I attended my 7th RWA (Romance Writer's of America) Conference last month, and it was amazing as always. I was able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, which is always my favorite part. And I got to return to NYC, which is one of my favorite cities to be in!
Below are a few picture highlights from my trip. You might recognize a few familiar faces :)
The picture above is of me and a few of my publishing sisters from Grand Central/Forever. (myself, Melinda Curtis, April Hunt, and Miranda Liasson).
The picture below is of me and BRENDA NOVAK! I was so excited for my book to be her bookclub choice last October. I couldn't wait to finally meet her in person <3
I got to participate in 2 signings while at RWA. One was for my publisher and one was a Literacy Signing, where all proceeds went to literacy. I still pinch myself over the fact that people are reading my books. I love opportunities to talk to the readers who I am so grateful for!
Miranda Liasson and I got to pose with our books on the big screen at the Forever party!
My FAVORITE class was one with Damon Suede. I was sitting ALL THE WAY in the back, but it was still a highlight. Damon is one of my favorite speakers. He's a story genius!
Another highlight of RWA 2019 was going to see the Statue of Liberty. I've always wanted to see this in person and it was AMAZING!!!! She's breathtaking!
HAPPY TUCK & JOSIE DAY!!!
I'm so thrilled for Springtime at Hope Cottage to be out in the world, on the shelves, and in your hands. I loved writing Tuck and Josie's love story. It was so fun to give them a second chance at life and love. These two characters really struggled and fought for their happy ending. To me, every moment was magical, down to the little raspberry-colored bird that led Josie off the hiking path to begin with.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts! I wanna know which moments you laughed and which brought you to tears.
To celebrate the release of SPRINGTIME AT HOPE COTTAGE, I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!!
You can find Springtime at Hope Cottage on shelves wherever books are sold. I want to see your #springtimeathopecottageshelfie on social media. Make sure you tag me so you can be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card to your choice of either Walmart, Target, or Amazon! Every post is worth one entry. Sharing is caring and is worth 2 entries! <3
Winner will be announced on March 29! Good luck!
Take Forever Romance's Holiday Romance Quiz to see which Christmas Romance you're paired up with!! Maybe you'll be matched with mine (Christmas on Mistletoe Lane)!
#readForever #Christmasromance #SweetwaterSprings#ChristmasOnMistletoeLane
It's been a week since my interview with Brenda Novak and I'm still smiling! It was so much fun and such an honor to have Christmas on Mistletoe Lane be her book club pick for October!
ICYMI, here's the VIDEO from our chat!
Forgive me while I have a #fangirl moment... Author Brenda Novak is reading my book!!!
There was a time when I wished that anyone, just one person, would read my book. Then I got a publishing deal and it still amazes me that people PAY to read anything that I've written. So thank you to everyone who has read my work. It means so very much. I am truly loving every moment of this author experience. It's been a dream of mine since I was 6 years old (that, and being a ballerina which did not come to fruition ;) Probably for the best)
Now back to squeeing over the great Brenda Novak! #authorgoals
Who wants to help the cause?
I'm so excited about my new Sweetwater Springs series. It's my first time being in mass market print, and I want to help new readers find me. I've printed these beautiful excerpt booklets for CHRISTMAS ON MISTLETOE LANE, featuring my cover, the opening scene, and where to buy the book should readers want to keeping (I hope they do!).
If you are in a bookclub, belong to a group of women who love to read, work at or own a business where you interact with potential romance readers (hair salon, schools, etc), or just have a large family of readers, please contact me in the contact form. I'd love to send you some of these excerpt booklets to give out and help spread the word! **US only please due to shipping costs.
October is going to be an exciting month!!!
ICYMI, CHRISTMAS ON MISTLETOE LANE is Brenda Novak's Book Club read this month! YAYYYYYYY! If you haven't grabbed a copy yet, please do and join me and Brenda in her online book club on October 25th at 5:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. EST on the book group's home page: www.facebook.com/groups/brendanovaksbookgroup/
Get an autographed copy of my book and fun reader related items by signing up for a subscription to Brenda's Professional Reader Boxes: www.brendanovak.com/store/product/reader-box-subscription/
OR order a copy via one of the links below:
Amazon (print): https://amzn.to/2M8kMxn
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/mistletoelaneBN
Hi everyone! I’m still recuperating from the Romance Writers of America convention last week. I arrived in Orlando on Tuesday and it was a blur until I returned home on Sunday. I learned so much, though. Every year I come back feeling invigorated with my writing (and yes, equally exhausted too). It’s a wonderful experience for beginner and seasoned authors alike. There’s something there for everyone who enjoys romance (including bloggers, librarians, and readers).
Today, I wanted to share with you my top takeaways from the conference:
So on that note, friends, until next year in Denver!