Wednesday, July 6, 2011

RWA Recap/Day 3 - Post office run, Private Eye Lunch, and Avon "Boathouse" Party

Today is a triple threat - check out these blogs, too!
- SOS Aloha welcomes KM Daughters and IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME at this link
- My guest blog at the Reading Reviewer, spotlighting Mary Kay Andrews and SUMMER RENTAL at this link.


I started Wednesday with a run to the post office.  As you can imagine, a NYC post office is a glimpse into humanity ... office runners dropping off buckets of mail, desperate travelers applying for passports, tourists seeking postcard stamps, and book fanatics send boxes via media mail!

CiCi is ready for any adventure around the world!

Mary and I lunched with private eye-turned-true crime author Clarissa "Ci Ci" McNair.   We enjoyed listening to tales from a life well traveled:

Clarissa McNair is a published novelist and true crime write, and an enthusiastic traveler.  She has lived in Italy, Cyprus, England, Switzerland, Portugal, and Canada.  Her travels include a year in Africa, trips all over Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. 



Back in the hotel, we stopped by the Goody Room and chatted with Kieran Kramer and KT Grant/Katie Babs (check out her RWA recaps at this link.)

Mary, Kieran, and Katie
I took a quick nap before the Avon Party at Central Park's Boathouse.

Cathy Maxwell, Pamela Palmer, and Lorraine Heath

Kauai kama'aina (resident) Jill Marie Landis (right) 

Aussie favorite Stephanie Laurens (right)

Take a guess!

It was a classic evening with classic authors!  In honor of another great day at RWA, I am giving away a book of choice to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about an exotic place you would like to visit.

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

Central Park Boathouse
theweblicist.com

31 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time Kim! I would love to visit Bali...It's a place I've always been drawn to because of the name and then after seeing it in the movie "Eat Pray Love" - it went further up the list of places I have to visit...it's on my bucket list:)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    junegirl63(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I really want to visit Egypt one day. Besides visiting the archaeological sites, it would be great to sail down the Nile.

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  3. awesome pictures! I was invited to the Avon party but went to the Berkley one instead. Looked like a great time.

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  4. I would love to visit Ireland. I have read so many great books with Ireland as the setting and would love to go and sightsee all the great pubs, castles, and towns I have read about.

    Great pics, now it is time to wind down and relax after the convention..lol

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Lovely pictures, I recognize some of my favourite authors in there.

    Exotic places I would love to visit is New Zealand or Switzerland or Scotland. Hopefully someday isn't too far away.

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  6. Thanks for the great pics and updates. So sad to have missed it this year.
    I would pick Switzerland if given a choice.
    Cheers~

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  7. I met Nalini Singh at Lori Foster's and now I want to go to New Zealand.

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  8. I am loving your pictures. I'm so glad you had a great time.

    There are so many places I would love to visit. But since you're asking about an exotic place, I would love to visit the Greek Islands.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  9. Personally, I like exotic but not too exotic (hot and cold running water is a must!) so Vanuatu maybe.

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  10. im so jealous of you! :)

    ireland and egypt ,i would want to visit

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  11. Anywhere and everywhere - a cruise around the world!!

    Loving all the great pics.

    catslady

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  12. I would love to visit Australia.

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  13. The pictures are great - keep them coming! I want to visit Australia. For a month or longer. Two, three, four. It would take that long to see lots o'stuff!

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  14. Tuscany New Zealand Australia Are the top 3
    I am So making plans for next year....

    Have a good one
    Ann/alba

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  15. I'd like to visit Hawaii! (In January or February)

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  16. I would really, really love to visit Ireland one day. Though Hawaii is much closer and much warmer, so I might go there instead =)

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  17. great pictures! you all look like your having a ton of fun! :P id love to go to ireland or egypt. id love to explore the castles or temples, pubs or markets. id have a field day in either place. there a must go to! thank you!

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  18. I'd like to take my time traveling through Great Britain, taking in Wales, Scotland Ireland & England.

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  19. I would love to visit Hawaii. A very good friend of mine is telling me so much about the islands and he gave me a wonderful book about with pics from there.

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  20. I would love to visit quite a few places: England, Scotland, Ireland, Itlay, Greece, Australia and New Zeland.

    ~Heather
    book_lover6983@yahoo.com

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  21. I'd love to visit the USA one day. I know it's not that exotic but my it's number one on my list.
    I love your recap posts, Kim! They are great!

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  22. AWESOME PICS KIM!!!! Thanks for bringing RWA to those of us who could not attend !

    Mahalo,
    Desere

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  23. I would love to visit Hawaii! :)

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  24. I would LOVE to visit Scotland! :-)

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  25. I know they are'nt too exotic but for a small town girl who has not traveled outside her own state much, I would love to visit Australia or Scotland. Thanks for sharing a great post today!

    ~Johanna

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  26. If I have enough time and money.. I will travel all around the world to visit the exotic place that you write in this blog.

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  27. I would love to visit Scotland.

    headlessfowl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for sharing your pictures from RWA! Looks like you all had a great time :)

    An exotic place that I would love to visit would be Costa Rica!

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  29. I would love to visit Morocco. The food, spices, fabrics & tea are all fabulous. I think I would enjoy a holiday there immensly.

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  30. I wANT TO VISIT nEW zEALAND.

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