Signing my books BABIES IN THE BARGAIN and Rx FOR TRUST at the Literacy Autographing.

With my favorite regency bestselling author, Stephanie Laurens. She was only four tables away from me.

With Mary Marvella

With my granddaughters

With Dianne Drake, president of the Heartbeat chapter and Julie Rowe, vice-president, our hosts for the Heartbeat luncheon.

Janice Lynn and I with agent Michelle Grajkowski at the Heartbeat Luncheon.

With medical romance authors, Janice Lynn, Laura Iding, Mills&Boon editor Jenny Hutton, Australian author Tessa Radley and Dr. Amy Strnad at the Heartbeat Chapter luncheon.

Ellora's Cave publisher Raelene Gorlinski at the Ellora's Cave/Cerridwen Press coktail

A panel of Kensignton executives. Senior editor Alicia Condon is at the extreme right.

A panoramic view of the Dolphin hotel.

The entrance of the Dolphin hotel.

The gorgeous giant-sized pool with a waterfall. My granddaughters had a blast here every day while the temperature soared to 110.
With my granddaughters, Olivia and Madelyn, at the Swan hotel.
With Mary Marvella before the Golden Heart reception. That woman has gorgeous hair and enviable skin!!! she looks much younger than her thirties.

With Mary Marvella and Scarlett.

RWA with Beth Andrew winner of the Rita for Contemporary Romance.
RWA 2010: My all-time favorite picture: daydreaming in front of Beth Andrew's Rita.

Mona Risk is the author of two romantic suspense novels published by Cerridwen Press:
To Love A Hero and French Peril, have received many five stars reviews and are set in Russia and France where Mona traveled often.
She also writes medical romance novels published by The Wild Rose Press:
Babies in the Bargain, winner of 2009 Best Contemporary Romance at READERS FAVORITE and 2009 Best Romance Novel at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.
Rx For Trust: 5 stars at Readers Favorite and HappyEverAfter Reviews
Rx in Russian, TWRP April, 2011.


  1. Helen Scott Taylor // August 28, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

    Lovely photos, Mona. Your granddaughters are cuties.


  2. Lynne Marshall // August 28, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

    Love the pictures, Mona. You look wonderful, and I reall am sorry to have missed the Heartbeat luncheon! Plus you have the cutest granddaughters. :)
    Thanks for sharing your RWA conference pictures. May that RITA one day be yours!

  3. Donnell // August 28, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

    I loved meeting you at National, Mona, and purchasing your book besides. Cannot wait to read it.

    Thanks for posting these pictures. I thought RWA 2010, with all of its trials and tribulations to pull it off, was one of the best.

    Wishing you continued success!!!

  4. Barbara Monajem // August 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

    Lovely! Your granddaughters are sooooo cute.

  5. Autumn Jordon // August 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

    Mona, Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. You all look so great. I didn't know you knew, Beth. We met in Atlanta working the literacy set-up together. I was so happy for her. One day, lady, you'll have your Rita. Can I hold it?

  6. Patrice // August 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

    Great photos, Mona. You captured it well.

  7. Toni V.S. // August 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

    Looks like everyone had a good time! The Dolphin is a beautiful place, totally picture-worthy!

  8. Pamela Varnado // August 28, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

    Mona, your smile radiates with happiness. And the granddaughters are so cute. I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the conference.
    Was that your first book signing?

  9. Beth Trissel // August 28, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

    Mona, I love these pics. What a wonderful assortment you took. The hotel is gorgeous. Wowwwwww....Your granddaughters are precious and you look beautiful.

  10. Mary Marvella // August 28, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

    Mona, the girls are knockouts like their grandma. Thanks for sharing your photos. You really got around and had fun, didn't you?

  11. Morgan Mandel // August 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM  

    The outside of the hotel looks beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time, Mona.

    Morgan Mandel

  12. Celia Yeary // August 28, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

    HI, MONA! I enjoyed the photos so much--love to see other authors at big events. You're in good company there, or maybe I should say THEY'RE in good company. Your grandaughters are gorgeous little things--how lucky you are. Celia

  13. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM  

    Helen, glad you stopped by.

  14. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

    Lynne, we missed you so much at the Heartbeat luncheon. The Rita will be your first.

  15. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

    Donnell, I was so happy to meet you. Thanks for buying my book. I hope you had fun at the conference.

  16. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

    Barbara, I looked for a picture with you but apparently we were too busy chatting and forgot to take pictures.

  17. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

    Autumn, I met Beth at RWA in San Francisco. I can't wait to meet you too. One day, maybe we will hold each other's Rita. LOL

  18. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

    Patrice, you were so sick at RWA, you poor thing. I don't know if you even enjoyed it.

  19. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

    Toni, thank ypu for stopping by. The Dolphin and Swan are super. One of a kind resort.

  20. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

    Pam, it was my first signing at a RWA conference but I had local signings with the FRW chapter.

  21. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

    Beth, my granddaughters had a blast. They were in the pool all morning and in the boat going to the boardwalk in the evening. We had trouble putting them to bed, the nanni and I. I took them to the lobby of the Dolphins to watch the writers in their formal attires. The girls went from one lady to another telling them they look very beautiful.

  22. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

    Mary, don't you see how I admire you hair and skin? Wish I knew your secret or had good genes.

  23. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

    Morgan, the two hotels were fabulous, wonderful for a great vacation.

  24. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

    Celia, I wish you were there. I hope to meet you soon.

  25. Mary Ricksen // August 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

    Great pictures Mona, someday that award will be yours!!
    The little ones are adorable!!

  26. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

    Mary, I hope you will meet my little dolls the next time they are in Florida. They are so cute.

  27. Maggie Toussaint // August 28, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

    I enjoyed the pictures of the convention, Mona. Thank you for sharing!


  28. Sharon Archer // August 28, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

    Great pictures, Mona! It looks like you had a fabulous time! Aren't your granddaughters just beautiful!


  29. Scarlet Pumpernickel // August 28, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

    Mona, it was so nice to meet you in person at National! You looked so impressive sitting there signing your book at the literacy signing! What a thrill it was to see a fuzzy there signing. Next year we will have many more to sign, I hope. You granddaughters are lovely. I know you enjoy having them with you. With a nanni to take care of them, it gave you freedom to enjoy the conference. I now have two little granddaughters! The newest is two weeks old today!

  30. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

    Maggie, I wish you were there. Glad you like the pictures.

  31. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

    Sharon, glad you like the pictures. My granddaughters are adorable. You should hear talking. They'll convince you they know everything. LOL

  32. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

    Scarlet, I was so happy tpo meet you. We had a great time.

  33. Joanne // August 28, 2010 at 8:59 PM  

    Fabulous memories and photos, Mona. I especially loved the pictures of your grandchildren. They are precious, and must have been very proud of you.

  34. Mona Risk // August 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

    Joanne, I miss you at this RWA. Maybe next year.

  35. Mary Marvella // August 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM  

    Mona with your smile is radiant and you are lovely! You make others feel good with your exuberance.

    I appreciate your comments about my hair and skin. At my age those comments are much appreciated. I do have good genes, both Mama and Daddy had great skin until the died.

    I'd be glad to share my skincare products but I don't do a lot. I don't experiment with my skin and I don't use new products because my skin is sensitive.

  36. Judy // August 29, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

    Thanks so much, Mona, for sharing your pictures. It makes the whole time come alive. You look great and your granddaughters are adorable! So glad you had such a good time!

  37. P.L. Parker // August 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

    Mona - I'm so jealous. Your granddaughters are just little darlings. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  38. Nightingale // August 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

    Looks like great fun! Wish I could have been there. Great photos, Mona.

  39. Mona Risk // August 29, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

    Mary M. I wanted every one to know how great you look. Products have nothing to do with it. I used and still am so many to no avail.

  40. Mona Risk // August 29, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

    Judy, I was happy to share my pictures and good time with my friends who couldn't attend the RWA in Orlando.

  41. Mona Risk // August 29, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

    P.L. I wish you could have seen my little darlings. Imagine they played with the rotating door of the hotel and turned it around for Nora Roberts. She stopped to chat with them. I wish I had my camera.

  42. Mona Risk // August 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

    Nightingale, glad you enjoyed the pictures. I wish you were there too.

  43. LK Hunsaker // August 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

    Great pictures, Mona! I think I'd be tempted to skip the conference and just enjoy that magnificent pool!