Photos & Live Updates From Fans & Authors at The RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago

by Maryse on April 14, 2012 · 4 comments

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend this year *pout*, but we have fellow readers (and an author) in attendance and they are happy to keep us updated with the fun stuff!!

Author Caroline Hanson (of the Valerie Dearborn Series) sent me these pics:

“Hi Maryse, here is a picture of me, Denise Grover Swank and Tina Folsom at RT. (that’s left to right).”

“Oi! went to an amazing workshop with Delilah Marvelle who talked about the HISTORY OF SEX. Casanova had 9 diseases when he died. all std’s!” (Delilah & Caroline)

“Okay. this is a good one. I was on my way down in the elevator to go to dinner and saw this woman in this amazing coat. So i said, “I love your coat.” and then I saw here face and said “you’re Nalini Singh!” it was a star struck moment. Sigh.” (Caroline & Nalini)

and fellow reader Sarah Flowers sent me this email a few days ago:

“Maryse, My sister and I are attending the RT Convention in Chicago this Saturday and I am nervous, anxious, excited & if I had a tail it would be wagging!!”

and lucky lucky me, it’s almost as if I’m there too, because she’s been sending pictures and updates all day!! Lots of great stuff here!! *squeeeeeee*

“Me and Charlaine Harris, she is so sweet! She did say she had a new release coming but it was very hard to hear her.” (her sister Carie is in the background)

Then I received this very excited message: “Eeeek! In line to meet Anne Rice!! My heart is thumping away!”

“Just wait! This next is my fav! Hee hee! She was soooo mysterious & kinda creepy in a good way. Loved it ;) ” Anne Rice, Carie and Sarah Flowers

When I asked if J.R. Ward was there, Sarah said “Yes, but I didn’t get to meet her :( “. And when I asked who had the longest lines, she immediately replied “J.R. Ward!” (LOL!! Why doesn’t that surprise me!! ;) )

“They did wristbands for the big names, by the time we had made it into the signing area due to the lines, Ward’s wristbands were already gone!! Grrr”

“Richelle had her baby already & she looks great! She had an incredibly long line as well that required wristbands.” Sarah Flowers & Richelle Mead

and one more that I HAD to put up ’cause we love cover models too!

“I’m headed to their wedding! Jade Lee’s “Wedded in Scandal” shower. Be back soon ;) ” Carie and the soon to be “fictionally wedded” cover models.

There are tons more photos and updates where these came from and I will be continuing to add them right here in the discussion forum. If you were also at the event, and have your own photos and commentary you’d like to upload, join in, right here:

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

patricia April 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I don’t care……I am going next year ……canceling Christmas and birthdays……a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do……

Carla April 14, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Oh it’s a shame i live soooooooooo far away. I would love to meed some of this authors.

Jamie April 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I wanna go! That was so cool! Thank you for posting that. Does anyone else have the desire to sit on JR Wards lap and have her tell you a story? No? Just me? Hmm. :)

Maryse April 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM

LOL Jamie! Okay I’m in!!

Carla, I know. I wish I was close to that one. Hopefully it makes it’s way back to my neck of the woods.

Patricia. a girl does!

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