Day 3 - otherwise known as Thursday. There was breakfast this year on 2 of the conference days, so Fi and I were up and showered and ready to go at an obscene hour thanks to jetlag and filled up on fruit, yogurt, muffins and coffee.
After that we split up as I had the National Reader's Choice Awards. My agent was my "date" and I indulged in a mimosa. Since another of her clients, Christyne Butler, was up for the award as well, the three of us sat together. When it was over we had some extra time and we sat and chatted for a long time, which was awesome.
After that I met up with Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for a podcast session that was SOOOO fun. You can listen to the result here - I start at about the 17 min mark.
read the text on her site.
From there it was to the Mills and Boon Meet and Greet, and then from there to the Romance line tea at The Cheesecake Factory. YUM! There were 10 of us there and we ordered 8 pieces of cheesecake so we could each get a taste of each kind - and we STILL couldn't finish it all. It was delicious! And a really lovely, relaxed few hours where 6 of us (authors) got to chat with our editors and also guest Dianne Moggy (VP of Series for HQ). The chance to get to know people better was just as good as the cheesecake!
her blog for a detailed account of that and her mad Forrest Gump trivia skillz.