The Romance Writers of America Was on New York this July.
Highlights for me was the Intrigue Authors dinner at Ted’s Montana Grill. I sat across from Deb Webb and BJ Daniels. Now isn’t that a dinner party?
Another highlight was participating in the Harlequin’s author signing. Chatting with other writers in the Intrigue line and catching up with some of my friends from other lines was a blast but nothing compares to meeting avid romance readers.
Some of them really come prepared with rolling crates that they fill with books.
Harlequin throws a party for its authors every year and this time we were at the Edison ballroom which is a historic venue right out of the 1930’s since this is The publishers 70th year, they pulled out all the stops! Purple lights on cascading crystals. Tables centered with ostrich feathers. I can’t adequately describe the food. There was a chocolate fountain with dozens of treats for dipping champagne and a specialty drink milestone author were celebrated including BJ Daniels in recognition of her 100th book.
As if that were not enough, I also managed to score a single tickets to the Broadway play, Hamilton, which was wonderful.
My last day in New York, I visited Central Park and strolled through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is my favorite museum.
They had two fabulous special exhibits. One called Camp and the other was Play it Loud. The first was all outlandish fashion and the other was the most amazing collection of rock and roll guitars 🎸 you have ever seen all in one place.
On departure day, I checked my bags and walked down to Bryant Park, behind the library and sat in the city, drinking coffee and enjoying watching the gardener caring for their blooms. Then it was time to collect my things and head to Penn Station for a quick ride to Newark and a flight home to Florida.
I miss the City already!