I met a ton of authors at RT. Some of them, like JC Wilder, the infamous Yeep aka Jennifer Dunne, Ashleigh Raine, Lora Leigh, I’ve met and chatted with before. Of course I don’t always get to see them outside of conferences, but ya take what ya can get, right?
Old friends I got to see included, JC Wilder, LuAnn McLane, Rosemary Laurey, Janice Maynard, Lora Leigh, Ashleigh Raine, Rhyannon Bird (Rhyannon, if you’re reading this, you need to tell Renee that I left my room-she won’t believe me) Angela Knight and her cop, Lori Foster, Anya Bast (her beautiful little girl has gotten big) Jennifer Dunne & SL Carpenter.
I managed to track down Ann Aguirre and squeal over Grimspace but I had no time to talk to her. Sad sigh.
I actually had time to chat with a few authors that I met for the first time: Rachel Vincent (sat next to her at the Saturday bookfair-bought her book), Rayna Vause (sat next to her at the ebook expo-bought her book man, these things are murder on the wallet and the TBR pile) Dakota Cassidy (I’m an official Dakota fangirl-can I get a pin?). Maya Banks was in one of the impromptu informal ‘gatherings’ I crashed and she’s a total sweetheart, although I think she was *almost* as quiet as my husband.
One night, we ran into Lora and her DH in the hall. He was toting a pizza back to their room and naturally, when he invited us, we tagged along and ended up spending about two hours talking with Lora, Lorie O’Clare, Sylvia Day and Shayla Black.
Although we were hostessing parties, I had barely had time to talk with some of the authors I was hostessing with-R. Garland Gray, Anne Elizabeth, Kathy Love, Jade Lee, Erin McCarthy & Diane Whiteside (I actually never had the chance to meet Diane, I think she hides better than I do)…then the other party, I got to meet Karen Kelley, but very little time to talk. Anne invited me and the DH to join her and some friends for breakfast on Saturday and we had a great time, but for the life of me, I can’t remember names! Ack! I blame it on my oxygen deprived brain.
Other authors I got to meet, mostly just in passing, Richelle Mead, Jackie Kessler, Jennifer Estep, Marjorie Liu, Liddy Midnight, Barb Sheridan (I think Barb saved Lora’s life-showed us a Starbucks)…. oye.
Okay, I give up. I can’t remember everybody I met-*G* Should I start on the list of people I wanted to meet and wasn’t able to?
Heh. I’d be here half the night. I’ll be putting together something about the reader and the bookseller parties here in the next few days. Man, I shoulda taken notes!