Sunday, July 19, 2009

Post Nationals update

I am writing from a hotel(with free WiFi) in Cleveland, Ohio preparing to go to the Rock and roll hall of fame tomorrow and then on to Chicago and finally home on Monday!

I have been on a whirlwind "Americana road trip " with 5 of the 6 of my family and we have seen much and had a great time!

I apologize for not blogging more at RWA. But I had no idea of the pace this convention--aside from just making time to meet with editors and friends--speaking of--Kristi , Charlotte and I were able to spend some quality time between our varied schedules and get in a good visit. Each time I meet with these two, I see why I love working together with them on the Celtic Spice anthologies as well as hanging here at the manor.

Friday afternoon we went to lunch with Lara Hyde,our Spice editor. It was a wonderful couple of hours, spent sampling wonderful food and just getting to know each other.
There was a Harlequin single title mixer where we were able to meet some of the authors from the other single title lines at Harlequin. Eden Bradley, who sold her first single title to Spice Books at the conference, is planning to come join us here at the manor one of these days soon!
We met a whole list of people who are anxious to come for a visit to the manor, so there will be some surprises coming up in the days ahead!

We have some great pics via Kristi of the fabulous Harlequin Party on Friday night and as soon as everyone if home safe and sound we'll be sharing those with you.

We had a great supper one at at a Thai restaurant, with our own Barbara! It was great to meet this genuinely lovely woman! Thanks Barb and I hope to see you at Columbus in April!

I hope all of you are having a splendid July ! I cant hardly believe that its over! I've got to buckle down when I get home, and get prepared for the TORTURED tour, starting Aug.4--check my website if you are interested in hopping on the blog train!

Special note to Amy: I did wave at you;))) and I hope, hope hope you come to Columbus in April!!

Please remember Charlotte and Kristi as they travel home and us too as we continue our trek toward home!

Peace to all and 'rock on"

Amanda McIntyre

6 comments:

Amy C said...

Hey! I was wondering how your travels were going. Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland! I want to take Devin there one of these summers. We thought about it this summer, but maybe next year instead. He loves music. I know he would love to visit and Cleveland is only a few hours away. Actually, I considered driving there in October with my mom...Neil Gaiman is going to be at a library!! Of course my husband thinks I'm nuts, but ohe well, who asked him? :P

I won't attend the whole RT event in April but me and my mom do plan on driving down for the signing and likely stay over in a local hotel!

Safe travels to you and your family, and Kristi and Charlotte!

Cecile said...

Wow, sounds like you guys had an awesome time **still pouting**!! =)
Will be keeping you all in prayers on a safe return home!

Charlotte Featherstone said...

I'm home!!! I arrived yesterday (my birthday) at 10am. The house was sparkling clean and a I had new space saver coffee maker ready for me. I've been wanting one of those. I had a nap, and then went to my parents place for supper, and cake. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing, my fav!!!

Then I crashed! Now it's back to the grind for me.

I did have such a great time meeting up with Amanda and Kristi and chatting and relaxing. Loved the 87 dollar room service breakfast that we shared! lol!

Victoria Janssen has some photos of us dancing, which should be good for a laugh!

Barbara said...

Hey ladies!!! It was so great to meet all of you, finally! I really had a wonderful time at dinner and I hope to see you all again next year.

Barbara said...

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Charlotte!!!

Genella deGrey said...

Yay! I'm so glad you had a good time!

Happy B-Day, Charlotte! :)

Be safe, girlies!
:)
G.