What can I say? It was AWESOME. I have a million photos of the amazing Festival of Romance last weekend. Not all of them came out too well owing to some very pink lighting… but here are the highlights. Oh, and in case you haven’t heard/seen: I sang. Yup, my friends, I sang a bit of a favourite rock song to introduce my reading of Sophie’s Turn. And to prove it… there’s videographic evidence!
Romance and Award Gala
Getting ready to party with my room-mate, Sheryl Browne
Carol Wyer, Linn Halton, me and Kim Maya Sutton waiting for our dinner
C’mon, shake a leg!
Give it up for Lady B and her amazing award!!
Ole! Photo courtesy of the lovely Sheryl Browne ~ thank you!
Me and my writing buddy, the lovely Sue Fortin! (And yes, those are magic hands!)
The Romance Fair
Loveahappyending.com ~ we’re here, for sure!
Ooooh, and look at our romance shelf! AWESOME!
UK Sapphire Star Publishing Sisters ~ having a fantabulous time!
…and there were random skits, of the Regency persuasion. Fantastic! They kissed!
Delighted to finally meet my Twitter and FB friend, Joanne Phillips….
… as well as fabulous reviewer and blogger friend, Dizzy (aka Carol Wright)…
…and the wonderful Talli Roland!
The Rock Star Party!!
Mandy, Sheryl and I ~ ready to rock!
Hooray! Connecting with outstanding blogger and super-strategic writer, the one and only Morgen Bailey.
Kate Allan, Festival organiser extraordinaire, reading at the Rock Star party
And finally… I couldn’t help myself. I had to sing!
I didn’t know I would burst into song when I picked up the mic at the afternoon reading. Honest! It just… happened.
…and here’s me, doing the same thing again at the Rock Star party at Rock City Art. Oh yeah! Photo courtesy of Linn Halton ~ thank you, sweetie!
Don’t believe me? See for yourself!
Video clip courtesy of Morgen Bailey: thank you for recording, uploading and sharing. You rock!
I’ll be going to Friday night’s gala, and I’ll be there all day Saturday to chat, meet people, and sign books.
I’m also taking part in the Readathon at 2pm AND I’m co-hosting the Rock Star Party at 5:30pm. Doesn’t that sound awesome?
I’ve retrieved not one, but two wheelie suitcases to contain all my stuff… clothes… books… and more. Will it all fit?
Here’s a selection of my glammest outfits.
Can’t wait to get dressed up! No pyjamas and toast crumbs for me this weekend. The outfits will go in the pink carry-on case. Apart from The Dress, which I’ll carry separately with one of the many additional arms I will magically grow overnight.
(Question: who else do you know that I talk about a lot who uses a pink carry-on suitcase at all times…???)
And here are all my authorly accoutrements. They clearly won’t all fit in the blue wheelie. More arms needed.
I’ll post a photographic diary of my version of events right here on this blog next week. After all, many of my loveahappyending.com friends will be there, plus The Romaniacs, plus many more fantastic authors and lots and lots of wonderful readers. It’ll be AWESOME!
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