I got up at the crack of dawn last Thursday, excited and bouncing to get into the taxi and on my way to the airport to catch a flight to ”From Here To Eternity” the 2011 conference for Romance Writers of Australia. I had the most gorgeous (yes, inside and out taxi driver) but unfortunately forgot to take a photo of him.
On the plane I read my gorgeous CP Jackie Ashenden’s
book and looked forward to seeing my other gorgeous CP Becca J Heath
at the airport. My plane was a little late but Becca waited patiently (actually, she happily escaped into the land of a book) and once we met up, we were on our way!
The first person we saw was ANOTHER gorgeous CP of mine Cathryn Hein
– yeah, I’m amazingly blessed in the CP department. All my CPs are talented writers and gorgeous people, making them fabulous friends. My favourite part about the romance writing conf is meeting up with my friends, whom I talk to LOADS online but only see once a year if I’m lucky!
The afternoon was spent chilling with roomie Becca J Heath in our hotel room and then in the evening I attended my first ever Harlequin Author dinner. HUGE thanks to the gorgeous team at Harlequin Australia for inviting me along – I had a blast! See below for some photos from the night.
Debut Special Edition author – the divine Helen Lacey with her NEWBIE AUTHOR chick, given to all new Harlequin, Mills & Boon or Carina authors by the established Aussie authors.
Me, with the gorgeous and supremely talented Nikki Logan
and Leah Ashton.
All of us hail from WA and these two ladies are very special to me 🙂
More conference posts tomorrow….