Monday, May 4, 2009

RT Booklovers Convention 2009 - Orlando, Florida

Well, it's taken me a while to get myself together after RT. First I couldn't find the patch cord to transfer my pics from my camera to my computer and THEN I couldn't find my camera. Sighhhh. But I've got it together now :)

This convention was the first major convention I've attended. I met a bunch of great people, both readers and writers alike. During the Saturday Booksellers Fair, I went around and took photos of authors and others I met around the resort, in seminars, at lunch, at dinner, dancing ... well, you get the idea. These are the pics of some of them.

Michelle Rowan aka Michelle Maddox from the RWA Chapter, Toronto Romance Writers:
Christine D'Abo also from the RWA Chapter, Toronto Romance Writers:

Melissa Lopez, Ellora's Cave author:

Cai Smith and Stephanie Lynch comprise the writing team of Marilu Mann for Ellora's Cave:

Robin Kaye, author:

Annaliese Evans, author:

Cheryl Dragon, Ellora's Cave author:

Sandra Cox, author for Cerridwen Press:

Solange Ayre, author for Ellora's Cave:

Jeania Uplinger, Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.'s organizer extraordinaire, and hunky Ellora's Cave cover model, Rodney Chapman (God, I hope I got his name right!):

Lynn Cash, Ellora's Cave author, with her cover model, Rodney Chapman (sighhh, some writers have all the luck!):

Dakota Cassidy, author:

Eileen Ann Brennan and Dee Brice, Ellora's Cave authors - lovely, lovely ladies :)

Mechele Armstrong, author, with her book 'The Rivals':

Marissa Alwin, Ellora's Cave author:

These two wonderful ladies, the writing team of C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp AKA Cat Adams, were the first people I met at the convention. Fresh off the plane and confused by the warmth, sunshine and humidity, these lovely ladies invited me to have lunch with them, even though I had never met them before. I guess I must have looked like a lost writer - LOL :) These multi-published authors won the RT Award for Career Achievement in Paranormal Romance, you can see it in the pic below - YAY!!

Dalton Diaz, Ellora's Cave Author:

Frances Stockton, Cerridwen Press author:

Ciana Stone, Ellora's Cave author, with her cowboy cover model (I really wish I could remember his name - if anyone knows, please contact me and I'll update this post).

Elayne S. Venton, Ellora's Cave Author:

Joanna Waugh, Cerridwen Press Author:

There were many, many more readers and authors I met that are not pictured in this post unfortunately. I am so happy to have met friends, both new and existing, in Orlando.

Until next year's RT Booklovers Convention, everyone, happy writing, reading, editing...

P.S. There were so many people that I MAY have gotten a name wrong - I sincerely hope not! But if so, please let me know - you have my apologies and an update of this post to correct the errors.


beverley said...

I so wish I could have gone. Just can't manage RWA in DC AND RT in one year!

Dalton Diaz said...

Brooke, it was an honor to meet you and I'm so glad we got to catch a couple of meals together. Alas, back to real life, but I hope to see you at Romanticon? Definitely RT 2010!

Brooke London said...

Dalton, it was great to meet you too! But you're right - real life beckons. I will see you at RomantiCon in October - Yay!!! :)) Take care!

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Brooke,
It was great to meet you and get to spend a little time with you.

Borah said...

sounds like a really cool event! were you signing books too, then, or will that be next year?

Brooke London said...

Borah, I was signing the cover flats for my e-book, but at next year's RT Convention I'll but signing a paperback book. RT was a ton of fun and a great way to meet authors, readers, publishers, editors etc.
I'll be signing paperback books at this year's RomantiCon in October.
Hope to see you there!
Cheers! :))