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More Author Signing Pictures

Sandra Schwab

HelenKay Dimon

Claire Cross

Love this cover

Kelley Armstrong

Keri Arthur

Lara Adrian (notice the lack of focus. I was tiring by now)

JR Ward

Eve Kenin/Eve Silver

Farrah Rochon readers

Maureen McKade

Jayne Ann Krentz

Masses of people

Jill Shalvis

Amie Stuart

Kathryn Smith

Kayla Perrin

Eloisa James

Jessica Inclan

Ann Christopher

Kenyon’s Hat

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Teresa
    Jul 11, 2007 @ 22:44:17

    Thanks for posting the pic of Kathryn S! She’s a good friend, but lives across the continent from me now – nice to see her in Dallas :)

  2. Teresa
    Jul 11, 2007 @ 22:47:31

    And I should add, even nicer, as I’m at home :(

  3. Robin
    Jul 11, 2007 @ 23:07:22

    It cracks me up how Ward still dresses like a lawyer and James looks like a college prof. Of course these are two professions I’m intimately familiar with –do all authors look like their former or alter-professional lives? I don’t know where that would put Kenyon’s pseudo Victorian madame/widow outfit, but I gotta say that the hat is brave. Or crazy. But given how generous she was with the signing, I’m going with brave.

  4. raine
    Jul 11, 2007 @ 23:52:08

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures, ladies! :-)

  5. Laura
    Jul 11, 2007 @ 23:58:10

    Thanks for the wonderful updates and pictures!

  6. Danielle
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 04:45:40

    Great pictures, thank you for sharing them with us. I’m still soooo jealous.

  7. Tara Marie
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 08:11:29

    All I can say is “I hate you!!”

    Not really, but I sure am jealous, sounds like you ladies are having a GREAT time.

  8. Amie Stuart
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 08:23:45

    It was so nice to meet you jane! and Sybil too! thanks for stopping by!

  9. Teddy Pig
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 11:55:53

    HEY! Anyone check out the RWA announcement this morning?

    Let the shell games begin!

    Looks like EC, LI, and Samhain may have just lost status with them.

    Effective July 15, 2007, in order to officially participate in RWA’s National Conference, a publisher must meet the following criteria: (1) it is not a Subsidy Publisher or Vanity Publisher

    3. The Board updated the definition of Subsidy Publisher or Vanity Publisher to: “any publisher that publishes books in which the author participates in the cost of production or distribution in
    any manner, including publisher assessment of a fee or other costs
    for editing and/or distribution.” This definition includes publishers who withhold or seek full or partial payment of reimbursement of publication or distribution costs before paying royalties, including payment of paper, printing, binding, production, sales or marketing costs; publishers whose authors exclusively promote and/or sell their own books; publishers whose primary means of offering books for sale is through a publisher-generated Web site; publishers whose list is comprised of 50% or more of its books
    written by authors who are principals in the publishing company; and
    publishers whose business model and methods of publishing are
    primarily directed toward sales to the author, his/her relatives and

    Did you guys catch what the clueless idiots mumbled there?

    publishers whose primary means
    of offering books for sale is through a publisher-generated Web site

  10. Sasha White
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 11:57:19

    Thanks for sharing! I didn’t make it to nationals this year, and this is a nice way to not feel left behind. :)

  11. Karen Scott
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 13:49:55

    Ann Christopher’s so pretty!

  12. Keishon
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 16:56:59

    I agree Karen, I have one of her books to read, moved it to the top of my TBR mountain.

  13. Chantal
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 18:03:45

    Look at Eloisa James and Kathryn Smith!! I probably would have fainted at their feet! I lurve them!

    Whats with JR Ward and the glasses? Every picture I see of her she is wearing sun glasses. It’s weird.

  14. Josie
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 18:58:11

    Thanks for sharing the piccies – keep ’em coming!
    Chantal – what’s even weirder is that she’s wearing her sunglasses inside! I really don’t get why some people do that. Maybe she has some kind of eye disorder? Or maybe it’s her inner rock star coming out?

  15. Tara
    Jul 13, 2007 @ 00:09:06

    Thanks for the Farrah Rochon fan photo, those are my friends, I couldn’t be there, so it’s good to see them.

  16. Karen Scott
    Jul 13, 2007 @ 14:25:09

    I agree Karen, I have one of her books to read, moved it to the top of my TBR mountain.

    Keishon, which of her books have you got? I recently read Risk, and loved it, will deffo be buying her again.

  17. Karen Scott
    Jul 13, 2007 @ 14:27:21

    Whats with JR Ward and the glasses? Every picture I see of her she is wearing sun glasses. It's weird.

    Can somebody answer this please, I’ve always been curious myself as to why she wears them all the time. I just assumed she had a problem with her eyes.

  18. Sandra Schwab
    Jul 16, 2007 @ 14:36:56

    Wow, I look as if I’d been on drugs. (I swear I wasn’t!) (Well, I might have suffered from an overdosis of sugar. *g*)

    It was so lovely to meet you in person, Jane!

  19. Kathryn S
    Jul 17, 2007 @ 11:21:14

    Jane, it was fabulous to meet you and the Mighty Sybil in Dallas. And Chantal, I really hope you wouldn’t faint at my feet, cause then I’d try to revive you and that photo would be ALL OVER the internet! :-) It’s a very sweet thing to say though, so I’m blowing kisses at you.

    Teresa — luv you too, babe! :-)

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