The Romance Writers of America Conference

Recently I went to the RWA conference in Washington, DC. There, I met up with 2,000 of my peers in writing. Some published, some not. Always good to see old friends and make new ones. I don’t have much to report by the way of the biz, as I didn’t attend any workshops. This was more of a mingle and see my agent and editor trip. I have the world’s best editor. She’s fun, dresses way cool, always has the best glasses. She hip, she’s trendy, and she likes my writing. What more can I ask for?

I got to see my dear friend, Amelia Gray. She and I have been friends for 20 years. She writes Regency Historicals for Sourcebooks. She’s doing great. I spent most of my time with her, but the best part of conference was shopping. I always ask Amelia for fashion advice when I shop online at Neimans. Since we don’t have one in Boise, and since Amelia lives in Florida, I’ll send her links to dresses and ask her if she thinks they’d work for me. She was the one who found my wedding dress for me and I ended up flying to L.A. to purchase it with my step-daughter to be.

Anyway, Amelia and I got to shop together at the DC Neimans and try on dresses. I got four. She got two. I don’t have a close girlfriend in Boise that I do this sort of stuff with, so this was a big deal to me to be with one of my best friends.