Jennifer Lyon

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Jet Lag Monday!

I’m back from RWA Conference, and WOW! What an experience! There was so much more I wanted to do there! Next time, I will clone myself :-)

First the great news! I got to meet Silver in person! Silver is on the right.

And I was able to wear the shoes…

To the National Readers Choice Awards Party where BLOOD MAGIC won for the Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel Division. I was stunned and honored! Here I am with the Tombstone Award:

I’m in a different outfit because I’d changed to go out and celebrate.  How did we celebrate? With Ice Cream Sundays! (I know it should have been Appletinis…but ice cream Sundays are always good too!) And yes, I looked THAT tired the entire conference.

I’d like to say a public THANK YOU to the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America Chapter! They’ve been doing this contest for 17 years, I think and it’s one of the most recognized and prestigious contests out there. A big thank you to the contest coordinators, the judges and to Silver who chaired the contest.  I had a wonderful time at the party too! A heartfelt thank you to the chapter and each of you who worked so hard to make this contest a success!

There’s so much more I can’t even begin to cover it all.

Tomorrow, I will tell you my Dumb Witch Moment.  I think. If I can bring myself to do it.  Wizard says I should…

Oh and speaking of Wizard. My editor, the associate publisher, my agent and a TON of romance writers at the conference all now know about the Puppy Wars between me and Wizard! People were whipping out pictures of their dogs to show me and giving me strategy ideas to win the war. It was so funny! Poor Wizard, he doesn’t stand a chance!

Okay, guys, your turn! What did you all do while I was in Orlando?

14 comments to “Jet Lag Monday!”

  1. Val
    August 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 am · Link

    Huge congrats on the award, you deserve it :-D !!

    I actually didn’t do much of anything last week or over the weekend, it was nice to just do nothing for once. However, it was just the calm before the storm, lol. This week and all next weekend is stacked full of stuff to do. I have a feeling this rested up feeling I have will be shot to all heck by the time it is all over.

    Lol, go get wizard on the puppy wars, you know we are all supporting you in your quest. Sooner or later your bound to come out on top.

  2. besanderson
    August 2nd, 2010 at 10:50 am · Link

    Squee! You really deserved that award. Congratulations.

    What did I do last week? Would you believe I sat around pining for you and all the others who were gone to Orlando? Okay, maybe not pining, but it was a lonely blogosphere without you. I got some rewriting work done. Spent time working on and with what my husband calls ‘Project Kitty’ (who’s getting his jaw wires out today, thank goodness).

    Keep the pressure on Wizard. You’ll win puppy wars eventually. =o)

  3. Silver James
    August 2nd, 2010 at 11:45 am · Link

    Y’all? Jen is the cutest witch ever! And yes, it was hard to keep the secret from Jen!

    Hanging out with Jen and Kate Carlisle was an absolute blast! The brownie sundae was awesome blossom and nummy-yummy, as was the margaritas and flatbread pizzas Jen and I shared.

    And I know a secret….*hums Happy Birthday* Keep me posted on what Wizard and the boys do to celebrate. ;)

  4. Dru
    August 2nd, 2010 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Congrats Jennifer.

    Hiya Silver…It’s good to put a name with a face.

    I didn’t do much except for some reading, quilting and relaxation.

  5. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Val, thank you! Sounds like you have a busy week coming up so it’s good you rested.

    I’m so hoping Wizard will cave. Bailey’s here now trying to show him how cool it is to have a dog.

  6. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 1:24 pm · Link

    B.E., awwww! You missed us!

    Thanks on the award! I don’t know how Silver kept it a secret.

    Project Kitty has his jaw wired? OH ouch!!!

  7. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 1:27 pm · Link

    Silver! You’re the best witch ever! I had sooo much fun! And you hung out with my agent a bit too :-) Kate was just saying how much she enjoyed spending time with you.

    And you can spell ice cream sundae, unlike me, LOL!

    Thank you on my birthday. So lovely of you to spill the beans!

  8. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 1:27 pm · Link

    Dru, relaxing is always good!

  9. Erika
    August 2nd, 2010 at 5:08 pm · Link

    I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK! I was lonely and I missed you and *sniff*, I’m just glad you’re back!

    Congrats on the award, you totally deserve it. I’m jealous that you got to hang out with Silver. I’m sure one year I’ll get to see both of you at RWA. One day.

    whispering Happy Birthday

  10. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Erika, I missed you too! I’m so glad to be back! Still not on my routine, though.

    Silver rocks! You have to find a way to meet and hang out with her in person! I’m sure she’s sick of me by now!

    I heard that whisper, thank you very much, LOL! Silver spilled the birthday beans :-)

  11. Shaaron Travis
    August 2nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm · Link

    I am soooo proud of you! Congrats.

  12. Cecile
    August 2nd, 2010 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Ohhhhh you two are adorable!!!!! I wish I could have made it!!!
    Pouts.. but its okay… One day!!!
    You two are gorgeous!!!!! And yayayayayayayayaya on the award, you know I think you deserve more than that!!! Both of you do!!!!!
    Hugs to you honey… Just popping in from witchville to see what’s up and to make sure you made it home!!!!

  13. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm · Link

    Sharon, thank you! Nice to see you here!

  14. Jen Lyon
    August 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Cecile, hey there! I missed all you guys! Maybe you can make it next time!

    Thanks so much on the NRCA award. I’m still amazed by it.

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