Kira Brady

Archive for the 'Romance Writers of America' Category

Jul 31
First Book Signing and RWA 2012
Disneyland and the 2012 Romance Writers of America Conference are over. I had such a great week! Thanks to everyone who came out to make the event extra special. On Wednesday I saw my printed book for the very first time and signed copies at the RWA literacy autographing. On Saturday I signed copies at the Kensington open house. Both times the books went like hot cakes. :) If you are in the Seattle area, I’d love to see you at the Hearts of Darkness Launch Party on August 10 (next friday) at 7 pm at Secret Garden Books in Ballard.… Read more »
Jul 12
RWA11 Post #2: In Which I meet my Agent
When people ask me how my trip to NY was, I always say, “productive.” For an introvert, an event with 2,000 people is rarely “fun.” But it was definitely productive and I was glad I went. I wore my first sale ribbon, had lunch with my editor, met my agent for the first time, and generally shifted my thinking that last bit from “is this for real?” to “Yes, now the real work starts.” On Wednesday New York Times Best selling author Madeline Hunter gave a very inspirational speech at the keynote luncheon for the 2011 Romance Writer’s of America… Read more »
Jul 7
RWA11 post 1: Literacy Autographing
The RWA National Conference was fun, but exhausting, as 2,000 writers converged on the Marriott Marquis to learn, network, and drink. We took a family vacation a few days earlier and saw the Central Park Zoo (which was sad) and the Children’s Museum (which was aweseome). On Tuesday I took the baby to the literary signing. The line of rabid romance readers went out the door and around the block. It was a madhouse. We decided to wait an hour or two for things to calm down, and although we bypassed the line, it was still all madness inside the… Read more »
Jun 23
It’s up to you New York, New York
Sinatra is in my head and a little knot of anxiety is in my belly as I contemplate our impending trip to New York City for the 2011 Romance Writers of America national conference. I’m packing my bags and leaving Saturday. Sunday and Monday we’ll tour the zoo, Central Park, and children’s museum (I’m bringing my family). Tuesday I have a lunch date with my editor, who I’ve met only the once (2009 ECWC). He seems very charming and approachable, so I’m not too nervous about it. My agent (Miriam Kriss) I’ve never met in person. We are trying to… Read more »