What’s that, you ask? I’m referring to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, recently held in Chicago. Imagine a thousand readers, authors, reviewers, bloggers, librarians, booksellers, agents, and editors–all converging to celebrate what we love most: books!

What made this convention really special was the fact that I attended as a published author. <big, cheesy grin> And since one of my publishers, Sourcebooks, is headquartered in Chicago, they had a stellar presence at the convention. They even put together an office tour for their authors and hosted an author/librarian/bookseller cocktail party, where I got to meet some of the awesome folks who’ll be selling my books!

I didn’t take nearly enough photos, but here are a few highlights:

At the Sourcebooks office tour, holding my very own poster!

 

With Sourcebooks Founder & President, Dominique Raccah

With my amazing editor, Leah Hultenschmidt, at the Sourcebooks cocktail hour.

This cover isn't final, but it's still SO exciting to see it displayed!

With Lindsay (of Cupboard Maker Books), who took my autographed poster to display in her bookstore!

With romance author (and icon) Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

In which I try my hand as a cover model. Sexy, no?

What would Macy do if she met a cover model? Challenge him to an arm-wrestling match, of course!

VICTORY IS MINE! (A big thanks to Charles Paz of Fifth Elements Studios for being such a great sport!)

 

See? Doesn’t that look like a blast? So what if I didn’t sleep more than three consecutive hours all week? As one of my characters says in Sultry with a Twist–which is now available for pre-order…just sayin’– “I’ll have plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead.”