Thousands of booklovers came out for this year's book fair. Fans spent time with over 300 authors who were signing books and talking about their upcoming releases. Many of the readers had long lists full of the names of authors they were looking forward to meeting.
The RT Staffers each had their own lists of authors they were looking forward to seeing during convention. Morgan's fan girl moment came when she met the erotica author who is her new "guilty pleasure", author Jayne Rylon. RT Reviewer Victoria Frerichs was excited to meet Kate Elliott saying, "I've been a fan of her work for years and ... The Cold Magic Series is phenomenal." And RT Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin said she simply couldn't choose between the excellent historical romance authors!
At today's book fair, we got a chance to chat with some of the authors who were signing today and asked them which of their fellow authors attending convention they were most excited to meet...
MaryJanice Davidson named a few authors including Michele Bardsley and Dean Koontz. Davidson went on to say that one of the most fan parts of RT's annual book fair is that she will go over and ask authors for their autographs only to get back to her booth and find those same authors lined up to get her signature. She said of the experience, "It's almost incestuous, but incestuous in a good way."
Noble was not the only one who was excited to meet this grand dame of romantic suspense. Authors Meg Benjamin, Molly Harper and Gennita Lowe were equally thrilled by the chance to meet Catherine Coulter. Revealing a very personal moment, author Sara Lindsey told us, "Catherine Coulter wrote a book with a cat named Gillyflower in it and I totally seperately had a cat named Gillyflower, so we just had a moment where we both started crying about dead cats. But really, her book The Deception is one of my favorite romances ever."
And for all the fans who met Catherine Coulter during convention you should be sure to check out the author's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CatherineCoulterBooks, where she will be uploading photos for the next few days and readers will be able to post their reactions and share their Catherine Coulter moments!
It was a great day to be a reader at today's RT Booklovers Convention. Carina Press' Angela James says it all without saying a word in this moment that we captured on film:
For more coverage of everything happening today at the RT Booklovers Convention, check back on the RT Daily Blog over the next few hours!