Countdown to RWA 2011

I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even had time to wax sentimental this time around. Oh time, he waits for no one.

I’m coming off of a workshop and impromptu book signing this week and running headlong into last minute preparations for RWA. This year will be my first signing at the annual RWA literacy autographing and I’m definitely excited about it. There are 500 authors signing so I’m sure it will be fabulous. Hopefully a few people will come by to see me and say hello.

I’ve also designed a new series of RTCs for THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL for RWA and Dragon*Con:


I am SO in love with the new cover as well as the cards. *googly eyes* The images on the back sides are used with permission from in return for the free advertising so if you’re dying to get your own suit of ancient Chinese armor or a beautiful flowing hanfu, check them out. I’ve ordered two outfits from them and they’re absolutely gorgeous.

I’ll be giving details on how to get these cards in my newsletter coming out this Wednesday in case you’re not going to either conference. If you are going to RWA, keep an eye out in the goody room or you can also look for me Tuesday night at the signing.

Los Angeles, Here I Come

I’m preparing for the RT Booklover’s Convention in Los Angeles from April 6-10 and this may be the biggest suitcase I have ever packed.

As a long time traveler, having to pack a checked bag makes me cringe, but there was no way around it for the convention. I mean, how else was I going to get my wardrobe, which included a pair of glittery faery wings, to Los Angeles?

I’m very excited because this is my first time going to RT. I’m speaking on three panels and also have two appearances at Club RT. This will also be the first big unveiling of the Romance Trading Cards and I can’t wait to collect them from all the authors there. I’ll be carrying buttons to distribute to the RTCers so readers will be able to find them.

In the meantime, OperationAuction is currently underway to raise money for book blogger Fatin whose husband was tragically killed. Five sets of Romance Trading Cards from over 60 authors are being auctioned over the week. All proceeds will go to Fatin and her family.