Okay, so the “Buns and Roses Romance Tea for Literacy” in Richardson was the butt of the Dallas Observer’s comments, but it was a grand showing on Sunday (and why I did NOT blog — I was exhausted!) I’m not sure the exact count, but I know it was over 180 guests for the tea at The Richardson Hotel. We were entertained royally by our emcee Candace Havens — the witty entertainment reporter on the Dorsey Gang — and inspired by Elizabeth Boyle.
We had two tables: DFW Tea Readers group had Lori Wilde as our hostess and PatCat Books had Judy Christenberry as theirs. A HUGE thanks to Pat Richardson for her contributions on Sunday and for racing from work to make it!
Over 22 romances authors, locally and from across the country, were the table hostesses for the tea which benefited the literacy programs of Richardson. The authors included: Lorraine Heath, Gena Showalter, Shanna Swendson, Arlene James, Lori Wilde, Kathleen Baldwin, Sandy Blair, Celya Bowers, Victoria Chancellor, Judy Christenberry, Gretchen Craig, Jana DeLeon, Shana Galen, Kristi Gold, Jane Graves, Jackie Ivie, Kara Lennox, Janis Susan May, Jill Monroe, and Catherine Spangler. Their books are from every section of the romance genre — from series romance, romantic suspense, inspirational romance, historical, paranormal, humorous and contemporary. I hope I didn’t miss any!
The only disappointment was none of us won the big prize of a WEEK in Scotland at a Victorian Shooting Lodge! Can you imagine! For up to ten people, so of course I warned everyone if any of our members won it we’d be having a tea over there *evil grin*
So, check out our photos — we’ll be adding more — and don’t miss it next year if you can make it to Richardson in October!