Joining a host of other Harlequin Historical authors at RWA National in Orlando, I attended the Beau Monde conference yesterday. That's the Regency sub-chapter of Romance Writers of America, and their conference offers not just fellowship but a great welcome address by best-selling author Galen Foley, workshops on Naughty Women, Regency and Georgian Women's Costumes, and everything about Servants, to name just the few I attended. After workshops, there was a wonderful tea with lovely tiny pastries, followed after the 500-author-booksigning by a Regency soiree with live music, period dancing (or attempts at such) and gaming.
Today, some of the Mills & Boone editors, including senior editor and head of historicals Linda Fildew, treated some 20 or so authors to a Victorian tea at the Grand Floridian resort at Walt Disney World. Specialty tea blends, delicious scones, and more great pastries.
Note to self: exercise regime must be increased once home and eating decreased immediately or I shall not be able to fit into the dress I brought for the RITA Awards Ceremony on Saturday night!
Alas, I did not have a camera, but others did, so hopefully there will be photos added soon.