I had the best weekend! I just had to share!
First, I had my first bookstore signing at Ukazoo Books in Towson, Maryland. There were 9 Maryland Romance Writers authors there. The crowd was small but attentive, and they asked questions and bought some books. So it was pretty cool and a lot of fun! And it was awesome seeing my books on shelves, too!
After the booksigning, MRW had its annual holiday party at president Sharon Buchbinder's house. The food was wonderful and the company even better! Plus, I received four awards for First Novel-length Publication, Publishing Multiple Novels in a Year, Publishing a Short Story, Publishing a Novella. The chapter gives out pins for each of these awards, which was pretty awesome!
After the party, my husband swept me away on a surprise getaway weekend. We spent the night at the luxurious Hotel Monaco in Baltimore. We had a premiere suite that was totally yummy! The next morning, we went to breakfast at the Blue Moon Cafe, which has been featured on the show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, which is how we first learned of it. And we dived into a huge plate of Captain Crunch French Toast. No, I could not finish it, but it was fun trying!
Afterwards, we browsed the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, which we'd never visited before. It's several blocks of cute shops and restaurants. I treated myself to several handmade pieces of jewelry (I'm a total jewelry hound!), we shopped for a few hours, and then had lunch. We also couldn't miss the "Miracle on 34th Street" - a block in the neighborhood where the residents go all out decorating! It was really cool!
When we got home in the evening, we decided to keep the holiday celebration theme going and took the girls to a local drive-through holiday lights display. We go every year, usually on Christmas Eve, but we couldn't help ourselves and just had to go early! The display always makes me feel like a kid! And this year they passed out super cool 3-D glasses!
Then, I get the news that NORTH OF NEED is up for Sizzling Read of the Year! This was the result of the book winning Sizzling Read of the Month for December, and it would just be so awesome to earn such a big honor for the book!
So, I'd say that was a dang good weekend, wouldn't you? Tell me something great about your weekend! Thanks for reading,