Friday, May 1, 2009

RT Convention: More Fun Photos

I'm finally feeling more into the swing of things, so I wanted to post a few more photos from the RT Convention. Everyone was fantastic and I made some amazing new friends. I would definitely recommend RT to any aspiring author and for readers who love romance!

Check out some more fun shots from RT below and don't forget every comment enters you to win a $25 gift card or load of goodies!

I've already blogged about how inspirational Heather Graham was when she stopped by our aspiring authors workshop, but you have to know that she is a very friendly and talented lady! Not only did she sing and perform at multiple events - including her fantastic Vampire Ball - but she was always gracious and took time to speak with many fans and writers. It was such a pleasure to meet her. Check out Heather's Website here.

I cannot tell you how much I love Judi McCoy! I won't go on and on, but not only is she a great teacher, but she's also a very special woman who gives so much of herself! Please check out Judi's latest release, Hounding the Pavement and buy a copy - all the proceeds from the book go to the Best Friends Animal Society. Get all the details about Judi's new Dogwalker Mysteries at

Next to Judi in the photo is romance author Amanda McIntyre. I know I keep saying this, but Amanda was so nice and willing to talk to fans and authors! We had a lovely conversation about traveling and I just had to buy her book The Diary of Cozette! The cover is gorgeous! Check it out at

Traci Hall was one of the super awesome ladies I befriended at the conference. Such a sweet heart, Traci writes both a young adult series and adult romances. Check out her website at

I also met Karen Kendall who currently writes a fantastic romantic suspense series called ARTemis. If you like your romance suspenseful with a bit of glamour and danger, then check out Karen's website at

I want to say a very special thank you to author Susan Yarina for being so wonderful to me during the conference. Her input on my work in progress was beyond helpful and she is a delight. Check out Susan's website at

I met so many more remarkable authors and ladies at the event that I can't list them all! I'm hoping to have them stop by Cheeky Reads soon and talk about their latest releases and what else they are up to.

Don't forget to leave your comments to enter to win some fantastic prizes! Every comment is an entry!


  1. What great photos! And there looks like so many goodies there! How awesome that you got to meet Karen Kendall and Heather Graham!

  2. Love your website, articles and pictures. I too am a romance writer. And before I leave I'd like to tell you a little something about my new book, "Beth:Love Along The B.G.Sanford," and just released by Eoquent Books. It's the story of one woman who overcomes all odds and obstacles that life has dealt her, to find real Love......Along The Way. It's both an amazing and entertaining story, the reader is sure to enjoy. And if one is inclined to buy my book, it can be bought off the internet or by asking one's local bookstore to order it in for them.
    Good reading friends,

  3. Thanks for sharing all of your photos from RT. For those of us who were unable to attend, it makes it just a tad better.
    I have heard a lot of good things about Amanda McIntyre's books Diary of Cozette, but have not read it yet. Was so glad to be able to put a face to the name.


  4. Oh my gosh......It looks fantastic.. And can't wait to read some of these.

    Denise Jo

  5. I had such a great time at the RT. It was my first time there and I won the Amanda McIntyre's basket - The smelly stones and other goodies were awesome.

  6. Well, I see you got me yapping...again:) thats okay, I loved meeting you and let me tell any aspiring author out there ,you cannot go wrong to take Judi McCoy's pre-con writing classes at RT!(and no she didn't pay me to say that!) okay, maybe a few of those yummy chocolate candy paws she had--
    it was great to meet you and Marietegg Im so glad you liked the Smelly stones!! LOL I went back and bought some myself! I told you that you can rub them on your pulse points right? and the glitter stays on your skin?
    its such a faery thing! I love it!

    So who do I talk to here about including Cheeky Reads on my "25 blogs in 25 days..the TORTURED tour?" (that needs a them song)
    Yessiree, that cover that everyone was ogling at the bookfair actually has a full fledged story that comes with it!!

    Would love to include you if you're into that kind of adventure;)) of course there will be a book or two given away!!

    Hope to see you in August and again in Columbus for RT 2010!!

    Amanda M.
    Timeless Passion!

  7. I was there and didn't get to meet all the authors you mentioned but I've known about the generousity of Heather Graham for some time.

    Isn't it great you can make new friends instantly over a book?

  8. Thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts. Glad you had a good time...Kim

  9. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the photos. One of these days, I'll be able to afford to attend a conference.

  10. Wow! I would love to go to conventions like that! It looks like a lot of fun! I love reading!
    Angie Gulley

  11. It looks like you had a great time and it's interesting to see author's I've read in your pictures.

  12. Thanks for sharing your photos and posting about RT. I've read all of the author's stories in the photos except for one. It was nice to see their pictures. Glad you had a great time!

  13. What great photos. Looks like a wonderful event. I hope to one day attend a conference.

  14. This looks like soooo much fun. Man I would love to go one year.... *sigh*

  15. All your posts about the RT convention were awesome. One of these days I will make my way to one. Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of us!

  16. I wish I could have gone to it it looks like so much fun,
    Great blog today, thanks

  17. I enjoyed reading about the RT convention. I wish I could have been there. It was just too far.

  18. Thanks for sharing!! I'm SO hoping that next year I can go to RT, with it being in Ohio.
    It looks and sounds like you had such a good time~~I'm green w/ envy!!



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