Jennifer Lyon

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Weekend Round up!

I’m back from NY! And just barely functioning! I’m writing this Sunday night after flying all day, so I’m exhausted. I don’t have a great picture of my RITA dress, just a cell phone snap shot:

RITA Award Ceremony 2015

I had such a good time, and the whole experience was amazing. The winner of the RITA was Jill Shalvis for her book ONCE IN A MILLION. She gave a gracious and funny speech. Jill is always lovely and charming, and it was fun to watch her win!


I also spent some time with Silver James:

Me and Silver James

And she helped me with my current book, thanks Silver!

I had a little video of the view from my window of the skyscrapers and Times Square, but I’m just too tired to get it to upload correctly to my blog. But my friend, Marianne and I went walking on Times Square and stopped in shock. There are two women on Times Square wearing only thongs,body paint feathers in their hair. We had full frontal views but I was so stunned, it took me too long to get my phone out to get a good shot — this is all I have. Look close.

Time Square girls

It was hilarious! But I missed you all! And thank you guys for being so supportive!

So how was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Round up!”

  1. anna (herding cats & burning soup)
    July 27th, 2015 at 4:38 am · Link

    You look gorgeous, Jennifer! What a pretty dress. So glad you had an amazing time and got to see Silver too! Very cool. Hope you’re able to get some good rest before jumping back in :)

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    July 27th, 2015 at 6:59 am · Link

    I knew you’d rock that dress. You look amazing. I was keeping track of the RITAs via FB to see if you won. I was a little bummed when you didn’t. Next year. I saw someone else talking about the thong-chicks. Weird. And people wonder why I have no interest in cities LOL. So glad you and Silver got to hang out together for a little while. Yay! And yay for all y’all being back. The webs get kinda lonely when you’re gone. :hugs:

    Let’s not talk about my weekend. K? I’m keeping my eyes forward this week. I should get the edits back for Wish, get my postcards ordered, finish Kindle-editing Bloodflow, and hopefully get some walks in. The walks are totally helping de-stress. Too bad I can’t just keep walking. LOL

  3. Ashlynn Pearce
    July 27th, 2015 at 9:28 am · Link

    You look beautiful, Jen! Gorgeous dress and pretty lady!

    I’ve never been to NY but somehow it doesn’t surprise me about the half naked girls in thongs. And so glad you got to hang out with Silver. One of these days I’m going to figure out how to meet you both. <3 you guys!

    Thursday I have a new release. #3 DirtSlap Krush, novella. I haven't been feeling well for a while now, so this is will be a quiet release, but still happy about it.

  4. Viki S.
    July 27th, 2015 at 10:51 am · Link

    We all agree, you rocked that dress :). It’s a great color for you, I just wish you had a clearer photo. It would look good on a piano or wherever you may have photos in your house.

    How was flying 1st class? I love it. Sure hope it made the trip easier on you.

    Isn’t is bizarre how shirts aren’t required on the streets in NYC? They are strange creatures ;).

    Love the photo of you and Silver too. Looks like a good time was had. Hope you got to rest up a bit on the plane.

    My weekend was nice. Middle son and his girl came over and went out with us for dinner. It was her first outing with hubs and me (she has serious family issues so this was a big step). We had a really nice time.

    Today has not been so good :(. I dropped and splattered a tomato on my off-white dining room carpet and my can of Spot Shot won’t work. I spent an hour “trying” to get it up. Hubs is not going to be happy when I tell him :(. Steam cleaning tomorrow, anyone? Yup – me.

    Well have a great day.

  5. Jenn
    July 27th, 2015 at 11:42 am · Link

    Anna, thanks! And thanks for all you handled while I was gone. I slept a little bit, still tired, but that’s normal.

  6. Jenn
    July 27th, 2015 at 11:44 am · Link

    B.e., hmm whatever happened this weekend, hope it’s all smoothed out now.

    I loved the dress, and it was all fun. I didn’t mind not winning EXCEPT that I didn’t want to let anyone down. It’s such a pleasure to watch others win too. So many fun, charming and one very touching speeches. Everyone looked fabulous. I wish my phone took better pics!

    Hope you get everything done!

  7. Jenn
    July 27th, 2015 at 11:49 am · Link

    Ashlynn, thank you! There were a lot of stunning outfits that night.

    A lot of NY is perfectly normal, it’s just around Time Square that it gets that crazy. It’s an experience!

    I hope we can all get together one day too!

    New Release, YAY! Look how well you’re doing! But I’m so sorry you’re struggling on the health side. I hope that settles down.

  8. Jenn
    July 27th, 2015 at 11:56 am · Link

    Viki, oh no on the carpet!!! I cringed reading that. But I’ve done that. And once I dropped an iron on the carpet, there’s no fixing a burn mark. Anyway, hope steam cleaning works.

    Thanks on the dress. I’m frustrated with the picture too. But I had so many people comment on the dress (not me, the dress, LOL!) so that made it really fun.

    I loved 1st class and gushed all over Wizard when he picked me up. Plus I’d been texting him. He’s wearing a smirk, naturally. Seriously, first class, plus all flights on time, made my trip really easy.

    Time Square is a whole different world :-) When I’m in the business sections of NY, it’s very classy.

    Sounds like things went well at the dinner with Middle Son’s girlfriend! That’s always a great feeling.

    Crossing my fingers on the stain!

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