I was nodding in appreciation when I read Susan Carlisle’s earlier post. I attended the New York conference this year too. I’ve been to New York on four previous occasions. Three times in Winter and once in summer to a previous conference and liked it on all occasions. This time? Not so much. The heatwave just about killed me – every Scottish cell in my body was protesting – particularly when my husband had the brainwave of walking the Brooklyn Bridge at midday during the hottest day. Thank goodness we survived and eventually made it to Top of the Rock.
I even got to meet my favourite space captain in New York!
The view from the hotel was spectacular as normal, but after sharing with my boys for five nights in one room, I was glad to wave them back home.
Conference for me is all about socialising with the people I don’t normally get to see.
From the Russian tea garden with my Australian friends, Rachael Johns and Emily Madden
To the romance author breakfast!
To another breakfast with UK and Australian friends
To the romance and medical author lunch (which I might have made Louisa George a bit late for!)
The fun part for me is definitely the socialising, I might have even shopped a little in the huge Barnes and Noble, where I decided to take a look at the ‘cosy mystery’ section as we don’t have these in the UK. Forgive me all, but I bought a Murder she Wrote book!