I’m home from the Historical Romance Retreat that was held in Spokane, Washington at the Historic Davenport Hotel. I Had a fabulous good time!!! The hotel was so beautiful ( I had photos on here last week and if you scroll down the blog you can see some of the ornate public rooms.) I thought for this look at the retreat I would start with my room that was fit for a queen. The bed so high I had to take a running leap to get into it.
After a very good night’s snooze, I made my way to the registration room to be greeted by Delilah Marvelle and Renee Bernard, I was handed a tote bag crammed with paperback books, a charm bracelet with 50 charms, and a hand made folding envelope with the Retreat’s schedule. Then I was ushered into the next room and told to help myself to more goodies off the swag table. (Who doesn’t love being showered with free goodies???)
After check-in it was time to meet fellow readers, bloggers and authors. And it was one superstar after another. (clockwise from left:Tessa Dare, Erin Knightly & Elizabeth Essex, Collette Cameron & Victoria Vane, Deb Marlowe (RT.), Deet and Renee Bernard.)
Not only superstars but SUPERSTARS of Romance writing and blogging. I had lunch with blogger , Carol Cork, and author, Mary Balogh ( in case you are wondering how to pronounce her name it is like Kellogg but with a “B”.) Then there is Wendy Loverage who reviews for several blogs and Carol. Wendy also was at lunch with us. This last picture gives you a good idea of the ornate architecture of the Historic Davenport.
That first night there was a gathering so that all could get to know each other, after which we walked a half block to the Bing Crosby Theater for an old movie complete with popcorn, candy and raffle prizes. I won the DVD of the movie which was “The Lady and The Law” with Greer Garson and Fernando Lamas.
I will have more to show and tell soon…
Here is Deet lounging in the beautiful lobby: