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A wild time in New Orleans

with kate and christina

At the Choc Lit table with fellow authors Kate Johnson and Christina Courtenay

 

Wow – what a week it’s been.

Along with some fellow authors from Choc Lit, I’ve been in New Orleans for the Romantic Times Booklovers convention.

Something in the vicinity of 3,000 readers and authors and librarians and booksellers all in party mode – sorry, I meant to say all working very hard.

On arrival at the hotel and convention centre – it wasn’t hard to figure out there was something afoot…

 

 

 

The most interesting hotel room key I have ever had.

The most interesting hotel room key I have ever had.

But just in case I wasn’t looking at the room key….

Just getting into the elevator was an experience

Just getting into the elevator was an experience

But it wasn’t all about a handsome hero.

There were talks and workshops and author signings…  I led a workshop on interview techniques for radio and television.

Thanks to everyone who joined in to make the workshop such fun.

Thanks to everyone who joined in to make the workshop such fun.

Choc Lit treated our US friends to an English High tea – which was a lot of fun – but we were so busy I forgot to take any photos.

Of course – the event is all about books – and books there were – by the thousands. A lot of them free. Which brings me to swag – the freebies that everyone collected… There were books and pens and notepads and chocolates — did I mention the books. Because I had to think about luggage for the flight home, I was restrained – but there were some who brought empty suitcases which they will take home full of books.

You may notice there are no chocolates in the photo - yes, I ate them.

You may notice there are no chocolates in the photo – yes, I ate them.

There were also goodies that were not free – although equally as irresistible as the books.

Because every romance author needs a velvet beaded evening top with tassels.

Because every romance author needs a velvet beaded evening top with tassels.

Back to the books – and even more importantly – the readers, because that was what made the whole event such fun for me. There’s nothing an author likes more than to hear those four magic words – “I love your books.” That’s why we do this.

It really made my day to meet  such a loyal reader.

With the lovely Chanpreet Singh – who brought copies of all my books with her to New Orleans so I could sign them.

It was an exciting experience to be here for the convention – next year it’s in Dallas Texas – and being somewhat fond of cowboys, I may just wander over this side of the pond again…

I think someone in the name tag department got me confused with US President Grover Cleveland

I think someone in the name tag department got me confused with US President Grover Cleveland

Despite how busy I was at the convention – there was some time to explore New Orleans…  which really does live up to its reputation.

More about that next week.

 

 

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