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.