They're changing their rules and it's possible that I won't be able to be a member much longer--pout--but I learned so much from the organization and it's members, and the conference is always a fabulous time.
This year I even got to meet some folks from my publisher, which was awesome.
But the best part of the conference is that I got to spend some time with great friends.
Here are a few photographic highlights.
|The fabulous Stephanie Doyle with her RITA finalist flag flying. :)|
|And another of Steph after I caught her attention. This was during the set up for the HUGE literacy signing.|
|Steph and fellow GLIAS blogger Heather Snow|
|Steph and I at the vodka workshop. Yes, there was a vodka workshop. I learned that I shouldn't drink so many sweet vodka drinks in a row. ;)|
|Later that same night... with YA author Linda Gerber and Harlequin author Liz Talley. At The House of Blues, Downtown Disney.|
|With the fabulous Molly O'Keefe. We were "getting ready" for the RITA ceremony. We found every tiny (and awesome) Mexican restaurant within a mile of our hotel. Fish tacos! Margaritas!|
|YA Author Wendy Delsol, and romance authors Megan Frampton and Carolyn Jewel at our table for the RITA ceremony. (We were the girls in the back row.)|