Talk was talked, drinks were consumed, and I ate dinner at an unreasonable hour. Then it was back to the room where at 1:00AM, and still on Pacific Standard Time and I thought to myself, "Gee, I need to get up to get ready for Librarians Day at 6:30AM. I might, oh, want to try to force myself to go to sleep."
So yeah, I started RWA off right by not getting enough sleep! A growing trend sure to last the rest of the week.
Librarians Day was a big success. There were several good panels and Jennifer Lohmann (another World Famous Author AND a librarian!) and myself got a lot of nice compliments from attendees about our panel on romance-related programming for libraries. Jill Shalvis was a really good luncheon speaker, and I was able to track down author Vivien Arend thanks to her omnipresent cowboy hat.
The Librarian Goodie Room was, once again, off the chain. I had a full bag of books, and that was me holding back. Oh silly Wendy. It's really time to consider decluttering the ol' TBR pile. I still have books lying around on my desk from, oh, last year's RWA. Sigh.
Then it was off to the Literacy Signing where I stood in line with Rosie and Kristie. I told both of them that I probably wasn't going to buy much, and $136 later we know Wendy is a big fat liar. Here's the thing though, I bought a hard cover book for a coworker, and ended up with three trade paperbacks - so there you have it. Hey, it's only money - and it went to charity - so it's all good. Here are some photos that I snapped from last night:
|Giant lumbering Wendy (who lumbers over everybody) next to JUDE MOTHER-EFFIN' DEVERAUX! I only babbled like a moron a little bit.|
|Carrie Lofty (whose historicals I lover) signing copies of her new Lindsey Piper paranormals for me.|
|Bronwyn Parry who came all the way from Australia (well via the UK) signing a copy of her latest (and RITA nominated) Romantic Suspense title for me.|
|Jennifer Lohmann, my copresenter at Librarians Day and author for Harlequin SuperRomance.|
And you know, I went to bed at 1AM.
Go Team Wendy.