As mentioned in a previous post, I attended the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans at the end of June. My first panel was mystery authors ( see part 1). My next panel discussion was a Romance panel titled "Isn't It Romantic" with Julie James, Stephanie Laurens, Robyn Carr, Brenda Jackson, and Adrienne McDonnell. It was interesting to hear about the previous careers of these well known writers. Julie James was a lawyer, Stephanie Laurens was a cancer researcher, Robyn Carr had a nursing degree and wrote for years before being published. Brenda Jackson has a business degree and worked for years in insurance management. Adrienne McDonnell is a college literature professor.
Brenda Jackson-A Silken Thread
Robyn Carr-Harvest Moon
Adrienne McDonnell- The Doctor & the Diva
Later on in the Penguin booth, I got free signed copies of Nalini Singh's new hardcover- Kiss of Snow and and older paperback- Play of Passion. I also got The Heir and The Soldier from Grace Burrows at the Harlequin booth. She is a new author to me but I have enjoyed reading the first book and am starting the second.
So, it was a great conference for me- lots of knowledge and lots of freebies!
Gotta go read now!