Sunday, July 13, 2014

RWA's Annual Conference - Librarians' Day, Literacy Autographing, Military Spouses, and Delta Gamma

Seven Flags of Pearl Harbor

Next week I fly to San Antonio for RWA's Annual Conference. I plan to spend Monday and Tuesday exploring San Antonio. Wednesday brings out the heavy hitters with the Librarian's Day:

Building a Story: How Authors Go from Rough Idea to Finished Book with Patty Blount, Kristan Higgins, Jeannie Moon, Carly Phillips, and Sherry Thomas

Saddle Up and Get Ready to Read with Librarian John Charles and authors Lori Austin, Carolyn Brown, Laura Drake, Katie Lane, Jane Porter and Lori Wilde

Love Your Library: Librarians and Authors in a New Publishing Era with Laura Florand and Jennifer Lohmann.

Librarian and Reader Appreciation Luncheon featuring Barbara Samuel

I am honored to have the Chief Librarian from the Joint Base San Antonio (Fort Sam Houston, Randolph AFB, and Lackland AFB) join me for this event.  We will be sitting with contemporary author Tracy Solheim for the luncheon.

The day ends with a bang with the Literacy Autographing:

At the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations. Since 1990, RWA has raised more than $825,000 to fight illiteracy.

The 2014 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom.

Here's a link to the list of authors participating in the Literacy Autographing.  If you live within driving distance of San Antonio, come on down!

For Military Spouses in San Antonio, RWA is offering a limited number of free tickets to the Librarian's Luncheon (and the networking event to follow) to appreciate your service and sacrifice.  This is a great opportunity to hobnob with your favorite authors and learn more about the romance industry.   If you are interested in attending, please contact me at

I am also calling on the Delta Gammas in the San Antonio area - collegiates and alumni.  I am a DG (University of Tampa - Epsilon Theta) and so is Tracy Solheim (University of Tennessee - Gamma Alpha).  We are bringing our DG shirts to take a picture together ... and I extend an invitation to other DGs to meet us on Wednesday, July 23, 4 pm for coffee.  You are also welcome to attend the Literacy Autographing to support Tracy!   If you can join us, please contact me at


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Anchors Aweigh with Jane Austen on Pearl Harbor
(the Anchor is the DG symbol)


  1. OMG have a great time, I'm sitting with Tracy next year at Barbara Vey's luncheon.

  2. Sounds like you have a full schedule - have fun!

  3. That sounds wonderful!! Have a wonderful time! :)

  4. I have missed seeing Jane Austen!!

  5. Looking forward to seeing you again, Kim. I'm flying in Monday night to do some exploring on Tuesday. Going to be a fun week!

  6. That must be fun. Hope I can join something like this. I think this is a great way to have bonding with my friends, military spouses like me.

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