RWA in DC!

terri-with-harlequin-sign-2009I had a great time at the RWA (Romance Writers of America)’s annual Conference last week in Washington DC. The weather cooperated–the usual mid-July heat and humidity was replaced by mid-80 degree days that were comfortable for walking about and eating at lovely sidewalk cafes. 

I had the chance to sign at the Literacy Signing on Wednesday (which raised more than $60,000 in two hours!) and at the Harlequin signing for conference attendees.  I got to meet readers and talk writing and to see old friends and to make a few new ones.

And, I really enjoyed being an RWA RITA finalist for Best Romance Novella. It’s like being a princess at the ball for a week. Meeting Stephanie Laurens, who won the RITA in my category, was a big thrill for me, too. My inner romance reader was screaming in delight!

So, now I’m home and trying to do a little R&R before hunkering down on a new writing deadline…But, gosh, it was fun in DC!