Hi, gang! I’m writing today from the Romance Writers of America Conference in New York City. This is always a fun and exciting time for writers, but this year is extra special since it’s the 10th Anniversary of Blaze.
So many Blaze writers (including me) were there from the beginning, and it’s hard to believe so many years have gone by. We’re having a big party on Friday afternoon, and I’m sure we’ll take tons of pictures, so I’ll try to stop by the blog that day and post some. (The hotel charges a ridiculous amount for Internet access, so I’m current using the one at the McDonalds in Times Square–crazy, huh?)
RWA always puts on a great conference. This morning’s opening session was a panel discussion with Steve Berry, Diana Gabaldon and Tess Gerritsen–a pretty stellar group, I’m sure you’ll agree. During the rest of the week we’ll have luncheon speakers Madeline Hunter and Sherrilyn Kenyon, then the hilarious Meg Cabot hosts the RITA Awards Ceremony (our version of the Oscars) on Friday night. Plus, all the Harlequin authors will get to see our editors, the executives and the amazing support staff who promote our books, design the covers and keep those great stories flying off the presses.
When we’re not in workshops or involved in discussion panels, we’re–naturally–shopping and eating. This is NYC, after all. I dropped waaayyy too much cash at Henri Bendel yesterday (if you’ve never heard of this shop, it’s the mecca of makeup and hip accessories), walked until my feet throbbed, then topped off the night with fish and chips, a Harp and my buds at an Irish pub. Doesn’t get much better than that in my world.
So, happy birthday, Blaze! We can’t wait for the next ten years!