Authors Dish – printable packing list and last minute notes

Authors Dish – printable packing list and last minute notes

Thank you to all the authors who shared their packing tips and travel wisdom. We loved reading your top five things to pack, favorite snacks and what you forgot and swore to remember next time.

Well readers and authors, the time has come to pull out the suitcases and finalize the lists. Whether you use an excel spreadsheet or paper, all that matters is that you hopefully remember to bring all-the-things.

I hope that the Authors Dish posts were helpful. I’ve put together a fun list with all the things that were mentioned, and added a handful of extra items for those that want it on one piece of paper.

To ensure that those refillable water bottles stay clean all week, I always take a ziploc bag of small sponge pieces soaked with liquid dish soap. All you need to do is cut it into small pieces and add liquid dish soap. Let it sit overnight and in the morning toss them in a ziploc bag. They work great cleaning out water bottles and would be perfect for that electric skillet Tawna ;).

Oh, if you’re super cautious about making sure the room is clean, toss a few lysol wipes in a ziploc bag. They come in handy wiping an airplane tray, remote controls or anything else you want extra clean ;).

If there is something you bring and I missed it, comment below.

I can’t wait to see everyone next week. Safe travels.

 

7-2-19:Authors Dish RWA 7-2-2019 with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cathy Maxwell, Author Tarina Deaton, and Author Tonya Burrows7-1-19: Authros Dish RWA 2019 – USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Covington, Author Kelly Maher, and Author Cate Taylor

6-30-19 USA Today Bestselling Author Naima Simone, Author Nancy Northcott, and Author Gail Z. Martin / Morgan Brice

6-29-19 Authors Dish RWA 2019 with USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Ferrell, Author Jeanne Adams, and Author Olivia Hardin

 

6-28-19 Authors Dish RWA 2019 Packing Tips with NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Samantha Chase, USA Today Bestselling Author Christi Barth and Author MK Meredith

 

Packing List for RWA19

A Skinny Shot: Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton

A Skinny Shot: Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton

Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton is must read romance. I’m already counting down the weeks until the second installment releases in this hot new series.

A fire nearly destroys all of Becks work in her tattoo shop, how will she pick up the pieces? When the sexy firefighter that rescues you is willing to save more than just your job, you know it’s going to be a fun read.

Tension rises as this second-chance romance ignites. I absolutely loved Jackson Donovan and hope you do too.

Sometimes the family you make is what matters most. This sexy, fast-paced read is sizzles. A great beach read!

Caution, this scorchin read may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.

I received an ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

Victor by Brenda Rothert Release Day Blitz

Victor by Brenda Rothert Release Day Blitz

Today we are celebrating the release of VICTOR by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone, and it is the third title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now!

Grab your copy now:

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Victor by Brenda Rothert

Available Now | Chicago Blaze, #3

Grab your copy now:

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Add the book to Goodreads

 

Purchase ANTON Now:

Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Apple Books

 

Purchase LUCA Now:

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Wattpad | Amazon

Teaser Post: In Case You Didn’t Know by Samantha Chase

Teaser Post: In Case You Didn’t Know by Samantha Chase

We are just one week away from the release of IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, the latest standalone in Samantha Chase’s Magnolia Sound series. Check out the new teaser and pre-order your copy today!

Add IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW to your Goodreads TBR!

Pre-order your copy of IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW today!
Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo | GooglePlay |

Audible

 

About SAMANTHA CHASE

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletter | BookBub

Authors Dish RWA with New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jennifer Probst, USA Today Bestselling Author Avery Flynn and Author Delancey Stewart

Authors Dish RWA with New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jennifer Probst, USA Today Bestselling Author Avery Flynn and Author Delancey Stewart

Welcome newbies and seasoned travel veterans to Authors Dish. With less than a week until Romance Writers of America 2019 I’m curious what authors and industry professionals always include in their suitcases, what they stash in their conference bag to avoid hunger pains and the things they forget once and hopefully never again.

While some of the authors contributing are not attending, we love they want to hang out and play. We hope their words of wisdom help to ease any anxiety you might have getting all the things in your suitcase.  

May these posts inspire you to shop early, make your lists, and triple check so you are prepared for just about anything. If you’re heading to #RWA19 soon comment below so we can meet up in NYC.

As the conference is almost upon us, this is the last post of author fun.  Thank you to all who have dished and those who are still sharing their wisdom.  Stay tuned for more comments and follow the blog so you don’t miss these posts.

Today in the cafe are New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jennifer Probst, USA Today Bestselling Author Avery Flynn and Author Delancey Stewart

Rae: What five things do you have to pack when attending a conference? 

 

Jennifer Probst:

I know everyone gets tired of hearing it but: comfortable shoes! Oh, Lord, have I regretted stumbling around in my cute heels just because I never get a chance to wear them! Then I always have LipSense Lip Gloss to reapply throughout the day, swag to give out to readers or other authors with your website on it *business cards are fine too!*, battery charger *I actually use the one I received from the RWA conference years ago!* and finally, pens. Always be prepared with a pen, my peeps!

 

 

 

 

 

Avery Flynn:

1.Pajamas (yes I’ve forgotten before).
2. Snacks for the room.
3. An extra outfit because of my ability to spill on everything.
4. Flip flops/slides/ballet slippers for when the heels have done me in.
5. An extra suitcase for all the books I’m taking home. 

 

 

 

Delancey Stewart: my laptop, deodorant, something to write on/with, chaptstik, and my most outgoing happy-to-be-peopling personality (this one takes a lot of energy, so I can’t use it all the time!)

 

 

Rae: What is your snack attack must haves in your day bag?

Jennifer: I’m not a big snacker! But my go to is a Kind bar – they’re not packed full of sugar and junk – you need good fuel at a conference lol. But there’s nothing wrong with a little chocolate like a Hershey Kiss or Dove bar – yum!

Avery: I love RX bars! Highly recommend.

Delancey:  I like Raisinets. But I have learned that eating a while box has certain… ramifications… we will say no more about this.

 

 

 

Rae:What’s the one thing you forget to pack and swear to remember next time?

Jennifer: Hair spray/finishing product. And then my hair frizzes like crazy and I cannot believe I brought nothing to tame it!

Avery: I have forgotten just about everything. Thank god Kimberly Kincaid was generous and shared when I’d forgotten deodorant.

Delancey: If I could remember what the thing was, I would never forget to pack it. This is a question that can only be answered at the conference. Once I forgot underwear. That wasn’t good.

Rae: Thank you so much authors! Readers, what’s the ONE thing you always forget and swear to include next time when you travel? How do you make sure that you remember ;).

I’ll be keeping a running list and will post it a week before #RWA19 so that hopefully no one needs to make a quick run to the lobby market or drug store around the corner. I’ll see you soon for new authors and more ideas!

For more packing ideas if you’re at RWA be sure to check out the following session for more tips and tricks. I know I will!

20/20 Sessions

(Sessions repeated 3 times in an hour: 3:15 – 3:35 p.m., 3:35 – 3:55 p.m., 3:55 – 4:15 p.m.)

Cheapskates Unite! How to Do RWA Nationals on a Budget
Speaker:
 Tawna Fenske

We’re all on a budget. Learn how to save money on flights to the RWA Annual Conference (or any conference or convention) using rewards programs and comparison websites like Kayak. You’ll discover how not to go broke buying conference clothing, as well as how to save on meals. As a bonus, you’ll learn how to never pay baggage fees again by using only a carry-on or two, no matter the length of your trip.


About  Jennifer Probst:

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed,  joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, Italian food, and wine—not necessarily in that order.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She is also a proud three-time RITA finalist.

She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her reader group at www.jenniferprobst.com.

About Avery Flynn:

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staff knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Connect with Avery

Instagram: @AveryFlynn https://www.instagram.com/averyflynn/

Website: http://averyflynn.com

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/avery-flynn

Mailing List: http://averyflynn.com/newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/averyflynn

 

About Delancey Stewart:

Delancey Stewart is an award-winning author who writes fiction with humor, heart and heat!

Get the first book in her new sports rom-com series — MR. MATCH — absolutely free by joining her newsletter here: https://www.subscribepage.com/delanceystewart

Find her at www.delanceystewart.com and www.authordlstewart.com Facebook: www.facebook/DelanceyWrites.com and www.facebook/authorDLStewart

7-2-19:Authors Dish RWA 7-2-2019 with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cathy Maxwell, Author Tarina Deaton, and Author Tonya Burrows7-1-19: Authros Dish RWA 2019 – USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Covington, Author Kelly Maher, and Author Cate Taylor

6-30-19 USA Today Bestselling Author Naima Simone, Author Nancy Northcott, and Author Gail Z. Martin / Morgan Brice

6-29-19 Authors Dish RWA 2019 with USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Ferrell, Author Jeanne Adams, and Author Olivia Hardin

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Authors Dish RWA Packing Tips with Author Denny S. Bryce

Authors Dish RWA Packing Tips with Author Denny S. Bryce

Welcome newbies and seasoned travel veterans to Authors Dish. With less than a week for many until Romance Writers of America 2019 I’m curious what authors and industry professionals always include in their suitcases, what they stash in their conference bag to avoid hunger pains and the things they forget once and hopefully never again.

While some of the authors contributing are not attending, we love they want to hang out and play. We hope their words of wisdom help to ease any anxiety you might have getting all the things in your suitcase.  

May these posts inspire you to shop early, make your lists, and triple check so you are prepared for just about anything. If you’re heading to #RWA19 soon comment below so we can meet up in NYC.

Thank you to all who have dished and those who are still sharing their wisdom.  Stay tuned for more comments and follow the blog so you don’t miss these posts.

Today in the cafe is Author Denny Bryce sharing her thoughts as we post our final few days this week. 

Denny S. Bryce’s Classic BAD Packing Tips (and a travel note 🙂 )…

And yes, these tips are based on experience (things, I’ve actually done). And believe me, I wish I were pretending, but just ask some of my pals– Avery Flynn, Pintip Dunn, Vanessa Riley, Xio Axelrod, Veronica Forand, Leslye Penelope—tell me, these aren’t classic DENNY moments :)!

Packing Tip #1: Do not pack until the night before. Seriously, why do it a moment sooner, what do you accomplish? You just keep going back to the suitcase and hunting for things you need, which you likely packed first, which then means, you must empty the suitcase to find what you need. Stress can be minimized, I swear, by packing the night before!

Packing Tip #2: Bring only three-inch heels to show off your gams as you walk around the cement streets of NYC. You can always buy a pair of flats on the corner (plenty of corner shopping carts in NYC). The shoes will last a lifetime, too (add manic laugh, here).

Packing Tip #3: Don’t bring a makeup bag – leave it on the bed, under the sheets. That way, you can make the trip (10 blocks, I believe) to Macy’s and buy all new makeup.

Travel Tip #1 and Only: Arrive at all airports 30 minutes before the departure time. Do not RUN through airports, do not pre-arrange your TSA credentials, and do not worry – missing a flight is not the worst thing in the world! It’s par for how I like to roll!

Can’t wait to see you at RWA’s 2019 annual conference! NYC here we come!

 

 

 

 

Rae: Thank you so much Denny!

Readers, what’s the ONE thing you always forget and swear to include next time when you travel? How do you make sure that you remember ;).

I’ll be keeping a running list and will post it later this week so that hopefully no one needs to make a quick run to the lobby market or drug store around the corner. I’ll see you soon for new authors and more ideas!

For more packing ideas if you’re at RWA be sure to check out the following session for more tips and tricks. I know I will!

20/20 Sessions

(Sessions repeated 3 times in an hour: 3:15 – 3:35 p.m., 3:35 – 3:55 p.m., 3:55 – 4:15 p.m.)

Cheapskates Unite! How to Do RWA Nationals on a Budget
Speaker:
 Tawna Fenske

We’re all on a budget. Learn how to save money on flights to the RWA Annual Conference (or any conference or convention) using rewards programs and comparison websites like Kayak. You’ll discover how not to go broke buying conference clothing, as well as how to save on meals. As a bonus, you’ll learn how to never pay baggage fees again by using only a carry-on or two, no matter the length of your trip.


 

DENNY S. BRYCE

Denny writes historical fiction and urban fantasy. Her debut novel, WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES, will release in 2021 from Kensington Publishing.

A public relations professional, she spent more than 20 years running her marketing and public relations firm. For nearly 10 of those years, she wrote and read Buffy/Spike fan fiction. Before fanfiction, and her days as a PR Diva, she was a professional dancer, part-time singer, and “bad” actress. She worked with professional dance companies in Chicago and New York, and on a theatrical production, which almost debuted off-off-off-Broadway.

A three-time Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart® finalist, she won the Golden Heart® in 2014. In addition to writing novels, she also writes for NPR BooksWashington Independent Review of Books, and FROLIC Media, where she recaps episodes of OUTLANDER on Starz.

You can follow her on:

Twitter (https://twitter.com/dennysbryce)

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dennysbryce/),

Her FB author page (https://www.facebook.com/dennysbryceauthor/)

Her website: https://dennysbryce.com/

 

 

In case you missed our other posts here’s the recap so far:

7-11-19: Authors Dish RWA19 with USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Finalist Tawna Fenske, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman, and Author Lori Ann Bailey

7-10-19: Authors Dish RWA with USA Today Bestselling Author Andie J. Christopher, Author Damon Suede, and Author Jenn LeBlanc

7-8-19: Authors Dish RWA with USA Today Bestselling Author Liz Talley, USA Today Best Selling Author K.M. Jackson and USA Today Bestselling Author Priscilla Oliveras

7-5-19 Authors Dish RWA2019 with USA Today Bestselling Author Annie West, Author Anna Campbell, and Author Geri Krotow

7-3-19 Authors Dish RWA2019 with USA Today Bestselling Author Eliza Knight, Author Golden Czermak, and Author Olivia Dade

7-2-19:Authors Dish RWA 7-2-2019 with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cathy Maxwell, Author Tarina Deaton, and Author Tonya Burrows7-1-19: Authros Dish RWA 2019 – USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Covington, Author Kelly Maher, and Author Cate Taylor

6-30-19 USA Today Bestselling Author Naima Simone, Author Nancy Northcott, and Author Gail Z. Martin / Morgan Brice

6-29-19 Authors Dish RWA 2019 with USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Ferrell, Author Jeanne Adams, and Author Olivia Hardin