The Awesome Caridad Pineiro and I at the BOC Party on Saturday Night
Well folks, what can I say? It was a very interesting weekend in Iselin, NJ at the Liberty States Fiction Writer's Conference. Chock full of amazing authors and readers just there to have a good time. Part of my Book Obsessed group arrived on Friday evening, hoping to help ultimate planner, Rayna Vause and super side-kick Caridad Pineiro with the work. Alas, they had it all under control so we just sat back and relaxed with them.
Keynote speaker this year was the indomitable horror writer, Jonathan Maberry, who is a force in and of himself.
The conference itself began bright and early on Saturday morning with a very easy-going registration before reader panels began. The first panel I went to was Elisabeth Staab, Caridad Pineiro and Stephanie Julian of course chatting about the paranormal... Great stuff !!!
Elisabeth Staab, Caridad Pineiro and Stephanie Julian
The next panel I attended was with two of my ultimate Regency writers, Katharine Ashe and Sarah MacLean. It was a fab chat with these ultra interesting ladies who included the attendees in the chat. Ahhh how I love historical!!!!!
Katharine Ashe and Sarah MacLean
Next, we had an extremely and quite informative panel with Joey Hill and Dr Charley Ferrer, which went into the world of BDSM and had the attendees laughing as well as blushing...
Joey Hill and Dr. Charley Ferrer
It was a whirlwind day with so much going on, that before you knew it, the book signing was upon us. What a great event. I just love how you can go up to your favorite authors and have some one on one time with them... They are all so gracious!
Margaret Whelehan, Jenn Fraser, Joey Hill, Kim Rocha and Francesca Bensi
Damon Suede and Framcesca Bensi
Francesca Bensi with Jennfier Probst
The evening continued with The Book Obsessed Chicks party with BOC chica, Denise Scarangella as line dance instructor for the night, and what a great job she did!
Francesca with Virginia Kantra
Pilar, Francesca and I
Penny and Denise
My BOC Chica Carol
Francesca and Joey Hill
Penny, Denise, Terry and Holly
Denise and Joey Hill
Eagerly awaiting to plan the party for next year and hang out with readers and authors and the Liberty States Fiction Writers ~ CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL 2014~