But it doesn't start with T. No, this trouble starts with L.
As in, Lady Scribes at RT.
You see, last week was the Romantic Times Readers Convention (otherwise known as RT) in Chicago. And, well, a number of your Lady Scribes were present.
One thing I've quickly learned when getting together with various other Lady Scribes members is that we will invariably attract more than our fair share of trouble.
At least at RT they had a means to deal with us.
And no, it isn't because I had had too many drinks. I didn't start drinking until after we'd escaped our imprisonment that night. It might have had something to do with the fact that she is a social butterfly, and was off charming someone's socks off them. She has a knack for that.
There were countless moments where we got to dress up in costumes.
But RT wasn't all just about the costumes. We had more serious moments, too. Quiet. Stoic. Pensive. Reflective.
And...well, I'll just show him to you and let you decide for yourself how serious he was.
Neither could this.
But I digress. Back to what RT was really all about.
There were book signings...
There were photo shoots...(way to @$^& early in the morning, Catherine grumbles beneath her breath)...
There were workshops and games and prizes...
We mixed with other writers and readers, agents and editors, cover models, and just about everyone else involved in the romance community.
RT was my first conference, but it won't be my last. As a matter of fact, as you read this, I'm probably on my way back to Chicago to go to Spring Fling. We'll see if I come home with so much incriminating evidence...I mean with so many books and so much swag. (The stuff I shipped home just got here. Twenty-eight pounds of free books and swag. Oy!)
I had so much stuff, I decided to give some of it to my cats.
Too bad I already had to take it away. They were having a blast with it, but then one of them started puking feathers. Bye bye, feather boa.
Anyway, this should give you a little glimpse into what the Lady Scribes who were present at this year's RT were up to. I know I'll be going back again next year...with an extra, empty suitcase in order to lug everything home!
Have you been to any readers or writers conventions? Do you want to go but just haven't been able to yet? And if you were there, how much will we have to bribe you with in order to keep you quiet about...um...well, I'm sure there's something we need to have kept quiet. Darn those espresso chocolate martinis! So how much? All who comment and leave us their email address within the comment will be entered to win a prize pack of some of the books and swag I got at RT. I'll draw a name randomly tomorrow morning.