Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What A Lady!

What’s Jack up to? Jack is full of energy today. All I hear is tap, tap, tap as he wanders around the house his nails tapping in the wood floors. I have no clue what he’s up to and honestly I don’t want to know. I'm sure it's trouble.




Last night I had the pleasure of attending the debut of Lady Jane’s Salon. Lady Jane is a new monthly romance reading series held at Madam X in Soho. It is the brain child of Authors Maya Rodale, Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Heiber and Ron Hogan of Beatrice.com.



Admission was 5.00 or a gently used romance novel. The reading was for a great cause: Share the Love which is an organization that collects gently used romance novels and passes them on to non-profit organizations that provides assistance to woman in transitional periods of their lives. For more information on share the love your can check out their website at http://www.share-the-love.org/.


This month’s readers were Hope Tarr and Andrea Pickens. Both did a fabulous job and launched the series off in a most romantic way.




And the best part was I got to connect with lots of my writing buddies and blog friends. Here are a few pics. Sorry about any blurriness. All taken with the Blackberry and shaky hands.




The founders: Hope, Ron, Maya, Leanna



Andrea Pickens






Leanna, Lauren Willig, Elizabeth of Scandalous Women





Sarah Tormey and Elizabeth





Katie of Babbling about books, Chapter mate Stacy and Barbara Vey of Publishers Weekly



Next month my RWA/NYC chapter mate, and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig will be reading along with Jenna Peterson. If you're in town come and check it out the first Monday of the month. Don't forget to bring a book!






Best,
Kwana

20 comments:

~tivi jones said...

Aw. It sounds like you had a lot of fun and for a great cause!

I like Hope Tarr's work. "Bound to Please"- fire!

Sarah Tormey said...

It was great to see you at the event last night! And thanks for posting such a flattering picture of me and Elisabeth. I'm usually not that photogenic; you must have a magic camera:)

Kristen Painter said...

How cool!

Kwana said...

Tivi I agree. I loved "Bound To Please"!

Sarah you are crazy. You always look great. Now me? That's another story. lol.

Megan Frampton said...

I am so going next month! Thanks for the pix.

Maya Rodale said...

Great to see you last night! Awesome photos, too!

Lauren Willig said...

It was so fabulous seeing you last night! Thanks for the lovely pictures. I'm still impressed by your technological savvy with that blackberry/camera!

Hope Tarr said...

"Oh, what a lady. What a night."

And so the song goes. And so last night's launch for Lady Jane's Salon also went, thanks in no small part to the incredible support of our RWA/NYC chapter "sistahs" like you, Kwana, who turned out in droves (yes, droves) to celebrate Manhattan's first, and so far only, reading series devoted to romance fiction.

In addition to PW Blog Mistress extraordinaire, Barbara Vey, RT BookReviews Mag's Liz French and Carol Stacey and Maria Lokken and Marisa O'Neil from Romance Novel TV turned out to lend their support to yes, a good idea in the service of a good cause--Share the Love.

Huzzah and thanks to all,

Hope

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

what a cool event. love the idea of the romance novels ! glad i found your blog too.

pve design said...

glad you went....

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Hi Kwanster, great pics, and so much fun last night. I'm so totally going to have a camera next month!

Deidra said...

Looks like fun!

Joyce said...

Kwana it sounds like a perfect night books and friends! xoxo

N said...

Great V-Day prep and I love the reporting! The new crackberry is coming in handy...!

Kwana said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Yes, N the crackberry is coming in handy.

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Great pictures! Had a blast :D

citysage said...

Oh how this makes me wish I hadn't moved from NYC! What a wonderful event for such a great cause--and the chance to meet one of my fave authors in person? Sigh!

Just happened across your blog and I'm so thrilled to discover another romance addict/author in blogland!

Kwana said...

Thanks Katie and Citi!

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Thank you for this wonderful run-down my dear, your presence was so very, very much appreciated!

(unfortunately right afterwards my Boyfriend was seriously ill for the whole week so I'm only just now attending to the blog tour)

Thanks for the great photos and we can't wait to see you next time!

Kwana said...

You are very welcome Leanna.

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