Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aloha to San Antonio - RWA Literacy Signing (part 1)

Romance stars came together last Wednesday for the Literacy Signing.   This mega event raised over $53,000 for literacy programs in San Antonio.  Above is Tracy Solheim, author of the Out of Bounds series set in Baltimore.  Tracy will be my partner for an upcoming project that kicks off in September to celebrate the football season ... stay tuned.

Geri Krotow displays the poster for her Christmas anthology with fellow veterans Lindsay McKenna and Delores Fossen.

Courtney Milan celebrates her RITA nomination ...

... along with Mia Marlowe!

Terry Spear is an Army veteran turned romance author.  Love the jaguars!

I introduced myself to Holly Jacobs since we shared the credits page in the July issue of RWA's magazine.

Elizabeth Michels wore a cute dress each day!

Heather Graham is one of the first authors I read after discovering romance books.

Sally MacKenzie always has a smile!

I enjoyed PAW ENFORCEMENT from Diane Kelly!

Anne Gracie flew in from Australia to celebrate her RITA nomination.

Across the aisle, Elizabeth Hoyt and Frances Housden join the celebration with their own RITA nominations.

Lorraine Heath received an RWA service award for her contributions to literacy.

Patience Griffin dressed the part for her contemporary romance set in Scotland.  Sigh.  Alba. I bought a copy of TO SCOTLAND WITH LOVE

I love Cynthia Eden's Southern accent.

I moderated a panel with Vicky Dreiling ... she is always a pleasure to see!

Comments are open forum today.  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, August 16, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 17.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Eileen Dreyer toasts the Literacy Signing!


  1. Oh Kim, these pictures are awesome. You were so lucky to be able to attend the conference, and mix with so many wonderful Authors.

  2. Lovely job, Kim! Thanks so much for doing so much for us! :) You're the best!

  3. Great photos, Kim! Between your blog and mine, I feel like I'm still enjoying the energy and enthusiasm of RWA14. It's a good feeling! :)

    P.S. Please exclude me from the giveaway.

  4. Wow, more great pics, thanks

  5. Wish I could have been there.

  6. It was lovely to see you in Texas, Kim!

  7. It was so great to see you again, Kim! I'm really not at the right table. I need to be where Eileen and Vicky are!

  8. Thanks for sharing your photos. You got to experience a reader's dream. I am putting attending a conference like this on my bucket list.

  9. Love this! What great pictures and fun captions! It was great to meet you.

  10. Ella Quinn means she wants to sit with the party girls LOL!

  11. Great pictures! Heather Graham is a one of my favorite authors!

  12. What an wonderful event. How awesome that so much money was raised for literacy programs.

  13. It's so great putting faces to the names! Thanks.