Friday, August 1, 2014

Aloha to San Antonio - More authors, panels, and cocktails


The Avon publicity staff pulled out all the stops with these word bubbles at the Avon book signing event.

I moderated the panel HOW MUCH "REAL LIFE" SHOULD ROMANCE CONTAIN with Claudia Dain, Sabrina Jeffries, and Tammy Falkner.

I also moderated HAPPILY EVER AFTER:  THE HUSBAND'S POV with Sarah Maclean, Lily Everet, Sophie Jordan, Kerrelyn Sparks, and their respective spouses.

Elizabeth Michels and Tammy Falkner get ready for the Sourcebooks party ...

... along with Susanna Kearsley, Sara Humphreys, Cat Clyne, and Theresa Romain.

Toni Blake and Julie Anne Long wait for the River Taxi to whisk us away to the Avon cocktail party ...

... with Miranda Neville, Sophia Nash, and an Avon Addict.

Avon Editor Erika Tsang chats with YA author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Sophia Nash chats with Jasmin, a children's librarian in San Antonio ...

... and then Jasmin hams it up with Cathy Maxwell.

What word bubble best describes you?  Feel free to make your own!  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

Elizabeth Susan Phillips (second from right) 
chats with Avon editors.


  1. Kim, did you bring home one of those signs?


  2. Relentless... It seems like lots of fun. One of my goals in life is go to one of these conferences ;)

  3. Shy.

    Kim, you introduced me to Susanna Kearsley's book The Shadowy Horse. That and others have been a delight. Her most recent is being discussed on the Word Wenches blog by Nicola Cornick.