The Reader Author Get Together (RAGT) 2014

I have to hand it to Lori Foster and her army of volunteers. They know how to run a readers conference. The conference, held every early June for the past ten years in West Chester OH, is small—deliberately so. Attendance is held to roughly 500 readers and 100 authors (I’m guestimating the numbers) and is the perfect number—enough so no one feels awkward but not so many that you feel invisible either. Over the four days (Thursday through Sunday) of the conference events are held by sponsoring groups in their boardrooms and booksignings are held on both Friday and Saturday afternoons. Meals are provided Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Sunday morning readers who have signed up the previous day get to have breakfast with authors. My favorite part of the entire conference was not just meeting new readers but making friends of many of them. Below is a set of pictures (some already shown on my FB page) that will help me remember the wonderful time I had. Hope to see all of you there next year.

Good friend and fellow author, Constance Phillips.

Good friend and fellow author, Constance Phillips.

The Marriot gifted the event attendees with a lovely cake.

The Marriot gifted the event attendees with a lovely cake.

Terrific author, good friend and fellow RomVet, Beverly Ovalle

Terrific author, good friend and fellow RomVet, Beverly Ovalle

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Wonderful new friends Tammy (left) and Cindy (right)

Good friends and outstanding authors Constance Phillips and Jenna Rutland.

Good friends and outstanding authors Constance Phillips and Jenna Rutland.

Terrific author and friend Patricia Rasey.

Terrific author and friend Patricia Rasey.

Standing with my new friend Maranda (seated). We'll always have Fairbanks :)

Standing with my new friend Maranda (seated). We’ll always have Fairbanks 🙂

Maranda and Beverly

Maranda and Beverly

I was tickled to finally meet fellow RomVet author Stacy McKittrick.

I was tickled to finally meet fellow RomVet author Stacy McKitrick.

Sheri and you know who.

Sheri and you know who.

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Lovely reader dressed as Scarlett O'Hara for the Saturday Night Black and White event.

Lovely reader dressed as Scarlett O’Hara for the Saturday Night Black and White event.

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2 thoughts on “The Reader Author Get Together (RAGT) 2014

  1. It was nice meeting you too, Rue. I had a lot of fun in the bar with you and Tanja. But I have a correction to make. There is only one t in my name. 🙂 Hey, if someone’s going to track me down, I want to make sure they get my name right. Right? Hee hee.

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