2014 Golden Heart Update: #RWA14 Photo Album Part 3

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.

Jennifer Enderlin, Senior V-P and Publisher of St. Martin's Griffin and St. Martin's Paperbacks at St. Martin's Press Spotlight

Jennifer Enderlin, Senior V-P and Publisher of St. Martin’s Griffin and St. Martin’s Paperbacks, at St. Martin’s Press Spotlight

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:

Contemporary Romance finalists Suzanne Kaufman Kalb and Shelly C. Alexander

Contemporary Romance finalists Suzanne Kaufman Kalb and Shelly C. Alexander

Short Contemporary Romance finalists Sarah Canan, Nan Dixon, and Lee Kilraine

Short Contemporary Romance finalists Sarah Canan, Nan Dixon, and Lee Kilraine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Romance finalists Lenora Bell, Jillian Lark, Sheri Humphreys, Laura Trentham, and Ellen Lindseth

Historical Romance finalists Lenora Bell, Jillian Lark, Sheri Humphreys, Laura Trentham, and Ellen Lindseth

Historical Romance finalist Charis Calhoon (not pictured Julie Mulhern)

Historical Romance finalist Charis Calhoon
(not pictured Julie Mulhern)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspirational Romance finalist Carrie Padgett

Inspirational Romance finalist Carrie Padgett

Inspirational Romance finalist Piper Huguley (not pictured Kristi Ann Hunter)

Inspirational Romance finalist Piper Huguley
(not pictured Kristi Ann Hunter and Sara Tompkins)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paranormal Romance finalists Asa Maria Bradley, Marni Folsom, and Shelly Chalmers (not pictured Pintip Dunn)

Paranormal Romance finalists Asa Maria Bradley, Marni Folsom, and Shelly Chalmers (not pictured Pintip Dunn)

Romantic Suspense finalists Denny S. Bryce, Sharon Wray, Sarah Andre, Abbie Roads, Connie Taxdal, and Deborah Wilding

Romantic Suspense finalists Denny S. Bryce, Sharon Wray, Sarah Andre, Abbie Roads, Connie Taxdal, and Deborah Wilding

 

Young Adult finalists Vanessa Barneveld, Barbara Gerry, McCall Hoyle, Kimberly MacCarron, Amy DeLuca, Marnee Bailey, and Jessica Ruddick (not pictured Pintip Dunn and Stephanie Winkelhake)

Young Adult finalists Vanessa Barneveld, Barbara Gerry, McCall Hoyle, Kimberly MacCarron, Amy DeLuca, Marnee Bailey, and Jessica Ruddick (not pictured Pintip Dunn and Stephanie Winkelhake)

2014 Golden Heart finalists present at reception

2014 Golden Heart finalists present at reception

2014 RITA / Golden Heart finalists from Austin RWA:

Julia London, double finalist in Contemporary Romance and Novella categories

Julia London, 2014 RITA double finalist in Contemporary Romance and Novella categories

Julie Kenner, 2014 RITA Erotic Romance finalist

Julie Kenner, 2014 RITA Erotic Romance finalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Thomas, 2014 double finalist in Historical and Paranormal Romance

Sherry Thomas, 2014 double finalist in Historical and Paranormal Romance

Jillian Lark 2014 Golden Heart finalist in Historical Romance

Jillian Lark 2014 Golden Heart finalist in Historical Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

2014 Golden Heart finalists Shelly Chalmers, Marni Folsom, Jillian Lark, and Barbara Gerry arrive at the Austin RWA party.

2014 Golden Heart finalists Shelly Chalmers, Marni Folsom, Jillian Lark, and Barbara Gerry arrive at the Austin RWA party.

That evening the 2014 Golden Heart finalists in the Historical Romance category enjoyed dinner together at Boudro’s.

Finalist Ellen Lindseth, her friend Tami, and finalist Lenora Bell

Finalist Ellen Lindseth, her friend Tami Cusick, and finalist Lenora Bell

 

Finalists Laura Trentham, Charis Calhoon, and Jillian Lark

Finalists Laura Trentham, Charis Calhoon, and Jillian Lark

Finalist Sheri Humphreys, finalist Gwynlyn MacKenzie, and friend ( bestselling contemporary romance author) Laurie Kellogg

Finalist Sheri Humphreys, finalist Gwynlyn MacKenzie, and her friend best selling contemporary romance author Laurie Kellogg (not pictured finalist Julie Mulhern)

 

Jillian’s Note: On Friday I’ll share my #RWA14 RITA / Golden Heart Awards Cermony photos.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the terrific photos, Jillian! I’m so glad we got to meet in person!!! 🙂

  2. Very well done, Jillian and what an apt picture of me–looking off elsewhere…:) So cool of you all ot have dinner together. I love how the GH makes people come together!

    • Thanks, Piper! I actually love the photo of you laughing, too, but I didn’t post it here. You were off having your anniversary dinner the night the historical romance finalists had dinner together. So glad you and I sat by each other at a few workshops and went to the Avon Meet and Greet. In Dreamweavers withdrawal now. Wish I could see all of you more often. Hugs~-Jillian

  3. Great pictures Jillian! Brings back good memories too!

  4. Sarah Andre says:

    Love looking at the pictures, I forgot my camera (until hubby brought it with him on Sat night) so these are precious to me! Thanks Jillian-

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