City By The Bay

I’m packing for my five days in San Francisco for Romance Writers’ of America’s annual conference.  I fly out early Tuesday morning and it’s going to be an incredible week and I’m taking three suitcases for this trip–a small one of clothes.  A medium one of shoes and promo stuff.  And a huge suitcase filled with books, press kits, pens, and goodie bags for the library/bookseller tea on Wednesday afternoon.

I’ll be having lunches and dinners with author friends I only see once a year at this conference including Barbara Dunlop, CJ Carmichael, Lilian Darcy, Megan Crane, Liza Palmer, Michelle RowenWednesday afternoon I’m a hosting a late lunch for the Harlequin Presents authors attending this year’s conference including Sandra Marton, Jacqueline Baird, Carole Mortimer, Jenna Lucas, Abby Green, Susan Stephens, Sharon Kendrick, Trish Morey, and Kate Walker.  Thursday morning it’s coffee with Australian wonder Anna Campbell.  There will be publisher parties, agent cocktail parties, librarian teas, and editor dinners.   And then there’s Saturday night formal RITA ceremony where Odd Mom Out gets recognized as one of the best books of the year.

Maybe I need a medium to big suitcase and pack a few more smart clothes.


  1. Jane, you always look smart, so I wouldn’t stress over the clothes, LOL! I’ll stop by and say hello at the booksigning (this is the first year I’ll also be signing!). Sounds like you have a fun schedule of events planned! Enjoy!!!

  2. Jane,

    Travel safely! Have a wonderful time! Sounds like fun…Wish I wasn’t on the opposite coast:)

  3. JANE! I want to go too, but I can’t make it this year! Boo!

    It was fun to see you last year–maybe next time we can do the get together again.

    So you have a blast for me too! Enjoy and bring back lots of details!

    Hugs! Have a great trip!


  4. Have a fabulous time, Jane! Wish I was going, but there’s always next year in D.C. Hope that you have a safe trip to and from the conference.

  5. Congratulations! You and Odd Mom Out deserve this recognition. Have a blast! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you return…with photos, I hope. All the best. Wishing you a fun-filled time with your friends. We’ll be applauding you from here.
    Mary J.

  6. Jane!!! I just love, love, love your books. I have read all the recent 4 books and look VERY forward to a new one soon. I have passed them on to a dear friend here at work and she loves them as well! Please keep up the great work! Have a wonderful time in SF — I’m in Sacramento and wish that I could go over to SF to meet you!
    Thanks again for your great stories — they really touch my heart.


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