Celebrate Little Victories is a special feature I host on Saturdays to appreciate the joy in my life. Today I celebrate Kimberly Rocha - she has endless enthusiasm for romance books! I met Kimberly at Lora Leigh's RAW (link). Actually, we didn't meet but we bumped into each other at the dance party. Here she is line dancing at the Western Roundup:
We actually met at the NJRW Conference one month later - we sat at the same table for lunch. It was then I realized we both attended RAW. While Kimberly was taking pictures of fabulous authors, I was ogling the delicious dessert:
I joined Kimberly for dinner along with several readers and authors, including Cathy Maxwell and Elizabeth Hoyt. Kimberly's enthusiasm was infectious ... we laughed through dinner.
I briefly chatted with her at the start of the RT Booklovers' Convention in New Orleans ... the crowds swallowed us up!
We finally hooked up at the RWA National Conference, finding each other in the same lines for publishers signings. We also chatted in the lobby in between workshops. I enjoyed watching Kimberly work the crowd - she had many a fan girl moments. Then again, Kimberly is a positive force in Romanceland. She is the founder of Book Obsessed Chicks (link) with a review blog and book club (that has expanded to several cities). Kimberly is also working with MyBookCrave (link). Her hard work has paid off with a new column at Romance At Random to share her love of Western Romances (link). Congrats, Kimberly!
I thank Kimberly for being a joy in my life! Do you have any friends who share your passion for romance? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, August 16, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 17.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
|A country truck to honor Kimberly ....