Friday, September 10, 2010

My Decadent Weekend Post

Last weekend, Writers for New Orleans, led by Heather Graham, was hosting a conference at the Hotel Monteleone with a book signing on Sunday. My SIL (and BFF) Hannah came down and we spent the night at the Hotel Monteleone with Cecile from All I Want and More.

Cecile and Hannah got to New Orleans bright and early. We walked around the French Quarter and had lunch, then went out for a few drinks in the evening. We had a blast talking about books and blogging and life in general. Here we are on Bourbon Street - okay, you can barely see us but I promise that's us...

(Cecile, Me, and Hannah)

It was Southern Decadence weekend, so we were expecting to see huge groups of over-the-top gay men, but we really didn't see as much as I thought we would. I tried to get a picture of the guy dressed in high-heeled boots, a feather headress and a boa, but my camera's pics came out too dark. I guess because I live here it didn't occur to me to take a lot of pictures; Cecile took a ton, so I'm looking forward to seeing her pics.

Then, Sunday was the book signing at the hotel, and beforehand we met two other bloggers for brunch at The Court of Two Sisters:

(Parajunkee, Hannah, Cecile, Autumn, and Me)

Our waiter was fun, and we had breakfast and mimosas! After breakfast we headed back over to the hotel for the book signing. There were several authors, but I mostly hung around Kathy Love's table, as she had several PNR books I was interested in:

I picked up a couple of books from her vampires in New Orleans series, and had her sign a contemporary I already owned. She was very sweet and fun to talk to.

I also met LA Banks, who was super-nice. She'd already run out of the first book in both of her series by the time I got there, so I didn't pick anything up as my book-OCD would not allow me to get the 2nd book in a series signed without having done so with the first book.

There were several baskets being raffled, and Hannah and Autumn each won a basked full of books and goodies!

After the signing, we stopped back in the hotel's Carousel Bar (it spins!) and had a drink before everyone headed home.

It was a great weekend and I hope we can get together again soon!!!


  1. How fun! Looks like a great time :)

  2. That is so wonderful that you guys had the opportunity to get together like that!

  3. Seems like you had a great time :=)
    Loving that bar

  4. Had a great time with the lovelies. Soon my dears, soon.

  5. What a fun time. Glad you had so much fun. I so want to have a drink at a carousel bar, HOWEVER, I want the bar stools to be carousel hourses. Seriously, would that not be the coolest thing ever? Although after a few too many drinks getting off your horse could be dangerous.

  6. I had SO much fun!! Y'all were great! I can't wait to do it again!!

  7. What an awesome weekend. Very jealous over here. I worked the entire weekend :-(

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  8. Thank goodness the storms did not hit Labor Day Weekend in NO and you guys had such a great time we can all tell from the smiles!

    jackie ^_^

  9. Looks like you had a great time!

  10. Ohhh yayayay we had a blast! And Patti, I promise I am coming with a post... not sure when... but it coming, lmbo!!!
    It truly was a treat!!!!! Hugs.. and yeah Hannah is right... soon very soon... again!

  11. Fun much? lol, glad to know you had such a BLAST!

  12. Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for posting pics! :)