Thursday, April 19, 2012

Penny, Penny, Easter Bunny


One week to go until I leave for Salem (with Julia Rachel Barrett) for the 2012 NECRWA Spring Conference! Yippee!

In the meantime, I need to prepare my talk, aptly titled Penelope Channels Miss Manners: How To Promote Yourself Without Peeving Everyone Off. Unfortunately, my talk takes place during the cocktail hour, which means I'll be sipping my martini during the workshop. (I'm super good at multi-tasking). I am also busy polishing my tiara and putting together these table centerpieces for Friday night's dinner.

I'm like the freakin' Easter bunny assembling my goody baskets!

Here's a quick preview of some of the fun stuff I got at Etsy...

* Hand-wrapped pencils made with Japanese paper







* Tons of books, bookmarks and other promo items from fabulous romance writers

* Candy (if I can keep my daughter from eating it)


Yes, perhaps I went a bit overboard. And yes, perhaps this wasn't the best task to assign a person with an Etsy shopping problem (thanks a lot, Conference Committee!). But hell if I didn't enjoy being the Easter bunny this year. ;^)

Can't wait until next week.

Hop, hop, hoppity hop hop,
Penny

17 comments:

Casey Wyatt said...

Awesome Swag! I'm impressed. Maybe you could come visit CTRWA one of these days and share your wisdom on promotion!

Brie said...

Oh! Those baskets!!! Me. Wants. *grabby hands* If this is you as the Easter Bunny, can't imagine what you would do as Santa! O.O

Penelope said...

Casey....I would love to!

Penelope said...

Hi Brie! I go a bit overboard as Santa, too. Just ask my hubby and kids. I have a problem! But it's so fun.

Amber Skyze said...

Hope I'm a lucky winner of one of those gorgeous baskets! :) lol

Can't wait to see you and Julia next week.
Great swag ideas. Looking forward to hearing your words of wisdom.

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Looks like the perfect swag. Because there is no schedule posted online, I doubt I will make it down there for the book fair. The person I was emailing w/ abt. it said I could hang out in the lobby w/o attending the conf. and attend the book fair. But I can't tell when that would be.

Penelope said...

Hi Amber....looking forward to meeting you IRL!

Penelope said...

Hi Steph...here is the link to Sat's schedule...

http://www.necrwa.org/conference/Sat_Conference.pdf

Book fair is 4-5:30 in the ballroom at the Hawthorne.
And here is the link to participating authors (although Julia won't be there)....

http://www.necrwa.org/conference/NEC-Book-Fair-2012.pdf

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Nice! I want one! Can't wait!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it. And all the sweet funny touches. You go girl! Those writers will be lucky to have you.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia!!!!!!! Me, too!

Penelope said...

Thank you so much, Juju. I am having way too much fun doing this.

lemonverbenalady said...

I say enjoy yourself, Penny! You only have one chance in this life to have fun and the big man upstairs has given both of us another chance. So go for it and make others happy in the process including your family! xxoo Nancy

Penelope said...

Nancy....we're both in the Second Chance Club? Hmm. We should get tattoos or something. At least tiaras!

Tasha B. said...

I LOVE those Jane Austen bookmarks.

Penelope said...

Tasha....check out the rest of the cute stuff at that Etsy store....she has more Jane Austen stuff!

lemonverbenalady said...

Well, a tattoo would just shock everyone including The Herbal Husband so maybe the tiara? I'll let you know when I get mine! xxoo Nancy