|The Naked Cowboy|
I woke up on Tuesday morning to hear my roommate, Cathy Maxwell, singing 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.
Kim in Dayton
|A dancer promoting the musical|
Priscilla Queen of the Desert