The authors' panel at Bobbi Smith's workshop. From the left, that's Heather Graham, Debra Parmley, Linnea Sinclair and Jade Lee. I tried to get a shot of Stacey Kade (who is sitting next to Linnea) but just couldn't get a shot around that head in the way.
This is the gift basket that Lizzie T. Leaf, Sam Cheever and I contributed to for the booksellers at the convention.
Laura Baumbach talking with Robert Gregory Browne at "our" table in the bar. We chose the table for two reasons: first, it was right by the elevator banks and second, because it gave us an unadulterated view of our banner. Both Laura and Robert are great people to talk to--and drink with...not that I would know...
For some reason, Lizzie T. Leaf (on the left) and Sandra Hicks didn't want this picture to be seen by anyone. *grin*
So naturally, I had to post it. I think it's funny and I'm not sure how many hurricanes and glasses of wine we'd had by this particular point in the evening.
"Saving the boys"
The Faerie Ball was a lot of fun, but we were considered a safe haven for Bret Battles, Robert Gregory Browne and Jason Scott Bell after the strip show the night before during Ellora Cave's Red party. (The male dancers didn't actually strip, which was a bummer, but the boys weren't taking any chances) That's Cynthia Vespia on the left. keeping them entertained. All three men were fabulous people and fantastic writers, and I've added Jason's The Art of War for Writers to my reference shelf. Outstanding book about writing--I recommend it highly.
Another picture of Cynthia Vespia, who was signing copies of her book The Crescent at the Thursday Book Expo. Female gladiators!!! Let me repeat that--female gladiators!!!!! Cyn's books are a hell of a lot of fun--but I knew that already from reading her Demon Hunter series.
Lizzie T. Leaf, looking absolutely gorgeous as she prepared to sign copies of her book Dead Done Right. I edit Lizzie and she's one of my favorite writers to work with.
Another of my favorite writers that I edit--that's the glorious LB Gregg on the left, sitting next to Cyn at the AMP bar table. If you look closely, you can see our banner over LB's right shoulder.
Lucynda Storey, my fabulous editor for the Asphodel series, at the Friday book signing. That's my Mythos 1: Bride of Death cover in the lower right hand corner. We all switched up on the promo items, mixing and matching them all week for greater AMP exposure--one of the great benefits of working together as a group to promote each other.
And this would be my husband Shannon, looking adorable and pretending to listen intently before he kills off that Killians in his hand. As far as I was concerned, Shannon won "Husband of the Convention" honors for always double-checking--and sometimes stocking--my promo lane display as soon as he arrived at the convention each night. It didn't take long for the other AMP ladies to learn to appreciate my husband either. By the end of the week, he'd been thoroughly spoiled by all of them.
If anyone else has RT pictures they want to share, just drop me a line! Because, you might have noticed, there's something missing in all these pictures--me. *grin* Not that it was intentional or anything.