I have recently returned home after an EPIC three week trip that included two fabulous conferences and ended with a RONE award for BEAUTY AND THE BULL RIDER! I had such a great time.
My trip began in Spokane, Washington at the HISTORICAL ROMANCE RETREAT. This reader-centric conference, hosted by Delilah Marvelle and Renee Bernard is unlike any other and not to be missed by any lover of historical romance and historical clothing! It included a historical gaming night, movie night, afternoon tea, multi-author book signing and a grand ball. Here are some photo and video highlights! (Click images to see full size.)
Our Desert Road Trip
After eating the best burger of my life, (you MUST look at this menu!!!) followed by homemade cactus ice cream at a tourist trap in Virgin, Utah, we hit the road again to spend a weekend in Las Vegas, and two nights in Palm Springs
Here is what happens when a middle- aged couple drives through the Mojave desert in a rented KIA!
We made a brief visit to the fabulous LA Garment District...
And then went on to Burbank for the 2017 INDScribe conference!
I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and chat with so many readers at IND'Scribe this year! The Reader Rave luncheon was a huge success as was the book signing!
The conference ended with the annual RONE Awards (Recognition of Novel Excellence) in which I was thrilled to win an award for BEAUTY AND THE BULL RIDER!
I was in excellent company with many great romance authors. I was particularly thrilled to share the honors of this night with my good friend and fellow historical romance author, Meara Platt!