Dog-tired at RT . . .


Well, the workshop is done, Jenna is on her way back home–poor girl has a seven-hour drive ahead of her–and Kate and I are kicking back until we can work up the energy to go out for supper.  No faery ball for us, I think.  We’re going to call it an early night and maybe get in a bit of writing done, or better yet, some reading from the yummy books we’ve picked up.The workshop went off without a hitch, and all our preparations showed.  But while we were waiting, Kate spied a very good-looking, muscular man heading into the bathroom.  Now, RT is known for very good-looking, muscular men roaming around, and I didn’t pay him much attention.  But Kate got unusually excited for this one.

“I think that’s John–what’s his name?  You know, that cover model?”


“Yeah, you know–John . . . “

I frown.  “John DeSalvo?”

“YES.  John DeSalvo!”

“He’s here?  At RT?”

“Yes, he’s in the bathroom.  I just heard the toilet flush.  Let’s go.  You can take a picture of us for the blog.”

My courage wavered.  “But what if it’s not him?”

“It is.  I’m SURE it is.” 

She strode right up to him as he was walking out, and sure enough, he admitted he was indeed the famous cover model.  And he was very gracious about having his picture taken with us. 



And as we were putting out some leftover promos in Promotion Lane, lo and behold, Catherine Stang, one of our guest bloggers and frequent commenters on P & P, came up and re-introduced herself to me.  We’d worked together 8 years ago on a regional conference–gosh, she was a name out of the past!  Great to see you, Cathy!


Tomorrow, we’re going to do a bit of sight-seeing before I catch a late flight home.  My new book, KIDNAPPED BY THE COWBOY, wasn’t available yet for the big Book Fair on Saturday, so I’m cutting the conference a day short. 

Thanks so much for letting me share my day with you all! 

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10 thoughts on “Dog-tired at RT . . .”

  1. Oh my God! I can’t believe you saw John DeSalvo! That would be the icing on the cake. Glad you had a good time, even though you sound beat. Glad your workshop went well. Bet those ladies were all ears to hear what you had to say. Take care of yourself and get back here.

  2. PAM!! I love all the pictures 😀 Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to share them with us! What a total cutie that cover model is. BTW, I LOVE your paisley jacket 😉

    Looks like y’all are having a fabulous time–enjoy the sight seeing tomorrow–I hope we get more pictures 🙂

  3. Oh Pam! Awesome! What a gracious man! And I’ve “met” Cathy through some chats and she’s terrific! So glad you’re having fun and sharing with us!

  4. Pam–
    How cool you got to meet John! He is such a cutie!! Now I’m really bummed I didn’t make the trip with you. But I’m glad you made it through the airport okay all by your little ol’ self. I hope they have a good crowd for the SOS Military Mixer.

    Have a safe trip home!

  5. Hi everyone!

    I got home late yesterday. It was exciting to meet so many people, and fun to hang out with Pam and Jenna. And, okay, that picture with John was fun, too. I can always count on Pam to go along with whatever is suggested 🙂

    Hugs, Kate

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