Romantic Times Convention


I’ll be attending the Romantic Times Convention in Columbus, Ohio next week as will Aideen O’Leary-Chung, who will be there on behalf of both Carina Press and Harlequin. Below is a list of places you’ll be able to catch up with us. Even if you don’t attend any of the workshops I’m giving, I hope you’ll attend the Carina luncheon on Friday (there will be goodies!) where I’ll be giving an introduction speech. And please do find me and say hello!

Wednesday April 26th 10am-12:15pm, Everything Digital Publishing(that’s not actually the title but I don’t remember what RT thought sounded like a good idea for a title), presenting with author Lauren Dane. During this workshop, Lauren and I will present you with information about publishing in both the traditional and digital-first world. We’ll have a candid conversation with you about the pros and cons of digital publishing, and we’ll give you honest answers to your questions. Come prepared to have us talk with you, not to you!

Thursday April 27th 2:45-3:45pm Editor Panel

Moderated by author Judi McCoy, I join a long list of other editors on a panel to answer questions about our presses and what we’re looking for

Friday April 28th

10am: Carina Press Spotlight. Join Aideen and I in a conversation about Carina Press, our upcoming launch, our acquisitions, submissions process and any questions you might have!

11:15-12:15pm: Reading Digital (pay special attention to this one)

Along with Jane Litte of Dear Author and Sarah Wendell of SmartBitches, we’ll present a large variety of digital reading devices, discuss with you how to choose which device to buy, what online retailers are available for you to shop at, how DRM can impact your shopping and what formats you should look for. Basically, we’re going to talk everything necessary to read digitally and give you the opportunity to see the devices up close and personal. Not only that, but I’ve heard a rumor that there’s going to be a device for giveaway AND a coupon code to an online bookstore. This might be one you don’t want to miss!

12:30 Carina Press luncheon

Join us for martini mashed potatoes, cupcakes and a celebration of the Carina Press launch. There will be goodies and cover art and Carina Press authors!

Sometime Friday afternoon…editor appointments. I’m taking pitches Friday afternoon. Are you signed up?

Club RT Thursday 9am – 12 & 2-4pm; Friday 9am – 12 & 2-4pm

In addition to all of that, we’ll also have a table at Club RT. Aideen will have a variety of devices for you to handle (nook, a couple of Sonys, Kindle, etc) and there will be a sign up for a drawing for a nook, to be given away during the Carina Press luncheon on Friday (must be present to win!) as well as sign up for 2 winners to receive all of our launch titles (and that might just be more books than you suspect!). Visit Aideen at Club RT Thursday and Friday for your chance to win, check out the devices and get some Carina promo goodness!

So, who’s going to be at RT?

11 thoughts on “Romantic Times Convention”

  1. Amie says:

    Hi Angela,
    I plan to attend the 10:00 a.m. Spotlight and the 12:30 luncheon. I’d love to meet with you for a pitch appointment on Friday afternoon, but I did not see a place to sign up for your editor appointment on the RT site. Any suggestions?
    Many thanks,

    1. Angela James says:

      Amie, I don’t know how the process works, you could try emailing to ask. This was the contact us email:

  2. Keri Stevens says:

    Looking forward to seeing you again (we met at the Foster/Castell event in Cinci last year).

    Also looking forward to seeing you, Cindy–you’re a terrific contest coordinator! I’m hoping to get to Club RT to meet people and play with the toys.

    Amie, the appointments page is here: At this point, though, folks will need to sign up on-site when you arrive.

    Gotta go–not finished shopping for my clothes yet!

  3. Inez Kelley says:

    waaaaaaaaaa I wish I was going!!

  4. Mashed potatoes and cupcakes…mmmmm:) Have put the Friday spotlight and “Reading Digitally” on my itinerary. See y’all there.

  5. Amie says:

    Thanks, Angela and Keri! I’m looking forward to a great weekend.

  6. Someone drink a Lemon Drop for me :)

  7. Joy says:

    Last minute addition – I WILL BE THERE!!!

  8. Julie Miller says:

    I’ll be there. I’m interested in checking out all the latest on Carina Press and hope I get a chance to meet you.

    And the mashed potato martini bar is a lot of fun!

  9. Rhonda Stapleton says:

    What are martini mashed potatoes? I am curious. LOL

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