I feel like a bard, telling a story... The good news is I do know the end, so hopefully, I'll get to tell it... and won't forget too much in between LOL.
I really enjoyed this type of Q&A because it's fun. You learn a lot of tidbits that you would otherwise never find out. For example: The Outlander was Ms Gabaldon's practice novel; Jane Rizzoli, Ms Gerritsen's main character in her current series Rizzoli & Isles, was supposed to die - but she wouldn't LOL, and it took Mr Berry 85 rejection letters and 12 years of writing to get published. Also, I'm stating the obvious here, but these authors have a way with words LOL. As a result, the whole session was very interesting, but also humorous :) All in all, I'm really happy that I attended the Opening Session and I might read Ms Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles series. In any case, I've just finished watching the TV show :)
Oh by the way, Ms Gabaldon's advice to write: 1) Read, 2) Write and 3) Don't Stop :)
By the way, if you were wondering, we had chicken for lunch LOL.
Angela James was the speaker and she did a really great, great job :) Very impressive.
The last event of the conference for Wednesday that I attended was the Harlequin Book Blogger Tea. There was a nice little buffet with tea and finger food and the Harlequin team had prepare headdress for everyone :) The goal of the event was establishing contact between the Harlequin digital team and bloggers :)
For dinner, it was Rosie, Lisabea, K.A. Mitchell and her wife and me. We were going to go to the same Thai restaurant that Lisabea had gone with her husband for lunch... but couldn't find it ^_^; Since we were on Restaurant Road, let just say that we had plenty of choices and we ended up at a Chilean restaurant. The food was good, the ambiance as well and most enjoyable was the company :) The funniest is that by 8pm, there were nobody left in the restaurant except for another table LOL. Guess it's expected given that's the time when most Broadway shows start. After eating, we walked in Times Square to digest and made our way to the M&M store. Then, we went back to the hotel - I secretly wanted to check on my sister LOL. My sister has spent the day studying because she had a quiz for her online class. After checking up on her, I went to join everyone at the bar and that night, I got to meet Sarah who is better known - or at least by me - as Monkey Bear (although it took me a while to figure LOL).