Thursday, June 30, 2011

LIVE FROM RWA Part 1


Welcome to a photo extravaganza from the
RWA National Conference in New York City.


And because FREE books are an essential part of conference-- while we aren't talking much in today's photo post, you should!

  • Say hi for a chance at some free book goodies from conference. Winners announced in the Weekend Edition.

  • And we're giving away an extra book package to whoever can identify the most authors/writers/editors/agents in the photos.


Remember here is the info for keeping up to date on the conference activities from your chair at home:


Watch the posting of the 2011 RITA and Golden Heart award winners—as they’re being announced—on Friday, July 1, from 8:00–10:00 p.m. ET on the RWA website (www.rwa.org), Twitter (twitter.com/romancewriters), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/romancewriters).


Follow the RWA tweets at twitter.com/romancewriters (#rwa11 hashtag to get an inside look at what’s happening at the conference.













Debby Giusti & Janet Dean






Friend of Seekerville Marilyn Brandt















Debby Giusti






















Friend of Seekerville Donna Alward











Missy Tippens
















Janet Dean & Mary Connealy








Mary Curry & Tina R









Anita Mae Draper and Cara Lynn James









Okay, here you go...who are these lovely and well known authors with Tina? The first
writes hot single titles and the second is a Love Inspired author.

























More from
NYC tomorrow!!

68 comments :

  1. Great photos! Thanks for sharing and enjoy yourself!

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  2. I'm so excited for you, Mary! Hope you're having a terrific time in NY. (Fingers crossed for you on Friday.)

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  3. Wow, I'm soooo jealous! LOL I hope all of you have a wonderful time in the BIG APPLE!

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  4. Wish I could be at the conference. When it was held in S. F. I learned a lot of new information and met a lot of great people.
    cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  5. One of these days I'll get a picture of the Statue of Liberty behind me. Hope you are having a great time.

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  6. Yall look like you are having tons funs. Enjoy your conference

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  7. Great photos! Continue having fun in NY!!!

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  8. I have been following everyone's adventures on Facebook as well. It is almost like being there, well, sort of...

    Glad for the pictures and hoping the best for all of you be it awards, meeting the right folks, or just having fun there in NYC.

    Peace, Julie

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  9. Not sure if coffee's needed, but here's a pot just in case.

    Love the pics. Keep'em coming.

    What could be better than free books!!

    Helen

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  10. It is always neat to connect faces and names. Very seldom do they match up in my head. You all look like your having so much fun! Enjoy

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  11. This is so cool seeing photos of you all in NYC. looks like a great time.

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  12. I've been to ACFW twice, but never gotten to go to RWA! Maybe SOME DAY! Looks like fun! And congrats again to Melanie & Debby for the first place awards! Now waiting to see what happens in the Golden Heart and RITA...!

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  13. Love the first picture with the Statue of Liberty!

    Thanks for sharing your pictorial experience with us!

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  14. Thanks for the pics. Looks like everyone is having a great time.

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  15. OMG, I'm so jealous! Talk about Left Behind!

    Beautiful pictures. I'm with Melissa, someday I want a picture of the Statue of Liberty (with me the foreground, LOL!)

    Everyone looks lovely, and happy, and AWAKE. Keep sending the pics, guys!!

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  16. Big congratulations to our own Debby and Melanie for their first place wins in the National Readers' Choice Awards!!!!

    WooHoo!!!

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  17. Looks like everyone is having a blast. Would love to go someday.
    csdsksds[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. All you gals at RWA are in my fervent prayers ... because, um, that's how I deal with jealousy!!! :)

    Seriously, SOOOOOO thrilled for everyone who got to go to NYC!!! Seeing you guys in pics in front of landmarks is almost like being there ... NOT!!

    ACTUALLY LOVE THE PICS AND LOVE YOU GUYS, SO HAVE A BLAST!!!

    AND SUPER CONGRATS TO DEB AND MEL ON THEIR WINS!!!!

    MARY AND PAMMY? YOU'RE UP NEXT, GIRLS, SO BRING HOME THE GOLD!!!!

    HUGS,
    JULIE

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  19. I'm glad you're all having a great time. Loved seeing the pics.

    Jamie Adams

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  20. Oh my goodness, I wish I were there. Looks like soooo much fun! Love the photos.

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  21. Looks like fun! Janet Dean looks so much like a woman I work with. lol. Fun pictures. : )

    road_to_avonlea_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

    -Whitney

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  22. FUN- enter me please (she says as usual!).

    joanne(at)joannesher(dot)com

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  23. Good morning Seekerville. I just realized I forgot to add a picture for you to identify. Let me go do that.

    :)

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  24. You all look like you're having so much fun! Keep the updates coming, and I'm looking forward to celebrating when the awards are announced!

    And of course, put me in for the drawing!

    jandrex(at)juno(dot)com

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  25. Looks great, ladies! Thanks for sharing the pics! :D

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  26. Enjoyed seeing a glimpse of your time at the conference.

    Blessings,
    Jodie Wolfe

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  27. Julie said it - BRING HOME THE GOLD ladies! Debby and Melanie - way to GO!!!!

    How much fun is this?!

    Oh. It would be more fun to be there with you but how wonderful to be able to celebrate like this. I'd say there will be partying on the Island shortly.

    In fact... Yes! I hear Capt Jack now... Might have to go see...

    Be back...

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  28. Hi to all.....have fun and keep safe! Enter me for any drawing!! lol Enjoying the photos!
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  29. THIS JUST IN!!!! Love on a Dime by our very own Cara Lynn James is number 19 on the CBA Bestseller List!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. byw Hi from new York. I'm hiding in my room paying a FORTUNE for a few minutes of internet. I've got to get back into the throng, I know.

    :)

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  31. No idea who the ladies are, although I'm tempted to peek at the other comments to find out! So glad you guys are having lots of fun! Really wish I could see you all in September. I'm still praying for a miracle!

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  32. Oh wow!!! CONGRATS, CARA!!! That is so awesome!

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  33. Oh wow!!! CONGRATS, CARA!!! That is so awesome!

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  34. Thanks for the congrats! I love you Seekers! LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Some hugs and kisses thrown in.

    Love that you're having fun and love all the pics!

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  35. You ladies look awesome! Big hugs and hope to see you at ACFW. : )

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  36. Wooohoooo! That's so exciting you're all there together
    I saw I missed a bunch of posts too so I want to throw a Congrats!!! to Pam Hillman and Sandra Lee Smith for your books coming out! :)
    Can't wait to hear more about RWA!

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  37. I don't know the first lady, but I think the second is Terri Reed :)

    Hope everyone in NY enjoyed the PJ party!

    Eva Maria Hamilton

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  38. Looks like fun!!!
    Enjoy yourselves!

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  39. YAY!!! You guys look GREAT! And I'm waving to Mary Curry (another Genesis finalist -Go MARY!!!)

    Congrats to Debbie and Melanie! SOooooo excited!

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  40. New York City...what a great place to have a conference! Looks like a lot of fun! I'd love to be entered into the drawings.
    Blessings~Stacey
    travelingstacey(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  41. Oh I don't know who either of those lovely ladies with Tina is. Ah well, looks like you guys are having a blast!! Thanks so much for sharing pictures, love, love pictures!! :D

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  42. Congrats, Cara!!! Wow, what a great day!

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  43. You look like you're having so much fun! I wish I was there! I'm hoping great things happen for all of you while you're there.

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  44. Oh my stars, this is soooo fun! I love that you're touring around, cruisin' the Big Apple, having fun and NAME DROPPING!!!

    AWESOME!!!!

    Totally in my heart delighted for the bunch o' youse! And your weather looks delightful!

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  45. I know! I know! That's NYT Bestselling author Cherry Adair with Tina!

    I would love to be there but thanks for the thrill of seeing someone I met at a much smaller conference: Chicago North RWA's Spring Fling.

    I'm also drinking the celebrity excitement with all the Seekers who are there in NYC. You lucky dogs!

    cathy underscore shouse at yahoo dot com

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  46. Thanks for sharing pics- - looks like a wonderful time!! And CONGRATS to Debby and Melanie for the awards--YAY!! ~ Hmmm...not sure about the "mystery lady" in the first pic, but I think the 2nd one is Terri Reed? ~ Have FUN!! ~ Hugs, Patti Jo :)

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  47. Congrats to all you award winning ladies!!! How exciting!

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  48. Thanks for posting the photos. I also saw some Mary Connealy posted on Facebook. It looks like you are all having lots of fun. I don't recognize the women in the unlabeled photos.
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  49. Woo-hoo! Hope you're having a ball in NYC.

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  50. Thanks for the peek into conference life!

    Sorry, I don't recognize the ladies in the photo, but I did recognize the Seekers!!

    Congrats to everyone! Have a blast.
    Will be thinking of everyone tomorrow night.

    Cheers,
    Sue
    sbmason at sympatico dot ca

    PS. Yay, the postal strike is over and all the bills have come in!!

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  51. Yes, it is Cherry Adair and Terry Reed! sitting in front of the NY public Lin reading right now! tina

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  52. That should have said I was sitting in front of the NY PUBLIC LIBRARY READING. typo alert

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  53. Oops..Terri Reed. Not Terry. Thanks CatMom, Patti with an i also.

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  54. Wow, What great photos.

    Fun to see your faces and so glad you're having fun fun fun fun fun

    Congrats to Debby and Melanie

    Congrats to Cara also woo hooo

    KEEP ON HAVING FUN FUN FUN

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  55. What fun! Love the pics! And I have NO idea who the authors are.

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  56. Oooohhh, it's hard to believe that the RWA Awards ceremony is TOMORROW night.

    Yikes!

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  57. Cara! Congrats on being on the CBA Bestseller list! Gotta go find it. That is so awesome!

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  58. Jessica, thanks for the congrats! Having a book for sale on Amazon, and seeing reviews here and there, and comments is just amazing.

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  59. Great picttures! Wish I was there! One of these days maybe. :-)

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  60. So great! Congratulations Melanie and Cara!!!!!

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  61. What awesome pictures. I've always wanted to go see the Statue of Liberty. Congratulations to all! How exciting.

    I too think the second picture is of Terri Reed with Tina. The lovely lady in the first picture looks awfully familiar but I just can't place her. I'll probably wake up in the middle of the night and know exactly who she is....

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  62. This conference is such a great opp for writres who strive to provide moral love stories to meet together. Everyone, have fun and give God the glory!

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  63. Wonderful photos! Looks like fun! Maybe some year I will be able to attend!

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  64. Loved the pics. Looks like everyone is having a great time in the Big Apple. Congratulations to everyone on their successes and to Pam and Sandra on their releases. I'll be thinking of all the Seeker finalists at the awards tonight. Have safe journey back home.

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  65. Looks like so much fun!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Tami

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  66. *Waving wildly to all the Seekers!*

    I'm still jetlagged and disorganized from the NYC trip, but I just had to say hello to you wonderful ladies. And, Tina, it was SO lovely to finally get to talk with you in person!!!!! More later...until then, hugs all around ;).

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  67. I actually thought I was going nuts because I saw a photo of Cara Lynn and I but couldn't recall where. Checked all 500 of my New York photos several times and nada.

    Thank you so much for posting it here.

    Great post btw. :)

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