RWA15…it just keeps getting better

This was truly a total fan girl day for me. I volunteered to help out at the literacy signing and got my dream job: minion to Jayne Ann Krentz.

I know!

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Not only is she a gifted writer, penning a plethora of bestsellers in three names Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, but she is sincerely one of the nicest human beings I have ever met. For two hours she smiled, took pictures and chatted – not to mention signing over 50 books – and impressed the he** out of me with her natural graciousness.  My favorite moment came when, almost at the tail end of the signing, three 20 somethings came up to her and actually screamed – squealed like pigs – her name. One of them had an antique fan that she assiduously fanned her excited self with. This was  – in my mind -a true fan girl moment (x3!)

The room had over 480 authors plus about 2000 super fans. It was very warm and very loud, but also very wonderful.

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I was luck enough to snag a few pix with some of my favorite authors.

Here’s me and the fabulous, funny, and very cute-as-a-button Jill Shalvis:

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Here’s my NHRWA chapter president, the talented and multi-published ( and just plain nice!) Chrystine Butler:

20150722_184826The line for Nora Roberts went out the door and down the corridor, so I didn’t wait for a pix with her, especially since I have the one taken with her last year framed and sitting on my desk at home. Sigh!

Tomorrow we get to the meat of the conference: the workshops, Publishing House events, and the general meeting.

Whew! I’m tired, elated, ecstatic and… well, you get the picture. More tomorrow from the city that never sleeps.

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7 responses to “RWA15…it just keeps getting better

  1. Yes, I’m envious! I wish I could have gone to the convention. Thank you for giving a little snippet of it. Glad you’re having fun.

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time. My first conference I got to meet Sabrina jeffries so I understand being a crazy fangirl.

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  3. janarichards

    I’m so jealous! But seriously, I’m glad you’re having a good time. I think you were smart to volunteer to be a minion. Getting to meet all these great writers is a real bonus.

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      Jana _ it was fabulous meeting and speaking with them. Just came back from a two workshops – one with Kristan Higgins, the other with Jill Shalvis. I’m flying high.

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  4. Sounds as though you are having the time of your life. Enjoy! Maybe one day, I’ll make it to a conference.

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