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I had a great time at the Silken Sands Conference. I met so many wonderful folks, heard some fabulous speeches (Dianna Love and Karen Rose were amazing), and had the chance to sit in on some informative workshops.  And, since the conference was at the beach, I had an awesome view, too.  So thanks to all the GCC ladies for a great time! It was great to be able to reconnect with the writers I know–and to make some time for new networking.  Everyone I met was friendly and excited about writing.  How could I ask for more?  The agents and editors were all super knowledgeable about the industry and Barbara Vey (from Publishers Weekly) had me smiling every time she shared some of her industry info (Barbara knows those readers!).  Overall–a great event. Can’t wait for Silken Sands 2010!

So what’s next on my conference agenda?


My next conference is a virtual one! I won’t be able to attend the RT Convention this year, so I’m making plans to attend Lucy Monroe’s Reader At Home Conference.  And here are all the details for you…

“What do tons of authors, tons of prizes, tons of hotties and tons of readers have in common? They’re attending the first ever Readers at Home Conference! During the week of April 26-30, authors and readers will converge on Lucy Monroe’s blog to celebrate their favorite genre – romance!We are giving away Swag Bags to the first 50 readers who register for the conference. To register, all you have to do is send an email to Lucy Monroe with your name and mailing address (for the Swag Bag) stating your intention to attend the RAH Conference. The Swag Bags are for conference attendees only and we are trusting that you truly intend to attend the conference and interact with the authors and other readers on the blog. :) Lucy is shipping the Swag Bags at her own expense, but many authors have donated loot for you all, and each Swag Bag will have a free book inside.

Yes, that’s right – the conference is FREE. How cool is that?

Every day there will be multiple authors visiting and guest blogging, with new posts going live every 3 hours between 6 AM and 6 PM. Lucy will post a hottie who is definitely hunky enough to be a cover model and there will be daily drawings for multiple prizes (more than 50 over the week!!!), including dozens of signed books, a B&N gift card, a t-shirt, 3 prize tote bags filled with books and goodies (from Sue G at BTRB and Becke Davis), free online subscriptions to Affaire de Couer magazine and 2 more Swag Bags given away each day. What could be better?

Hope to see YOU there!”

Readers at Home Conference Sponsors
~ Guest Blogging Authors ~
Elizabeth Amber
Jules Bennett
Jenna Bayley-Burke
Leigh D’Ansey
Jami Davenport
Kate Davies
HelenKay Dimon
Diana Duncan
Cynthia Eden
Kimberly Fisk
Barbara Freethy
Tricia Jones
Nicola Marsh
Kaylin McFarren
Susan Meier
Lucy Monroe
Elisabeth Naughton
Erin Nicholas
Lorie O’Clare
Rick Reed
Maggie Robinson
Patti Shenberger
Gabi Stevens
Kay Stockham
Helen Scott Taylor
Karen Van der Zee
Other Readers at Home Conference Sponsors
(donated prizes, items for the Swag Bags, etc.)
Affaire de Coeur
Borders True Romance Blog
Monica Burns
Christie Craig
Lori Foster
Donna Grant
Faye Hughes
Margaret Mallory
Becke Martin
Alexis Morgan
Laurie Ryan
J.L. Wilson

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2 responses to “Conferences”

  1. Edie says:

    What a cool idea! I just sent my email to Lucy.

    Glad you had such a great time at the Silken Sands. It sounds lovely.

  2. Sherry says:

    AND you and your co-chair Joan Turner were amazing and made it awesome!