Tuesday, July 22nd
After several misadventures while packing and traveling with my friend and chapter mate, Traci A., I arrived in San Antonio. Due to only two and a half hours of sleep and a misplaced cell phone, I didn’t take photos of authors Jacqui Nelson, Elisabeth Burke, and Ella Quinn, my Golden Heart (Dreamweavers) sisters, and Tammy Baumann.
Wednesday, July 23rd
After a severe allergy attack and emergency ripped nail repair, I arrived at the RWA Golden Network Retreat in time for the editor/agent/marketing round tables. Loved meeting and learning from Carina Press editor Kerri Buckley and literary agents Kristin Nelson, Laura Bradford, Natasha Kern, and Susan Brower plus historical romance authors Cathy Maxwell and Valerie Bowman, Avon publicity director Pamela Spengler-Jaffee, Maria Connor (My Author Concierge), and other industry professionals. After an early dinner along the scenic San Antonio River Walk with some of my Austin RWA chapter mates, I explored the RWA Literacy event and joined former Margie Lawson students and the writing craft guru herself in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel bar.
Jillian’s Note: On Wednesday I’ll post #RWA14 Photo Album Part 2 (July 24th) with highlights from the Keynote luncheon. The 2014 RITA/Golden Heart reception with my Dreamweavers sisters (July 25th) will be featured in Thursday’s Part 3. On Friday I’ll share photos from the 2014 RITA / Golden Heart Awards ceremony.