Southern Magic RWA Conference

Tomorrow at the butt crack of dawn, I’m off to Birmingham, Alabama for the Southern Magic RWA conference.  I’m speaking on “Gargoyles, Shifters, Succubus & More:  Writing Believable Non-Humans.”  It’s a talk I first gave at the Romantic Times Booklovers convention last year on the paranormal panel.

That is, of course, if I can get my freaking suitcase closed!  I’m not particularly a clothes-horse.  (If you know me, you’re probably laughing your butt off at the mere idea!)  Heck, I’m only taking just enough clothes for the three days.  But my promo stuff is hard to get in that damned suitcase! 

I always pack my little gargoyle statue, my bookmarks, my ‘Got Gargoyle’ buttons, the fireballs (for Fire Maiden), and now I have some cover flats for Ceremony of Seduction.  (My buttons and postcards for that book haven’t come in yet…).  Not to mention my 50 handouts for the talk I’m giving.  With all that stuff in my suitcase, I was lucky to fit in my toiletries kit, my two pairs of jeans, two shirts and two of everything else I need.  (I’ll be wearing the third set onto the plane tomorrow!)  Cross your fingers that it isn’t over 50 pounds!  (The suitcase, not me…lol)

Anyway, I’ve never been to Birmingham.  I wish I had time to stay a little longer and explore, but just can’t swing it this time.  Although I’ve heard it’s a beautiful city!  We’re staying at the Wynfrey Hotel, which looks pretty posh from their website.  So, they’ve got to have a nice full bar that serves butterscotch martinis, right? 

I’ll be back pretty late Sunday night, as long as the dh and the kidlet remember to come pick me up!  So, I won’t be able to answer any questions until Monday at least. 🙂


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