I need to find a .gif for freaking-out-muppet-fail stuffs. That’s me at the moment. Holy cannoli! RWA14 was totally awesome! *madly waves to Kimber* Yes, I will be using my yearly quota of exclamation points this week as I catch up with everyone and fill y’all in on all the news. Meeting Kimber at the Literacy signing on Wednesday night was a big highlight of the week! RWA raised over $58,000.00 to be donated to various literacy programs around the world and in San Antonio. I even sold 5 books!
First, Lawyer Guy and I had a great trip. Going down, we got stuck in traffic in Austin. Coming back, thanks to a Dallas resident, we learned the sneaky way. It’s a couple of miles out of the way but it’s a toll road with 85 mph speeds and completely by-passes all the little suburbs between San Antonio and Austin. We cut almost two hours off our drive time on the way home.
The Kiss of Death RWA Chapter tour on Tuesday was lots of fun. I have pictures. Once I get them downloaded, I’ll start sharing them. We went to Lackland Air Force Base and got to meet and watch their Security Forces training. (That’s Air Force talk for police. 🙂 ) They don’t just deal with crimes, they also do high value target guarding and other very cool stuffs. The afternoon was spent at Ft. Sam Houston with the combat medic instructors. Holy moley! Great fodder for Iffy there!!!
I got to tell Nalini Singh that I hated her for being such an amazing author I had to read ALL of her Psy-Changling books in a week. She laughed. I got hugs from our own Liza (lots and lots from her! She rocks!!), Brenda Novak, Cindy Kirk, Carly Phillips, Lesley Kelly, Janelle Dennison, and so many more. I’m not a hugger, but at RWA? Yeah. I turn into a hug slut. 😆
I met Olivia Gates, a best-selling Desire author who is made of so much awesome I’m hoping some rubs off on me! 😆 And speaking of Desire, I have the unofficial cover for COWGIRLS DON’T CRY. As soon as I get official notice, I’ll share it. Trust me when I say it is so freaking awesome I’m surprised the people on my hotel floor didn’t call security when I started screaming. My meeting with my Sr. Editor at Harlequin Desire was…wow. Just WOW! Today I get to catch up with social media and email, laundry, groceries, and all that other stuff because tomorrow? I have to crank out the words. She wants proposals for every Barron brother. That’s four more books. Plus another series we discussed. *MUPPET FLAIL*
Plus, I’ve promised y’all another Moonstruck book and THE DEVIL’S CUT in Penumbra. Iffy is hiding under the bed whimpering right now. Tomorrow, hot guys, chocolate, and double-shot frappucinos for her! (And me!!!! *muppet flail*
I took 30 hardcover copies of SEASON OF THE WITCH to the Indy Signing. They’re all gone. I was so excited! I figured I’d be lugging all those suckers home.
And the fun stuff. I have books. And more BOOKS. And MORE BOOKS! I’ll be doing giveaways here and on my Facebook author page. Up for grabs? Two Avon cloth tote bags with books and goodies AND two RWA canvas bags with conference goodies. More details on the fun stuff soon.
For now, bear with me. I couldn’t do this “job” without each and every last one of y’all. You rock my world and keep me steady when I freak. And I am doing some serious freaking at the moment. All good stuff but….*MUPPET FLAIL* (No, I will not go look on the internet for a flail .gif. Just won’t do it. Wouldn’t be prudent. 😉 )
Now, tell me what y’all have been doing while I’ve been gone! I’ll be back tomorrow with a special Tuesday Tease. 😀