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RWA 2013 Conference

program_headerIt’s been a week since the 33rd annual conference of  Romance Writers of America concluded in Atlanta, Georgia and the boost I received by attending will last me until the the next one in San Antonio a year from now.  I’ve been an RWA member for about thirty years and have attended countless RWA annual conferences around the country so I should be jaded by now.  But I’m not.

This conference kicked off with approximately 400 authors including Heather Graham, Cathy Maxwell, Carla Neggers and Mary Burton autographing books in an event open to the public.  All proceeds went to literacy and approximately $55,000 was raised.
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I’m back home after a packed last week of workshops, publisher parties, author meetings and seeing friends at Romance Writers of America’s 31st annual conference held this year at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. My daughter, Lisa, attended with me. It was her first national conference whereas I’ve been to almost too many to count over the past several decades. You’d think I would have heard it all before but I continue to learn and grow with each and every conference.
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