Linda O. Johnston

I’d imagine I won’t be the only OCCer to blog on the Slice of Orange about how great the Romance Writers of America National Conference was last week! I, for one, had a wonderful time.

When I registered, the block of rooms in the conference hotel was already booked, so I found a hotel across the street. The Mosser Hotel room had charm but not a lot of space, but since I shared it with my husband things worked out just fine.

These days, most of what I do at an RWA conference involves networking and promotion, and I had a blast with both–not to mention all the parties I attended, including a couple at the OCC suite!

I also had fun making sure that my keychains, bookmarks and excerpts were available in the Goody Room as long as I was around. People must have liked them, since I always had to add more.

I admit I didn’t attend many workshops. I did go to the opening session of the PAN retreat and enjoyed the motivational speaker, and I also popped into some other workshops when I had time. That was one regret, since I know I missed some fine talks. And I also had to leave early, so I wasn’t around for the presentation of the Golden Heart and Rita awards.

I’m already making my plans to attend in Washington , D.C. , next year… and you?


  • Anonymous
    on August 6, 2008

    Sounds as if you really did make the most of the conference, Shauna. I’m considering applying to do a workshop, too. That would be one, at least, that I would get to next year!

  • Anonymous
    on August 6, 2008

    It’s too bad you couldn’t fit in more workshops. The ones I went to were great.I hadn’t intended to go next year, but now I’m considering applying to do a workshop. I blogged about my experiences at

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