On Friday, July 26, at RWA Nationals in New York, Aarya, Amanda and I sat down to talk about the conference thus far. This was my 11th RWA, and Amanda and Aarya’s first, so I was very curious about their impressions. We talk about meeting online friends, the fangirl moments we experience during the conference, and how much we hate those elevators.
We’ve got ghost stories, toilet stories, and key questions. Such as, “What’s on a romance reader’s bucket list? What is it with cats and the corners of laptops? And what were Amanda and I reading at RWA, and on the train home?”
Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:
We also mentioned:
- Sherry Thomas’ workshop on pacing. She provided a link to the handout (docx format) for us to share with her permission. Thank you, Sherry!
- The SNL Westminster Daddy Show (YouTube)
- The Inn Boonsboro in Boonsboro, MD
- And Linus’ attack on Dukes on the SmartBitches Instagram.
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This Episode’s Music
Our music is provided each week by Sassy Outwater, whom you can find on Twitter @SassyOutwater.
This is from Caravan Palace, and the track is called “La Caravane.”
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