Friday, July 25th
After successful morning pitches, I attended the Agent / Author Relationship workshop and the St. Martin’s Press Spotlight. My friend Tammy Baumann introduced me to her agent Jill Marsal, and I briefly spoke with Jennifer Enderlin.
Since I missed the Avon Spotlight Thursday, I spent time visiting with the lovely and friendly historical romance authors at the Avon book signing. In the afternoon I took photos at the 2014 RITA / Golden Heart reception.
2014 Golden Heart finalists:
2014 RITA / Golden Heart finalists from Austin RWA:
I grabbed my certificate, and three GH finalists joined me for the Austin RWA party. Barbara, Marni, and Shelly had a great time sipping the free margaritas and talking with paranormal authors. I caught up with my chapter mates, saw agent Emily Sylvan Kim (and her sleeping baby Phoebe) again, and had fun discussing conference misadventures with agent Jessica Faust.
That evening the 2014 Golden Heart finalists in the Historical Romance category enjoyed dinner together at Boudro’s.
Jillian’s Note: On Friday I’ll share my #RWA14 RITA / Golden Heart Awards Cermony photos.