But that’s not why I went.
Last year I attended the first ARRA convention. I had such a great time. I met many readers and being a reader myself, we spoke the same language. I also feel that it is very important to attend these events where you get to meet and talk to people who buy and read my books as well.
|Nalini Singh signing my copy with Kate Cuthbert looking on expectantly|
First of all we started off to Sydney at 5am. Around 2 hours into the drive, I realised that I had left my beautiful shiny dress, hanging wrinkle free, in the closet.
DANG!!! DOUBLE DANG!!!
Not to worry – Rosie from Fangtastic Fiction came to the rescue and brought in some stuff for me to try on. Between her black sequin top and my stuff – I still managed to get rather blingy. But poor Rosie was rushing so much to get me something to wear, she locked herself out of her house. Boy do I feel bad.
|Kandy Shepherd and her Contempory award|
The award winners are announced on the ARRA blog. And a fabulous time was had by all. And there was an amazing chocolate mousse for dessert.
I will definitely be going again next year. It is such a good time and such a pleasure.
that looks like such fun Tracie,ReplyDelete
wish I could have gone =)
my only regret is that I didn't get more piccies. :)ReplyDelete
It looks like it was a fabulous dinner, Tracie! Thanks for posting the link to the blog, too. Congrats to all the winners!ReplyDelete
Bummer on leaving your glad rags at home, Tracie! Especially since you were all set to blitz the Bling-off!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a terrific evening! You were obviously far too busy enjoying the moment to want to spend time behind the camera!
Congratulations to all the ARRA winners!
Oh, wish I could have gone! Maybe next year. In the meantime, I'll satisfy myself with living vicariously through your photos and snippets.ReplyDelete
Got any more photos, Tracie? I especially want to see the bling you ended up wearing. =)
Meant to say, don't Kate, Nalini and Kandy all look gorgeous? Looks like a great night.ReplyDelete
Hi Tracie --ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great night! I LOVE Nalini's series...I'm impatiently waiting for her next book.
Glad you managed to re-bling (-:
Hi Tracie, wasn't it a fun night? Beautiful venue, wonderful food and, of course, fabulous company. You looked great in your borrowed finery. In fact, I was too busy admiring your earrings to notice much about your dress except that it looked good!ReplyDelete