More about RT

I think I have finally got over most of the jet lag so now I can report a bit more from the RT Booklovers Convention.  I think my overall impression was – FUN!  There was so much going on each day that it was almost impossible to take it all in, but I’ve got lots of photos to remind me and I thought I’d share some of them with you.  Here goes:-

Me with a pile of my books

First of all, we were there to spread the word about our books and I very much enjoyed the various signings where I got to talk to the wonderful American readers.  They are so enthusiastic about romance, it was a joy to meet them!

Club RT - a chance to chat to readers

The first thing people say when you mention the RT convention is usually – cover models!  And yes, there were some but I was mostly impressed by their hair.  (The tights, not so much!)

CJ Hollenbach


The parties were great fun, starting with The Red Slipper Lounge – of course I had to wear red shoes!  And the chocolate fountain was to die for!

Red "slippers"

Chocolate fountain - bliss!

Then there was the Ball – we all got to wear our (fake) tiaras and felt like princesses!

The ChocLiteers


And best of all – the Freaky Friday Party!  The table decorations were fantastic and we were glad we’d dressed to suit the occasion.

Freaky Table 1

Freaky Table 2

Freaky Partygoers

On the Saturday we all took part in the Giant Book Fair – and giant it certainly was!  Something like 350 authors all signing books in one place, awesome.

Giant Book Fair

Signing at the Giant Book Fair

And then it was almost time to go home, but not before I’d met some more lovely authors and attended the Harlequin Disco Party with the other ChocLiteers.

All in all, a fantastic week!

Heather Graham and Bobbi Smith

At the Harlequin Party


  1. It was a blast! I loved it.And I’ve almost recovered …

    Comment by Sue Moorcroft — May 14, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

  2. Looks like you all had a fab time. Sounds like the cover models were a bit of a disappointment. Did you bring home lots of new books to read?

    Comment by Janet Gover — May 14, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

  3. Looks like super fun, and I agree about the cover model’s hair! Not so keen on those Men in Tights, tho 🙂

    Comment by Henriette Gyland — May 14, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

  4. Quite an experience – ordinary life and jet lag must’ve struck hard when you got back!

    Comment by Angela Britnella — May 14, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

  5. Thanks for this report and all thoes lovely photos Pia. It seems the jetlag might have been worth it after all?

    Comment by giselle green — May 14, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

  6. Fabulous experience for you all. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Liv Thomas — May 14, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

  7. Sounds like a very interesting and fun experience. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Comment by Tina Brown — May 15, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

  8. I’ve almost recovered too, Sue 🙂
    Janet – my suitcase weighed exactly 50.0 lbs (max allowance) and I had eight books in my hand luggage!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — May 15, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

  9. Henri – I want that hair!!!
    Angela – yes, ordinary life not much fun after that 🙂
    Giselle – definitely worth it, I’d go again!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — May 15, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

  10. Thanks Liv and Tina! Glad you like the photos 🙂

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — May 15, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

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