Okay, peeps. Who took a day outta my week? HOW IS IT TUESDAY ALREADY? ~pants~
All right. Deep breath. We can do this. It’s a party. It’s a partay.
Say it with me: paaaaarrrrrtttttyyyyy.
Parties need themes, right? The one this week is special for those of us not going to the RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Allow me to pause, and talk to those of you, Dear Reader, who aren’t familiar with RT. It’s the largest romance genre-specific convention and takes place every year around the U.S. This year it’s in Las Vegas; in 2017 it’ll be in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. There are over one thousand readers who attend, as well as several hundred writers, authors, and industry professionals. And, the menz – RT is famous for hosting the fabulous cover models that make the romance genre so much fun to look at. I mean read. Of course, I meant read. ~nods~
Over the next six days, I and my fellow authors will regale you with stories, excerpts, anecdotes, recipes, party ideas, party favors, prizes, and even more shenanigans than I can come up with in one sentence. I’ll share some interviews and live convention reports, including two live broadcast events, “Tina Holland, Live At the Rio!”
But before I do that, I am so excited to share that my very own reader group, the Nice Girls Writing Naughty, is in Las Vegas with bells on. Tomorrow, we’ll be hosting the Very Merry Un-Party at 2:30 P.M. local time with naughty games, costumes, and lots of fun. Then, several Nice Girls will be at Club RT on Friday, the booksigning on Saturday, and a Scavenger Hunt for the intrepid Sunday convention-goers. We’ll be giving away a basket that includes a signed book by the one-and-only Michael Stokes. Nice Girl Angel Payne got to go to Mr. Stokes’ home, where he signed the book for us and shared some anecdotes. So there’s plenty for you to do if you’re on the ground at the convention; and if you’re not, join me, Noony, as I take you on a virtual trip with me to Las Vegas – all the fun and none of the fuss and bother of travel. What could be better?
So sit back, relax, and get ready to party with me.
Keep your eyes peeled for my next post today, where I share some convention memories of my own visit to RT 2012, when it was right here in Chi-town.
– E.E. Cummings
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