I was able to convince my employer to give me "free" time off to attend the RWA conference in Reno in July. Essentially I'll be attending on "work time" and I won't have to use my own personal vacation time.
Pretty cool huh?
The trade off of course is that I needed to justify the trip. So I agreed to do a reader's advisory program for the adult services librarians upon my return. Basically getting up in front of everyone and talking about how totally awesome romance is, and what they can do to help patrons looking for good romance reads.
I'm trying to do some of the work in advance, one of which is a handout of romance-related web sites. That's where you all come in. I mean, I've hit the real obvious places (like Writerspace, eHarlequin, AAR, TRR, Romance In Color), but I'm probably missing some cool off-the-beaten path places. If you have a suggestion, please drop me a note here at the blog.
Muchos gracias amigas!
In other news, I'm finally getting around to reading Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone. In my defense, I did buy this book new back in 2003 - it just took trading it to a fellow reader to force my hand and actually read it. Man, is it great so far! I promise to blog about it more thoroughly once I've finished it. And the best part is, it gave me an idea for my next RTB column set for July 13.