Thursday, June 23, 2011

RWA Harlequin Tea, Romance At Random, Blogger Bar Bash, & General Insanity

Are you going to RWA?  Are you a book blogger?  Well here's your chance to hang out with some of the awesome-sauce folks with Harlequin!
Are you a book blogger going to the RWA conference in NYC? Harlequin wants to meet you! Join us for a Book Blogger Tea on Wednesday, June 29th from 4:30-5:30 in the Times Square room at the conference hotel. Join us for tea & scones and ‘fascinating’ conversation! Fascinators, hand-made by the Digital team, will be provided to set the mood – or bring your own tea-party appropriate headgear.
Tea! Scones! Fancy fascinators!


Publisher Random House has launched a new online community geared towards romance.  Unlike Macmillan's Heroes & Heartbreakers, which is publisher-neutral, Romance At Random appears to be Random House only (at first blush anyway - I still haven't fully explored the site!).  But hey, that's OK - because Random House has a slew of great authors, many fan favorites.  Also, this is appears to be a good place to visit if you're interested in the return of the Loveswept category line, which is being revived as a digital-only imprint.


In even more RWA news, don't forget that there will be Blogger Bar Bashes on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Gory details can be found in this previous blog post.  True to my word that if you can only stop by for a few minutes that you're still welcome - we'll see how long I hang out in the bar on Tuesday.  Apparently "Librarian Of The Year" is code for "Getting A Whole Bunch Of Invites."  One of which is Tuesday evening.  But we'll see how it goes.  Between Librarians Day (uh, where I'm presenting) and the Literacy Signing, I might be too pooped to leave the bar for anything other than sleep that evening.  Won't know until then.


You'd think I'd be bouncing off the walls for this trip to New York City, but all I can think about is my monstrous to-do list and how long it still is.  People, I leave on Saturday.  Oh well.  My Man is probably right.  The list is totally do-able.  Just tackle it one thing at a time.  But it still means I'm hitting the ground running this evening and likely won't stop until I board my flight Saturday morning.

Which means dear blog readers, that this is it for now.  The next time you hear from me, I'll be on the East coast, hopefully happily sated from my first slice of real pizza in God knows how long.


Victoria Janssen said...

See you in NYC!

Kwana said...

What a busy week ahead. I hope we get to meet. If you see me in the halls grab me. I'll be the one looking dazed.

nath said...

You're not the only one who's not ready!! Jeez, how did RWA creep up on us that way?!? The worst for me is that tomorrow is a holiday, so all the stores are closed! If I'm missing anything, I'll have to rush on Saturday, ugh.

I do have a plan... let see if I can stick to it!

Hilcia said...

Hopefully, I'll see you Tuesday at the Literacy Signing at the the Blogger Bash! :D Have a great trip.

shayera said...

Have an amazing, wonderful time, you Super Librarian of the Year, you! :-D

CindyS said...

Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear the details.


KT Grant said...

Hmm I loves me some scones.

Wendy said...

I'm here! In the city, and I finally posted an update on the blog. Can't wait for the conference to start!