I started with one of the conversations on the big conference brouhaha but quickly bowed out because I wasn’t comfortable by all the harsh judgement flying in those comments. I’m still reading, though, because I’m weak. Weak, I tell you.
I did write up a long post about spending twenty years banging your head against an unforgiving wall and looking for respect that will never come. I also wrote about maybe needing that respect so it can be internalized… but I think we need to shut this mad puppy down. Some of the authors have said horrible things, using terms like pedophile bait, etc. Ouch! Then, I saw the blog of one of the authors being discussed. She’s had enough, so we need to let the subject go.
I feel sorry for the authors who were just trying something different to promote a new line of hip romance novels. I thought they looked great!
And on to the pics!
I’m so glad I decided to write books and not pursue a career as a photographer. I suck. Big time. I couldn’t wait to get these pics and the two I was excited about aren’t even there! I had a great one with me in my award finery with Sarah, from the Smart Bitches in hers. WAH!!!!
My naughty blackmail pics didn’t come out–thank goodness T’s did.
I had beautiful pics of Heather and they’re all grainy and dark.
But get this. Gena’s turned out. What’s up with that? Is it because she’s insanely beautiful??
(Most of the pics will be in thumbnail. Click to bring up full size. I’m trying not to crash people’s Bloglines.)
And what do you think she’s doing here? <wg>
My critique partner, Rachel Vincent’s first signing pic kind of came out. They’re all dark.
My roomie, T.L. Schaefer. No, she’s not a two fister–several people brought her wine since she couldn’t leave the table. <g>
Gotta love Jordan Dane’s expression in this pic. And look at how stunning Heather looks in black! She’s on the far left. This is an inside the limo shot. Uh, obviously.
Another in the limo. That’s J with the tongue. And Jordan is talking about me and pointing. They do that.
The lovely Heather when she’s not suspecting… Also, Heidi Vanlandingham who is smiling in every other pic I have of her, but this particular expression looks a little ornery. <g>
Donnell looking fab. The room was bright. Didn’t think I needed a flash. This was at the NRCA awards ceremony.
J took this one and see? Me. Not talking.
This is Fighter Chick and J. Every single time I saw Jo (Fighter Chick), she was grinning.
And I stole this from Heather who is a way better photographer. This is me with Rachel Vincent after the Rita/GH awards. She is now reading my full manuscript and I’m biting nails in wait…