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Yeah, yeah, I like sensational post titles, so sue me. *g*

Anyway, I read KateR’s blog earlier, and apparently, there were some authors who attended RWA, who were uncomfortable at having to share space with readers and those bastardly reviewer-types at the conference this year. These authors were also among the few who didn’t think much to their peers dressing up as characters from their books, and thought it gave the whole conference a slightly unprofessional feel. and this would be different how?

Kate posted a couple of excerpts from e-mails from some of her author pals.

I thought the dressed up peeps were kinda cool actually, and let’s face it, people probably remembered them far more than those profesh types, who’d come suited and booted, and fully armed with their Wear-At-Every-Official-Event string of pearls.

I wonder who they meant by blog reviewers? Jane? Sybil? Candy? Sarah? Kristie? Wendy? From what I saw, they all behaved themselves pretty good. Apart from that Candy though, she was such a slut, did you see her cleavage hanging out for the whole world to see? How dare she expose her boobage at such a grand event? Some people have no shame. *g*

This author sounds VERY uncomfortable at the thought of meeting people other than fellow writers at the conference. I don’t really understand why though. I get that some authors are introverts, and prefer to stay at home with their cats, their typewriter, and their hair in rollers, eating chocolate ice-cream straight from the tub, but it seems a bit daft to worry about people who are there to do nothing but gush over their fave authors, and buy books.

I like the fact that some of my fellow bloggers went this year, it made it a lot more interesting for me as a reader to hear their gossip feedback.

This RWA conference, apart from the whole, ‘We Hate Effing E-pubs’ hoo ha, seems to have been pretty much a love-fest. Surely that’s a good thing?

Anyway, onto the important stuff, how freaking amazing was the back of Nora’s dress? I am loving this design to the max, I’m also impressed that she has no visible Back Fat…

Photo stolen from The SB’s blog


  • Karen Scott
    July 19
    5:21 am

    On that note, I’ll be in the UK for 3 weeks in August…

    Oooh Lori, where in the UK?


  • Karen Scott
    July 19
    5:23 am

    Kristie, if I come to Canada, I would sooo have to meet up with you!!

    Teddy, I wonder how many authors actually bother paying them for a review?


  • December/Stacia
    July 19
    5:46 am

    Apparently, you can still get reviews free from Two Lips, but you can pay for a “guaranteed” review which will appear on or by a certain date. The difference is the paid reviews are, well, guaranteed a reveiew, whereas the others take their chance as to whether they’ll get one or not.

    They say it won’t affect the book’s rating/review, but…


  • Sandra Schwab
    July 19
    9:04 pm

    I think I like the thought of coming face to face with a lot of the authors, they’d soon see that actually, I’m absolutely adorable in person, and I hardly ever bite. *g*

    That’s really good to hear. 🙂 So prepare yourself to be hugged!


  • Lori
    July 20
    5:59 am

    Hey Karen, we land in London on Aug 2, and are there til the 4th, then go to Bath then to Ireland and Scotland til the 14th. I’ll be in Nottingham on the 13th, then back in London the 14-18th for work. Shoot me off an email if you have time to get together and any of those dates work for you 🙂 mctclover@gmail.com


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