Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RT Recap - Star Sightings, Western Roundup, and Foxy Dames

The RT Booklovers' Convention kicked off Wednesday morning with RT Virgin (for newbies) and RT Advantage (for returning readers).  

  Jennifer Estep and Sophie Jordan chatted in the lobby. 

Isabo Kelly and Hope Tarr are all smiles for fans!

RT Publisher Carol Stacy and Romance legend Christina Skye 
Sue Grimshaw (Romance at Random), Christina, and Kat Martin

Kat and hubby Larry Martin.

What an outfit for a romance convention!

SOS volunteers Kelly and Molly helped me in the Goody Room.

I popped into the Western Roundup with C.H. Admirand, Vivian Arend, Lori Armstrong aka Lorelei James, Cindy Holby aka Kassy Tayler, Cat Johnson, Janette Kenny, Amanda McIntyre, Bobbi Smith, and Beth Williamson aka Emma Lang.   The pictures above and below were posted by Cat on Wicked And Wild Cowboys at this link.

These boots are made for dancing!

Close and personal with Cat,
a long standing supporter of SOS! 

I taught these hunks how to say "cowboy"
in Hawaiian - "paniolo".

Molly, Kelly, and I also volunteered with the Foxy Dames:
Victoria Alexander, Zoë Archer, Katherine Ashe, 
Renee Bernard, Genella DeGrey, Heather Graham, 
Sabrina Jeffries, Sahara Kelly, Kieran Kramer, 
Carrie Lofty, Mia Marlowe, Amanda McIntyre, 
Sharon Page, and Bobbi Smith.

Molly posed with Sabrina Jeffries.

What costume would you wear - a cowgirl or flapper?  One randomly selected commenter will win a book choice from my convention stash.   This giveaway is open to all readers!  Comments are open through Saturday, April 21, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 22.


Kim in Hawaii

The evening party was Ellora's Cave "Step Up and Stomp"!

April's month long promotion is CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH. I will select one US reader, one Canadian reader, and one International reader from all my blogs posts in April at SOS ALOHA, THE READING REVIEWER, and ALOHA ON MY MIND. The US winner can select up to 10 books (to fill up a small flat rate box) from my current convention stash to make room for new books coming from RT 2012. The Canadian and International readers can select one book, too!

CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH is open through Monday, April 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 1.


  1. Love your pics! I would go for the cowboy look! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome pictures. You can tell that you all have a grand time! I think I would dress up as a flapper. For some reason I don't think I would look good as a cowgirl.

  3. Probably the cowboy look since I am most comfortable in jeans but I don't know about boots...

  4. Wow.

    Have to go with flapper, because cowgirl means horses. Love them, but never met one who didn't want to throw me.

  5. I think it would be fun to dress as a flapper! I've always loved that style and the dances they did in the twenties.

  6. It looks like you had a great time. I would probably go with cowgirl look, it would be easier and probably more comfortable.

  7. Oh Kim! I'm so jealous. These are fantastic pictures. Glad you had a fabulous time at RT.

    For those of you who wonder if the stash is real...yes, I have seen it with my own eyes. It's magic goodness. :)

  8. Welcome back! Oh, it's great to see faces with the names.

    I think the flapper outfits look like a lot of fun!

  9. Awesome pics!
    I would definitely be the cowgirl.

  10. I have a pair of cowboy boots that I have barely broken in. The RT conference would have been a great time to put them to use :) Or I can still put them to use and pretend I was there. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing Kim.

  11. I'm thinking cowgirl, but I don't think I've got the gear for either costume :) How fun, Kim--thanks for sharing the photos!

  12. I would go with the flapper costume. The dresses from that period are gorgeous.

  13. I would have to be a flapper girl. I realy love their outfits from the roaring 20's. They always looked like they were having such fun. Just like you at the RT Convention. Thanks for the great pics, it's nice to see so many familiar Author faces.

  14. Great pictures, Kim!! Everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time. I'd probably go with the cowgirl outfit. Maybe someday I'll get the nerve to do the flapper!! What fun....

  15. Great pics. I can see everyone had a great time. I would have to flip a coin to see how I dressed. Love flappers and cowgirls.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  16. Great pics. I would go for cowgirl look.

  17. Thanks for sharing. I'd pick flapper.

  18. How fun! And so many great authors! Love the boot picture. And that is why I would have dressed as a cowgirl, fun boots and a short skirt!
    Thanks again for sharing your trip with us!

  19. I already own a pair of cowgirl boots and a hat so I would probably go with a Western costume. I love flapper dresses though. It would be a tough choice. I took so many costumes to the RT in LA last year. It was so much fun to dress up. It looks like you had a great time!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  20. Great pics and great authorsbwhoo so luckyn
    I e a cowgirl whoo

  21. Great pics and wonderful authors! It looks like you had a good time. I would dress as a cowgirl.

  22. great pics Kim, hmmm cow girl, always love stetson hat;) aretha zhen

  23. FLAPPER for sure. I actually learned how to dance the Charleston when I was younger. The dresses were fun.

  24. Hey Kim! As always, it was so great to see you. At least we had more than five minutes to chat this year. :) Thanks for the great recap...we had such a wonderful time at the WRR again this year...and how amazing that Bobbi Smith joined us this year?

  25. LOL - how do you get around? :) Great to see you Kim!

  26. think about when i can go to this great event somedays :)

    i love cowboy so will prefer cowboy girl *grin

  27. Thanks for the fun post and pics! It's so cool to see faces with the author names I've always liked :)

    Ummmm... I'd say cowgirl as long as I could wear jeans. I don't do dresses

  28. It looks like a great time was had by all. I so envy you, what a bunch of wonderful events. I'd love to dress as a flapper, I love the dresses and the accessories.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  29. So great to see you Kim and I guess I ended up wearing both and then some at this years RT! LOL Had a blast, but so glad to lay my head on my own pillow again! Thank you for all your tireless work with SOS;) You're awesome, darlin'!!!;)


  30. Great photos. I'd choose cowgirl. I love those purple boots!

  31. I love the pics. I would say flapper, if it was just me. But if I am looking at a sexy cowboy, that could easily change. ;)
    I think I am going to start saving now for next year's RT.
    Everyone is saying what a great time they had. Glad you enjoyed it.

  32. Another amazing, hectic, glorious convention. What a thrill. A highlight for me was the SOS event, and you always stir up our emotions when you introduce special guests! Thanks for posting such great photos to keep the memories alive.

  33. Kim the pictures are great, and I do not know why you do not like yours taken cause you look fantastic in all your shots! I look like I am storing nuts in my cheeks!!! love ya

  34. What great pictures! I think I would pick the cowgirl costume but the flappers look like fun too.

  35. I love that everyone is so Happy in your pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I really have to go one year. I'd go with the Flapper.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com