Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Romantic Times Highlights

As promised, here are some photos from my journey to the Romantic Times Convention:

The Dusk Til Dark event was about to begin, but first we stopped for a quick photo. Here we have Sophie Jordan, Kimberly Derting, me, and Tera Lynn Childs. Notice the copies of Graveminder Kimberly and Tera are holding. I think we all got a copy. I already started reading mine and I LOVE it!

Below you can see all the authors who were signing books at the Dusk Til Dark event. I was in great company!

This woman amazes me--not just because she a phenomenal writer, but also because she has boundless energy. (I'm always astonished by people with lots of energy.) Here Melissa Marr is signing copies of her new adult novel, Graveminder, during the Dusk Til Dark event.

Just before the Dusk Til Dark event started, I managed to snap a shot of two lovely authors, who are also part of The Supernatural Underground: Pamela Palmer and Sophie Jordan.

Here you can see the superheros behind the Dusk Til Dark event: Erika Tsang, Avon editor, and Pam Jaffee, Director of Paperback Publicity for Avon, HarperVoyager and Harper paperbacks.

After the incredible Dusk Til Dark event, Pam Jaffee and Erika Tsang took us all out to dinner at a fabulous restaurant. On the right you can see Joss Ware. Other authors at my table were Kerrlyn Sparks and Pamela Palmer.

I got to meet the uber-talented Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. She's one of my favorite authors.

The Unbelievably Epic, Amazing and Astounding, GIANT Book Fair.

If you've ever wondered what I look like on four hours sleep, here it is! I think somebody might be propping me up on an easel or something. Not sure how I was even able to stand up. Oh, wait a minute. Now I remember. Some kind soul gave me a box of chocolate (and delicious) Tim Tam cookies just before the event started. Yum!

One of the best things about going to a conference is meeting fans. I got to meet Jill Bakkum at the Dusk Til Dark event. Jill and I are pals on Facebook and she a regular visitor to The Supernatural Underground blog. Thanks for stopping to say hi, Jill!

Also, how cute are these Cassandra Clare fans? One of them made the gorgeous T-shirts they're all wearing. Note how each shirt has a different cover and how they're each trimmed with scrolls of glitter. Clare's fans had to get numbered wristbands and then had to wait in line in order to get their books signed.

Altogether, RT was a fantastic event and I'm so glad I went! I had an amazing time, meeting and chatting with other people who love books. It really doesn't get much better than that.

Tomorrow: A cool swag giveaway that I got at the conference!! Stop back on Wednesday for details!


  1. Awww these are so cute! So glad you had a great time Merrie. :)

  2. You could be on the cover of a UF novel with that pose at the end! Of course you would have to photoshop in some weapons and get rid of that smile .

  3. Sharon, LOL. I must go find some weapons. =)

  4. So cute!These girls are looking crazy with outfits.

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