I love road trips. Especially impromptu trips. When the road calls, I have to follow.
So when I got an email from Harlequin informing me that the cover of my August Heartwarming release, Orange Blossom Brides, was going to be featured as an elevator wrap at the annual RWA conference in Atlanta, I had to go see it for myself.
What started out as a mission to see the cover ended up being a weekend full of fun and thrills. Thrilled to see the cover, yes, but I also got to meet with other fabulous Heartwarming authors and the editors for the Heartwarming line. Honestly, I have never met more warm, friendly women than those I spent time with this weekend. I am truly blessed to be part of this group as well as a Harlequin author.
I had lunch with Karen Rock, with whom I’ve been alternating Thursday blog posts. I was excited to finally meet her face to face. I also want to send a shout out to Jen and Rula, who also blog here for Heartwarming.
On Friday night, six Heartwarming authors had dinner with Kathryn and Senior Editor, Victoria Curran. We had a blast. Lots of laughs and getting to know one another by sharing stories about our lives and being writers. From there we went to the Harlequin party where decadent desserts called our names and the DJ kept everyone moving on the dance floor. What a night!
This road trip did not disappoint. I’ll add it to the memory book, for sure, but I still look forward to the many trips to come!