RWA 2016 and ME and a SURPRISE!


Today I’m in sunny San Diego at the Romance Writers of America conference and unable to post to you live, but I will give you a brief idea of what we do, as I write this ahead of my departure.

 It’s a week of meeting up with friends I usually see only online, having dinner with my editors, going to writing workshops during the day and nighttime is saved for parties.  On Tuesday the plan is to take the trolley to join my Tule friends and publisher at historic Old Town San Diego. I am excited about walking through the history and seeing sights that had first inspired me to write westerns!   old town sdold town sd 1

Wednesday morning is open and Tanya Hanson (my roomie) and I will be doing a touristy walk of the spectacular Marina.  The afternoon is filled with the annual Writer’s for Life Literacy booksigning.  Picture a room with 400 authors, ready and willing to sign books to benefit the worthy charity. I’ll be signing my Desire Twins for the Texan.  After the signing, there’s an off-site party at an author’s home that we’ll attend as well. Twins for the Texan_Sand

 By now, I am halfway to exhausted with a few more exciting things planned for the end of the week. Thursday means workshops, the Keynote Speaker luncheon and dinner with my two Harlequin editors. Afterward, the Desire editors are hosting a poolside cookie party for all of the Desire authors.  (I hope the walking I do will offset the calories I intake—one can hope!)  Friday means breakfast buffet with the gals from Petticoats and later that night I will be dressing up in Ralph Lauren for the always fabulous Harlequin party held in a ballroom at another magnificent hotel.

Saturday night I’m home and will need all of Sunday to recuperate!   Dress

If you follow me on Facebook  you will probably see some of my fun pictures of these events.  I hope you have a lovely rest of the week!!   Just curious, have you ever been to San Diego?  If not, what is your favorite historical spot?

My surprise is that by now, Claim Me, Cowboy should be FREE for a limited time on all major online retailers.  Be sure to pick up a copy!!   (You will also see it on your Bookbub ad on July 19th) Not signed up?  Sign up here and don’t miss another release or discounted book from me!

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Happy Reading!



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9 thoughts on “RWA 2016 and ME and a SURPRISE!”

  1. It sounds like such a fun event. I have a few friends out there now and wish I could have gone too. My favorite historical spot would be Galveston as I have visited there many times. Enjoy the rest of the conference.

      • That’s wonderful. Thank you so much and to Kim too. She’s been a good friend to me. I hope one of these days I can come out that way and meet you both. I will continue playing the lottery. 🙂

      • Wish you could have been there too Janine. I will get some stuff in the mail including the stuff from Charlene this week! Loved getting to meet Charlene!

  2. Oh how I wish I was there with all my fav authors… Have fun. I have never been to San Diego, but I if I went I would want to visit the famous Coronado Hotel.

  3. Hi Charlene! ” Claim Me, Cowboy” is one of my favorites romances. It is a sweet and steamy read with lots of surprises! Loved the book! The cover is also one of my favorite covers! Have fun in San Diego!?

  4. Charlene is the best roomie ever. She knows my phobia about “down” escalators, and we’ve made time for shopping for our grandbabies. It is great to run into old friends, too. I’m a little overwhelmed by now but very inspired from todays YA chat and keynote speaker Beverly Jenkins. Wow.

  5. I know I commented last night, but chances are goo I fell asleep at the keyboard and failed to post it. Thank you so much for the copy of CLAIM ME COWBOY. I am sure I will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed your other books.

    It sounds like you are having a wonderful time in San Diego. It has been over 40 years since we were there. We found the best cantina in Old Town San Diego. Awesome nachos and strawberry margaritas. I think we went there for the three days we were in town. We had young children, so we visited the zoo. We would like to go back again and enjoy the city as adults. Would definitely go back to the cantina if it is still there. You are lucky you live so much closer. We are on the East Coast.

    Enjoy the rest of the convention.

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