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Monday Mayhem – Recovery

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

Hello! I’m home from Kansas City and recovering from my very first Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. Here are a few of the highlights:

First, check out this room key!

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Whew! Thank you, Jaci Burton!

I got a chance to catch up with some old friends like author Beth Kery (Because You Are Mine)

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And my TMP pals Grace Greene (Beach Rental) and Ruth Hartman (rescued by a Duke)

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I also got to spend time with some new friends from the Contemporary Romance Cafe.

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Leah Brammel, me, Lynda Aicher, Samantha Ann King

And spend time with my partner in crime, Emily Cale (Power Play & Love Letters anthologies)

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I took part in the EXPO signing on Thursday afternoon

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Where I was lucky enough to be sandwiched between Alyssa Everett (Lord of Secrets) and Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassins series).

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Pulling a selfie with Alyssa Everett

I met tons of fabulous authors and readers, got to put faces in the places where only Twitter icons existed before, talked myself hoarse, and managed to slip out for a little lunch with my pal Angel.

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And that is how I spent my spring vacation. I’m home today, petting the bunny, flirting with the hubby, and processing load after load of laundry. So… how about you? Do anything fun while I was gone?

 

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10 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Recovery"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    May 6, 2013 at 9:21 am  

    OMG, I love your sunglasses! Now that I’ve got that out of the way, so glad you had an amazing time! The pics are fab! I especially love the one of you at your signing table surrounded by your many, many books.

    It was next to impossible for me to have any fun while you were away…but there might have been some get-togethers, buffet lunches, water park adventures, wonderfully treacherous hikes, and ice cream sundaes. But I pined.

  2. Comment by Laurie
    May 6, 2013 at 9:55 am  

    I just sat in the corner chewing my hair while you were gone. Other than that I just relaxed. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Getting your face out there. Well done.

  3. Comment by Heather M
    May 6, 2013 at 10:43 am  

    Super jealous of that room key! I love that series and cannot wait for the next book!

  4. Comment by Kate D'Anna
    May 6, 2013 at 11:53 am  

    Holy craaaap, the room key!! Looks like you had an awesome time! I watched Smart Bitches update their twitter feed live during a talk with Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux and was really jealous of you!

  5. Comment by Teri Anne Stanley
    May 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm  

    so bummed I missed you at the book signing…I was stumbling around, completely overwhelmed and couldn’t seem to keep in a straight, alphabetical line! And really…did we only run into each other once at the elevators? Were you hiding from me? You were. You were hiding from me. It’s okay. I get it.
    🙂

  6. Comment by Margaret Ethridge
    May 6, 2013 at 12:03 pm  

    LOL I wasn’t hiding from you, I swear! I’m just sitting here thinking about all the people I meant to stalk and missed entirely. I’m so glad we had our elevator encounter!

  7. Comment by Alyssa Everett
    May 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm  

    It was great meeting you at the Expo. Can’t wait to read the books you gave me!

  8. Comment by Carol
    May 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm  

    I meant to comment three days ago, when you posted the excerpt from Contentment, but somehow it’s three days later and I’m just now getting around to it. But what I want to say is that every time I read that letter Tracy writes the chills still go up and down my spine, because all of us either wrote that letter or thought about writing that letter or wished we were brave enough to write that letter. You always knew just what to say to make the words stick in our hearts. Now it’s just a few years later, and look at all you’ve accomplished. As Evelyn pointed out, look at you surrounded by your books. You’re like a brand. You should trademark “Mags.” Well done, you!

  9. Comment by Holly Gilliatt
    May 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm  

    Looks like you had a great time! Sorry I missed out. And let me apologize on behalf of Missouri for the lousy weather. Snow in May, really? One last thought…since this was in the Show-Me state, if the hotel really wanted to take care of its guests, they would have included a matching live version of the room key.

  10. Comment by emilycale
    May 7, 2013 at 7:51 am  

    Woo! I had a great time in KC as well. So happy I got to attach myself to your hip for a couple of days.

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