years, booksellers I adore, press people who promise future interviews (I'm so excited!) and a couple of agents who may someday offer to represent my work.
I hugged Joy from Joyfully reviewed :)
I posed for pictures in my costumes, completely humbled by the enthusiastic compliments I received.
And last but not least, I soaked up truckloads of feedback from readers, as they waited for me to sign their copies of my books. I can't tell you how grateful I am for their sweet compliments, delivered with sparkling eyes and huge smiles. Food for the writer's soul, I tell you.
There's so much more, but those are the highlights. Already, I'm thinking about next year's convention.
Finally, as I come to the end of my RT post, I'd love to thank the people with RT who worked SO hard to make this year's convention special, the hotel staff, and the representatives of my publishers, particularly Ellora's Cave, for all the work they put into their spotlights, parties and author events.
, April 29
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