Friday, August 20, 2010

RWA Cocktail Party

I came home from conference to revisions for Captive, so that's been exciting, and I'm very relieved I had them this week and not next week, since I have something very special happening here next week!!! I'm holding a cyber launch party for Forbidden, and lots of wonderful author friends have agreed to come over and have some fun! And there will be prizes!!! I'll post more details over the weekend, once I've finished polishing my party trailer.

As promised here are some photos from the RWA's Harlequin Cocktail Party that was held last Friday (a week ago already!!) The fancy dress is just amazing. I'm going to have to seriously re-think my wardrobe for Melbourne!!

Here I am with my agent sister, the immensely talented Allison Withers, who won the Historical category in the Emerald award (the Aussie Golden Heart) Go, Alli! Guess what period of history Alli writes?

More fab fancy dress! And Johnny Depp!!!

Amanda Ashby and Sara Hantz with awesome Presents author, Trish Morey, who was The Princess Bride!

Here I am with the lovely TWRP and Eternal Press author Suzanne Brandyn!

And Eleni Konstantine, in her amazing Batgirl outfit!!

I'm sorry I don't know who these fearless warrior maidens are, but underneath Darth Vader is Silhouette Desire author, Paula Roe!!!

And here with Sara is Emily Gee, who writes fantastic dark fantasy and also, as Emily May, wonderful historical romances for Harlequin.

I was so taken with my beautiful dessert on the Saturday night awards dinner, I took a photo of it!!


Rachael Johns said...

Fabulous photos Christina - it was an awesome night, weekend, wasn't it!?
Can't wait for your launch party. I'll be there with BELLS on!!!

Kylie Griffin said...

I love your cocktail photos, Christina. I wasn't able to attend the party so I'm living vicariously through everyone who is posting photos. Thanks!

Shelley Munro said...

It looks as if you had a fun time, Christina. I loved the photos. :)

Sara Hantz said...

How did you manage to get so many fabulous photos?????

I can't wait for next year, also can't wait for you rlaunch party!!!!

practimom said...

oh, i love the photos. It looks like you had a BLAST!!! I am really looking forward to the launch party. it is going to rock!!!

Kaye Manro said...

Great pics, good friends, who could ask for more?

Suzanne Brandyn Author said...

lol I agree great Pics, but hmm I appear a little dizzy, and not quite myself. lol. :)

Christina Phillips said...

Rach it was a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to Melbourne now :-)

Kylie, I'm still amazed by the fancy dress. I had no idea it would be like that. I felt very under-dressed!!!

Shelley, it was great, and I'm glad i remembered to use my camera this year!!

Sara and practimom, so glad you're looking forward to the launch party! Not long now!!!

Kaye, that's so true!!

Suzanne, you look lovely, and are even lovelier in real life!!!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Wasn't it a great night. I enjoyed catching up with people I only know through cyber space.

Yay for remembering your camera. Note to self: upload photos already!! :))

Christina Phillips said...

Eleni,it was all wonderful! Although I'm sure I had a pic taken with you when you weren't Batgirl! But I think my camera ate it!!!

Eleni Konstantine said...

I'll have to look over my photos to see if I have that photo too. Haven't had a chance yet....a week worth of things to catch up with at home!

Amanda Ashby said...

You are such a show off! I haven't even plugged my camera in since I arrived home! Not that I took many photos!!!!! Anyway, I can't wait for your launch party - woot!!!!