I’m having the best time. Yesterday’s lunch was at a restaurant called Boulevard, with a view of the Golden Gate and lovely, light, beautifully presented food. How could I have forgotten to mention that there was a third favorite person present, Diane Moggy. Diane is a study in grace, good manners, and beauty. On top of all that, she’s smart. The four of us really enjoyed our get-together.
Evening brought Nancy Berland’s wonderful party, at the lovely St. Francis Hotel, in their historic St. Francis suite. Elegance and good company–we honor various librarians and booksellers, and of course I always enjoy seeing writer friends there. Nancy and her team do a FABULOUS job–it’s hands-down my favorite RWA event.
Good news! I was given an award from Borders Books–“McKettrick’s Heart” showed the greatest improvement in sales of the year! I was so excited, and had no clue. Life was too crazy before the conference, or I’d have seen the notice in the RWR, RWA’s report to members. Duh!
I’m having breakfast with Jill Marie Landis and Kristen Hannah, two MORE of my favorite people, this morning. After that, Jenni and I are heading for Chinatown. We have the whole day before the party for Single-Title writers tonight–thrown by Harlequin. (It means we write stand-alone books, instead of or as well as Special Editions, Desires, etc.)
I’m loving this! I took a year off from the actual conference, as many of you know, but next year, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be back in the swing.
More later. Gotta go and get spiffed up for breakfast!