RWA conference

Or, Meet Me in Florida

Are you going to the annual Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) conference this year in Orlando? I’m super excited to be there the entire week of July 24.

If you’re planning on attending, let’s catch up.

I’ll be promoting my two paranormal series, The Red Plague and The Dark Caster, with postcards, pens, and temporary tattoos in the goody room.

I’m really looking forward to re-connecting with my writer friends and learning a lot from the panels.

P.S. I’ll keep you updated throughout the week of the 24th on Twitter (@AnnaAbner) and through this blog. 🙂

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Enjoy this Free Red Plague Sneak Peek PDF full of excerpts and extras!

<3 Anna

Or, My Conference SWAG Arrived And I Want To Share!

I’m so excited to attend both Comic-Con and Romance Writer’s of America’s national conference (I can’t stop smiling!), I ordered new promotional goodies. If you’d like to receive the pictured loot, send me an email at anna@annaabner.com or leave a comment on my blog and I’ll ship a personalized care package to the first 10 responders. Good luck!

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My goody bag includes two postcards, an adorable purple pen, and a Spell of Joy temporary tattoo.

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Enjoy this Free Red Plague Sneak Peek PDF full of excerpts and extras!

<3 Anna

Or, Romance Writers Of America Are Hosting Their National Conference This July

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I’m thrilled to announce I will be attending the Romance Writers of America’s national conference this July! It will be a packed weekend of panels, author signings, and meeting new and old friends. I can’t wait!

If you’ll be there, too, we really must catch up.

In all my excitement, I pulled some photos of past RWA conferences. Enjoy!

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My swag flyer from RWA National 2013 (Atlanta, GA).

 

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At a bus stop during the 2006 RWA national conference (Atlanta, GA).

 

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Before going downstairs at the 2013 RWA national conference (Atlanta, GA).

 

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Nora Roberts ran out of books to sign at an RWA national conference (year forgotten) so she posed for photos with fans, instead.

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Enjoy this Free Red Plague Sneak Peek PDF full of excerpts and extras!

<3 Anna

Or, My Publicity Poster

I made this myself (miracle!) to take to the RWA national conference and publicize my published works, and I’m so proud of it I wanted to share it with you.

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<3 Anna

Or, A Photo Timeline Of My Summer Trip!

The RWA National Conference was in Atlanta this year, and I was lucky enough to attend. I had so much fun! In between workshops, luncheons, and impromptu chats with fellow writers I tried to absorb the mass of information available. Meta data, back matter, and SEO. I’m still processing.

Before I even left California I met two little cuties at the airport.

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I’m always strangely giddy to find birds living in airports.

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My room on the thirtieth floor was so comfy all I wanted to do was curl up in the bed and order room service. But the best part was the view.

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Fancy dinners in the hotel didn’t exactly fit my budget so I made do with cold cereal, granola bars and hummus.

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Spoon? Who needs a spoon? Rather than hike all the way back downstairs and search for plastic silverware I went all MacGyver on my cereal.

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I’m getting ready to hit a workshop before Kristan Higgins’ speech and luncheon.

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The best part of the conference? Free books by your favorite authors!

Since I’m writing a book about a civilization destroying virus I couldn’t wait to hear the CDC panel on infectious diseases. They did not disappoint!

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There’s nothing like conference week. I look forward to it all year and leave super-charged and inspired to write. Thank you, RWA. See you next year!

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Luckily, the fog over Atlanta on my last day in town didn’t delay my flight home.

 

<3 Anna

Or, The Worst Parts of RWA

9. Putting off writing during my down time because I was too tired.

 

8. Not going into the city and site-seeing.

 

7. Eating only cereal and hummus for dinner two nights in a row because I couldn’t afford the high prices of a real meal.

 

6. Not taking a pic with Sylvia Day when I had the chance.

 

5. Not telling Jude Devereaux how much her books mean to me.

 

4. Not going up to more people and introducing myself. Everyone was so nice!

 

3. Staying in my room watching Teen Wolf when I could have been at a party or a dinner or the Rita awards.

 

2. Sitting through a workshop that turned out to be a 60 minute selling pitch for the speaker’s $500 online course. I thought you were supposed to teach us something NOW not give us a “teaser” to the real thing. Grr.

 

1. Not giving my ugly business card to more people. I need a new one!

 

<3 Anna

 

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