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Monday, April 30, 2007

Back from RT

Today is my first day back since attending my very first Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. It most definitely will not be my last! I had a fabulous time, even though I ended up seriously sleep-deprived. I'm not much of a late-night person, but I was having so much fun, I was up way past my bedtime most nights.

I got to meet and hang out with some fabulous urban fantasy authors, who are also represented by my agent Miriam Kriss. I unofficially dubbed us "Miriam's Harem," and we sure did a lot of laughing together. I hooked up with them from the moment I arrived--I actually bumped into them when I was in line at the hotel registration desk. Here they are in all their glory:

From left to right, we have Miriam Kriss, Vicki Pettersson, Rachel Vincent, and New York Times bestselling author, Keri Arthur.

If you haven't read their books, you should run out and grab them immediately! (Well, you'll have to wait one short month to get Rachel's, but it sounds like it's going to be fabulous.)

I could give you a day-by-day, blow-by-blow description of my RT activities, but after barely sleeping for the duration of the convention, I'm not sure my brain cells are up to it. So I'll just show you pictures instead.

Me (trying not to have a fangirl meltdown) with Rachel Caine

Tawny Taylor

Me and Sunny

Shana Abe

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jackie Kessler

Kate Brallier (who, in her alter-ego as Anne Groell, is my editor at Bantam Dell)

Alexandra Sokoloff

Romance Divas Eden Bradley and Jax at the Fairy Ball

Me and fellow Bantam author Eden Bradley at the vampire party--and no, I'm not really scared of her, no matter how terrified I look in the picture (sorry, Eden!)

Samantha Kane, and the world's most photographed baby--little Adele. (Trying to walk with them from the elevator to a table at the Fairy Ball took about forty-five minutes, because everyone had to have a picture. Me included, obviously.)

MaryJanice Davidson and Charlaine Harris

An urban fantasy panel. From left to right: Jim Butcher, Miriam Kriss, Vicki Pettersson, Jeri Smith-Ready, (invisible panelist hidden behind Jeri), Keri Arthur, and, in front of the table, Sunny)

Circle of Seven Productions, who created my book video, arranged to have videos playing throughout the Book Fair. Here's a picture of my video playing on one of the two big screens.



At 10:52 AM, Blogger Sonja Foust said...

So. So. Cool. I'm so in next year.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Clover Autrey said...

Yay, pictures. It's almost like being there. K, it's nothing like being there, but I can pretend.

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Rachel Vincent said...

Great pictures! I had a blast too. ;-)

At 4:06 PM, Blogger stephhale said...

Those are great pictures, Jenna! It looks like I missed a blast. I'm hoping to get there someday!


Thanks for posting them!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Jeri said...

Jenna, it was great to meet you this weekend! Thanks for taking those shots. The invisible panelist to my left in the urban fantasy panel is Marjorie M. Liu.

Good luck with your new release and the upcoming deadline!

At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So great to hang with you last week, Jenna. Even if you are mostly mean. No wonder you write UF. {eg}

We'll do it again.


At 7:57 AM, Blogger Jenna Black said...

Mostly mean??? This from the woman who called me mean names just because I threw a tiny little sugar packet at her? You have crushed my tender feelings.

But it was fun meeting you anyway. LOL. Now I'll have to go check out your blog and see what havoc I can wreak.


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