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February 22, 2016


Hank Phillippi Ryan

Charlaine, I always wondered about those bus tours! I have to admit they should wonderful..but maybe that's the romantic in me. At least you can all share the inevitable craziness.

SOmeone FORGOT you all were coming??

Charlaine Harris

Oh, absolutely! This was pre-cellphone (at least, the Scribner rep had the only one we'd ever seen) and I guess they just didn't check to make sure. Twice, the employee with whom they'd been speaking had simply left Barnes and Noble (or whatever bookstore) and didn't pass the knowledge along to anyone. I have to say, this was only two or three times. But that was enough!

Elaine Viets

I've had a number of group signings, and they do bring new readers. Femmes Marcia Talley is good at putting together group signings, and I learned so much from signing with other authors, including Brits Anne Cleeves and Frances Brody. Love their dry sense of humor.

Charlaine Harris

Elaine, one of the best signings I ever had was at the Miami Book Fair with Marcia Talley! It was like being with the Energizer Bunny of signings! I don't know how many books I sold, but it wasn't from lack of enthusiasm on Marcia's part.

Marcia Talley

Oh, gosh, I'm blushing! I remember that Miami Book Fair signing with Charlaine very well! It followed my first ever Romantic Times Conference in Orlando -- my second novel Unbreathed Memories had won Best Contemporary Mystery that year -- but nothing prepared me for the culture shock that was RT! The cover models, for example. The fan costumes. The guy in the dealer's room who made leather bustiers! The lady who would photograph your "aura." It still makes me smile.

Marcia Talley

Elaine, we always had so much fun on those trips to Oakmont, PA for the Festival of Mystery. Talk about a group signing! 40 or more authors and 4-500 hundred fans. We were almost always seated in alphabetical order, so that's why I know so many authors at the bottom of the alphabet! Like VIETS.

Charlaine Harris

Marcia, do you remember our surprise over the fact that almost the entire crowd was composed of Spanish speaking people? And they were all so nice and polite! I don't know how much business we did, but it was a learning experience, and I'm glad I shared it with you.

You will be crushed to know that RT no longer has the cover model contest. Everything else remains the same, though!

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