Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baskets, swaggishness, and other stuff

Happy Saturday! I'm writing this late on Friday night, after making up what seemed like a million "table favor" baskets for tomorrow's Reader's Luncheon in Birmingham, hosted by the Southern Magic chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

My urban fantasy has some "romantic elements" in it, but even though it's not a romance, the nice folks at Southern Magic let me hang out with them anyway. Some great authors will be there, like Lexi George, Jennifer Echols, JF Lewis and keynote speaker Victoria Dahl. I'll be hosting a table, and since Royal Street isn't out yet, I'm plying my tablemates with swag and outright bribes of Mardi Gras trinkets and such.

And...I have an extra basket for one of you! Just comment and say "Throw Me Something, Mister!" (It's what people supposedly yell at the riders on Mardi Gras floats to get beads, although in reality, the riders can't hear anything and you really do more standing, waving wildly, and jumping up and down. Sometimes funny masks work. Contrary to popular myth, women do not flash boobs for beads, except tourist chicks hanging out in the French Quarter where no self-respecting New Orleanian would be caught after dark on Mardi Gras.)

In the meantime, I won't be drawing for the weekly giveaways until Sunday NIGHT because I won't be home until then, so there's still time to scroll down and enter the weekly giveaways. Comment here if you want the swag basket, though. There might be magnets, posters, t-shirts...you just never know :-)


30 comments:

  1. Throw Me Something, Mister! ;)

    ...and have a fabulous time at the luncheon!

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  2. Throw Me Something, Mister!

    Have fun today!

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  3. Throw Me Something, Mister!
    :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  4. I don't know about the boob thing, Suzanne. I rode on a float one year with a group of firefighters (I was dating one of them at the time) and I saw more flashed boobs that day than any girl ever wants to see in her life. o.0 (Hmm, maybe that was because I was on a float with firefighters and not so much about traditions, lol.)

    Not entering the contest, but hope you have fun at the conference!

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  5. Happy Weekend :) Throw something at me!

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. "Throw Me Something, Mister!"


    Lol, which I was there! Sounds like a great time!


    mleger0546 (at) rogers (dot) com

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  7. Throw me something, Mister!

    I used to have a really cool feathered carnival mask...not sure where it is now though. Anyway, sounds like a lot of fun, enjoy!

    faith.s.williams at gmail dot com

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  8. "Throw Me Something, Mister!" Hope you had a good time - sounds like fun! I've never been to Mardi Gras.

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  9. Throw Me Something, Mister!
    :)

    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  10. Throw Me Something, Mister! *jumps up and down waving arms madly, in case you can't hear me over the cacophony*

    Just have a great weekend.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  11. Throw Me Something Mister!

    Have a great weekend

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  12. Throw me something mister

    Would like to know more about the chapter in Birmingham

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  13. *Jumping up and down*
    THROW ME SOMETHING MISTER!!!
    I miss Mardi Gras. I loved going as a kid. My parents would take us to 4th Street on the Westbank and we'd have a ball..
    Thanks for the giveway.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  14. *Jumping up and down*
    THROW ME SOMETHING MISTER!!!
    I miss Mardi Gras. I loved going as a kid. My parents would take us to 4th Street on the Westbank and we'd have a ball..
    Thanks for the giveway.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Throw Me Something, Mister!

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Throw me something mister!

    Jennifer K Jovus
    kjovus at gmail dot com

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  17. Throw Me Something, Mister!


    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  18. Throw Me Something, Mister!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  19. Throw Me Something, Mister!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I'd love to have some swag =) Throw Me Something, Mister! I had so much fun in New Orleans when we visited. I'm definitely going to go back. Thanks
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. The last time I went to a Mardi GRAS parade, my niece almost got knocked out by a tangled wad of beads. Those dudes on the floats throw hard.
    Hope you had a great time!
    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  22. Throw Me Something, Mister!

    I hope you can throw as far that it can reach international readers too)))

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  23. Throw me something, Mister (but I am international)! And cannot wait for your book to come out!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  24. Throw Me Something, Mister- i'm international too^^;;

    thanks you for thinking about us

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. "Throw me something mister!" * starts to flash boobs*. Oops sorry!! Have a fan time!

    PS: I thought I already posted this but then it didn't show up

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  26. "Throw Me Something, Mister!" please :).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Throw Me Something Mister!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. "Throw Me Something, Mister!"

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. Throw me something, Mister! Have a fun time at the conference!

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