Six Planes, Seven Nights


:wave:I’M BACK!!!!! With goodies!!!!!

For writers, win the 300-plus page handout book and the official RWA 2005 conference totebag and pen. Throw in some rubber chicken and it’s JUST LIKE YOU WERE THERE!!

For readers, win a pack of giveaway books from the conference plus a chocolate Rita statue! Includes “Best First Book” Rita-winning novel Time Off for Good Behavior by Lani Diane Rich, I’m Watching You by “Best Romantic Suspense” Rita winner Karen Rose (she won for the book Have You Seen Her?), and Ain’t She Sweet? by Saturday luncheon speaker Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Free books without driving to Reno and standing in line! Plus chocolate!!!!!

To enter, post here–just tell me if you’re interested in the readers’ drawing or the writers’ drawing….or both! Winners will be announced tomorrow!

Minus the two days of travelling to Reno on three different planes and the two days of travelling home on three more planes….it was fabulous!!! Today, I’m unpacking and organizing, and starting tomorrow I’ll post recaps and fun photos!!

For now, don’t miss the third installment of my eHarlequin online PAX read — Hot Target! (Click on the green “read” button at the bottom and scroll down to Hot Target.)

I’m so glad to be home!!! I was ready to kiss my bed. And I missed you all. How are you????


  1. Margery Scott says:

    Oooh, I’m first. I’m a writer!! I love the conference handout books. Pick me
    Can’t wait to hear all the details of conference.

  2. Carol says:

    Welcome back Suzanne! I’m glad you had a fabulous time! πŸ™‚

    I would love to have the reader’s giveaway! :yes:

  3. Carol says:

    I can’t wait to hear more and see the pictures. We missed you too!

  4. Mary says:

    Welcome back!! Glad you had fun! I would love the writer’s giveaway!

  5. May says:

    Can I be put in the draw for both Suzanne?

    PS You don’t mention whether this is only a Stateside contest or not. πŸ™‚

    PPS Your blog’s got the coolest smileys.

  6. Lynn Daniels says:

    Welcome back! I can’t wait to hear more about the conference. I didn’t feel so bad about not going this year since I had a fabu vacation myself.

    Ooh, and add me to the group for the writer’s giveaway!

  7. Biddy says:

    Oooo your back!! Fab! Can you put me in the draw for both??
    I missed you! In fact I have been here all week pushing refresh waiting for you to come back.

  8. Liz Lounsbury says:

    I’d love the writer’s package! I missed Reno–drat. Welcome back. I know next year THE BEAST WITHIN will be a Rita winner! What an amazing book.

  9. Sue says:

    ooo your back put me in the draw for both?

  10. Sue says:

    PS Fogot to welcome you back and can’t wait to see pictures too

  11. Jill says:

    Nice idea for the giveaway!

  12. Mary says:

    I had a blast at the conference. You did such a good job at your workshop.

  13. Joely says:

    Welcome back!! I’m slobbering over the writer’s workshop handouts. Trotting over to read the next installment….

  14. Kelly says:

    Suzanne, it was great to meet you! And I’m still tired from Reno. LOL!

  15. Rene says:

    Glad you had a fun at conference. I’m hoping I can make Atlanta next year. From where I’m at in California, its actually easier to get a flight to Atlanta than Reno!

    I’m happy your back, Suzanne, missed your blog terribly. Put me in for the writer’s stuff.

  16. mary beth says:

    Put me in for the writer’s stuff too. I’m glad you’re back. Your blog’s addictive. πŸ™‚ And the third installment of Hot Target is great. You’re MEAN to end the chapters like that.

  17. Suzanne says:

    Hi, everyone!! I’m so glad to see you all!!!! I missed you!!!

    May, my contests are always open to international entrants unless I specifically say otherwise, so yes!:yes:

    Hi, Liz!!!! Long time no see! It’s great to hear from you!

  18. Melissa Marsh says:

    Welcome back, Suzanne! Can’t wait to see the photos from the conference. Sounds like you all had a fabulous time. And put me in for the writer’s stuff – would love to get those handouts!

  19. Estella Kissell says:

    Welcome home:bananadance:

    Am glad you are back–it just isn’t the same without visiting your blog each morning.
    Please put me in for the readers drawing.:thumbsup:

  20. Stacey115 says:

    Oh, your back.:bananadance: I check for the last few days to make sure I didn’t miss you.
    Put me in both contests, please.

    *Great to have you back. I hope you had fun.

  21. Anna says:

    She’s back! She’s BAAAAAACK! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :bananadance:

    *cough* Sorry. I MISSED you!

    Please put me in for the writer’s drawing? Please? *Sob* I so want to win…

  22. Toni Anderson says:

    Please Suzanne–send me nothing πŸ˜€ I have everything although the head fell off my chocolate Rita:shock:

    Great ideas for giveaways. It was lovely to meet you, just sorry I didn’t get to chat more πŸ˜₯

  23. Beth C says:

    Firstly–Welcome back, Suzanne! Can’t wait for the recaps! :bananadance:
    Secondly–Leave it to to you to post a such a fun giveaway. I’m a writer and gosh-darn-it, I’d love to win that conference handout and tote. Pick me! Pick me! :hyper:

  24. Melissa says:

    :bananadance: Glad you’re back Suz! Hope you had a great time! I’m very interested in the writers’ drawing. :hyper: I have a couple of those handout books from ’03 and ’04 and they are a goldmine of information. I’d kill *not really* to have the one from Reno. The one’s I have have helped me greatly in my quest to become a writer. :yes:

  25. Melissa says:

    :wall: Well, now that I’ve looked at all your entries, it seems most peeps want the writers’ drawing. Please just consider me for both. Thanks.

  26. kacey says:

    Welcome home!! What a cool idea for a give away. Though I have all those so I won’t ask you to send me seconds :mrgreen:

    Such fun seeing you in Reno. Can’t wait to see the pics you post!

  27. Crystal says:

    Glad you had a good time at the conference. I am interested in the reader’s drawing.

  28. MartyK says:

    Sooo good to have you back! Missed you! And I’d go for the writer’s pack–how excellent!

  29. Elizabeth says:

    Glad everyone has returned safely from what sounds like a great conference! Please do enter me in the drawings. Thanks!!:bananadance:

    (The banana and your virtual pets are adorable.)

  30. Sandra says:

    Loving hot target, can’t believe I have to wait till monday for the next installment.
    I would like to enter for either pack.

    Sandra :wave:

  31. Sue Child says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    Pleeeease put me in the writers’ draw.

    Thanks everso!

    Sue (suefromdevon (eharl))

  32. Robyn says:

    I’m so glad you’re back; now my “Suzanne’s blog” withdrawals can stop.:bananadance:
    Glad you had a great time and please put me in the ‘readers’ drawing.:yes:

  33. Cheyenne McCray says:

    Hey, great idea! I might steal it… πŸ˜‰

  34. Jean says:

    Wow, I’m a reader and this is a great prize. Welcome back and I just love your blog:wave:

  35. Crystal* says:

    Welcome back, woman! Glad you arrived safe and sound. I’ll make no comment on your exhausted mental state. πŸ˜†
    I would like to win either giveaway.

  36. Mechele Armstrong says:

    Welcome home! Missed ya. Sounds like you had fun, good to hear it.

    And I’m interested in both giveaways. 😯

  37. Cheryl S. says:

    SUZANNE!! WELCOME BACK! We missed you so much. Those weekly installments of Hot Target end way too soon and leave us in such suspense. Bet that was the plan, huh? πŸ˜‰
    Glad to have you back. Please put me in the drawing for the reader’s pack.

  38. Alyssa says:

    Hello, Suzanne! It was so nice to meet you there. Welcome back! Please put me in for the reader prize.


  39. Danni says:

    WELCOME home! I’d stay to gab, but we’re embarking on a 19 hour drive tonight to Virginia to hang out for a while. :shocked: I need a rubber chicken to whap my husband with when he haggles over map routes! Knew I shoulda made time for Reno! Luckily i can take my laptop and connect to my mom’s network so I don’t miss all the blogosphere’s fun for a week! :mrgreen:

    Glad you made it back, and that you had fun! I’m interested in both giveaways, but especially the writer’s one!

  40. Tori says:

    I’m so glad you’re back!!! :bananadance: You were sorely missed!!!

    I’m greedy. Enter me in both. πŸ˜†

  41. Sharon says:

    Welcome back, Suzanne! :wave:

    Enter me in the writer’s good bag giveaway :bananadance:

  42. Eve says:

    I’m really enjoying your blog too. Glad you got back okay, even after having to stop in this humid land they call Texas. Looks like you, Jill, Kacey, Toni and the gang had fun!:smile:

    I’d like to enter the readers giveaway, although as an aspiring writer the writer giveaway would be fun.

  43. Karen Duvall says:

    Hi, Suzanne! From what I’ve been hearing around cyber space, sounds like nationals were a blast! Welcome home!

    Please enter me in both.:rotfl:


  44. Mary Stella says:

    Welcome back, Suzanne. Ohhh, I remember the RITA chocolate statues in NOLA. Loved them!

  45. Maureen says:

    Welcome back. Please enter me in the readers’ giveaway.

  46. Juanita Stender says:

    Welcome home Suzanne. It was great to meet you in Reno. I had a nice time. I got to meet lots of fabulous authors and bought some wonderful books. Please enter me in the Reader’s drawing. A girl can never have too many books or too much chocolate!:rotfl:

  47. Danica says:

    Welcome back! Miss you already!

  48. Peggie says:

    Hi Suzanne welcome back! It was so great to see you in Reno. Don’t enter me in the contest cause I was there. My chocolate statue is in my frezer and the children have been given strict instructions not to eat it! I expect I’ll be gone in a month:lol:
    BTW My Mom loved The Beast! It’s next in my TBR pile!:wink:

  49. Deb says:

    Sounds like a great time at conference – I’m hoping for Atlanta! But the writers giveaway would sure help cure the non-conference blues for now:smile: Have a good one!

  50. Lis says:

    Welcome back Suzanne! Missed reading your blog while you were gone.
    Such great giveaways :o) I’m a writer (have the R’s to prove it lol, even a fresh one this morning)
    Off to read PAX!

  51. Paula says:

    Ooo, enter me in the writer’s giveaway. Just got a rejection on a revision request, so obviously I need all the help I can get!:cry:

  52. Marcy says:

    Welcome home, Suzanne! Thanks for sending us over to Jill’s blog while you were gone. Loved the pics she posted of you! πŸ˜‰

    I’d like to be entered into the Readers’ drawing.

  53. Sasha says:

    My Rita staue didn’t last through the ceremony. LOL I decapitated her pretty darn quick. LOL and I can tell you, she was tasty!

    It was wonderful to meet you in person, Suzanne!

  54. ValMarie says:

    I could have sworn I responded to this once already. Weird…

    Well, I don’t see my entry, so if it turns out I went blind or something, my apologies for the double post. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, I’m glad you’re back, Suzanne. I missed reading your entries. I look forward to hearing your run-down of the conference.

    Please enter me in the writer’s giveaway.


  55. Gina says:

    Welcome back, Suzanne! I’m doing well. Busy as always. I missed your blog. Drop me into the writer’s giveaway list please?

  56. Kim says:

    Welcome back Suzanne! You were missed.

    Can’t write at all. That’s why I’m so glad to have people who can around to take me away from it all. haha! I’d like to be entered in the reader’s giveaway.

  57. Laurie says:

    Hope you had a GREAT time in Reno and in Texas!
    Please enter me in the reader’s contest!
    THANKS! I love the earlier SEP books. I haven’t read the other two authors.

  58. Shari C. says:

    Anxious to hear all about your trip and see lots of pictures.

    Please enter me in the Reader’s contest.

    Glad to have you back.

  59. Sonja (from HCRW) says:

    Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time! πŸ™‚ I’m enjoying the pictures you posted. I, of course, am interested in the writer prize. AND the reader one. Because I’m both. Finished The Beast Within while you were gone. Very emotional! :love:

  60. Jeanette Jackson says:

    welcome back..hope you had a great time.
    I would like to enter for the readers prize please

  61. Julia says:

    Hi Suzanne! Welcome back from Reno. I have already seen some great pictures and I can tell everybody had a great time. πŸ˜€

    Please include me in the readers giveaway.

  62. Paula #2 says:

    Welcome back! I’m putting my ticket in for the reader pack.

  63. ruby55 says:

    Welcome back, Suzanne. Nice to hear you’re back in one piece. As much fun as travelling can be (except for having to change planes or trains–in my book that’s even worse–), it’s always wonderful to be back in your own surroundings. Glad you had fun.:cool:

    I’d just love to have the reader’s package. Sounds great. So does the writer’s pack but I know an actual writer will get more out of it. :yes:

    And I agree your blog is addictive. I really missed it.:wink:

  64. Karen says:

    I’m interested in the reader’s drawing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Jillian Beane says:

    So glad you are back. You were missed. I have to say that Hot Target is GREAT! It just takes too long to get to the next week to read the next installment.:thumbsup:

    I’m interested in the writers drawing. :wave:

  66. Steph T. says:

    Welcome home! Judging from all the pics I’ve seen of you around the blgs, it looks like you all had a wonderful time!!

  67. Carol Burnside says:

    Hmm. I’m a reader and a writer, so enter me in both, I guess. :thumbsup: Welcome back. Looking forward to the pics, although as Steph says, I’ve seen pics of you around the blogs already.

    SO… did your DH remember to turn off the oven? πŸ˜‰

  68. Tammy C says:

    Welcome back! I would love to be entered into the readers contest! I’m almost out of books to read here and it’s getting scary! I’m stuck at home with sun posioning and posion Ivy! I think I’ve went insane.

  69. Saundra M says:

    So glad you are back! Missed ya bunches.
    I would love to be entered into the readers contest! Hope you had an awesome time. πŸ˜€

  70. TeresaH says:

    Welcome Back! I missed ya! I would love to be entered in teh readers contest. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  71. Teresa says:

    Hey Suzanne! Welcome back! Missed ya lots. If it’s not too late I’ll toss my name in the writer’s contest.


  72. Michelle says:

    Suzanne–it was great to see you in Reno!!! :bananadance:

  73. Christy K. says:

    The writer one please! The handout would be great!!! Seriously, I have to know more about these before I go to one! :bananadance:

    Glad you had a great time in Reno!

  74. Ashley says:

    Welcome back! Glad you had such fun!