by Deirdre McCluskey, Administrative Coordinator, Harlequin Series
On a local radio show this morning, the host asked listeners to share “the best thing about your summer in one sentence.” I would have a very tough time doing that this year because I had such a fabulous summer, with more than one “first”, including:
- A family reunion where I and my cousins met a long-lost cousin for the very first time!
- My first drive-in movie. (I know, what can I say? I was basically Lisa Simpson as a teen.)
- My first RWA conference.
Visiting New York is always exciting, although with our rooms booked right across the street from the conference hotel, and my schedule packed dawn to dusk, I didn’t see a lot of the city. If I pressed my face next to the window, I could see the lights of Times Square. And opening the blinds in the morning revealed a view of gorgeous blue sky and office towers.
I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by the size of breakfast because everything about New York is, well, more. Need a souvenir? Finding one in the vicinity of Times Square is NOT A CONCERN.
The best part of the trip, though, was meeting Harlequin colleagues for the very first time. It was so much fun to see Heartwarming and DARE authors and editors in person whom I’ve known only online up until now. I was having too much of a good time to take photos, but Johanna did manage to catch me with some Heartwarming authors while we got acquainted over drinks. (Maybe you recognize some people here? 😉)
Thanks to everyone for being so sweet and welcoming—I truly loved meeting all of you and hope there’s a reunion in our future! <3 <3
And speaking of firsts, the first of the month brings four brand new Harlequin Heartwarming books!
Did you have any “firsts” this summer?