Monday, April 3, 2017

Aloha to Weekly Winners, RT Booklovers Convention, and Authors Galore

We have winners from last week's posts - Kim H. and Maureen win a book choice from my convention stash.  

Speaking of conventions, the RT Booklovers' Convention is one month away in Hot Atlanta!  From its website (link),

The RT Booklovers Convention is the book-industry event where you can mix business with pleasure. Attend more than 200 workshops as well as numerous parties and reader events that will keep you informed and in touch while having fun. It's where friends new and old come together to learn about the industry we love and to have fun with authors and fellow book lovers. Fifty percent of conventioneers are first-time RT Convention attendees, and many travel by themselves. However, almost all leave having made new friendships they'll cherish for years to come.

I am participating in four events:

Great Expectations - Virtual Assistants

Looking to build a successful partnership with a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual Assistants Kim & Kim explore what a virtual assistant can offer an author, including social media, newsletters, and blog tours. Kim & Kim will offer a step by step process to find the right assistant so authors can focus on the creative process.

Kim Lowe
Kimberly Rocha

Event Date:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11am – 12pm
Location: LL3/Conference/Industry Level
Room: Fairlie

Beach Blanket Bingo

Join Annette Funicello (Kim Rocha) & Frankie Avalon (Kim Lowe) for a special edition of Book Cover Bingo. Expect spontaneous singing, dancing, & flirting with lifeguards inspired by the beloved 60s film. Readers will join sun loving authors at their favorite beaches and compete for the book laden gift baskets ... perfect for the sand and surf!


Christi Barth
Christi Caldwell
Julia Day
Eileen Dreyer (AKA: Kathleen Korbel)
Elizabeth Essex
Avery Flynn
Maggie Mae Gallagher (AKA: Anya Summers)
Andrew Grey (AKA: Dirk Greyson)
Heidi Hormel
Jessica James
Harper Kincaid
Geri Krotow
Tamra Lassiter
Rae Latte
Ann Lethbridge
Siera London
Janna MacGregor
Stacy McKitrick
Kate Pearce (AKA: Catherine Lloyd)
Ella Quinn
Julie Rowe
Jessica Ruddick (AKA: Jessica Linden)
Dawn Ryder (AKA: Mary Wine)
Joanna Shupe
Tracy Solheim
Teri Anne Stanley
Beth Williamson (AKA: Emma Lang)

Kim Lowe
Kimberly Rocha

Event Date:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Location: LL2/Exhibit/Reader Level
Room: Grand Hall West, 3

SOS-Military Tribute

Our military is the backbone of our country. They pay the price for our freedom through all of their sacrifices. This military tribute is a multi-author-sponsored event to pay a moving tribute to our military and all they have done for our country. This event is open to all. Tables will be decorated by authors representing Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, etc.


KaLyn Cooper
Cristin Harber
Elle James (AKA: Myla Jackson)
Cat Johnson
Kim Lowe
JM Madden
Trish McCallan
Donna Michaels
Megan Mitcham
Caitlyn O'Leary
Ella Quinn
Julie Rowe
Susan Stoker
Natasza Waters
Sabrina York

Event Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:20pm – 1:20pm
Location: LL1/Ballroom Level
Room: Centennial III

Finding the Balance

Kim Lowe (SOS Aloha Book Reviews) and Kim Rocha (Book Obsessed Chicks Blog) guide authors on finding the right balance between public interaction and private life. We offer tips to effectively launch a book, organically engage readers, and still find time to enjoy the fruits of your success. The results: relaxed authors, increased sales, and satisfied readers.

Kim Lowe
Kimberly Rocha

Event Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: LL3/Conference/Industry Level
Room: Lennox

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For the month of April, I am giving away a box of books from authors I will meet at RT.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about your plans for April - anything fun in the works?

2.  Comments are open through Sunday, April 30, 10 pm in Baltimore.  

3.  I will be offline from Monday, May 1 - Sunday, May 7.  

4.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 8.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. Congrats to the winners. Wish I could take a vacation now, but I'll just have to amuse myself with some spring shopping for some flowers to plant.

  2. I'm sorry I won't be at the RT Book Lovers Convention. Sounds like a great time. Have no special plans this month.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Yesssssss!!! My birthday falls during the Easter weekend! So I have lots to look forward to

  4. No fun for me - I'm having surgery on my elbow and ulnar nerve next week, which will be followed by rotator cuff surgery in June to repair an 8 x 9 mm tear. 😩

  5. Celebrating Easter with family, our 48th wedding anniversary and meeting up with a college pal and his wife of my husband.

  6. The only plans we have are to empty this house to get it ready to sell!! Those are huge plans because this house is cluttered. ICK!

  7. My daughter is having a "is it a boy or a girl" party. My first grandchild is due in August!!!

  8. I'll be searching for a dress to wear to my niece's wedding in May - want something comfortable, but pretty.

  9. We celebrated my husband's birthday. The rest of the month is Easter, middle son's prom, oldest's college LAX game, and not sure what shenanigans the youngest may have.

    Middle son finally committed to Alabama for the fall.


  10. We are going to Florida for Easter and I get to see my two sisters and their family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Four events, whew! I hope you enjoy it all...and have some time to put your feet up.

    In the end of April I get to tag along with my husband on his work trip. He will sit in meetings all day and I will get to read! A true vacation.

  12. Thanks
    Great authors and book
    Not much ding in April, just read and work

  13. Have a great time at the R.T. Nothing much doing in April. Thanks for the chance to win a pack of surprise books. Always a treat.
    Karen T.

  14. Just celebrated my daughter's bday and now Easter coming up. Outside of that nothing much for April.

  15. April is a busy month. We spent the first week in Florida visiting family and friends. I had a second surgery for a detached retina on the 11th. The month is full of veteran and Red Cross related events. The Honor Flight group we volunteer with will be taking our next group up to Washington, DC the end of the month. The last two weeks of the month are way too busy. Would really like to be attending RT, but am glad now I didn't plan on it. My eye would likely prevent me from going, unless my husband takes me.