AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER by Maree Anderson (for Writers Gone Wild)
I'm about an hour away from jumping in the car and heading off to our annual Romance Writers of New Zealand conference. This year, the conference is in Auckland City CBD at the Rydges Hotel, which will make it easy for our overseas guest speakers to do a bit of sightseeing, if they feel so inclined. Mind you, if today was any indication, Auckland seems bound and determined to rain on us all. Here's hoping The City of Sails shows our out-of-towners and overseas guests that we do actually know what sunshine is!
This year, our conference theme is An Affair To Remember, and, reading through the speaker notes I've been compiling for our conference notes disks, it certainly will be a memorable conference. We have a fabulous lineup of speakers and workshop presenters, including Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary Agency), Dianne Moggy (VP of Overseas Editorial Strategy & Development for Harlequin Enterprises), Alex Logan (Grand Central Publishing), Christopher Vogler, Stephanie Laurens, Jane Porter, Nalini Singh, Natalie Anderson, Vanessa Johnson, Nick McLeay, Nic Harrison... and the list goes on!
I reckon we're totally spoiled for speakers this year. In fact, I had a hard time choosing which workshops to attend -- still have buyer's remorse, so to speak, LOL.
And I've dusted off that red dress for the cocktail party, and the sparkly one for the awards dinner, and even accepted a dare to pair the latter with my pink wig-- fingers crossed I'm brave enough to pull it off!
Aside from the fun stuff, I think I've finally got my one-sentence pitch summary down pat. Gotta thank my DH for that, because when I was getting all frustrated, he was the one who got me back on track and gave me a huge hug when I nailed it. So here's hoping....
Stay tuned for next week's post. Who knows, there might even be photos?