What's Up Wednesday in the Big Apple
I woke up this morning in the city that never sleeps. My crit partner Ashlyn Chase and I are in New York City for RWA Nationals. So far it’s been a great time of reconnecting with my writer buddies. I’ve met plenty of online friends who let me know they follow my Red Pencil Thursdays. (Now I hope they’ll submit their 500 words!)
I had a gasping fan girl moment at the Readers for Life Literacy Signing. The fabulous Mary Jo Putney came over to my little spot among the 500+ authors who were participating. She thanked me for guest blogging at Word Wenches and told me that after I visited them, she went to my website, read the excerpt from Touch of a Thief and downloaded the book! I’ve admired her work for a long time. To have her admire mine back was priceless!
Last night I went to a Moroccan restaurant with my agent Natasha Kern. The place was dark and dingy, but the food was delicious. I had pheasant pie, a unique mix of spices and flavors. We were also treated to a rather incongruous jazz trio who delivered some rather tasty licks.
Today, Madeline Hunter is our keynote speaker. I love her smart, sexy historicals and can’t wait to hear what she has to say. The afternoon will be filled with craft workshops and tonight, I’ll attend a party at Kensington Publishing. It’ll be fun to visit “the mothership.”
Days of conference go by in a blur of activity, but I’ll check back with you on Friday with more news from NY. Be sure to pop by tomorrow for Red Pencil Thursday!