Tuesday, May 9, 2017

RT Recap Day 2 - Catching Up with Friends

On Tuesday morning, I enjoyed breakfast with Rae Latte, a book blogger in the Washington, DC, area.  Check out her blog at this link. We chatted about her first RT convention last year in Las Vegas ... and what she expected this year in Atlanta. I loved her enthusiasm for all things romance!

I later met KC Bateman (link) for morning coffee.  KC is a British ex-pat now living in the US ... and writing historical romance.  She charmed me with tales from her alter ego as a fine arts appraiser and on screen antique expert for British reality television shows.


I lunched with my roommate, Danielle Gorman, a book blogger who created Ramblings From This Chick (link). She is also an author assistant at Author's Pal (link) - an assistant I recommend!  After lunch, we took the skywalk to the Marriott ... where scenes from the second Hunger Games movie were filmed.

We joined the growing crowd for the first workshop of the week - RT Advantage with Liz Berry, cofounder of 1001 Dark Knights (link). Liz was spot on with her advice for authors - published and aspiring - to make the most of the RT Booklovers Convention. Thanks, Liz, for your guidance!

After hobnobbing in the lobby, I walked over to the Hard Rock Cafe with my sisters in arms - Navy surgeon Tamara W. and Air Force Veteran Julie Day (link).  I was among those who are good with their hands!  Multi-genre author Sara Humphreys (link) stopped by our table to chat.


For this week of recaps, I am giving away a sampling of books and swag from RT. To enter the giveaway,

1. Have you visited any movie or TV locations? Naturally, I toured several locations for Hawaii Five O. And H50 came to Hickam AFB multiple times ... I even spotted LL Cool J at this link for a crossover episode with NCIS: LA.

2. Comments are open through Monday, May 15, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 16.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Atlanta Marriott 


  1. Sadly, no, but my daughter visited an area in Hawaii where Jurassic Park was filmed.

  2. No have not.

  3. Haven't toured any movie or TV locations.

  4. We got to visit and meet Kate Winslet while she was at our town pool filming Little Children. And a couple of times we got to watch when they were filming scenes for The Sopranos with the late James Garafino.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. No --- Even though they filmed several tv shows in Chicago I have never seen them being filmed.

  6. I stayed at the hotel in Richmond Va. where they filmed the staircase scenes in Gone with the Wind - can't recall anything else.

  7. Never visited either.

  8. We were just in Rome and Pompeii. Many of the places we visited are locations in books and movies. We unintentionally visited all the churches included in Dan Brown's Angels and Demons

  9. We happened to be camping in a town that was filming a movie. We had no clue we were watching a film set while we were eating our ice cream. We kept wondering what was going on. LOL. Finally someone told us!

  10. I've visited Cong, Ireland where they filmed The Quiet Man.

  11. I was getting a pedicure in a salon and House of Cards was filming nearby--we could see them walking back and forth from the building across from the salon.

    I've been in two national commercials. One was filmed in my home with a very small crew, the other had a full SAG crew--I earned my SAG card on that one.


  12. I have not toured any tv or movie locations.
    Natty's Mama

  13. When I traveled to New York City as a teenager in the late 1970s, an NBC friend snuck several of us into the Saturday Night Live studio to watch Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris and John Belushi rehearse a skit. Wonderful!

  14. We watched a bit of the TV series Everglades being filmed in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They were filming a movie in New Orleans when we were there a few years ago. I don't remember what it was. We will be going back to NOLA soon, but I am afraid NCIS, New Orleans will likely be on vacation. Would love to watch them filming. Many, many years ago (1967) I watched them rehearsing a scene for Sweet Liberty in Central Park, NYC starting Shirley McClain. Only saw the doubles however.

  15. I haven't toured any movie or TV locations but I would love to do something like that.

  16. We visited Hobbiton from Lord Of The Rings in New Zealand. Loved seeing all the hobbit houses.