Monday, July 30, 2007

Dallas Photos

My trip to the US actually didn't start with the Dallas RWA Conference, but I figure that's what you guys most want to hear about, so here goes.

One of the absolute highlights of the trip for me was getting to meet my agent, Nephele Tempest, and my editor, Cindy Hwang, in person. I adore them both, so it was such a blast hanging out with them before and during the conference.

The first pic is of me and Cindy at the revolving restaurant at the top of the Reunion Tower in Dallas. Lunch was awesome but oh my gawd did that restaurant revolve fast! We could actually see it moving.

While I was in New York, I also met Leis Pederson, Cindy's assistant and acquiring editor. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera so my pictures of Leis are really tiny ones taken on my cellphone, which I shall post once I figure out how to download them from said phone.

Next up is my photo with Nora Roberts (courtesy of Jane from Dear Author). See, I really did meet her! Needless to say, she was absolutely lovely.

I also ran into several of the Romance Divas in the goody room. Below is a shot of Dana, Jax, Eden Bradley, Gemma Halliday and Gena Showalter. Look at those beautiful smiles!

That night at the literacy signing, who should I be sitting next to but the talented Linnea Sinclair. Here we are with our mascots - hers is a furzel (a catlike creature from Games of Command) and mine is a kiwi.

During the signing, I met several readers of this blog and some of those people owe me photos. I'm waiting...

I also met the gorgeous and extremely nice Jane Porter that same night (just so you know that I didn't wear that shirt the whole conference *grin*).

More photos to come as I get them organized, but I'm also going to try and get the blog back on track, so the reader interviews will start up again tomorrow, followed by some catch-up things, and then I'll start bombarding you with photos once more. I have several of fellow bloggers, as well as other authors, which I know you guys will enjoy seeing!


Amanda Ashby said...

Great photos, Nalini - and you're looking very glam in them all as well!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo! I love seeing pictures. So, what all DID you see on vacation? Which did you like best? Did people ask you to talk to them once they found out where you're from and figured you had to have a cool accent?

Oh, and how was it going from winter in NZ to summer in U.S. and back to winter?

Anonymous said...

Amanda, thanks and congratulations again on your awesome review!

Jennifer - oooh, so much to talk about - all shall be revealed soon... The weather change wasn't too bad, actually. Coming back was a little bit of a shock but since I returned from SF, it wasn't as bad as it might've been had I returned from say, Vegas (sheesh it was HOT there!).

ShellBell said...

Love the photos Nalini

Kati said...

Great photos Nalini. Sounds like you had a terrific time in Dallas.

BTW, Michelle Buonfiglio mentioned to me that you'll be blogging with her on Lifetime (I'm a HUGE fan of your writing and have been fussing at her since I read STS to read you). I'm so thrilled and can't wait to have you visit the Bellas!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Nalini. Great photos!

Nalini Singh said...

Thanks, Shell and Shelley!

MaryKate - it was so much fun to meet Michelle in Dallas. I'm really looking forward to guest-blogging on her site and meeting all the bellas.

Kati said...

Yes, I've just set up a "primer" with her, since I think she's starting with Caressed by Ice (despite my telling her that Lucas Hunter is a dessert to be savored slowly). So I'm going to give her a quick walk-thru of the world building so she's caught up.

I just finished a reread of both books, so far so hopefully I can answer her questions! If not, I'll tell her to email you! LOL!

Anonymous said...

MaryKate - that's so awesome about the "primer"! :)

Casee said...

Do I owe you a picture? I thought we took one w/ your camera too. I took so many pictures at that signing that it's all jumbled. I'll just email it to you. :)

Anonymous said...

Casee - yup, email me!