As promised, here are a few pictures of my adventures at the 2014 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in New Orleans. Man…I love that city.
A room with a view.
And it comes at a price.
First night was spent at Mardi Gras World. Beads, floats, sampling fare, stilt walkers and entertainers, and live music on the Mississippi waterfront.
Starting the mornings off right. My very first visit to the legendary coffee shop.
Beignets! Orgasmic Goodness!
Lots of great workshops, including ones put on by publishing professionals like Amazon
And fun reader workshops put on by moi and my fellow Ruby-Slippered Sisters. Why are we wearing boas?
Because we hosted a burlesque dancing workshop. Trust me when I say sexy fun was had by all. No chickens were harmed during this event despite the floor being covered in red plumes.
Some spicy lunch was required. When in Rome…
And a little sight seeing and shopping in Jackson Square.
Pub Crawl on Bourbon Street. Yeah…this was sponsored by publishers. It’s dangerous letting authors out in public roaming in hordes.
They take selfies. Eliza Knight made a great crawl buddy.
They take photos with New Orleans firefighters. I mean, who wouldn’t seize the opportunity, right?
They take more selfies. (Eliza, Anne Marie Becker & me)
They ride mechanical bulls dressed as a pirate, holding in the goods. Sorry, I couldn’t upload the video. 😀
And when done, they attend a Saints & Sinners party. My angelic dance partner, Vivi Andrews.
In the end, it all culminated to a giant book signing. I just adore my huge book poster!
I had an incredible time. The buzz of the readers, the energy from the workshops, the incredible vendors, the craziness of Fan-Tastic Day, and the excitement of the parties were memorable. To top it off, I hung out with old friends and met new ones, and met some pretty cool readers. I’m looking forward to doing it again in 2015.