Janette Kenny

Celebrate Romance Conference

This past weekend was fun and eye-opening. It’s always good to hear the readers take on our novels, and the majority were very eager to share. Not surprisingly, some don’t have a good grasp on how the industry works, and how little imput the author has in some aspects. (Like covers, release dates)

But all in all it was a good small conference, very laid back and peopled with some big names in the industry. I was happy to meet and talk with some of my fav authors. In no particular order: Jenna Peterson, Lorraine Heath, Lori Wilde, Patricia Rice, Cathy Maxwell, Cindy Kirk, Elizabeth Hoyt, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Sandy Blair, Melody Thomas.

The talks by authors were short but very informative and entertaining. Jenna Peterson and Jade Lee could be standup comics, imo.

I picked up books by new-to-me authors as well. The food was fabulous and way too much. 🙂 I did my first ever signing and sold out. YAY! And I’ve posted a few pictures on my website.

So now it’s back to work, after my first interview with a reporter in about an hour. Catch you all later.

6 comments to “Celebrate Romance Conference”

  1. Larissa
    March 6th, 2007 at 1:58 pm · Link

    Glad you had a good time!

    I just got notice today that your book shipped. I should have it in my greedy little hands in a few days!!!!

  2. Jan
    March 6th, 2007 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Woohoo!!! I was sure tickled when Amazon delivered your Secrets issue. And wow, GF, you are getting constant exposure with that cover. It’s ran in the last three RTs. WTG!!! Now if I can steal time to read yours and friend Rae’s stories. Time. I need time. 🙂

  3. Larissa
    March 7th, 2007 at 7:13 am · Link

    Let me know what you think about the stories! 🙂

    And yeah, I’ve been thrilled with the RS ads. Of course, it would help if the book could actually be found in stores…

  4. Jan
    March 7th, 2007 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Damn straight–what an inconvenience. BUT, I didn’t hesitate to order it. You’re still in the small steps, GF. You’re headed to the top, and then your books will be everywhere. 🙂

  5. Ivka
    March 9th, 2007 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Isn’t it fun meeting authors and readers in the same place.
    I went to CR-2005 (Baltimore,MD), I loved it! I hope to go again.

    I met Jenna Petersen at NJRW,what a nice lady she is.

    One Real Cowboy is next to be read on my pile of books!

  6. Jan
    March 10th, 2007 at 8:27 am · Link

    It is a fabulous conference, Ivka. I’d been a frequent visitor ot Passionate Pen, and had met Jenna in Atlanta last year, but hadn’t had the chance to really talk to her until now. She is a true wit. Hope you love my cowboy! 🙂

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