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Monday, April 18, 2016



I've just spent the last few days having fun in Las Vegas, Nevada. My daughter, Amye, traveled with me to keep me company, to perform Sherpa duties, and to show me the ropes and a good time( aka: keep me out of trouble. Lol).  Eight years ago, I went there with her and her husband and really did the town (I was much younger) up right. This time we stayed close to our own hotel, Harrah's, and the Rio, where the convention was held.

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Romantic Times Booklovers Convention was held there in all its glam and glory. If you've never been, Kathryn Falk and her staff always manage to out-do themselves from the year before. There are authors, cover models and wonderful readers.

The halls and elevators are decorated with author pics and their covers. Enthusiastic attendees dress up in costume, to meet their favorite author and join in the fanfare. There is a huge book signing held both Saturday and Sunday giving fans the opportunity to meet authors and cover models. Did I say HUGE?

The most fun I had this year was an event I attended with many of my friends. We belong to an awesome Facebook group of authors and readers of Western Historical Romance, called Pioneer Hearts. It is a place to find out about favorite authors latest releases, discuss favorite books and join exclusive contests, but it is so much more. The people are warm, loving, giving, readers and authors alike, and it feels like home! We held a readers event, Pioneer Hearts Hoedown to meet and greet our friends. There were contests, giveaways, and author swag.

 Here are some pics from a wonderful time.

Meeting my cover artist, Charlene Raddon
Me with a fan talking about Pioneer Hearts

If you'd like to belong to a fantastic group of readers and writers of Western Historical Romance, please check out the Pioneer Hearts Group, You'll be glad you did!

Next year's Romantic Times Convention will be held in Atlanta. I'll be there again for a wonderful time and I'll be looking for you!.

Hugs to all,

Carra's Amazon Author Page


  1. Cool blog about your time at RT! Really a great overview of the conference.

    1. Thanks, Hebby. It would've given your knees a run for their money!

  2. Looks like you had a fantastic time. I'll keep this in mind for next year.

    1. RT is always fun, eclectic and exhausting, Sandy. I do love to go though. There are great opportunities to network. I'm considering Atlanta for 2017.

  3. Sounds like a fun time. Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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