Like a Kid in a Candy Store.

Did I mentioned watching our own Mona Risk, author of To Love a Hero, sign books at the 2010 RWA National book signing for literacy. There were literally hundreds of authors there, so I roamed around like a kid in a candy store.

The adorable Jane Porter smiled her sunshine spreading smile at a fan and then at me. Easy on the Eyes beckons me to read it, too. I know I'll love it as well as I did Flirting with Forty, Odd Mom Out and her Harlequin Presents books.

Hey, I also found Karen White, author many Women's Fiction books, including The Girl on Lagare Street, which I devoured and her newest books which are at the top of my to-be-read

Anyone recognize Sophie Littlefield, author of A Bad Day for Sorry? I loved that book and am now laughing at A Bad Day for Pretty. I love slightly crazy middle-aged kick ass women.


  1. Beth Trissel // August 8, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

    Super pics and authors, Mary. Oooooh what fun you did have!

  2. Autumn Jordon // August 8, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

    I love looking at these pics. It makes feel like I was there. Next year NY.

    Thanks for posting them, Mary.

  3. Nightingale // August 8, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

    Living RWA vicariously through you, Mary. Keep the photos coming!

  4. Mary Marvella // August 8, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

    More will follow since we have some empty days coming up, Autumn and Beth.

  5. Toni V.S. // August 8, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

    A Bad Day for Pretty and a Bad Day for Sorry are both Mystery Guild selections in the last brochure. Wow! Really impressed!

  6. Barbara Monajem // August 8, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

    It was certainly a great conference. Looking forward to more pics, Mary!

  7. Mary Marvella // August 8, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

    Toni, Sophie is a doll and the books are a hoot! You would enjoy them.

  8. Mary Marvella // August 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM  

    Hi, Barbara, I have a photo of you for the next installment.

  9. Judy // August 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

    Glad you had such a good time and a chance to schmooze...

  10. Mary Ricksen // August 9, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

    When you publish that book you will already be well known!
    Glad you had fun, wish I coulda gone!!

  11. Scarlet Pumpernickel // August 9, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

    MM was quite the social butterfly. I absolutely could not keep up with her. Everyone knows and loves our MM. National was great, busy, busy, busy. I have so much to do that I don't know where to get started!

  12. Mary Marvella // August 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

    Our Scarlet was quite busy herself. I've been to so many conferences, I've met a lot of folks. I wish my Fuzzy Slippers ladies had all been able to join us!

  13. Mary Marvella // August 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

    Judy, I enjoy meeting people!

  14. Pamela Vee // August 10, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

    Mary, you had way too much fun at National this year.

  15. Mary Marvella // August 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

    But I still missed my Pammie!

  16. Joanne // August 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

    What a wonderful post, Mary. And so exciting to see our very own Mona at the top of the list. Great pictures of some of my favorite authors.

  17. D.D. Scott // August 11, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

    Well, Mary, if you like:

    "slightly crazy middle-aged kick ass women"...

    then you and me and my quirky, super kick-ass, also smart-ass, characters are going to have some-kinda big huge blast hangin' out together!!!

    Can't wait to chat with you all this Saturday right here on Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers.

    And wait 'til you see my new slippers!!! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Wishes --- D. D. Scott