Sunday, August 10, 2008

The RWA Literacy Signing

One of my favorite events at conference is the "Readers For Life" Literacy Signing on Wednesday night. About 500 authors sign their books at the only event open to the public and the proceeds go to ProLiteracy Worldwide. This year, the 2-hour signing raised $58,000! Not too shabby.

This gives fans the opportunity to meet many of their favorite authors in one location, and it also gives folks like me a chance to say hello to a lot of people we only see once or twice a year...As well as buy those books we hadn't purchased yet. And it's all for a great cause. Yeah, I carried around an armful, which tends to make taking pictures a little difficult.

Oh, and just for a moment or two, I thought one monster crowd toward the back of the room was the checkout line, but it was two different lines for Nora Roberts and Sherrilyn Kenyon kinda mushed together. :-)

But! I did get a photo with fellow OCC Member Chris Marie Green. She writes for Harlequin as Crystal Green and also writes dark Urban Fantasy (VAMPIRE BABYLON) for Ace as Chris Marie Green. However, her newest release is a story in the anthology FIRST BLOOD (Berkley). I had such a great time catching up with her and her adventures! She came straight from Comic-Com in San Diego and had quite a few stories. Be sure to check out her blog, as she was even on a panel with Joe Hill, Adrienne Barbeau, and more!

Did you go to the literacy signing? Who did you run into?