We went to Disneyland!
Do you like amusement parks? I haven't been to one in a looong time,
until last week the Romance Writers of America had our annual
conference at a hotel in Anaheim, California.
Here's the ticket that got me into the park. This is Bambi (the first
movie I ever saw as a child). My roommate's ticket pictured Donald Duck. What is your favorite Disney character?
We had a young girl with us who wanted to visit the Disney princesses.
I was secretly pleased--now I had an excuse to pose with princesses,
too. Here I am with Belle. Do you have a favorite Disney princess?
We even rode a few rides. I screamed the whole way on the roller
coaster (then found out later that it was only the baby roller coaster,
not the big one--oops). The Pirates of the Caribbean water-ride was
fun, too. Here's the picture of Johnny Depp that greets you as you
(finally...the lines are long) step into the gate.
On Wednesday night we participated in the Literacy Autographing. It
was huge! At one point I stood up, turned around, and took this photo.
On Friday night we went to the Harlequin party. This is my longtime
writer friend Dani Collins (she just sold to Presents!), my
roommate Karen Foley (she writes for Blaze) and I wearing our Mickey
Here's a shot inside the Harlequin party. Award pins (for 25 books and
up--wow!) are being given out.
On Sunday we flew home across the country. Otis the cat was very
displeased that I left him (he slept on the suitcase the night before
my flight), but now that all is back to normal, he is happy again.
(Or, less cranky. He's a cat, after all.)
Now for the giveaway. (Yay!) Since I don't have a book out until
December, I'll be giving away a copy of Karen Foley's "Coming Up For
Air," her May 2012 Blaze. Karen was my best friend in childhood
(second and third grades), until her family moved away. We lost touch
but then met again at an RWA writer's meeting. Now she's my conference
roommate. Here she is at the Harlequin party. Her book cover is being
shown on the screen in the background.
Whew! Thanks for reading. I'll be back at 4 PM Eastern time to read
your comments. Take care!