RWA12 – Day…I`m not sure and it`s almost midnight

Sore feet, spinning head and an  exhausted body…but still having great fun.

Today, I did my first pitch (no not bitch…pitch) just for practice. The earth did not come to a standstill.

I went to some interesting workshops (e.g., Allison Brennon on Writing Thrillers) and talked and talked and talked with authors at book signings for Avon and Harlequin. Niggling questions  I`ve had about this and that got answered. There was another special luncheon. I swam and even had time for the hot tub.

Our gang (Vancouver and Vancouver Island writers) finished the day by eating at Bubba Gumps. I love shrimp. It was awesome. Then we converged in one hotel room, and with chocolate, potato chips and wine watched the opening of the Olympics …and argued over the origins of women`s fiction.

What can I say? It`s been another thoroughly great day!

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

5 thoughts on “RWA12 – Day…I`m not sure and it`s almost midnight”

  1. Would have loved Allison’s workshop! I should join RWA so I can be a KOD member. Problem is the nearest chapter is two hours away so I can’t decide if it would be worth it. Hope you’re having a great time!


  2. I’ve heard Allison twice. I’d follow her anywhere! 🙂 Isn’t the pitch thing weird at nationals. Like a cow lot. Hope you have success with that. It’s all about just finding the one who connects with your work. Maybe this will be the one. Congrats on 3rd place in Daphne. Definitely bragging rights. You’re smart to pace yourself, Jo-Ann. I tend not to and then everything becomes a blur. You’ve done a good job giving us a play by play (in brief) of your days. Thanks.


    1. Marsha
      Just got home (a Super Shuttle, airplane, sky train, bus and ferry later:)
      Yes, between airport security line-ups and pitch line-ups I’ve had my share of playing prodded cow this week, but I don’t regret a second of it. What a wonderful, wonderful experience RWA12 was.
      And I am sooo proud to be a member of the KOD chapter and having placed 3rd in the Daphne.Thank you for your congratulations.
      It was fun keeping the blog going as long as I could. Thanks for coming by and commenting on the posts.
      Best Wishes


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