Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here's Sara Hantz, doing a fabulous job as emcee for the conference weekend. President of the RWNZ, Pat Snellgrove, is standing on the left.
Pat and Modern Heat author Natalie Anderson
Sitting next to Flux author Sara, the lady in red is Sandra Hyatt, new Desire author who discovered she'd just sold her third book over the conference weekend. Yay! Next to her is Jan. The turquoise fairy is Giovanna Lee and Sue Knight is chatting to President Pat who was dressed as a rather gorgeous witch!!
The view from the conference room. Ten minutes before I took this picture the sun had been shining and it looked even more gorgeous!
Here I am with Shelley Munro!
Amanda Ashby, Kylie Griffin (who won the Clendon Award, yay Kylie!!!) and me at the Harlequin Cocktail Party on Friday night
Nalini Singh, Christina, Amanda and Sara
Barbara Clendon of Barbara's Books and founder of the Clendon Award in her fabulous devil wings outfit for the Touch of Fantasy dinner on Saturday
Saturday night Awards dinner - Executive Editor for Silhouette Matrice, Desire author Yvonne Lindsay and Mira/Berkley/Silhouette author Fiona Brand. Then we have NAL & Puffin author Amanda, Cristina Lee, Sales, Marketing and Publishing Director at Harlequin and Presents author Annie West
Here we are, Christina, Amanda and Sara aka The Tiara Girls!
Here's our room - fantastic for brainstorming!!!
Amanda and Sara's workshop - Getting Your Manuscript Out the Door- it doesn't show up too well here, but the slogan on the whiteboard says:
IF YOU DON'T SEND YOUR MANUSCRIPT OUT TO AN AGENT OR EDITOR YOU WON'T GET PUBLISHED!
(Sara actually wanted us all to sing this but thankfully Amanda and I talked her out of it!!!)