I'm back from RWA in New York with promised pics! It was my first time visiting NY, and I'm grateful that my dear friend, and personal tour guide, Kaily Hart took me everywhere from Times Square to the Empire State Building and in between. I never thought I'd describe NY as beautiful, but it truly is. I really loved the juxtapostion of old and new architecture. Yes. Gargoyles and glass are quite a pairing.
Fabulous workshops were offered, and the vast majority can be ordered through http://www.billspro.com/. If you need to join RWA, go to http://www.rwanational.org/. I can't even begin to go into which workshops wowed me and which made everyone laugh like nuts (while learning of course ;)). I'm way too exhausted and still trying to digest the entire experience.
And now for the pictures (ignore bad caption grammar...I went with order of appearance):
|Readers for Life Literacy Autographing|
|Me and Jeannie Watt|
|Amy Knupp and me|
|Ellen Hartman and Helen Brenna|
|Come on. I couldn't let them pose without me!|
On to other things...
|RWA President Dorien Kelly at opening session|
|Opening session panelists Steve Berry, Diana Gabaldon, and Tess Gerritsen|
|Me and Kaily Hart|
|Kaily Hart and Robin Covington|
|Daytime view from my window. Did I mention the noise (all night)?|
|...and that the view changes?|
|What's more american?|
|Also outside my window...and I had to look twice to be sure he wasn't real.|
|A hero on his steed|
|Looking down on Macy's...the red sign in the middle|
|The Plaza Hotel|
|Looking down from the Empire State Building|
|Emcee Meg Cabot doing a spot-on impression of Tina Fey|
|Me and Kaily Hart|
|After an emotional acceptance speech, Helen Brenna stands with her proud, 17 year old son and Rita herself. Helen's son attended his first RWA Nationals at the age of 2 months.|
|Jeannie Watt and her lovely daughter Jamie|
|Kay Stockham...I wish I got a photo of her standing because she looked absolutely stunning in that dress.|
|Kaily Hart and Amy Knupp. More gorgeous women and fashion. Next year, I'm not letting anyone sit down!|
|Ellen Hartman and Jeannie Watt...who can't stop laughing. Ellen has that effect.|
|Kay Stockham and me|
That's all I have folks. I met so many people that I wish I got pictures of, but there was simply too much going on. I'm afraid if I start naming names, I might leave someone out. The meeting is still a bit of a blur and my body and brain have yet to recover. You all know who you are and it was a thrill to see you.
(I apologize for the crazy spacing. Blogger wasn't cooperating. I gave up on trying to fix or add captions. In fact, I'm posting a day early just in case...)
Happy Fourth of July!