Friday, October 16, 2015

Celebrate Little Victories - WRW Reader Luncheon

Back in August, we bought a home and moved across town. Ah, home ownership!  It's a older home in an excellent school district for our youngest son who is a high school freshman. Alas, it will be at least 4 years before we consider moving back to Hawaii.  Maybe it's a dream ... but one can only hope.

I have been caught up in cleaning out the house that sat vacant for 6 months.  But a chance came last week for me to take a break and enjoy Romanceland.   Kim from Books Obsessed Chicks (link), her side kick Janet (link), and breakout author Stacey Agdern (link) drove down from New York for the WRW Reader Luncheon (link).   Attending authors included:

Anne Barton
Christi Wagner Barth
Caryn Block
Karna Bodman
Meredith Bond
Joanna Bourne
Terri Brisbin
Linda Acorn Budzinski
Robin Covington
Avery Flynn
Solara Gordon
Cristin Harber
Madeline Iva
Lavinia Kent
Harper Kincaid
Kimberly Kincaid
Eliza Knight
Geri Krotow
Sally MacKenzie
MK Meredith
Cat Miller
Deborah Munroe
Wendy La Capra
Tamra Lassiter
Mackenzie Lucas
Hope Ramsay
Rachel Rawlings
Sarah Robinson
Lynne Silver
Shari Slade
Elisabeth Staab
Delancey Stewart
Tracy Anne Warren


I sat with Sally MacKenzie and MacKenzie Lucas ... a tongue twister!  Our table also included two readers from Harper's Ferry and one reader from Baltimore.  The atmosphere was crackling with excitement which only Romanceland can deliver.  

Kim, Janet, and Stacey stayed overnight with me, giving us a chance to gab like sorority girls!   On Sunday, we ventured to Washington, DC - check out pictures from my travel blog at this link and link.

I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash, including books from Sally MacKenzie and Mackenzie Lucas, to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Which author would you want to meet at the WRW Reader Luncheon?

I chatted with Joanna Bourne, who was wearing a lovely Aloha shirt! 

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 24, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 25.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Lucky wants to meet Joanna Bourne ...


  1. Hope Ramsay.

  2. Terri Brisbin & Sally MacKenzie

  3. Love to meet all or some or any. Maybe Terri Brisbin first.

  4. Terri Brisbin. And maybe Lavinia Kent ;)

  5. Terri Brisbin. And maybe Lavinia Kent ;)

  6. So many awesome authors but I'd have to go with Sarah Robinson :)

  7. I would love to have met Joanna Bourne

  8. I can't believe you got to sit with Sally MacKensie. My daughters and I love her books! The Naked Due series is so funny, as ate her other books.

  9. There are many there I would have liked to meet. Terri Brisban, Meredith Bond and Sally Mackenzie to name a few.

  10. Meeting any of them would be a treat, but I would like to meet Hope Ramsay.

  11. any of those authors would be a thrill to meet :) thanks so much for sharing and best of luck on the move!

  12. I would be happy to chat with any of them. I am not familiar with a lot of the authors on the list so would enjoy learning about them and their books.

  13. Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Grace Burrowes and Karen Ranney for starters..

  14. I'd like to hear what several have to say - like Joanna Bourne and Hope Ramsay

  15. I would love to meet any of the attending authors, especially Sally MacKenzie.

  16. I would like to meet Sally MacKenzie or Eliza Knight or Joanna Bourne.

  17. Sounds like you had a great time! I can't think of a single one of these authors I wouldn't want to meet and talk to.

  18. Just got back from the NJRWA conference! So nice to see a number of folks here would like to have met me.It was great chatting with you at the WRW lunch, Kim. Wished you could have come to NJ, too, but Alix Rickloff made an excellent replacement roomie!