Just a very brief post in-between trips…

I arrived home last night from San Francisco and the RWA National Conference – tonight, we leave for our intercontinental extravaganza, so packing and laundry and jetlag are eating my day. (Yes, I still get jetlag when traveling within my timezone. I am not a good traveler. ugh.)

San Fran was wonderful – I got to meet with my wonderful agent and editor and attend my first Friday-night publisher party. The whole week was filled with brushes with greatness, including these banner moments:
*holding Lisa Kleypas’ espresso
*passing Sabrina Jeffries the sweetener
*bumping elbows with Elizabeth Hoyt at lunch
*congratulating Julia Quinn on her 2nd RITA in two years!
*being kissed by the wonderful Anna Campbell
*getting rear-ended in a taxicab with Madeline Hunter (yes, we’re all okay)
*sitting second-row, center for the RITAs and Golden Hearts, within touching distance of Courtney Milan, Amy Baldwin, Lindsey Faber, Toni Blake, Julie Anne Long, and Jade Lee! Awesomeness.

Obviously each of those is a story in its own right, and there were so many more…I even attended some workshops in there, too. 🙂 But the best part of conference was seeing all my wonderful friends and making new ones. I wish I had the time and brainpower to blog more about it, but laundry calls. If you were there for the puppy shower, the late-night drinks, the plotting chats, the random hugs in halls and elevators…thank you so much for making my conference amazing. If you weren’t there, start making plans for D.C. 2009! Rumor has it, early copies of GODDESS OF THE HUNT may be available….

xoxo, Tessa

8 comments to “Hi and Bye”

  1. Maggie Robinson
    · August 5th, 2008 at 3:50 am · Link

    Happy trails, Tessa!

    DC looks almost doable. I’d love to get rear-ended with you. Gah. That sounds somewhat pornographic.

  2. terrio
    · August 5th, 2008 at 6:24 am · Link

    *raising hand*

    I was at the puppy shower and gave lots of hugs in the halls. There was just so much that happened in those four days that I’m not sure how to sum it all up. It’s going to take more than one blog, that’s for sure.

    Thank you for being so sweet and adorable and I’m squeeing at the idea of getting a copy of GOTH next July. Be careful, try to relax (yeah, right!) and enjoy your family vacation. I think we could all use a little down time.

  3. Elyssa Papa
    · August 5th, 2008 at 8:30 am · Link

    DC might be doable for me, too. But I’m not making any plans becuase my plans always backfire.

    Have fun on your trip!

  4. Santa
    · August 5th, 2008 at 2:01 pm · Link

    San Francisco was an amazing experience. It was great to see everyone again – even if I did have to look at some name tags more than once.

    I had the immense pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Hoyt, Christine Wells, Sherry Thomas (ever so briefly) – and so many more.

    Oh, and the workshops were great, too. And I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie! 😉

    I hope you catch up with your sleep and laundry. I’m still plowing through! I also hope you have a wonderful vacation.

    Here’s to DC!

  5. Alyssa Goodnight
    · August 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a blast! Wish I could have come–maybe in 2009–I’d love an early copy of GOTH! 🙂

    • Klondike
      · November 27th, 2012 at 4:33 am · Link

      Thanks for cntorbituing. It’s helped me understand the issues.

  6. Lindsey
    · August 6th, 2008 at 8:24 pm · Link

    Yay, Tessa. Anytime I was within touching distance of you was definitely a banner moment. As was:
    *having the RV get together next to a get together of Nora and her friends (I like to think of it as the Vagabond-Nora get together)
    *being recognized by Rachel Gibson as her pretend publicist
    *having Smart Bitch Sarah say to me “you rule”
    *wearing Julie Ann Long’s lip gloss

    And advance copies of GOTH will definitely make DC a worthwhile conference! Hope to see everyone there who couldn’t make it this year.

  7. Joanne Lockyer
    · August 12th, 2008 at 11:38 pm · Link

    Hey Tessa!

    Just came by to say how great it was to meet you and Courtney in San Francisco.

    I totally have to agree with you: the best bit about Nationals was seeing old friends and making fabulous new ones!