Sunday, May 5, 2013

My fangirl moments at RT

I love this series.
My first fangirl moment was when I asked Tere Michaels to sign my three books that I had brought from home.The moment I saw here name on the program for RT, I wrapped the books in bubble-wrap and put them on top pf my swag so I wouldn't forget them. I first met Tere last year at BEA and sadly, I was no more professional this second time that I saw her. I did the squeeeeeeee and almost hyperventilated and it was so not grown-up in any way but I really couldn't help it. Amber Kell took time out when I was signing to come see me and I gushed all over her and Ethan Day gave me a signed copy of At Piper's Point (which I have wanted in paperback for forever) and I lost it. Again. JP Barnaby gave me a signed copy of Aaron which I put with the rest of my treasures to ship home. I'm just lucky that everyone knows I'm a big goober and doesn't seem to mind.

I had a wonderful time meeting people like Jessie Potts the HEA Blogger from USA Today and Mary Grzesik, also from the HEA blog, and Leigh and talking to many wonderful fans and meeting authors who I have read but have never had the opportunity to sit and talk to. A highpoint at the con was sitting with ZA Maxfield, Belinda McBride, Tara Lain, Ethan Day, Carole Lynne, Jessie Potts and Amy Lane for lunch and listening and talking. Being with my wonderful family at Dreamspinner (Elizabeth North, Nessa Warin, Connie Bailey, Nikki Bennet, Ariel Tachna and Tammy May) is always amazing, and hitting up Ariel to sign books for me is always fun since she's always a whirlwind of activity. 

Going to panels was fun, listening, learning, and even taking notes. I had the nicest people who I sat beside at both of my signings, first Jianne Carlo (Viking Warriors series) and second Kristen Callihan (Darkest London series). RT is a huge wild ride of activity that I'm not certain I will do again, but I'm so glad to have gone this year as it is an experience I won't soon forget.
My copy is signed!:)

7 comments:

  1. Glad you had such a wonderful time!

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    1. It was so fun to sit and talk to my favorite people. :)

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  2. Hey Mary, you're one of my Squee moments! Thanks for making it so wonderful!

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    1. Oh Mary it was such a thrill and you were awesome. :)

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  3. I was wondering what is the next convention you will be attending. I went to GRL last year but did not know when next one was.

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    1. I took the plunge and this year will be at GRL. I hope to see you there.:)

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