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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Highlights of #RWA2017 #booksigning #travelingtoOrlando



I had the best time thanks to my fabulous roomie, Sylvia McDaniel. We chatted 'til the wee hours and were up with the sunrise, our feet taking quite a beating.

I participated in the indie book signing and the Literacy book signing, a first at RWA for me.

I was able to visit with many friends: Sharon Buchbinder who had me laughing;
Susan Dunn who showed off her handbag; Beverley Bateman, Silver James, Debbie Ward who wanted to know which handbag I brought (I also owe Beverley!); being with the Sisterhood of Suspense girls-Sarah, Sharon, Stephanie, and Veronica; Liese for arranging the best dinner ever with fireworks, Tina Dick for being the nicest person and bringing me German chocolate. To all the friends I’ve made over the years who stopped by the signing and bought my book, took pictures, and gave me hugs. You made my day very special.

Usually, I come away with one thing to work on. I attended lots of different workshops: Mark Dawson, a couple on emotion, and Story Genius. All looked at the h/h’s wound, what caused it, what misbelief they carried as a result, and how they will change by the end of the book.
By Sunday morning, Sylvia and I were on the way to the airport where we quickly went through security. (I heartily recommend precheck!) It’s hard to believe all the fun was over two weeks ago!

6 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

You looked great at the books signing. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Do you recommend it for other authors to attend?

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Melissa! According to my friend who has been published for a long while, I sold a lot of books. It was fun, exciting and full of great rejoicing.

When I attended my first RWA conference in Dallas and went to the book signing, I determined my goal would be to become Pro, PAN, and be at the book signing. Lots of people stopped by. The Sisterhood of Suspense authors had a contest and I met many people that way, too.

So for me, yes, it was so worth it.

Liese said...

Always great to spend time with you!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Liese! The dinner and the fireworks show were so memorable. Thank you for arranging all.

Angela Adams said...

You look awesome at the book signing table!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Thank you, Angela! I wore my favorite dress. I felt awesome and had a fabulous day.

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