Pictures – Conferences
The 2007 Romance Writers of America Conference in Dallas
In a somewhat chronological order…
Anne and her editor, May Chen at RWA National in Dallas, 2007.
Cindy Kirk at dinner on Tuesday, which was a blast. I sat in between Cindy and Adele Ashworth, which meant I laughed nearly nonstop through dinner.
Adele Ashworth, the fabulous, posing at dinner Tuesday. I have a series of hilarious shots of her at dinner, along with a picture of Adele giving us all flight directions on the Avon bus — but she might shoot me if I post them. If you have never met Adele, get thee on a plane to Texas!
Terry McLaughlin, Priscilla Kissinger and Dianna Love Snell at the Wet Noodle Posse lunch on Wednesday. We try to arrange lots of Noodler get togethers at conference because the group is so large, everyone is so busy, and after spending a year sharing laughter and tears online, you just want to SEE and hug everyone.
Anne at the literacy signing Wednesday night. I sat next to Margo Maguire, my fellow Jaunty Quill, which was awesome. Speaking of Margo…
Margo at the signing!
With Liz at the Literacy Signing. Let’s just say that Liz made my night when she came over to my table. *waves to Liz*
The Avon Messageboard meet and greet Wednesday night – a ton of fun – come join us in San Francisco!
Clarisse and Kathryn Smith at the meet and greet. Two ladies who are both hilarious and sweet. A deadly combo.
Robyn DeHart, Jenna Petersen and Anne at the meet and greet. Jaunty sisters and partners in crime.
Robyn and her Mom, through the looking glass (aka Jenna’s camera) at the meet and greet.
Jenna, Anne and May sharing a cab with Margo and Sophie Jordan on Thursday.
Margo and Jenna in the happy cab.
Sophie up front!
The Wet Noodle Posse gathers at The Golden Network’s ceremony on Thursday night.
Lorelle Marinello, Jennie Lucas, Esri Rose and Lee McKenzie – Wet Noodle Posse members who got the “boot” and sold their first book this year! W00T! Congratulations, ladies!!!
The Jaunty Quills girls on Friday.
Lorelle Marinello, Janet Mullany and Anne – Noodlers at Avon.
The Fog City Divas’ limo Saturday night. Traveling in style…with rogue/roguish hand included. If you haven’t met the Divas…well, you will DEFINITELY have to come to San Francisco next year.
Candice Hern, Kathrynn Dennis and Bella Andre in the limo during a leg of the adventure.
Anne and Jami Alden – taking their own picture.
Jami, Bella and Kalen Hughes at dinner, looking like the hot tamales they are.
Carol Grace and Candice Hern at dinner on Saturday, looking marvelous.
Monica McCarty, Anne and Barbara Freethy at dinner on Saturday, with two out of three looking wonderful. Note to self: throw away hair clips…
Jenna, Robyn and Anne after the RITA/Golden Heart ceremony. Saturday night is always a little bittersweet. The last time you see everyone for another year.
The Wet Noodle Posse after party. Thank you to Esri Rose and Colleen Gleason for all their hard work!!!
Stef Feagan summing up the night and the conference.
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Anne at the Literacy Signing
Jaunties unite! Anne, Shane, Robyn, Cindy, Margo and Shirley at the Avon Family Dinner. (I snuck Kim in the corner…we missed her!!!)
May’s Jaunty Girls – Anne, May, Robyn, Sophie and Shane
Tessa and May – editors extraordinaire
Jenna Petersen and Anne – goofy as usual, but this time at the Avon Dinner
Kathryn Smith and Julianne MacLean after the Avon Dinner
Kathrynn Dennis and Anne on Awards night – Kathrynn just sold two books to Kensington!
Esri Allbritten (Kiki Clark) and Colleen Gleason celebrate Colleen’s boot out ceremony and book contracts — watch for Colleen’s Gardella vampire series coming in January 2007!
Trish Milburn and Anne – Trish is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet and a darn fine editor for print publications and newsletters, including the Wet Noodle Posse e-zine!
The Wet Noodle Posse goes wild for its three Rita winners!
The Wet Noodle Posse – Anne, Stef, Mary, Esri, Pris, Trish and Jennifer – celebrate Stephanie Feagan’s Rita win!
The Wet Noodle Posse does…karaoke?
The Wet Noodle Posse saying goodnight after a long night of karaoke
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Anne at the 2005 RWA Literacy Signing in Reno, NV
Jenna Petersen and Teresa Medeiros at the Literacy Signing.
The Wet Noodle Posse strikes again!
Terry McLaughlin, new Harlequin author (yay!) and Janice Lynn, new Dorchester author (yay!) — they were “booted” at The Golden Network reception. (Being booted is a good thing!)
Elvis sings at the Avon dinner in Reno.
Anne, Sherril, Sonja, Sally and Michelle at the RITA/Golden Heart awards ceremony in Reno.
The Wet Noodle Posse strikes again, again — but this time after the awards
Nadele Jacobs, Jenna Ness and Lorelle Marinello after their Golden Heart wins. Congratulations, ladies!!!
Theresa Ragan and Anne after the awards ceremony
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The Wet Noodle Posse after The Golden Network ceremony (Dianna and Janice won the Golden Pen in their categories that night!). (Back row, L-R, Stef, Bridget, Mary, Pam, Lorelle, Trish, Esri, Anne, Terry, Delle, Norah, Dianna. Front row, L-R, Theresa, Stephanie, Janice, Priscilla, Debra Holland, Jill, Merrillee, Karen, Debra Lew Harder)
Delle, Debra and Trish win the Golden Heart in their categories
The WNP nitpicky team – Anne, Colleen and Esri (missing Trish, who was still celebrating her Golden Heart win!)
Anne & Selina (Anne’s wonderful editor)
The Wet Noodle Posse poses after the Golden Heart and RITA ceremony. (Back row, L-R, Esri, Norah, Mary, Debra Holland, Priscilla, Janice, Colleen, Anne, Lorelle, Pam. Front row, L-R, Stef, Debra Lew Harder, Trish, Delle, Anna, Stephanie, Merrillee)