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 Rowen. Wednesday 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.