Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Book Signing -- Washington DC, July 15

I will be at the RWA Literacy Signing
in Washington , D.C.
on July 15,
from 5:30 to 7:30,
at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
That is right next to the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro.

The Literacy Signing is a wonderful cause.
Publishers donate their books to sell for the support of literacy programs.

My books are donated by Berkley Sensation/Penguin.

This year, the money goes to support ProLiteracy Worldwide.
Their website is here.

Some of the writers signing their latest books --

Shana Abe
Ann Aguirre
Victoria Alexander
Jo Beverley
Mary Blayney
Stephanie Bond
Celeste Bradley
Anna Campbell
Nicola Cornick
Jenny Crusie
Victoria Dahl
Claudia Dain
Jacquie D'Alessandro
Tessa Dare
Meredith Duran
Suzanne Enoch
Gaelen Foley
Susan Gable
Jenny Gardiner
Anne Gracie
Laura Lee Guhrke
Linda Howard
Elizabeth Hoyt
Madeline Hunter
Eloisa James
Sabrina Jeffries
Carolyn Jewel
Jayne Ann Krentz
Susan Krinard
Gennita Low
Donna MacMeans
Delilah Marvelle
Cathy Maxwell
Brenda Novak
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Andrea Pickens
Mary Jo Putney
Julia Quinn
Deanna Raybourn
Patricia Rice
Nora Roberts
Pam Rosenthal
Anne Stuart
Sherry Thomas
J.R. Ward
Christine Wells
Lauren Willig
C.L. Wilson

That's only a few of them. .
(Print the list out. Drop by those wonderful authors.)

The whole list is here.

If you have my books, come by anyway and say hello.
I will give you a bookplate for the books you already own, that I haven't signed.
Here's two of the bookplates in this post.

They're really pretty in person.

Oh. Oh. That second picture there. The girl. That's what Maggie looks like.
EDITED TO ADD: This is me at the booksigning.


  1. I will be there :D
    Can wait to see you again.

  2. Hi Katiebabs --

    I very much look forward to seeing you.


  3. I will be there with bells on. Well, with my luggage, anyway. My flight gets in around then. Nationals will be part celebration with my friends who have sold, and part terror with pitch appointments and trying not to hide behind the plants. Until then, I am frantically finishing the still-not-final-draft of my ms. I look forward to meeting you in person, and awaiting your name during the RITA awards ;-)

  4. Hi LL --

    You will pitch splendidly. Everyone will request you ms. They will be wowed by your loquacity and charm.

    The problem with hiding behind plants is that everyone else is trying to hide behind them too, and it gets crowded back there.

    Writers, by habit and temperament, tend to be solitary. RWA National is a chance for 2000 introverts to get together and pretend to be extraverts.

    I was at the booksigning in SF. I looked up and saw, in one moment, more people than I'd spoken to in the previous 12 months.

    It's ... scary.

  5. Hi, Jo. Did you draw Maggie, or did you find the drawing?

  6. Hi Martha --

    Sorry. I should have attributed that. That's Rosetti.

    Just takes my breath away it's so lovely.


  7. She is lovely and has great character, very determined. Not quite what I pictured Maggie looking like from SL, but now that I'm used to her, I like this version better.

  8. Hi Martha --


    Remember also that in SL we're seeing Maggie through an unreliable narrator a lot of the time.

  9. Unreliable narrator. Well, yes, that's right. Another thing to think about. And really, the narrator doesn't have to be unreliable -- everyone has different opinions and perspectives. Maybe somewhere in among the different POVs is the truth (and I won't even go into whether there is such a thing). Unless it's first person, and then it's just one person's opinions and perspectives. No wonder most people won't even try to write fiction, and of those that do, a lot of it is deficient in some way. A whole lot to think about.
    You juggle it all brilliantly, and I enjoy studying how you do it.

  10. And what does Doyle look like, please? With and without the scar.

  11. Hi Martha --

    That's what makes it fun, too. Not just thinking about who the characters are, but about how they see each other.

    When Anneka sees Maggie -- an aristo -- a whole bunch of Anneka's preconceptions kick in.

    Galba is the more reliable witness. In looking at what Maggie is in her mid thirties, you look to see how Galba treats her.

    And Doyle without the scar ...
    Hard to find a face for him. All these movie star types are kinda pretty, and Doyle isn't.