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Pics from the Romantic Times Convention
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I promised I’d share, so here are the first few. My sister and I traveled together from Little Rock to Orlando. Our trip started on a sour note when we found out our flight was cancelled, but we were placed on a Delta plane and made it by evening. We missed the first of many parties with our Allure Author buddies, but them’s the breaks. Six of seven of our AA buddies made it. Meet the crew!


From the left is Myla Jackson (sis is soooo going to kill me for this shot!), Vivi Anna, me, Cathryn Fox and Sasha White. This was right before the Allure Authors’ Paradise Happy Hour started, thus the flowers in our hair. Sylvia Day was fashionably late and missed out on the photo op. We gave away a ton of books and served sangria. We had about ten bottles left and shared it with friends that night beside the pool. If anyone has pictures of the group sitting at the pool edge, soaking our sore feet, I’d love a copy!

RT is all about hooking up with friends. Okay, so there’s work to do—panels, meetings with agents and editors, etc.—but the part I enjoy most is seeing old friends. I met with my agent the first night after we arrived, but didn’t think to take a camera. It was an interesting chat. And I loved the chance to put a face to the voice I’ve talked to so often on the phone. Ethan’s a gentleman and all business. No news to share yet, but we are working hard on several projects. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Here are Beth Williamson, Kimberly Kaye Terry, and my ham of sister. Beth, I’ve met several times over the years. She just had her first release with Brava and I wish her all the luck. She’s a terrific writer and a very nice person. Kim K and I have known each other since my days in San Antonio. We’ve been through a lot together and her career is about to take off in a very big way. Sis, well, you know her as Myla, but she has an established career with Harlequin Intrigue as Elle James as well.

Meeting new friends is another great reason to attend. Here’s my new favorite person with my sister. If you haven’t read Mark Henry’s Happy Hour of the Damned, then you’re missing out on a huge treat. We met at the Kensington party where I broke my rule of no drinking at conference, because he was happily getting toasted. We discovered a mutual love for really bad Sci-Fi Channel “B” movies and Bruce Campbell.

Can’t you just tell from his expression why I love him so much?

Stop by tomorrow for more pics and stories from RT 09!

12 comments to “Pics from the Romantic Times Convention”

  1. Mark
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      · April 29th, 2009 at 3:29 pm · Link

    I’m totally swiping that last pic!!!



  2. Fedora
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      · April 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Such awesome photos, Delilah! They sure do tell the story of a great time being had!



  3. Sheila
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      · April 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm · Link

    It looks like you had an awesome time at RT. Welcome back



  4. Brandy Walker
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      · April 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Looks like a great time so far. Can’t wait to see and hear more.



  5. ArkansasCyndi
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      · April 30th, 2009 at 12:01 pm · Link

    I met Mark Henry at Dreamin in Dallas. He and Jayne Wells did awesome workshop. And yes, I bought his books!

    and you know I LUV Vivi Anna and SJ Day. AM so jealous you know them.

    Umm can you snag Eve of Destruction ARC for me please?



  6. Earlene
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      · April 30th, 2009 at 12:44 pm · Link

    :lol:
    So do remember any of the night you broke your no alcohol rule. LOL. Sounds like you
    had a great time. I’m looking forward to more pictures.



  7. Sasha
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      · April 30th, 2009 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Great Pics! Wish we’d had more time to hang. Miss you already.

    BUT, we have lots to do this year!



  8. Valerie
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      · April 30th, 2009 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Great pics!! I’m trying to catch RT pics from all over the net. Looking forward to seeing more pics.

    Valerie



  9. Delilah
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      · May 1st, 2009 at 8:32 am · Link

    I had to send Mark that picture. I knew he’d love it.

    Fedora!
    I wish I’d taken more. But really, the camera was the last thing on my mind. Always an afterthought. I had a blast.

    Sheila! Thank you, ma’am. My feet are especially grateful that I’m back.



  10. Delilah
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      · May 1st, 2009 at 8:35 am · Link

    Brandy!
    It’s all pretty much a happy haze right now. :mrgreen:

    Cyndi!
    I don’t know, but I’ll give it a try!

    Thanks, Earlene. I remember breaking it, but the rest is kind of murky.

    Sasha!
    We will be spending lots and lots of time together online!

    Valerie!
    There are many authors who were much more diligent than me about taking pictures. I just hope they don’t have any of me when I was singing karaoke. Okay, so I’m almost sure that never happened.



  11. Caffey
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      · May 2nd, 2009 at 12:24 am · Link

    Looked like so much fun! I am so going to get there some time!!! Thanks for the pics, you Allure ladies are beautiful!



  12. Delilah
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      · May 3rd, 2009 at 8:20 am · Link

    Caffey! Thank you, ma’am!