What a damn great time. Congrats to Ruth Jordan and Judy Bobalik and all the folks who worked hard to make Baltimore so fun. It was great catching up with so many people. In the blur of names and faces, I absent-mindedly re-introduced myself to a few folks I'd already met, and barely got to hang with a few people I'd seriously meant to spend more time with. People who were supposed to buy me drinks and vice-versa. People I wanted to have significant chats with. People I wanted to pull aside to say how much I really liked their novels/short stoires. I just wasn't able to get to it all. The time just flew right on by.
Best of all, I met a number of readers who said those words every author longs to hear: "I really love your work." I have the best damn readers in the world.