I've just come back from the annual Romance Writers of New Zealand Conference in Auckland. It was, as usual, a wonderful weekend filled with good friends, enthusiastic readers, and great catch-ups with friends.
The weekend started for Louise, Sue and I on Friday afternoon with our friend Iona and then we were off to the cocktail party where we caught up with Yvonne and all the other conference delegates. I realised that it was my TENTH conference, and I remember hearing very inspirational speeches from Sue and Yvonne when I first joined so I know they've been attending longer than that.
It was my very great honour to be asked to MC the awards dinner on the Saturday night and was so
excited to see Sue and Yvonne both go away with a Koru Award for Romance of the Year (and
Yvonne was third in her category as well!) Here are a few pics of the fab weekend.
Yvonne and Sue at the book signing.
Yvonne with her Koru Award in the Short, Sexy category for "Wanting What She Can't Have".
Sue celebrating after her win in the Short, Sweet category for "A Family this Christmas".
Louisa and I getting ready to cheer the cats on.
All the NZ LoveCats together!
Here's to another great year for the Lovecats and all our wonderful readers.