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Old Time Lamps, Palm Trees, Wrought Iron and Voodoo–New Orleans, Where Else?

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I finally took a few pictures to share. If you wonder why my pictures seem to be the top of buildings, that’s because I was cutting out the multitudes of people, cars, etc. 🙂

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Someone said they had 25 cent voodoo dolls and she ran to get them. I didn’t see them, didn’t want them, but if you have such things in your books, you always have to think of things like this. What would work well to give to your readers? Even if you don’t give them away, how can you decorate your signing table or if you’re hosting a lunch or dinner for fans?

I’ve had readers, bloggers, reviewers take pictures of my displays just to share with others because they’re unique, catch reader’s attention.

Right now, I’m playing around with my Dog Days of Summer display, trying to figure out how I’m going to do that to catch attention. 🙂

It doesn’t mean anyone’s going to stop or buy or anything. But it makes me feel good if folks smile at the way I’ve created a display.

I need to get some paw prints, or something. 🙂

For now, I do have a statue of an Afghan Hound, because I had one when I was younger. A poodle. I have one of a Lab, but not sure where it is. I don’t have one of the silky terriers I had.

But it’s a start. 🙂

Okay, back to editing. I’m halfway done with Jaguar Pride edits and hope to finish those today.

Tomorrow, I need to get to work on edits on A SEAL Wolf for Sale and then send it to one more person to read.

And then? Time for The Viking’s Highland Lass.

I finished the 9 additional guest blogs and interviews I had to do yesterday, so yes!

Getting things done!

Hope you’re having a great week!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

www.terryspear.com

Pizza Party!!!!

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One of the things we did at the convention was invited 15 readers to the room and had a pizza party. Sara Humphries, Ashlyn Chase, CH Admirand, and Terry Spear had books, cupcakes, pizzas and drinks, bags of goodies and and other things to give away for readers, reviewers and bloggers. Jennilinh Dinh coordinated the party and gave away Mary Kay products. We all had fun. Just a different way to connect with readers, reviewers, and bloggers and have fun.

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This was at the Romantic Times Readers Convention, New Orleans.

The cupcakes were yummy!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

www.terryspear.com

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Just got back from Romantic Times Readers Convention in New Orleans and had a ball, but now I’m trying to catch up on a million emails and things I have to do.

My editor sent me edits on Jaguar Pride, when she KNEW I was going to be at RT. Someone else asked for information for marketing and the cover info for A Silver Wolf Christmas when she KNEW I was going to be at RT. And the publicist sent me a bunch of guest blogs to do for the June release of Jaguar Hunt when she KNEW I was going to be at RT.

LOL

Soooooo, that means ALL of that, including my beta reader suggestions on A SEAL Wolf for Sale all came in at once, and everyone expects me to do something about it. Really. 🙂

But I will say I had a blast in New Orleans, from meeting reviewers, bloggers, librarians, readers, fans, authors, Sourcebooks staff, seeing the city and eating the delightful food in New Orleans, watching street dancers and the motorcycle cop who we thought was part of the show and wasn’t, and the handcuffed guy by the side of the road while the officer was unloading his vehicle to see what he had in there as I was leaving the city, hmmm, the graves sitting on top of the ground in someone’s yard– The interesting thing about that was that I was researching home burials and found it perfectly legal in several states, just as long as you don’t bury dead bodies anywhere near a water source. Burying live bodies is still illegal everywhere.

I didn’t take a lot of pictures. I had so many activities I was in charge of, I wasn’t sure if I would lose my camera in the process, soooooo, it kept getting left behind.

Romvet (640x323) copyI’ll post more pictures later, but I took this of one of the tables that was decorated for the Romance Veterans (Romvets) and for everyone who supports veterans worldwide really. We had a couple from Australia there too, and they were lovely who talked about their tradition of honoring the vets.  Romance veterans are women who write romance and served in the military. So we’re represented by every branch. It was a lot of fun. I took home two rubber duckies–one for the army since my mother and I served and I retired from the reserves, and one for the AF for my father, who retired from the AF active duty, and my son, who now serves on active duty with the AF. 🙂

I hope you haven’t missed me too much. Between not having a mouse to work with the laptop, and having to find time in between activities just to grab a bite to eat, it was hectic. But now I’m home!!!

And have tons of stuff to do!!! I need a vacation from my “vacation!”

Do you ever feel like that when you return from a trip???

Happy Monday!

Terry

www.terryspear.com