Tuesday, July 5, 2011

RWA Recap/Day 2 - Beau Monde Conference, Grand Central Publishing, and Literacy Fair

Today is a double header - check out my interview with Catherine Mann and COVER ME at this link.  I am giving away three copies of COVER ME.

The Naked Cowboy

I woke up on Tuesday morning to hear my roommate, Cathy Maxwellsinging in the shower.  It was a great way to start the day!  I hustled down to the Beau Monde Conference as I volunteered to set up their silent auction.  I hugged my DC area friends - Mary Jo Putney, Sally MacKenzie, Diane Gaston, and many more!

Hachette Book Group (HBG) Reception Room
We drooled over all the books ....

After breakfast, Mary Gramlich and I walked over to Hachette Book Group.   Miriam Parker from Mulholland Books gave us a tour of their offices, shared a few tidbits about the authors, and even tantalized me with special news.  From Anthony Horowitz's website:


Anthony Horowitz, the BAFTA-award winning creator of Foyle’s War and author of the bestselling Alex Rider children’s series, has been chosen by the Conan Doyle Estate to write a new full length Sherlock Holmes novel ... the prologue is currently under lock and key.


THE HOUSE OF SILK will be released on November 1 - here's a link to preorder it from Amazon.   Hubby and I adore Sherlock Holmes - we paid homage to 221B Baker Street during our honeymoon in London.   So you can expect a big celebration here at SOS Aloha when THE HOUSE OF SILK is released!



As we walked back to Times Square, we noticed a crew assembling a stage ... and then spotted Bumblebee!  Not the Tuna ... but the movie Transformers - The Dark of the Moon.   The producers planned a rally in Times Square before the world premiere in a nearby theater.   Mary would later join the crowd in cheering the director and cast during the rally.


Inside the hotel, I met up with Josie, an enthusiastic reader from the RT Message Boards.  We sampled the Goody Room before volunteering at the Literacy Signing.  It raised over $44,000 for charity!  Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books posted her video snippets of authors with the Beatles' All You Need is Love - here is the link.   Sarah also posted her Recap at this link, thus demonstrating that RWA offers so much for so many!   I had planned to meet up with the book bloggers in the hotel bar, but I was too exhausted after the Literacy Signing.  But KT Grant/Katie Babs posted three fabulous recap:

- Recap One (including Literacy Signing) is here.
- Recap Two (including blogger interchange) is here.
- Recap Three (including me!) is here.


Katie also has a cute story about meeting Lisa Kleypas!

In honor of another great day at RWA,  I am giving away a book of choice to one randomly selected commenter from my RWA book stash.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment what would impress you most - touring a publishing house, seeing Shia LaBeouf, or meeting Lisa Kleypas.

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, July 9, 10 pm in Dayton.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 10.

Mahalo,

Kim in Dayton

A dancer promoting the musical
 Priscilla Queen of the Desert

37 comments:

  1. oooh... it'd be a toss up, I'd love to tour a publishing house and meet Lisa Kleypas :)

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  2. I'd like to meet Lisa Kleypas and tour a publishing house.

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  3. I probably wouldn't say no to any of them but touring a publishing house would be really interesting and different. I'm so sorry I didn't get to see the Naked Cowboy while in NYC lol.

    catslady

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  4. It was great seeing you, Kim! Last week was so much fun!

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  5. Kim that naked cowboy is all kinds of yum ! Thanks for sharing !

    Mahalo,
    Desere

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  6. I would to tour a publishing house, to sell all the books, perhaps get a glimpse at some of creativity sizzling the air. That would be wonderful! Meeting Lisa Kleypas is a close second, I love her stories. Can't wait until the second book from her Friday Harbor series is released.

    Have a wonderful day Kim!

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  7. Hands down the publishing house!!! I used to work for World Book Encyclopedia and I was the company tour guide it was so much fun to take our reps from dept to dept.

    Thanks for the picture of the Naked Cowboy. I was wondering if you and Mary saw him.

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  8. I just finished Cover Me and plan to have my review up in a day or so. But I will say I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.

    The publishing house. I think it would be cool to see it from the inside.

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  9. I think I would love to see Shia LaBeouf but I definitely want to meet Lisa Kleypas. I love all of her books and I would love to pick her brain.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  10. I love Foyle's War. I'm a fan of Lisa's books and I can't imagine what I would say if I got to meet her. I might beg her to write some more Bow Street books.

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  11. I would have to say meeting an author and touring a publishing house, just cause I looove books so much!

    ~Heather
    book_lover6983@yahoo.com

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  12. Kim,
    It was so nice to meet you on the taxi ride to the airport!! Thanks for inviting us to join you -- you made the trip to LGA much more fun ;). I'm adding you to my blogroll and will look forward to reading your RWA recaps!

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  13. I'd love to tour a publishing house! It would be a real experience to see everything that happens after the books are written.

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  14. Meeting Lisa Kleypas, definitely! :-)

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  15. Love the recaps Kim Keep them coming... What you saw Bummblebee you lucky girl....love the transformers yes I am an old geek.
    I would love to meet the author of one of my favorite series Spring , winter ,Autumn, The wallflower christmas only with your love,
    these & more of her books move me to Laughter & tears heart-full of happiness yes Lisa Kleypas is one of my keeper authors....
    Though it would be quite the pull with All the Autobots in the area....:)
    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip....
    PS Foyles War EXCELLENT It's a must see.
    Have a good one Ann/alba

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  16. Maybe seeing Shia LeBeouf although I'd be hard-pressed not to coo "aw, Louis Stevens is all grown up!"

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  17. Touring a publishing house. It's the geek in me. I have a curiosity of how things are made; get accomplished. Any time I can take a tour of something - I'm there.

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  18. Oh hey! I forgot to ask..........

    Did he pose for you?

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  19. Shia LaBeof, La Bleh! Meeting Lisa Klepas priceless! I would probabbly die! LOL!

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  20. I would like to see the publishing house. I have seen that cowboy before. But he looked different.

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  21. For me, it'll be seeing Shia LaBeouf! But meeting Lisa Kleypas would be a very close second :)

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  22. Hands down meeting Lisa Kleypas! I so want to meet her!!

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  23. Oh Kim! How fabulous. Thanks for your RWA recap. I'm hoping to go to Anaheim next year since it's almost in my backyard. =)

    It's a toss up between Lisa Kleypas and touring a publishing house. Most likely, Lisa Kleypas would win.

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  24. A publishing House would be great. Can I bring friends? Say like Lisa Kleypas for instance.

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  25. I would love to meet Lisa Kleypas. I have read Suddenly You and The Path to Freedom and look forward to reading more of her books.
    I know by just looking at your pics and reading your post that you had a blast in NYC. In 07 I went with my sister and cuz on trip to North East and spent 1/2 day in NYC and did go to ground zero. We rode train from CT so got to see Grand Central Station also. I would love to go back and see some Plays and just sightsee.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  26. i met nancy haddock , the only 1 i ever met, and she was so nice and sweet. met her in st augustine

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  27. I would have to say meeting LIsa Kleypas would be the highlight for me. followed by touring a publishing house. but then again i'm a bit if a geek.

    Jeana
    ladyjeanamarie1 @ gmail.com

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  28. It was great meeting you Kim! That goody room was awesome. I got to meet 25 of my most favorite authors. I did, however, miss a couple: Delilah Marvelle and Sophie Jordan :( It was just so crazy that I forgot. I wish Lisa Kleypas was there signing. She's the author that got me hooked on reading romance. If I met her, I either would have babbled or been in complete shock. Hopefully if she's ever in NYC again, she'll do a signing and I can tell her how she started me on the path of romance.

    ~Josie

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  29. Touring a publishing house, meeting Lisa, and then having lunch with you :D

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  30. id have to say lisa! i love her books! :P though touring a publishing house would be awesome too! thank you! (when you brought back souvenirs, you should have brought back the naked cowboy. yum!) lol

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  31. Definitely meeting Lisa Kleypas! And then, of course, meeting you as well. ;) Shia LaBeouf has nothing on you two. :)

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  32. Lisa Kleypas. All those other things are replaceable.

    headlessfowl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Meeting Lisa Kleypas would definitly impress me more. I use to live in LA for 12 years and star sightings were common. We use to call them "brushes with fame" and my husband misses that more than I do.

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  34. I would want to meet Lisa, her books are awesome and it would be great being able to tell her that in person.

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