Notes From an RWA Nationals Virgin
by Kiersten Hallie Krum
With author Roxanne St. Claire at the literacy signing
This June, I attended my first RWA National Conference in New York City. Yea, I was a Nationals Virgin.
My first day of high school, I remember walking up the ramped hallway, scared to death, only to notice a frenemy at my side. “Look straight ahead,” she advised in a rare moment of shared trepidation, “and keep breathing.”
She was on my mind as I forayed into the Literacy Signing, the kick off to a marvelous, stimulating, and exhausting week, mostly because breathing was a challenge as the enormous ballroom was packed to the gills with authors and their exuberant fans (myself included). Which brings me to my first first-timer’s tip: Bring a fan.… Continue