First up, a couple of notices - I'm spoiling you all - we have another guest author tomorrow. Hmm, clue as to her identity: 3 sisters
Also, because of our lovely guest, we'll do the book club on Saturday, so keep a note of what you're reading this week :)
Now, onto the photos from last weekend's RWNZ Conference! I have bunches - I think I'll have to do another post next week with more pics!
This is a picture from of the Harlequin author dinner. Look at all those shiny glasses (they didn't stay empty long *g*).
Authors Sarah Mayberry & Frances Housden
Authors Trish Morey, Annie West & Daphne Clair
Me & Knight Agency agent Melissa Jeglinski at the cocktail party
Author Christina Phillips & my good friend Giovanna (highly commended in the Clendon Award!) Oh and there's our talented RWNZ Publicity maven Sue in the background.
Attacked by Darth Kylie (Griffin) at the A Touch of Fantasy Awards Dinner
Kylie claims another victim! This time, it's debut author Erica Hayes (look out for Shadowfae this October - all about succubi).
YA Author Amanda Ashby (go zombies!), and Harlequin's Cristina Lee
Authors Sara Hantz & Sandra Hyatt with you-know-who
The Emma Darcy finalists of 1999 - Yvonne Lindsay, Me & Trish Morey (Yvonne won). And Trish has got TWO R*BYs to her name. Go Class of '99!!
Wonderful bookseller Barbara Clendon with her gorgeous devil wings!
Author Annie West with Silhouette Executive Editor Mary-Theresa Hussey
Authors Abby Gaines (new RWNZ Prez!) & Susan Napier
John (Mary-Jo's husband), Mary-Jo Putney & some chick with a really ginormous smile *grin*
And I leave you with Wellington & Lambchop. I met Mary Jo and her husband in the lifts on the Sunday of the conference and ended up having breakfast with them - where I got to hear the sweet, sweet story Wellington and his lady. He came all the way from the U.S. to find his soul mate. When he saw Lambchop working as a shopgirl, it was love at first sight. Aw....