Wednesday, May 10, 2017

RT Recap Day 3 - Breakfast, Bingo, and Historical Babes

Wednesday brought the first full day of the RT Booklovers Convention. Tamara and I skipped the crush of readers attending the kick off party to enjoy a leisure breakfast in the hotel restaurant - we loved the vegetable hash made from sweet potatoes with a egg on top!  This hardy meal fortified me for BEACH BLANKET BINGO with:

Christi Barth, Julia  Day, Eileen Dreyer, Elizabeth Essex, Avery Flynn, Maggie Mae Gallagher, Andrew Grey, Heidi Hormel, Jessica James, Harper Kincaid, Geri Krotow,Tamra Lassiter, Rae Latte, Ann Lethbridge, Siera London, Janna MacGregor, Stacy McKitrick, Kate Pearce, Ella Quinn, Julie Rowe, Jessica Ruddick (AKA: Jessica Linden), Dawn Ryder, Joanna Shupe, Teri Anne Stanley, and Beth Williamson

Bingo took a back seat to singing - the Historical authors sang Abba's DANCING QUEEN, the spicy authors sang Pat Benetar's FIRE AND ICE, and the contemporary authors sang the Beach Boys' KOKOMO.  Thanks to the authors for joining the fun! 

Once we cleaned up, it was time for an early dinner!  I dined with Tracy Solheim, Kate Pearce, and two other readers at SWEET GEORGIA'S JUKE JOINT (link).  The combination of Southern food and jazz music was the perfect setting for winding down after a busy day. 

After dinner, I peeked into the Romance Rockabilly Street Festival.  Publishers hosted game booths while the band played swing music.  Many readers dressed in polka dots dresses and rolled up jeans. Cathy Maxwell and Heather Graham showed us how to dance!
For this week of recaps, I am giving away a sampling of books and swag from RT. To enter the giveaway,

1. What song would you have sang with authors ... feel free to name any song!  Or what is your favorite Southern food?

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

Below is the historical authors at the Pistols and Petticoats party ... 


  1. Not sure what song, maybe something by Beyonce. Love country fried steak with lots of gravy.

  2. I've grown fond of fried green tomatoes.

  3. Anything from QUEEN is fun to sing in a group.

  4. Love too many southern foods to have a fave

  5. I do so enjoy Bar b q. I would have sung Afternoon Delight.

  6. I would have sung Sweet Caroline. Love that one.

  7. How about Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson?

  8. I never know the names of songs - I blame the radio dj's - they don't tell you who'd singing & what the song is called.

  9. Dancing Queen--we all need a little ABBA in our lives


  10. Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is good. And Southern Fried Chicken with Cole Slaw is a favorite. Love the picture of the historical authors in their dresses.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Queen is one of my favorite groups. I have to go with the southern fried chicken!

  12. Fried chicken is my favorite Southern food. I would have gone with Pink for one of my favorite groups.
    Natty's Gma.

  13. In honor of the conference being in Atlanta, I'd like to sing either "Georgia on My Mind" or "Midnight Train to Georgia." After that, let's have peach cobbler! Sounds like fun. Great pic of the historicals authors.

  14. As long as we're singing in a group, I'm game for almost anything. A far as a favorite southern food goes.... or that's even harder to nail down. I could tell you things I do not like and either will not eat (Chitlins -- chitterlings) or try not to eat (brunswick stew and okra for example).

  15. These posts are making me miss going to RT even more. A case of so close but so far away. It is such an enjoyable event to participate in.
    Anyway, KOKOMO would be fine. THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN by Queen would be fun.

  16. It looks like fun. I would sing something from the Grease soundtrack.

  17. Anything by Paul Anka.