Friday, April 2, 2010

My First RWA Conference!

Okay, it wasn't Nationals, just a chapter conference, but it still totally rocked! It was so much fun and we met so many great authors! Some even live way more close by than I realized and want to get together for coffee sometime at Starbucks! I'm psyched! LOL!

They had wonderful speakers, too. Diana Love and Karen Rose. We got to meet both of them. The very sweet and super funny Barbara Vey introduced us to Diana Love, and Karen Rose sat at the same table with us the first night. Karen was the keynote speaker and she was absolutely hilarious. Not only did she tell funny stories, but she brought props so she could act the stuff out! Too funny, I tell ya!

We've gone to Lori Fosters a couple times, which totally rocks, too, so I was kinda nervous that an RWA conference would be so much more formal, but it wasn't. At least this one wasn't. Then again, it was on the beach! LOL!


It was all very cool! Can't wait until next time!

*hugs*

13 comments:

Michelle Polaris said...

Paige--So glad you loved your conference. They can be the best of times. I'm bummed because I missed my local RWA conference this past weekend for an unrelated obligation. But happily I know there will always be more. And on the plus side, RT is coming up and I'm going to have my first there.

Wynter Daniels said...

Glad you had a great time. I love conferences. I am going to the national conference for the first time this year and I am totally psyched!

Paige Tyler said...

Michelle - You're right! It was so much fun to meet other writers! And so cool to have other writers come up to you and say, hey, I know you from Facebook or MySpace, or I've read your books and love them!

Wynter - I bet it's going to be fantastic! Have fun!

*hugs*
Paige

Katie Reus said...

Ooh, sounds like fun!! I'm glad you had such a good time. I still haven't gone to one but it's on my to do list this year :)

Paige Tyler said...

Katie - It really was fun! You should totally try to get to a conference!

*hugs*
Paige

Stephanie Adkins said...

Yesterday I sent in a membership form to my state RWA chapter, and I can't wait to attend my first meeting. :) Glad you had a good time, Paige!

Paige Tyler said...

Stephanie - Cool! You'll have to let me now how you like it!

*hugs*
Paige

Jina Bacarr said...

Paige, I love going to RWA conferences. I made a video of my first conference in 2006--it's 13:49.

Here it is:

RWA Conference 2006 Atlanta with Jina Bacarr

Paige Tyler said...

Jina - Very cool! They're totally fun!

*hugs*
Paige

Naima Simone said...

I love Diana Love! I've met her a couple of times and she is wonderful!! Very funny! Karen Rose? I'm jealous. She is a fantasitc author! I'm so glad you had a great time, Paige!!

Paige Tyler said...

Naima - Thanks! They're both really so nice! It was a lot of fun meeting them!

*hugs*
Paige

Dalton Diaz said...

I love our local conference, RT, and Romanticon. Nationals, not so much, tho my first one in New Orleans was amazing.

Paige Tyler said...

Dalton - They are really fun!


Have any of you ever been to Lori Foster's Get Together? It rocks!

*hugs*
Paige