Nice cowboy hat! I actually have several in my closet. It seems that a person living in OKlahoma is not respected unless they have a cowboy hat and some boots (I have four pair). My wife (from LA) also had modified her attire and has two pair of boots and a cowboy hat. We also love the PBR.
I inadvertantly deleted your comments on my page (mea culpa *again*). It was not an editorial observation, only an all thumbs male trying to understand this new technology (and neither liquor nor firearms were involved!)
Hopefully, you'll be doing a signing in the Kansas City area some day soon!
I join your other fans in extending "congrats" for your Shamus nomination. *Very* well done!
WOW! I was just there last night and there's a Home Builder's show going on at the Quest too. My DH just told me the PBR event is in the arena. Big place. Unfortunately... I promised I'd strip wallpaper this weekend.
Lori, I just sent a friend to Craig's signing in Billings. I have read the first two, and I know I will love the third. What a writer. I hope to get to Omaha this year.
By the way, I told Judy she had to read him.
Libby - the guys - cover models and EC Cavemen aren't always oiled up. And honestly, they are so mobbed by readers and fans and such that you hardly see them. They are at the dances at night. We actually skipped the cover model competition last year.
The reason I love that con is because its mostly women attending, women who write everything, who are in different stages of their lives and their careers. And readers who get to meet their favorite authors in an informal setting. For me its very much a feeling of sisterhood that I don't get anywhere else in this crazy business. Plus, its hard to be intimidated by editors and agents and "big name" authors when they're next to you on the dance floor shakin' their bootie to KC and the Sunshine Band :)
I'm working on my costumes now...Already got the hat and the chaps for the western party Friday night, sadly, they are my *real* clothes, not a costume.
Ooo... so sorry Lori... I accidentally deleted your post on my chatterwall... still getting used to this stuff...but to answer your question, Im actually a little intimidated by the idea of Romantic Times. I mean, running around with men who've oiled their bodies and are dressed in loin cloths and nothing else??? Hmm...
Speaking of men with oiled bodies, the only one I ever saw that really worked for me was Ricardo Montalban as Khan in the Star Trek movie. OK, so I'm dating myself. But all that shiny bronzed skin.... over well defined pecs...(sigh)... all right. Enough for a Saturday morning...