Please forgive me! I've tried to post a blog and couldn't. I've tried to download photos from my camera and couldn't. Still can't download photos from Blogger. Grrr. Please accept my most humble apologies and let this blog begin to make up for how I've wronged you...
So I thought he was gay when I first saw his picture. I was wrong. Last night I interviewed Adam Nevill, Erotica Editor of Virgin Books Ltd. Virgin is a branch of that veddy British company that's got a plum in lots of puddings, including an airline and some other stuff.
Anyway, Adam and I spent a couple hours talking erotica: what makes it good, who's reading it, and -- the big question for me -- what makes him qualified to know what turns-on women.
Well Bellas, [picture me blushing], I'm here to tell you I think he passes muster. Cause he's not gay, he's just, you know, British.
I'll be publishing Adam's interview as part of an ExtraView series about the current popularity of erotica.
On to the RWA news. First, the Ritas are Saturday night, and the excitement's building. Last night at the Literacy Book Signing I made sure to say hi to our favorites, especially friends who've blogged here with us. It was a zoo, but if you're looking for an event in which your fave romance authors are accessible, this is the one.
And may I say I saw our Vivi Anna there? She's as nice in person as on-line. And Tuesday night at a lovely party given by agent/author Deirdre Night, I finally met our girl, Monica Burns! What a terrific person. I had espresso with Jessica Inclan, and sat with Debbie Macomber at breakfast for the Nancy Berland pr agency. If you remember Bookstoredeb posting here, she was there, too.
It's so cool to get to know women who we e-meet here. The friendship is just as warm in person, not uncomfortable at all.
This is not a snaxy guy event (Unless you count Adam's metrosnaxuality. Does that work? combining snaxy with metrosexual? And have you heard this new term, retrosexual? It describes guys like Vince Vaughn).
But it's not super serious here. Writers are pleased to be in the company of other professionals, and there's a pervasive mood of excitement of being around women and men who understand and love romance.