You might have already seen a few photos but this year I attended my first RWA in New York. What an experience!
I’ve visited New York three times before with my beloved and our kids. This time I was on my own. I have to confess to being a little nervous. But there really was no need.
A conference with around 2500 people is pretty overwhelming. But people are friendly and everyone chats. I had the pleasure of having lunch with the medical authors, cocktails with the romance authors, dinner with my editor, dinner with my London friends, dinner with new friends, and attending the Harlequin Author Ball at the Waldorf Astoria which was every bit as fabulous as it sounds. My regret for the evening is that I never found the dessert table that everyone else seemed to find.
Highlights included cheering on friends at the Rita Awards, doing two book signings, finally getting to meet my Australian critique partner Rachael Johns and new author Emily Madden, and getting a frantic call at night that led to a meeting with a producer the following day who is interested in turning one of my books into a film!!
New York will be hard to beat!