No alarm clock on Friday morning ... just sleeping bliss. I peeked into the Wild and Wacky Diva Party hosted by Kayla Perrin and Jaime Rush. Other convention goers attended panels for graphic novels, YA, Sci Fi, Hollywood screenwriting, social media, self publishing, and Romantic Suspense with Cherry Adair, Catherine Coulter, Caridad Pineiro and Gennita Low. Too many choices ...
|Eileen Dreyer, Patricia Rice, and Cathy Maxwell|
At 11 am, I hurried to the Historical Panel, How to bring characters to life, hosted by Patricia Rice, Eileen Dreyer, and Cathy Maxwell. It was an interactive panel with pink boas, elephant trunks, and laughter.
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Cathy and I joined Victoria Alexander for lunch. The home baked cookies were literally "hot" items which disappeared quickly from the buffet. We mentioned it to a passing sous chef who delivered a tray just out of the oven for us ... talk about personal service! Victoria shared tidbits about her upcoming books ... I can hardly kiss and tell. But I did squeal with glee (and so will you).
|Christina Skye, Brenda Jackson, and Robyn Carr|
Stuffed from lunch, I bumped into Christina Skye "teaching" other authors how to drape scarves for special occasions. She asked me to film them for a special link on her website (stay tuned to SOS Aloha for more details - you'll be the first to know).
|Patricia Rice, Christina Skye, Cathy Maxwell, and Sue Grimshaw|
After honing my cinematography skills, I hustled up to Avon's DUSK TO DAWN party with Kelley Armstrong, Tera Lynn Childs, Merrie Destafano, Gerri Garey, Syrie James, Sophie Jordan, Melissa Marr, Pamela Palmer, Jaime Rush, Lynsay Sands, and Kerrelyn Sparks. Avon provided carnival snacks (which I ate) and signed books (which I shipped home).
|Being brilliant is exhausting!|
Cindy Holby, Cathy Maxwell, Elizabeth Boyle, and Elizabeth Hoyt
As the sun set over the Pacific, I decided to call my family. Somehow they were surviving without me! Yet they wished me well for my big day on Saturday - the SOS Military Mixer.
|Jessica Trapp, Kathryn Falk, and Sally MacKenzie.|
Note General Patton sticking his nose out!
So let's giveway another book - winner's choice - from the stash that is currently cruising across the Pacific.
1. Leave a comment about one of the three scenarios .. would you:
- laugh at Cathy Maxwell with an elephant's nose?
- share a cookie with Victoria Alexander?
- ask Christina Skye to drape a scarf around you?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, April 16, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner's name on Sunday, April 17.
Kim in Hawaii