Some conferences are quiet affairs where I get to hang with friends, talk books,
and laugh for hours. Readers and 'Rita's is one such conference. There's always
something going on, but I never feel frenzied unless I'm dancing with a hot
cover model. Other conferences are wild fan events where I'm overwhelmed and
lost. And given how much of an extrovert I am, that's saying something. Guess
how last week at the RWA Conference (Romance Writers of America) felt for me.
- Zen walking meditation in a sauna. There's no denying that Orlando in July
is steamy hot. By the second day, I was soggy. My brain, my hair, and definitely
my clothes—all wet mush.
- Military School on the first day. I meant to be crisp and clean, I meant
to report where I was supposed to go when I was supposed to be there, but it
just never quite happened. That's why I never went to military school. Phew!
- Party with my friends! I got to hang out with great people all the time.
In the bar, in the lobby, in the bathroom, in the bar… Well, you get the idea.
Great friends everywhere! (Check out this picture of me with Sourcebooks staff
and another author in Epcot. The sign reads “Everyone needs deadlines. – Walt
- Every day was something new. Every day was visiting with friends. Every
day had me late to something because I saw someone or had to talk to someone.
And yes, every day was like living life in a sauna. Thankfully, the hotel had
great air conditioning.
Answer: D which really is a “all of the above” kind of answer. Yup, Florida was
a sauna, but it was still fun. I was late to a ton of things, but so was
everyone else. I got to hang with great friends. And here's a picture of some of
the fabulous dessert I got to taste with bestie Cindy Dees!
And oh yeah…there was one more thing…
I won the FF&P PRISM award for “Rock Hard” (part of the STONE MEN 1
anthology) WOO HOO! That makes five PRISMS (an award for Paranormal Romance).
And in this picture, you can see my award from Fresh Fiction. 😊 Happy Day!
In case you're interested in the book, you can check it out here.
And in honor of my PRISM, I'm going to give one lucky commentor e-copies of
STONE MEN vol 1 and 2! Just tell me how your week went whether you were at
conference, the swimming pool, or anywhere else.
Kathy Lyons is the fun, contemporary side of USA Today Bestselling
author Jade Lee. She loves sassy romance with lots of laughter and sex. Spice
is the variety of life, right? Okay, so maybe two kids, two cats, two pennames,
and writing over 50 books has messed with her mind, but she still keeps having
Or hang out with her sexy historical half, Jade Lee. Titled
heroes with dark secrets are Jade’s passion. Especially when they fall for
women who add more than just spice to their lives.
Easy Peasy! Just leave a comment below on what you're doing right now (besides reading Fresh Fiction, duh) and you could win e-copies of both volumes of Stone Men
8 comments posted.
Well my week wasn't nearly as fun as yours, but I managed to get a couple of books read so for me ... that's good.
(Annetta Sweetko 8:48pm August 2)
me and my husband finally got our own house so ive been doing a lot of unpacking and cleaning lol thats all ive been doing for days
(Dana Hopkins 5:06pm August 3)