A Little Conference, A Little New York

Song of the day: Rock This Town by the Stray Cats

A visual display of my RWA National New York trip anyone?

I promise I won’t make you sit through an endless array of slides while I chatter on about my nasty run-in with a New York cop, near death taxi rides,  bomb threats,  and elevator mishaps. Nor will I bore you with bemoaning my choice of shoes while trekking across block, after block, after block of the city,  or how I cried during the Broadway show Wicked, or how nervous I was to meet members of my new publisher, Carina Press (oops…did I let that slip?).

I won’t mention the amazing workshops and parties, either. Well maybe, I will.

So without further ado . . .

People, lights, and animation everywhere you turned. Sensory overload!

By the looks of those sun-deprived skinny legs, I'm thinking this cowboy is a stand-in. 😦

NY celebrated my arrival Monday night with fireworks. Did I mention I'm terrified of heights?

Don't honk. $350 Fine. One way the city makes lots of money.

Central Park, who knew it could be so big? And peaceful? And big? And beautiful? And big? Damn flip-flops.

My sight-seeing compadres, Stacey and Ruth. Thanks for not throwing me overboard.

Hard to believe I was part of a workshop panel.

What do you do at the end of a long day at conference? Go to a Harlequin PJ party and wear a silly hat, of course.

Traded PJs for chic at the Carina Press cocktail party.

The Wicked stage curtain. Yes, we had wicked seating.

Must. . . resist . . .donning . . .the ears.

Where's your sword, Zorro? You might can guess his answer.

Hamming for the camera on a tiny slab of red carpet.

23 Responses to A Little Conference, A Little New York

  1. Did you REALLY have to add the one with me in the ears?????
    What a great trip… and you made it even better by being my roomie.

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    I could have added the other one, you know. You know which one. 😀

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  3. William says:

    Looks like a great time was had by all. (I’m not going to make a single comment about The Ears. I won’t do it. I refuse. Really. I mean it. I’m serious, I won’t, I just won’t….)

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  4. jbrayweber says:

    William~
    You should see some of the other pix that were taken. Yes, fun was had by all.

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  5. William says:

    And this one is for The Blonde:

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  6. jbrayweber says:

    Aw, thanks William. But I’ll stick with the Yellow Rose of Texas. You know how Southern I am.

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  7. Kristen says:

    Zorro, the naked cowboy…looks like all the hump-day guys were there, you lucky things!

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  8. jbrayweber says:

    LOL, Kristen~
    There were many more better looking men there. The camera just wasn’t handy.

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  9. William says:

    Well, yes, Jenn, I get that. BUT…. you’ll conquer “The City That Never Sleeps” one day, and I want to see that…:)

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  10. Ruth Kenjura says:

    It was a wonderful time and I had a lot of fun running the streets with you two. New York was truly a magnificent town. And you forgot to mention Zorro’s whip. I have the video.

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  11. jbrayweber says:

    Ruth~
    It’s not the video I’m concerned over. It’s the audio. 😉

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  12. Oh no……the video.

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  13. Terri Osburn says:

    I thought all my Nationals jealousy pain would be healed by now. Alas, it is renewed. Looks like a great time and congrats on the big news!

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  14. jbrayweber says:

    There is always next year, Terri. And I expect to see you there.

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  15. Terri Osburn says:

    So do I! I’m crossing my toes so I can use my fingers to write faster. And I should probably work on that piggy bank….

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  16. The pictures are great..What a blast..i wish I had been there..

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  17. jbrayweber says:

    Thanks, Savannah! Save your pennies for Cali!

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  18. Your pictures and commentary are delightful. You went to all the things I missed in NYC. I fell in love with Bryant Park and spent a portion of everyday there with my journal.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. ;-}}

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  19. jbrayweber says:

    Thanks so much, Carolyn. The funny thing is, my roomie had many more. And I haven’t seen them yet. No telling what they look like.

    I envy you. I wish I could write at conference. I always bring a notebook to write in, but I’m overstimulated and always on the run. There is never downtime.

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  20. You look so beautiful Jenn 🙂
    So glad you had fun! !!!

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  21. jbrayweber says:

    Aw, thanks, MC.

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  22. Sylvia says:

    Hey I had a great experience with a New York cop! I twisted my ankle and went down in the street, three hours after I arrived. The New York City Cop rushed over to help me and wanted to call an ambulance, but I refused. So I limped around conference all week. But I also saw Wicked and it was the best show I saw all week. We also saw Adams Family (my husband’s pick) and Love, What I wore, which is off-broadway. Very entertaining.

    Now I’m home and back to work. Had two awesome appts and one dud. Why do you take appointments if you only accept agented material? If I had an agent, I wouldn’t be sitting in front of you. Loved New York and can’t wait to go back.

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  23. jbrayweber says:

    Hi Sylvia~

    My run in with the NY cop wasn’t as nice as yours. Seems cops and I don’t mix…ever. 🙂
    I’m so glad you had a great time at conference despite the injury early on and the dud appointment. Just think of your dud appointment as practice. 😉

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