|Man of Your Dreams Contest|
|JP steals the show.|
|Me, JP and sister, Deb|
|My centerpiece that Nancy won|
JP, the model without his shirt, had me fooled. One of the events at the conference was a Man of Your Dreams contest. Male models are a big part of romance book covers. Who doesn't know who Fabio is? The latest favorite cover model is Jimmy Thomas who you see at the top of this blog. He was there, strutting his stuff with his entourage of fans. I'm a bit mystified by the adoration these guys receive, but hey, who am I to figure out how the female hormones surge?
So back to the shirtless cutie! We (my sister went with me to the conference) met him on Friday night at the wine reception. If the air conditioner had not broken down, I might have thought all the ladies at the reception were getting a little overly heated from the three male models working the crowd. Shirtless cutie told us he was there because his mama had convinced him to enter the contest. Boy did he know how to work a room full of women. As the weekend wore on and we saw his stuff, it was pretty evident the kid's a pro. But he was very clever and funny and ended up the winner.
|Fun with fellow attendees|
|The book store|
Meeting Nancy Dow - a Facebook friend who won one of the tickets I gave away - was a blast. Fun lady. And I also met Leslie Jones, the other winner. We had a great time visiting.
I also met some nice ladies who read. Need more of those. I took part in a speed meet - 20 tables in a hour. I was hoarse after that race. I conducted three book clubs, had some good food and lots of laughs.
Now it's back to weeding!
|Only at a romance conference|
|Speed meet all the attendees|
|With Nancy and author Donna Hatch|
|Jimmy Thomas at the wine reception|