Site Meter Vamps and Scamps: RT, Daytona, and the Scamps - Part 3

Monday, May 22, 2006

RT, Daytona, and the Scamps - Part 3


We've made it to Friday - are you tired yet??? Lots of stamina required!! Friday morning's breakfast mixer was sponsored by Kensington Publishing. Free books, door prizes, and meeting authors. Lori, Dianne, Rosemary, and Karen signed books and chatted with readers and booksellers. One wall of the room was glass and opened onto the terrace overlooking the ocean. Really nice ambiance.

Several of us went to another breakfast afterwards since the authors hadn't had a chance to eat. Later in the morning we visited the jam-packed goody "hallway" and dropped by Club RT to enter for some of the fabulous gift baskets. At noon we all gathered for the RT Awards. Our own Ms. Lori Foster won the prestigious Career Achievement Award for Contemporary Romance. She wore a beautiful silky black dress with tiny polka dots topped with a pretty crocheted black sweater. Her acceptance speech was sincere and polished and just the right length, and she came back to the table holding this cool trophy like an Oscar. :) I snapped the photo in this blog just as Dianne and Lori were heading for the airport, so she was wearing her "comfy" clothes.

Friday afternoon I had some new professional photos made. My hubby has been nagging me to get some new ones done. I hate being photographed, but I was okay with how they turned out. Friday at six we went to a reception hosted by eight Avon authors. More free books and autographs and cute finger food. Then on to the Faery Ball, Dinner, Dance, and Costume Competition. LuAnn dressed up every evening, as did Billlie Jo and her sister Yvonne, and Danny (from Germany) They looked great! I have tons of pictures, so I'll try to post some on my site as I get a chance. Stay tuned for Part 4.

7 comments:

Kelley said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Judy F said...

congrats Lori. Sounds like you had so much fun.

Cryna said...

Janice sounds like a wonderful time, thank you for sharing with us and for posting the pictures...

Joni said...

Loved your write up of RT experiences and Big, Big Congrats to Lori...an achievement she so rightly is deserving of!

Stacy~ said...

Yay Lori! It's great to have one of our friends win. She deserves it.

snowflake said...

Glad you had fun. Can't wait to see your new professional photo.

Janice Maynard said...

Hey, maybe I'll put my new photo on my next blog...