Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aloha to RWA in NYC - Literacy Autographing

The literacy autographing kicked off the convention on Wednesday night ... love this purse! 

Erin Knightley

Sally MacKenzie

Heidi Hormel

Paige Tyler

Deeanne Gist

Roxanne St. Claire

Holly Jacobs and Elle James

Shana Galen with fascinator

Double Rita Nominee Patience Griffin

Jade Lee 

Geri Krotow and Regina Kyle
(Jeffe Kennedy sat behind them with her signature hat)

Candis Terry 

Amara Royce

Chanel Cleeton 

Christi Barth and Anne Barton 

RWA raised over $47,000 on Wednesday night ... and over $1,000,000 for literacy programs to date.   It's a win for all readers!   

Do you have a favorite hat, fascinator, or purse?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, August 8, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 9.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Sara Humphreys and her cover model ...


  1. Great pictures! I only wear hats if the weather calls for it - lots of sun, or rainy or cold - so they are pretty utilitarian. Haven't found a purse I love, but I keep looking!

  2. Fun photos! That purse is very cute. As long as a hat is comfortable to wear and a purse is easy to carry than I am happy with them.

  3. The signing looks like it was so much fun! I'd love to attend a signing one day! I love the purse you have at the top of the post! I'm not a purse person myself but I do love my Avon Addicts compact mirror! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I need to get a fascinator. I have a couple of purses that I really love.

  5. My favorite purse is a quilted purse my daughter made for me. Loved the pictures.

  6. NO favs but that is amazing what they have collected.

  7. LOL My daughter & I went to the signing & we saw that cover model walking around. Cutie! I met Shana, Erin & Candis, too! I can't believe how many authors I missed in that crowd! As for the question, I have a bright blue Michael Kors bag. It is the first time I have ventured into "designer" and away from black.

  8. I want the Kate Spade typewriter bag. That is all. Love you, Kim! xox

  9. Wait a minute. I didn't know we could bring cover models. Dump the fascinator! I'm bringing cover model next year!

    1. Can you do both? It wouldn't be the same without the fascinator! Also, if you can pick a model, can you bring Paul Marron? I am obsessed!

  10. Thanks for the pic of me and Elle! And no favorites in either of those categories. But I'm using my favorite maul today as I split wood. Hmmm...you don't think that counts??!! LOL


  11. OMG I want that purse....where can I get one. I love sun visors!

  12. Note to self: open eyes when being photographed LOL. At least Geri and my mascot, Romanatee, look good :) Thanks for the pic!

    My daughter's the purse-aholic, but I love a good hat. Any hat.

  13. Fab post, Kim. Thanks so much sharing your pictures and that's such great news about the funds raised. Such a Good cause! That purse is adorable!
    **don't include me in the giveaway. I'm good* xo

  14. No don't were hats great pics

  15. Ha! I'm amused that my hat made the collection! :-)

  16. I don't wear hats but I love all purses equally :)