You Heard It Here: Happiness Is

This week my happiness is extra special! This past Wednesday was the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing at the Romance Writers of America national convention in Atlanta, Georgia. (Affectionately referred to as Hotlanta!)

Though I was thrilled to be sandwiched in between Cherry Adair and Victoria Alexander, I was a little worried about getting lost with their long lines on either side of me. It ended up not mattering because both ladies were so wonderful that I didn’t care!


The one and only, fabulously outrageous, Cherry Adair. And me.

The one and only, fabulously outrageous, Cherry Adair. And me.

Cherry especially made my night unforgettable. That woman is my new hero. She realized early on that as a new author, I wasn’t going to have a vast amount of people screaming for my autograph. LOL. But bless her New York Times Bestselling heart, she ordered me to stuff MY flyers into HER books and she plugged me to almost every reader who asked for her autograph. How can you not love that?!!

I was so grateful that I might have gone a little overboard when I offered her my first born. Of course, my 16 year old daughter probably wouldn’t be thrilled to hear that, but Cherry graciously declined so my kid is safe. <G> I can’t wait to pay Cherry’s kindness to me forward. I can only aspire to her success and hope to be in a position to help a new author who just needs a little plug.

I’m still riding my Cherry high three days later.

How about you? Has someone you ever admired done something extra special for you?


You Heard It Here: Happiness Is — 12 Comments

  1. That woman is amazing. She always looks fabulous, she is loud (don’t you love her accent?) and funny, and also big-hearted. As are so many authors. Victoria Alexander is also a lovely, lovely woman. Wow what a pair of bookends for you at the literacy signing.

    It’s nice to know that this year they went back to alphabetical order. Last year didn’t make any sense at all by numbers!

    The nicest thing an author ever did for me was not have me arrested for stalking. Thank you Nora Roberts. I swear I wasn’t stalking you in Dallas, we just kept showing up at the same places (even after the conference). It even started feeling weird for me! She is another gracious and lovely, hugely successful woman.

    • Hi Lynne,
      D’oh! Not sure how the picture flipped it looked fine when I posted it! Both of them are so awesome! It was a pleasure to be a Cherry/Victoria sandwich! I’ll send Nora your regards. LOL.

  2. That was so incredibly great of Cherry Adair. What a lovely, generous person. I may have to go out and buy one of her books, just for that!

    • Hi Jana,
      YES!! She is a lovely, generous woman! I completely agree. Please do buy one or two or ten of her books. LOL. Then email her and tell her I sent you.

    • Hi Beverly,
      Yes! to all of the above! It was wonderful and Cherry is beyond lovely and gracious! I look forward to sitting next to her again next year. (I should be so lucky!) Hopefully, you’ll be there too.

  3. Hey, Dee –

    I was lucky enough to have lunch with Robyn Carr while at RWA13! Talk about a dream come true. She’s amazing, kind and very knowledgeable about the writing business!


    PS – Also loved meeting YOU in person! 🙂

    • Hi Kelsey!!
      It was so awesome to meet you too! Finally!! Lunch with Robyn Carr…how awesome is that! Very cool! Romance writers are the best. Bar none! Looking forward to the next time we tear down the house! Miss ya already.

    • Hi Maria,
      Yes! She is Absolutely Fabulous!! I love that woman. My new hero!!