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Monday Mayhem – Hanging out

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

Hey! How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

Mine was busy but good. Same old, same old. Laundry, grocery shopping, hanging out with my DSRA pals and a internationally best selling author. You know, the usual.

Ha! I’m toally not that cool.

The Arkansas Literary Festival was held in Little Rock this weekend, and the ladies of the Diamond State Romance Authors were in the thick of it. What a fun, infomative, and inspirational weekend!

Friday night I dragged the hubby to the main library for a discussion on the evolution of erotic romance featuring editor/publisher Lori Perkins and the author of the best selling Crossfire series, Sylvia Day. Not only did the poor man survive, he actually learned some interesting things about publishing, romance, and the evolution of erotica and erotic romance in the publishing marketplace.

Then, Sylvia Day, who is also the current President of the Romance Writers of America, joined the Arkansas Diamonds for a luncheon to celebrate the chapter’s anniversary.

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Sylvia answered questions and shared her insights into the industry throughout the lunch. She put up with our clowning around quite nicely too.

Pals and partners in crime Megan Mitcham & Amy Fendley

Pals and partners in crime Megan Mitcham & Amy Fendley

Tina Medlock, Mandy Harbin, Parker Kincade, Brinda Berry, Voirey Linger

Tina Medlock, Mandy Harbin, Parker Kincade, Brinda Berry, Voirey Linger

I swear there was only Diet Coke in that glass.

I swear there was only Diet Coke in that glass.

And in the end, she graciously posed for pictures with us all.

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Yeah.. so how cool is that? Any Sylvia Day fans out there? Have you read the Crossfire series? Who did you hang out with this weekend?

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2 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Hanging out"

  1. Comment by Laurie
    April 22, 2013 at 10:37 am  

    How very exciting for you and the group. I had a quiet relaxing weekend. Well except for the working part of it on Sunday and the kids coming home. But other than that …

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    April 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm  

    Sounds like an awesome weekend! I’m so cool that I hung out with my parents for most of the weekend and it didn’t suck. 😀 Also, I have a new secret handshake with both of them. You want cool? Look no further.

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