Aloha! I am now back to work, part time, where I was employed before we moved to Hawaii. I am thankful that my boss welcomed me back and remains flexible with my schedule. My job will fund my adventures at this year's romance conventions. So far, I am signed up for:
Big Book Getaway at the Mohegan Sun Resort in CT, February 21 - 22. From its website (link),
Friday, Feburary 21, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
> Steamy Stories ~ An Intimate Conversation with Bestselling Romance and Erotica Authors: panel presentation in the Convention Center featuring Avon authors Eloisa James, Laura Kaye and Cathy Maxwell; joined by Lisa Gabriele, author of the S.E.C.R.E.T erotica series.
Saturday, February 22, 11:00 - 11:45 am> Racy Romance ~ Bestselling Authors Presented by Avon featuring Eloisa James, Laura Kaye, Cathy Maxwell and Lisa Gabriele
Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, April 26. From its website (link),
Join us as we welcome 50+ authors to Wisconsin ... including NYT best seller Debbie Macomber.
I am sitting with the fabulous Eileen Dreyer!
RT Booklovers' Convention in New Orleans, May 13-18. From its website (link),
|Color Guard at Military Tribute|
I'm eyeing a few others: WRW Retreat (link), Book Expo America (link), and RWA Annual Conference (link). All this travel translates into more books to giveaway!
Speaking of RWA, I receive its monthly magazine and enjoyed this month's issue with Shana Galen's article, IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT RIGHT FOR YOU? I read the magazine at the gym and I almost fell off the exercise bike laughing when I read a quote from Eileen Dreyer,
"My husband once tried to be helpful and filed the paperwork in my office. I still haven't found it".
This is why I am sitting with Eileen at Barbara Vey's luncheon!
|Eileen Dreyer, Patricia Rice, and Cathy Maxwell|
RT/Los Angeles, 2011
Hats off to the producers of Hawaii Five O for last night episode, HO'ONANI MAKAU KANE - HONOR THY FATHER. This episode, airing one week after the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, focuses on an unsolved murder from WWII. The episode offered a historical perspective of the surprise attack, the internment of Japanese Americans, and the 442nd Infantry Regiment - comprised of Japanese Americans who served in the European Theater. The 442nd is the nicknamed the Purple Heart Battalion because it is the most decorated unit in Army history. For an excellent review of the episode, check out this link.
|Byodo In Temple on Oahu|
Built on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese Immigrant
The emotional content was gripping ... and I enjoyed the scenes shot on Pearl Harbor ... places I've lived, visited, and posted on my travel blog, ALOHA ON MY MIND (link).
Well done, H5O, well done!
How was your week?
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
|The cast of H50 visited my son's school, Hickam Elementary.|
Pearl Harbor is behind the school.