I feel very fortunate to have been able to attend RWA 2010. My career feels so in reach, and it's all thanks to the incredible women (and men) who write women's fiction today and choose to share their work, expertise, and experience with those of us excited to try. Here are some of those wonderful ladies.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips was one of the first that I asked for a picture, and she gave a big smile and invited me to get in the picture with her.
Eloisa James was so beautiful and so gracious. She, like many others, had a very long line, but it was well worth the wait.
Cherry Adair ran out of books during an earlier signing, but she posed with me for a picture anyway, explaining that she had written the novella in The Bodyguard with one finger because she had just had surgery. That's dedication for you. I was able to get into a later line for another book featuring a novella by Cherry Adair that she rubbed for luck, so I will read it and keep it beside my computer from here on.
These ladies amaze me. I feel so fortunate to have met them, and if I were able to breathe in even an nth of their talent, maybe I could finish my current wip with only a few nagging revisions.