Saturday, April 21, 2007

Saturday and SUNNY!

Yay it's Saturday! And a gorgeous New York day. This is the perfect time of year for weather. I love it! I'm thinking I might go buy some rollerblades this afternoon so I can rollerblade in Central Park. Good exercise and fun!

Last night I celebrated getting my contract/check for The Camelot Code by going out to Ruth's Chris steakhouse on 51/Broadway. Soooooooo good! I can't even tell you! Super pricey, but worth it when you're celebrating!! :)

I think I have all my posters folded. Have to count to be sure, but it's looking good. Now I just have to pack everything up. Speaking of packing, everyone who's going packed for RT yet? My suitcase is going to be massive to fit everything. Day clothes, costumes for night, promo materials -- argh. Jet Blue is not going to be excited to see me show up...

I am very excited to go to RT though! Five days of mingling, schmoozing, dancing, promoting, and just having a great time. A ton of Dorchester authors go and we have a blast hanging out together. This year, Alesia Holliday (as her alter-ego Alysa Day), Susan Kearney, Cindy Holby (as her alter-ego Colby Hodge), Liz Maverick and I are sponsoring a booksellers only bash called From the Sea to the Stars. It's an AM paranormal/sci-fi themed party with mimosas and munchies and should be lots of fun.

Also, I'm captaining the Young Adult panels so will be leading three different sessions on writing/selling the young adult novel. One of my sessions is going to have the amazing MaryJanice Davidson on it, along with her husband Anthony. They're going to talk about their Jennifer Scales series. I'm thrilled to sit on a panel with one of my favorite authors. :)

Anyway, got to run! Hope you're all having a terrific Saturday!!!



Stephanie Janulis said...

It's gorgeous and sunny in TX too! Amazing how the weather in NY can change so quickly. It seems like just yesterday it was snowing up there!

Please excuse the dumb question, but what are you referring to when you speak of RT?

Also, my friend blogged about YA prom, but her and I think it is/was a great thing to do!

Marianne Mancusi said...

I know! I can't keep up with the weather! Can't complain about the sunshine though. :)

RT is the Romantic Times Booklovers convention - an annual event with tons of authors, readers, booksellers, and cover models sponsored by Romantic Times Magazine. It's quite the event - there are costume parties and lots of other fun stuff. A bit insane, but extremely fun!

It's in Houston this year. So I'm glad to know the weather is gorgeous in Texas too. :)