Wednesday's Librarian Day sailed into the "Readers For Life" Literacy Autographing. From the RWA website at this link,
The "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing has become one of the most popular events at RWA's Annual Conference. Hundreds of romance authors participate in this autographing event, and each year we raise thousands of dollars, which are donated to ProLiteracy Worldwide and local literacy organizations. Since 1990, RWA has raised more than $766,000 to fight illiteracy.
Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce that the 2012 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing raised $50,963 for ProLiteracy Worldwide, Read OC, and Literacy Volunteers - Huntington Valley. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event so successful!
|From Wendy Crutcher at this link.|
One more recipient of this good will - the Orange County Public Libraries received the leftover books generously donated by the publishers!
I assisted Stephanie Sloane in securing authors' autographs for her conference bag ...
|Jayne Ann Krentz is Amanda Quick|
and Jayne Castle!
|Jill Shalvis is super nice!|
|Jennifer Haymore hails from Hawaii!|
|Triple nominee Vicky Dreiling ...|
|... laughs with RWA's Honor Roll members |
Elizabeth Hoyt and Cathy Maxwell.
|RITA Nominee Carolyn Brown|
|Two time RITA winner (and RomVet) Cindy Dees|
(Vivian Arend stickered me as an honorary Canadian)
|Diane Kelly adds color ...|
|... Laurin Wittig and Christine Trent add smiles!|
|Sandy Blair in tartan ....|
|... Lynn Raye Harris (right) in tiger print!|
|Debut author Kathy Altman ...|
|... veteran writers Kat and Larry Martin!|
What would you wear to a literacy signing - pink hair, tartan sash, leopard print, or something else? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blog wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, August 4, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 5.
Kim in Hawaii
|My children pose with Olivia Gates!|