I’m back from RT’s Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas. Boy, did I ever have fun. RT sure does know how to throw a party! And where better than in Las Vegas? I’ve been to Vegas a lot, and I never get tired of it. You see, I love to gamble. But I only lost $200 this trip, so that’s good. I play mostly table games like black jack and three card poker. Oh, and roulette, of course. Actually, I guess I discovered I liked to gamble a long time ago when I decided to be a writer. People kept telling me how the odds were all against me, but I stuck with it and I won.
Las Vegas is a pretty interesting place. Much like New York City’s Time Square, you never know what you’ll see on the Vegas Strip. I knew the city was a popular convention place, but I never realized they host about 20,000 conventions a year! So, I’d say they pretty much have it all down to a science. As you imagine most people come to Vegas to gamble, but did you know the second most popular activity is getting married? There are more than 35 wedding chapels in the city—and they’re constantly busy. Did any of you get married in Las Vegas? Maybe I should have one of my heroines wake up married in Las Vegas. I know it’s been done, but I think I could put a new twist on it.
The Rio Hotel, where RT held its convention, was beautiful. I only wish I’d had a little time to sit by their pool, but I was too busy having fun catching up with old friends and making new ones. The Teen Day was so awesome and the giant book signing was mobbed! But I did leave the Rio and spend one night at the Paris Hotel. It was awesome!
Now I’m back home in Texas, but not for long. On Thursday, I’m heading off to Brownsville, TX for a book signing at a school. Then, It’s off to Michigan. In fact, April 28th, I’ll be in Grand Rapids at Schuler Books with Michigan author Colleen Gleason. The fun starts at 7:00 PM, and there will be giveaways!! So if you live anywhere near Grand Rapids, come on by!
Then, April 28th-30th, I’m the guest speaker at the Retreat From Harsh Reality at the Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake in Shelbyville, Michigan. It looks amazing and I can’t wait!