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August 11, 2008

Romace Writers of America

I had a big time at the Romance Writers of America Conference in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago.  I roomed with Susan May Warren.  What a fun, crazy gal.  When she arrived in SF, she'd just finished jumping out of an airplane!!!  Check out her website for a video of that.

Susie was also a finalist for the RITA awards for Best Inspirational Romance 2008.  This award is the highest award of distinction in the secular romance industry. I can't begin to stress how hard it is to get nominated and how much harder it is to win.  So, I was thrilled for her and my good buddy, Amy Wallace, along with all the other nominees.  Linda Goodnight took the prize for Touch of Grace.  Congrats, girls!

Here's a pic of a few of the finalists, from left to right:
Irene Hannon, Susan May Warren, Linda Goodnight, Pamela Tracy

Every year at RWA, they host a HUGE autographing event and give the proceeds to Literacy for Life.  With over 450 authors signing books, it is quite an event.  And this year it was extra-special because I got to meet our own Evelyn from the Chat Room.  Now, I love ALL my readers, but I have a very special spot for our Chat Room members.  So, I love, love, love to meet them in person.  She brought her buddy, Olivia, along.  We had a great visit.  From left to right: Olivia, me and Evelyn.

posted by Deeanne on 08/11/2008


Comments: 8

Jane Squires said...

I am visiting your blog for the first time. How nice to see pictures of you with all my favorite authors. I have read all their books. I have read some of yours too. God Bless you special today knowing someone is thinking of you.

8/11/2008

barb said...

Gasp! Evelyn's one of our newest chatters and she already got to meet the author-queen?!?!?!!?! I hope you represented us nobly, Evelyn!

8/11/2008

Angela Meuser said...

What a great experience! I'm looking forward to meeting you too, Dee!

8/11/2008

deeanne said...

Welcome, Jane! You must go over to the Chat Room and stay awhile!

And, Evelyn represented ya'll VERY well. Such a sweetheart and I fell in love with Olivia, too. :)

8/11/2008

Deb said...

Lucky, lucky girls! =)

8/12/2008

CountryGirl said...

Lucky!! I'll get to meet Dee someday I hope! :)

8/12/2008

Becky said...

Awww, lucky! Sounds like great fun! By the way, Deeanne, I was on the HGTV website earlier today, and saw this darling little chore system advertised, and I read the title and tried to figure out why it sounded so familiar...and then I saw your name on it and remembered! http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_organizing_products/article/0,1801,HGTV_3140_5616380,00.html

8/13/2008

deeanne said...

Ohmygosh, Becky. That's crazy! I had no idea!!

8/13/2008

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