Okay, so by this point...I was seriously missing my bed. Not that the bed at the Rio wasn't comfortable, but it wasn't mine.
And I was crazy-missing my dog.
Look at that face. Can you blame me?
So Thursday was a crazy day. But in a good way. Plus, it was really the first day that kept me in the hotel all day long.
Today we started our day at - of course - the Hash House a Go-Go. I seriously just like saying that name. But this was no ordinary breakfast. Nope. This was breakfast with Susan Mallery!! Holy crap, I kid you not! It was a small group of us that Susan invited to breakfast and I have to say, it was glorious. Just imagine sitting at the breakfast table with one of your idols and thinking, "Um...that's right. We're friends." That was me. :)
I had barely gotten over breakfast when it was time to go and meet my
publicist for lunch! There was a great Chinese restaurant in the Rio
and we met there to discuss upcoming plans for FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES
(coming May 3rd!). We had never met face-to-face so it was kind of cool
to just share a meal, get to know one another, and talk about this
exciting new book. And just in case you haven't pre-ordered it yet,
here's the link: http://fridaynightbrides.instapage.com/
Now - with a completely full belly - I had to run to the convention end of the hotel. Did I mention that it's about a mile round-trip from the convention hall to my hotel room? I got quite the workout this week! But I ran down there for the spotlight my publisher was putting on. It didn't require anything from me except to smile and wave once and listen to the presentation. It was a great time to just relax and think about all the food I had already consumed.
The day ended on a high note again with a fabulous meet and greet with my promo group. We met up in the Masquerade lounge at the hotel where readers could come and have a drink and hang out with us. It was awesome. We had a lot of people stop by and we laughed and talked and I can honestly say that I met some wonderful people that are going to go on and be my friends. I couldn't have asked for a better group of ladies to promote with so thank you Erin, Candis, Melanie and Jennifer! Love you girls!!