I have wanted to attend from the get-go but, man, is it ever expensive to fly across country these days! Add on the cost of hotels and entertainment and the cha-chink meter goes through the roof. But, in the end it was too tempting to pass up.
I will be traveling with my hubby and we intend to spend two weeks on the East Coast. Some of that time will be in the Massachusetts region north of Boston for a leisurely week of hanging by the ocean – the Atlantic this time! – and casual drives through Maine, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Naturally we will visit Boston and Salem, among any other hot spots I can add to the agenda.
After that we will take the train from Boston to New York, just to make it fun and not hassle with a car, and spend the last week there. Part of that time is the conference, of course, but we also have tickets for a couple tours and for a Broadway showing of The Phantom of the Opera. Oh my! Can you even believe how excited I am for that? I doubt it!! :Happy-Grin:
The main purpose in bringing this up nearly a month in advance is that I will once again be partaking in the 2011 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing to benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide. This is a phenomenal charity and this yearly event sponsored by the RWA raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. It is a very worthwhile cause. I urge everyone who live in the vicinity of New York to try to come to the signing. It is open to the public, free of charge except for whatever books you purchase, and with over 500 romance novelist present to sign books you are bound to meet someone you love. Maybe that would be me! But even if not, there are a load of fabulous authors to pick from. The full list of participants for this year’s event is here:
It will be held on Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Broadway Ballroom.
I would love to meet some of you, so be sure to pop by my table.
As for the rest of my trip – well, you know me. I will have my trusty Mac LapBookPro and iPhone so will definitely be keeping in touch as the fun allows. Stay tuned…..