I just got back from RWA 2012, and I’m still catching my breath from a super busy, super fun July. Instead of simply telling you about it, I thought I’d add some pictures this time.
First fun thing in July was Comic-Con! My friend Janet and I made it to the TrueBlood panel and saw all our favorite characters in the flesh. But celebrities aren’t the only fun people to gawk at. These guys were cool, too!
But once Comic-Con was over, I was on puppy patrol. My mom’s poodle was due to give birth and we weren’t sure when, so Mom and her poodle moved in with me for a week so I could use my superhero-canine-midwifery skills to assist. As it turned out, the first puppy was stuck for 30 minutes before my mom woke me, but not only was I able to get it unstuck, with a little CPR, the puppy pulled through! That’s a picture of the pup below. He’s doing great! My son named him Casper, thinking the pup was a white poodle, but he’s going to be apricot, which is like a light peachy tan. Hmm…
Unfortunately, my own dog, Daisy, a nine-year-old golden retriever took a turn for the worse and needed major surgery two days before I left for RWA 2012 in Anaheim. She’s doing great now and I’m so happy! The family did such a wonderful job caring for her while I was away. And I can’t imagine missing RWA, especially since I had a huge first in my writing career—a book signing!!! 😀
No, that’s not your imagination…that’s an actual line to get a free digital copy of Slayer’s Kiss!! I was busy signing the entire hour and gave away my whole stack of download vouchers! Of course, the chocolate on the end of the table didn’t hurt business, either.
I had the best time at the RWA national conference with my roomies Lisa Kessler and Melissa Cutler!! The workshops were wonderful and the parties were even better. In the next couple of days, I’m going to try to post pictures of me, Lisa Kessler, and Jill Sorenson dancing at the Samhain after party! And when you see my strange dance move that the picture was so kind to capture—it’ll be totally worth the wait! ;D