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!


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.


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:


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.



Filed under Author, Contemporary Romance, NHRWA, Romance, Romance Books, RWA

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.


  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.


    • 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.


  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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