Monday, July 28, 2008

California here we....

Well, most of the Riders are headed toward San Francisco at this moment, or in a day or two. We're not sure if Deb has already arrived, or if the airport put up signs with her likeness on them after last week's bit of fun. (We love you, Deb!) Everyone is flying in for the Romance Writers of America Conference. Except me and Kathleen. Sigh...

That means we two will try our best to entertain everyone else who got left behind this week. I can strum a bit on the guitar. Kathy, can you carry a tune?

Anyway, here's a fun contest we've come up with for those who are going to the conference. Stalk the Riders. Yeah, you heard me. Okay, don't get arrested, or be rude, but do take a picture. Use your camera phone or digital camera, and take a picture of any of the Riders. Find them at the Literacy signing on Wednesday night, strolling down the motel hallway, crammed in an elevator. Send the picture to me at: toastfaery@gmail.com (you can send it right from your phone, if you like) and I'll post them at the blog. Yes, send them during the conf. After the conference, we'll draw a winner to receive some books from the Riders. Have fun with it, but don't go paparazzi and send anything incriminating. :-)

We'll think of a contest for Those Left Behind and post it this week as well, so everyone has a chance to win.

If you want to send conference updates, in short Twitter-style snippets, you can email me those too, and I'll post them if I get them. Please, people! I need info on the biggest party I don't get to go to! Send pics of the chocolate from Harlequin's party. Send pics of the fancy shoes prancing about the RITA ceremony. Send pics of that sexy male editor—er, well, yeah, do it!

So...I've got my guitar. What do ya wanna hear? A little Dust In The Wind? How about Ghost Riders In The Sky? Kathy, do you know any John Denver?

Michele

11 comments:

Debra Dixon said...

You are soooooo funny. LOL!

If people send you pics of me can you email and tell me where I am and what day I am? I need all the help I can get.

Dude! Have we talked about guitars? We're a guitar family.

Playground Monitor said...

Oooooh! Stalking! And I just bought a new 2 gig memory card for my camera. Not sure I'll have a way to download it and mail any photos, so the Top Down crew may be safe from me.

I leave tomorrow afternoon. I'm getting ready to head into town for my annual mani/pedi. Gotta have the tootsies looking good.

Marilyn

Keri Ford said...

I'll be here with you two! We'll have some big, huge, awesome party and everyone else will wish they would have stayed behind!

Michele Hauf said...

Yeah, on the big party!

And yes, let's try to keep Deb in eyesight a la Where's Waldo. ;-)

And no we haven't discussed guitars. I've played guitar since I was six. I still have my acoustic Ibanez I got when I was twelve. Ibanez doesn't make acoustics anymore (I've been told) so it's a collector's item.

I play rarely now, and I need to get back to it. Music is the best place to go when the world gets too hectic. I'm mostly a classical/flamenco guitaristic, though, not much for strumming chords.

What about you, Deb?

Liza said...

I'm all for a big party! Sounds like a fun time and can't wait to see all the stalker pictures...

Cheri2628 said...

I am glad that you are doing something for those of us who are left behind! I have heard so much about this conference over the last few weeks! It sounds like fun, and I am SO jealous! ;-)

Sean and Anna said...

Hi all. I'm excited to know that some of the world is not going to the big event in San Fran and not because I am a mean sort- I was starting to think that I was the only one staying home. Someday I want to attend one of these things and meet all the authors I love to read, but since I haven't won the lottery lately I will just have to wait.
What a riot that the attendees will be stalked! How fun!
Is there really a sexy male editor? If so, I wanna see!

Michele Hauf said...

Anna, there's a male editor at Leisure that's not too bad on the eyes. ;-)

Debra Dixon said...

Michelle--

I've played forever. I'll send an email.

Estella said...

Can't wait to see the stalker pics!

WK said...

ohhh ya'll just gotta rub it in. Can't make it this year either. But a funny post. So I can come here to keep updated?

hugs,
WendyK