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Sara Reyes | A Fresh Fiction Road Trip

Peaches ready for travel and adventures

Each year the Romance Writers of America hold their annual conference in July, usually late July. This year due to flooding in Nashville in late spring, it's been moved to the Dolphin and Swan Conference Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Right, Walt Disney World. What a tease! Because for the Fresh Fiction team, a conference is packed hours of meeting, greeting, learning and not really time to be a tourist. And where is one of the best tourist places? Why, WDW, of course! A tease!

So noses to the grindstone we'll cover all the happenings, for you dear friends, from our Dallas, Texas departure at 7AM, yes, bright and early, Sunday, July 25th through our return sometime the first week of August *grin* Ah, we plan to meander across the south on the way back. We'll be hitting bookstores aplenty! There are six adventurers and two cars so we have PLENTY of room to stock up on books! And great company to talk endlessly about authors, books, trends, heroes, heroines, mysteries and all the other stuff readers chat about when they gather together.

Our first stop is Atlanta, Georgia to pick up the irreplaceable Faye and then on to Orlando on Monday. We'll be attending the bookseller meet and greet, as well as the HUGE booksigning on Wednesday night! And meeting lots of our reader and author friends! Be sure to say hi if you see us in our "hot pink" shirts! Then all kinds of meetings, networking, interviewing, video taping, parties through Sunday!

And you, dear friend, can follow all our adventures, challenges (hopefully no one will slam their hand in the car door on this trip), encounters and who knows what else by following our Twitter feed. Just follow #FFrwa10 and you'll get the conversation from all of the participants. There will be at least six of us, so you won't want to miss anything!

If you're in the Orlando area, please be sure to drop by the Dolphin Hotel on Wednesday, July 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm to visit with over 500 romance authors at the HUGE book signing! It's free to the general public (that is YOU) and the full price of all the books sold goes to Literacy. So it's a swell deal! And you can just wander up and down the aisles and visit with authors, fellow readers and maybe even run into a Fresh Fiction team member. Remember, hot pink shirts and gold badges with Fresh Fiction on them!

So, hopefully, I'll see and talk in person with some, and I'll be tweeting about our adventures to all of you! And taking pictures with Peaches. And, if I can figure it out, using the Flip (tm) camera for quick videos! Almost scary, isn't it?

Sara ReyesUntil next time...Get out there and READ a book...
Sara Reyes
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Join us at Readers 'n 'ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

See you on the Twitter (@FreshFiction)




67 comments posted.

Re: Sara Reyes | A Fresh Fiction Road Trip

Sounds fun :)
(Raelena Pavey 2:34am July 24, 2010)

Have a great time and bring us back
some photos and goodies! And all the
(Sue Ahn 3:29am July 24, 2010)

It sounds like great fun :) Have a safe trip!
(Cheryl Free 3:37am July 24, 2010)

I got excited there for a minute as I am holidaying in Orlando but nor until 16th August. I will just have to log on and keep track that way. Sorry I can't be there but have fun.
(Barbara Hanson 4:29am July 24, 2010)

I hope that you all have a great time. Sounds like such an adventure and what a way to meet some great authors! Share lots of pictures with us!
(Joanne Reynolds 6:50am July 24, 2010)

Have a great time!!
(Darla Zimmer 9:06am July 24, 2010)

It sounds like a lot of fun.
(Maureen Emmons 9:49am July 24, 2010)

Have a great time in Orlando. The Swan and Dolphin are great hotels.
(Pam Howell 9:51am July 24, 2010)

Road Trip, Disney, Books, what can be better? You may want a cooler of chocolate just to perfect it.
(M Bell 10:02am July 24, 2010)

I'm so bummed, I moved from Florida 4 years ago now i wish i lived there again just to go to the book signings. 500 writers being there is a book readers dream. so far i hear Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christina Dodd, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn & alot of my other favorite writers will be there. Uhhh i'm so sad. oh well have a safe trip and have some fun.
(April Kirby 10:30am July 24, 2010)

thanks for the opportunity to
(Bina Edwards 10:34am July 24, 2010)

It sounds like so much fun that I am jealous. LOL! Have a great time and looking forward to hearing your stories.
(Cathy Phillips 11:25am July 24, 2010)

This sounds like so much fun! When you stop over in Atlanta, can you pick ME up, too? ;-)
(Cheryl Castings 12:22pm July 24, 2010)

Sounds like fun. Have a great time.
(Cherie Japp 12:25pm July 24, 2010)

Have a fantastic time!!!!
(Michele Weiss 12:38pm July 24, 2010)

It sound like fun but also hard work. Please take time to enjoy along the way.
(Elizabeth Parzino 12:46pm July 24, 2010)

Sounds like a lot of fun, I would love to go to something like this.
(Gail Hurt 1:32pm July 24, 2010)

Have a safe trip and lots of fun!
(Chantel Williams 1:34pm July 24, 2010)

Would love to be at the signings, & meet you and the other authors. Sounds fun & exciting.
(Pat Wilson 1:51pm July 24, 2010)

Enjoy and have a safe trip!!! :)
(Colleen Conklin 1:53pm July 24, 2010)

What a great trip. Be safe and have fun.
(G S Moch 2:04pm July 24, 2010)

Have fun. Can't wait to see the pics.
(Jane Cheung 2:25pm July 24, 2010)

Wish I could go. Hope you have a safe
and fun trip.
(Nikki Cooley 3:03pm July 24, 2010)

Wish I could fly over the pond and attend. Still, I'll be looking out on the web for news, views and photos!!!!

in Germany
(Valerie Bongards 3:29pm July 24, 2010)

It's hard to imagine so many writers at one place.Have Fun
(Deb Pelletier 4:54pm July 24, 2010)

I LOVE FLORIDA! Have a great time! Looking forward to your pictures
(Teresa Ward 5:14pm July 24, 2010)

Would love to go to a RWA. What's even better is being at the Walt Disney Resort. Never been to Florida but would love to be there.
(Kai Wong 5:24pm July 24, 2010)

Have a great time and bring back a bunch of good stories.
(Leni Kaye 5:33pm July 24, 2010)

Take picture and enjoy. I wish I was there.
(Loretta Canton 6:44pm July 24, 2010)

Wish I could come with you gals- have fun and keep us informed 8~)
(Maribeth Curry 7:01pm July 24, 2010)

Wish I could be there; post a lot of pictures on FreshFiction so I get the feeling we're with you.
(Diane Sadler 7:03pm July 24, 2010)

What a great reason for a road trip! Have fun!
(S Tieh 7:03pm July 24, 2010)

Hope you have a great time!! Sounds like a lot of fun!
(Joanne Schultz 9:09pm July 24, 2010)

How fun to be going to WDW! Hopefully it's not all work and no play:) Good luck on your trip and I appreciate the coverage from the conference!
(Yadira Alonzo 9:15pm July 24, 2010)

Have a wonderful time, some good eats, bring back plenty of books and maybe share some with us. LOL.
(Pat Lieberman 10:32pm July 24, 2010)

I soooo wish that I could have
been there this year! Hope you
have a great time :)
(Jacqueline Cook 12:19pm July 25, 2010)

Have fun...maybe you can write a book about the fun adventures of your group; behind the scenese :) !
(Darci Paice 12:40pm July 25, 2010)

Hope you have a great time. Wish I could get to some of these great conferences/conventions.
(Carol Cobun 2:24am July 25, 2010)

WOW what a fun thing to get to do, Being able to be around others with your same interests and I hope you all have alot of fun
(Vickie Hightower 2:31am July 25, 2010)

What an opportunity, to visit with these wonderful writers.
(Marjorie Carmony 6:53am July 25, 2010)

What a fun trip! Wish I could attend. Be safe and keep us posted!
(JoAnn White 8:26am July 25, 2010)

If I was going to be in Florida, I would definately make it a point to be out there to see you!! It sounds like such a great time, and such a blast to see so many authors in one place at the same time!! Can't wait to hear more news about the road trip!! Such a great cause that you're working for as well!!
(Peggy Roberson 8:53am July 25, 2010)

wish I could be there. Since I don't tweet (or twit, or whatever it's called) is there another way to keep up?
(Karin Tillotson 9:27am July 25, 2010)

Bring your light clothes, it is HOT in FL right now. YOw, hope y'all have a great time.
(Karen Gervasi 9:54am July 25, 2010)

Sounds like fun. Have a nice trip!
(Cheryl Lynne 10:48am July 25, 2010)

Wow, I didn't realized it was in Orlando this year. I guess my head has been in the sand. Thanks for the heads up. I live close enough I can be there in half and hour and actually get to experience my first RWA book signing
(DAndrea Galbreath 11:58am July 25, 2010)

Have fun. Lots and lots of fun.
(Maude Allen 12:00pm July 25, 2010)

I envy you guys getting to go.. have a safe trip, and a great time there.. will be watching your tweets. Hope the rock in LA didn't cause any damage.
(Jo Ann Jansing 12:15pm July 25, 2010)

thanks good work
(Debbi Shaw 12:43pm July 25, 2010)

Hope you have a little time to enjoy Disney.
(Sue Farrell 12:57pm July 25, 2010)

Girl, I wish I was there as a stowaway in a carryall just to hear all those bright thoughts on writing, romance and the food, the camaraderie.
(Alyson Widen 2:22pm July 25, 2010)

Hello Sara, Please enter me in your fantastic contest and please let me know when I am a winner too!
GOD Bless Everyone, CECILIA
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 3:09pm July 25, 2010)

I was actually planning on attending
RWA this year for the first time when it
was going to be in Nashville. I can
drive there in 9 hours. But, Orlando is
a 2 day drive and I can't afford to fly
right now. WAAAA! Maybe next year.
(Molly Wilsbacher 3:21pm July 25, 2010)

Hope your have a great time and enjoy the lovely Florida sunshine
(Jeanette Jackson 3:58pm July 25, 2010)

Have a good time. Wish I were on the road going somewhere, anywhere actually!!
(Vicki Hancock 4:15pm July 25, 2010)

Hope you all have a great time in Orlando. It's a great place for getting together with old friends and meeting great new ones!
(Jeanne Miro 4:38pm July 25, 2010)

My wife is soooooo jealous. She would love to be going to Orlando for the conference.
(Russ Kaake 5:46pm July 25, 2010)

I wish I was packed ready for travel & adventures. Have fun.
(Mary Preston 6:23pm July 25, 2010)

I wish that I could go too. Have a wonderful time. Take care and come back with lots of pictures and stories.
(Cindy Olp 8:30pm July 25, 2010)

you always give us a good read,so i want you to have a good ride, and come back safe. HAVE FUN!!
(Sue Hieber 9:26pm July 25, 2010)

Have a great trip! Wish I was going on vacation!!
(Brenda Rupp 9:45pm July 25, 2010)

Have not been to a RWA convention but hope to in the future. Hope ya'll have fun and enjoy yourselves and make your readers happy with the signings.
(Brenda Hill 10:43pm July 25, 2010)

sounds great and fun
(Sagrario Vigil 12:00pm July 26, 2010)

I'd love to go to an RWA book signing, but there's never been any close enough to where I live to go without driving a long way and staying overnight somewhere. Anyone going there, please have a wonderful time for me, too.
(Sigrun Schulz 6:14am July 26, 2010)

wont to win.
(Lashakenya Mccarroll 11:31am July 26, 2010)

Walt Disney World? I wanna be there!
(Jane Maritz 12:12pm July 26, 2010)

Sounds like a great way to cap your year! Enjoy!
(Cate Sparks 12:16pm July 27, 2010)

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