Fun at RT 2015!

1 Jun

Two weeks ago, my mother and I headed to Dallas for our first RT Booklovers Convention.  We had a FANTASTIC time!!!  It was such fun to spend a few days with so many wonderful authors!  There were some we’ve known for several years and others we met for the very first time.  All were lovely and gracious!!

Rachel, Britney
Loved meeting the fabulous Rachel Hauck!  We’ve known each other online for a few years and were thrilled to meet in person!



 The inspirational panel was very interesting!  It was great to hear each of the panelists discuss What Makes a Bestselling Novel Bestselling

 Panelists: Lisa Wingate, Francine Rivers, Dani Pettrey, Marta Perry, Rachel Hauck

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 A room full of lovely ladies!

RT 2015- Panel event
Saddle Up & Draw event



On Thursday morning, the inspirational authors hosted the Saddle Up & Draw pictionary event with lots of smiles and laughter!  Our group consisted of Team Dani Pettrey & Becky Wade vs. Team Melanie Dickerson & Laura McNeill 


In addition to book prizes, participants were given these adorable fans signed by all of the authors.  It is one of my very favorite swag items from the convention!!



Shortly after the Saddle Up & Draw event, we enjoyed Bethany House & Revell’s Chocolate Festival.  Ten authors were present, signing and giving away books.  Everything was fast and furious with all books and chocolate gone in less than 20 minutes!  🙂

Chocolate Festival


Friday morning brought our favorite event of the convention, How Sweet It Is, Y’all.  This lovely breakfast was hosted by Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, and Tyndale House.  Eighteen of their authors were introduced and then they circulated around the room meeting and visiting with everyone and signing books. 

The food was scrumptious and the company was even sweeter!!

Melanie, Karen, Britney, Sarah, Regina

How Sweet It Is, Y'all

In our goodie bags, we all received a blue, blinging ring and we raised them in honor of this sweet event!

Breakfast (2)


Britney & Kristy- Angels


Having fun with angel Kristy Cambron! 🙂




Karen, Britney, Regina, Sarah


The fun continues with Karen Witemeyer and Sarah Ladd!  (Photo bomber- Regina Jennings)




Britney, Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown was fascinating!  We loved the author chat with Sandra and Kathy Reichs.   


To top off this exciting event, I won this gift basket full of FABULOUS gifts from some of my favorite Inspy authors.  Of all the names that were stuffed in the entry box, I was shocked that mine was pulled out of the hopper.  Shocked!

Giveaway basket

Pinch me!!


RT 2015 was SO MUCH FUN!!  I’ve just shared a quick glimpse of our time there.  We met SO MANY GREAT AUTHORS and brought home SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! 

Britney, Tammy, Melanie

I can’t wait until we meet again, friends! 


9 Responses to “Fun at RT 2015!”

  1. Sharron Hale June 1, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    Wow, looks awesome!


    • melaniedickerson June 2, 2015 at 9:08 am #

      Britney, it was so fun to meet you and your mom, Melanie! 😀 What a great blog post! Love these pictures! So glad you had a great time at this event, which is becoming more popular with Inspy authors. 🙂

      • B. Adams June 4, 2015 at 11:19 am #

        Thanks so much, Melanie! It was lovely to meet you!

    • B. Adams June 4, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      It was awesome!! 🙂

  2. Regina Jennings June 2, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    Britney, it was so fun meeting you and your mom. Y’all are just precious. And it’s perfect that you won the basket. How wonderful!

    Thanks for your encouragement during RT.

    • B. Adams June 4, 2015 at 11:22 am #

      You are such a delight, Regina! Loved our time at RT!!

  3. Jen Turano June 2, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    It was completely delightful meeting you and your mother, Britney. Hope to see you again soon! (My sister enjoyed meeting you as well:))

    • B. Adams June 4, 2015 at 11:24 am #

      Jen, we loved meeting you and your sister and can’t wait to meet again!

  4. Alexa Verde June 4, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    Wow! That definitely looked like amazing time! I’m envious – in a good way! Congrats on winning a fabulous basket!

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