I also got to meet the very talented Shelli Stevens and Karen Erickson, both of whose books I've read before and thoroughly enjoyed. I also danced the night away with Michelle, Amanda, and Jude, also featured in the picture below. (I should note, I picked up Amanda's latest release, True Highland Spirit, which I look forward to reading, along with Shelli's Holding Out for a Hero and Karen's End of Days anthology.)
from left to right, Jude, me, Michelle, Karen, Amanda, Shelli
And now I'm back to work and trying to make my own deadlines, so that when the real ones come knocking in December, I can cross them off my list.
the lovely Westin Hotel in Bellvue with my roommate getting ready for dinner
the basket I donated. Marie Harte's Favorite Things (note the chocolate almonds...yum!)