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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!!

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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!