This weekend was such a whirl. Trip to Portland, a booksigning, come home and then over Puget Sound to Silverdale for the last signing. I can’t believe how fast the time went. But I thought you might like to see some pictures from all these adventures.


Julia Quinn and I were there for a duel event—the booksigning and the Romance Live event—which when they post it, I’ll share a link, just in case you missed it. Let me say, it was way too much fun. Great questions from the audience and via the online folks. I hope Avon plans to do more events like that because it allows so many people to “attend.”

And it was a great place to go. Powells is one my favorite bookstores—I love both the downtown and the Beaverton stores—great book selections and knowledgeable staffs. They put together such good events—great posters:

Loads of books:

And wonderful readers who turned out in droves and patiently waited to meet us. (Shout out to Missy! We were still laughing about Missy/Missing Missy the next day).

Powells asked us to sign all the extra copies and they are there waiting for good homes. You can order a signed copy of Lord Langley is Back in Town or a signed copy of Julia Quinn’s Just Like Heaven from Powells. Order quickly though, as these will go fast—and put a note in the order that you are looking for one of the signed copies. No guarantees, but if you hurry, the copy will be signed.

As for the pictures from the Silverdale signing, I’ve uploaded them to my Facebook page, where you can find the album here.

Contest Winner

Of course Portland is also a great place for shopping and I found a wonderful chocolate shop where I picked up treats and at my favorite yarn shop, KnitPurl, they had drinking chocolate—supposedly for drinking while knitting, but I think it would work pretty well for drinking while reading. So this bag of bookspooting treats is now the happy property of Mindy S./@romancebooknerd. Mindy, email me before 6/12/11 and let me know what your address is and I will send along your prize packet.

New Contest

With all these booksignings this weekend it got me thinking: Where you would like to have your dream booksigning?

To enter, name the bookstore and the authors! Two ways to enter:

1). Via Twitter. Tweet your answer along with “#LordLangley”

2) Make a comment down below. If you are reading this on Facebook, you can only enter at my actual blog. Facebook does not allow contests via their site.

Either way, I’ll give you all until midnight, PT, Sunday, June 12th to come up with your dream booksigning and get your entry in.

PRIZE: A bookbag with some wonderful autographed books that I picked up this weekend along with some other signing goodies. Make sure to check back here next Monday to find out if you won.


  1. Jennifer Teal

    Well seeing its the only bookstore in town my ultimate booksigning destination would be hastings in Stillwater, OK. They have a signing about once a month and I would love any romance author to come and visit. I tend to be easy to get along with so the author wouldnt matter. (The last two have been Horror writers and I dont really care for that Genre.)

  2. Lois M.

    I’d so love to go to Powell’s one of these days — I mean, a huge bookstore surrounded by all those books, just heaven. πŸ™‚ My dream signing place… well, sure would love following my favorite authors to Mars sometime! πŸ™‚


  3. Michelle Arnsmeier

    My dream book signing would have to be at “booktraders” a used book store in Conway Arkansas..or Hastings in Conway!! I would love to have you of course and Julia Quinn, Julia London, Sophie Jordan, Sabrina Jefferies and Teresa Medeiros. (just to name a few) I’m a HUGE Historical Romance book reader as are alot of Conway Arkanas people!! We would be honored, if any or all of you could make it to our town someday!! πŸ™‚

  4. Candice Royer

    Cincinnati, Ohio at the Barnes and Noble across from the Kenwood Mall. And who? You, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Teresa Madeiros, Elizabeth Hoyt, Connie Brockway and Lisa Kleypas. Love, love, love, love, love all of you!!!

  5. Laura T

    If I could have two of my favorite authors, I would invite you of course but also Judith McNaught. I wish, wish, WISH she would write a new book–how I have missed reading her work over the past few years!

    Location would be at the Historic Depot in downtown Brownwood, Texas (in the center of the state so convenient for all of your Texas readers!)

  6. Diana Gould

    Any bookstore in the Cleveland/Akron area would be awesome, we never get anyone even close to where I live and don’t have any bookstores. Dream authors at the signing, Elizabeth Boyle, JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Lisa Kleypas, Elizabeth Hoyt, Julia Quinn, Monica McCraty, Regan Hastings, Christina Dodd, N J Walters, Donna Grant – just to name a few πŸ™‚

  7. Diane P. Diamond

    Well, we only have one bookstore left in town and that’s Barnes & Noble in Boca Raton, Florida. It would be awesome if you and some of my other favorite Authors could find your way to coming here.

    Apart from you, I would also love to see Anna Campbell, Lisa Kleypas, Elizabeth Hoyt, Julia Quinn, Victoria Alexander, Mary Balogh, Stephanie Laurens, Katharine Ashe, Julie Anne Long and Kathryn Caskie. Wow, so many fantastic Authors, you’re all brilliant writers and make my life so much happier and bearable.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

  8. Melissa Porter

    Mine would be at Downtown Bookstore in Ketchikan, Alaska. My authors would be you, Elizabeth Boyle, Julia Quinn, Hannah Howell, Sarah McCarty….I could add a few more but those are a few.
    Thank you for the contest/giveaway.

  9. Linda McDonald

    My dream booksigning place would be the Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse down by the water (bay) in San Diego’s Seaport Village. It would be a comfy place to hang out and enjoy a booksigning and grab a nice cup of hot cocoa

    As far as authors, I would love for you and Julia Quinn to be there. Also, Tessa Dare, Allison Brennan, Jane Porter, and how about we throw in John Grisham too to have some male presence too! πŸ™‚

  10. Gillian Wheatley

    My dream book signing would be on a coral beach with all of us in sarongs and swimwear, sipping rum punch while we queued (lying on loungers of course)and being served by men as gorgeous as any hero in one of your novels. Could that be arranged perchance?!!!! VBG

  11. Jane

    I would want it to be at the Fifth Avenue Barnes and Noble in NYC. I’ve hung out there a few times and it’s nice.

  12. infinitieh

    Well, it’s Kepler’s in Menlo Park for me. They’re not big on romances though. It’s a good indie bookstore. Too bad it’s 65 miles away or I’d go there more often. Some of the authors whose talks there I had attended include Jayne Ann Krentz and Terry Pratchett.

    The more local indie here is Book Passage, where I’ve attended talks by Lemony Snicket and Dave Barry. It’s a fun place even though they don’t do romances much (but they do have a huge used books section).

  13. Maude A

    My dream signing would be in Las Vegas. That way I could kill two birds with one stone. See and getting a book or two signed from my favorite author and then to play poker till I dropped.

  14. Tracy M.

    Barnes & Noble at McArthur Mall in Norfolk, Virginia. That would be a great place to hold a book signing – and it’s close so I could actually attend πŸ™‚

  15. Karen H in NC

    My dream booksigning event would take place at Barnes & Noble in Cary, NC. Sabrina Jeffries and Liz Carlyle would be there to keep Elizabeth company!

  16. Winnie P

    At Disney World with everyone mentioned above, and all your other author friends too!

  17. melissa cahall

    well there is a borders close to me and a barnes and noble here in my neck of the wooods in cincinnati, and i would like all of my favs. there,elizabeth boyle,victoria alexander, julia templeton, heather graham, kate pearce, elizabeth amber, sophia jordan and a few others would be great

  18. Amy Alvis

    Would love for some of my favorite authors to come to Indianapolis for a book signing!!

  19. Jamie Beck

    My dream would you coming the the Barnes and Noble store in Langhorne, PA. It is a two story B&N called the Court @ Oxford Valley, which is about a half hour north of Philadelphia. Just think you could not only make it a readers event, you could make it a trip to see all the sites in this area and you have to bring along your friends, Julia Quinn, Laura Lee Guhkre, Teresa Medeiros, Sabrina Jefferies and who ever wants to tag along!

    I saw your web chat with Julia and LOVED it. Even if you don’t get to the Philly area, this gives people like me a chance to see you and ask a question. I’m about finished your book and starting Julia’s next. Even so, I ordered autographed copies of your books for my keeper shelf. Hugs to all! πŸ˜€

  20. Jeanne Miro

    When you live in a small town the one thing you need is a great bookstore and we have one! When Waldenbooks closed we were fortunate to have a great little new bookstore open called Wakefield Books. The booksellers are wonderful and knowledgeale. They give personal attention to each customer and love helping out adults and children alike.

    How many bookstores do you know that go out of there way to support their local schools and teachers? Wakefield Books is just that store. They also support writers big and small, whether they are independent or writing for a large publishing company they are welcomed with open arms and treated like royalty.

    Sometimes the best things come in small packages.

  21. Diane Sallans

    I’d love a book signing on a cruise! I know they have music themed cruises – how about a Romance Authors cruise? Course I’d need to bring an empty suitcase with me & pay overweight charges on the way home for all the books I get.
    ps – enjoyed the online event with you & Julia – isn’t technology amazing that I could watch from NJ. Now I understand why I enjoy your books so much – your both so much fun!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  22. Julie

    Book signing would be at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego and would feature a combination of my favorite traditional and urban paranormal romance writers. Elizabeth Boyle, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Nora Roberts, Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh, Charlaine Harris, Jeanine Frost and J.R. Ward. Hey you said anybody, and I took you at your word. πŸ™‚

  23. Molly

    My dream book signing (for whenever I publish) would be in an old 1940’s dance hall and it would be USO themed. I write WWII, so I think it would be perfect for me. Big band music blaring, books being signed, people enjoying a fun party and getting my book. What could be better?

  24. Beth

    Well i would like a booksigning somewhere i the UK i would travel just to find one because at the moment its usually just the horror genre πŸ˜€
    I think the authors i would like there would be you, Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens, Lisa Kleypas, Sabrina Jeffries, Gaelen Foley and Eloisa James just to name a few as I read loads of romance authors πŸ˜€ cant help myself in finding new ones-drives my parents insane πŸ˜€

  25. donna ann

    how about my place — as long as someone else does the pre/post cleaning & catering πŸ˜‰ that way I can hold the authors hostage till they’ve signed any copies of books I have, I’ve thoroughly picked their brains & have wheedled out promises of arcs of their future books πŸ˜‰ As for authors — that’s hard to narrow down (you of course would have to come) but a collection of old fave’s like Lindsey & Garwood, and some newer ones such as Hannah Howell, Anna Campbell, Sally Mackenzie, Sara McLean, Sandra Hill, Julia Quinn …… there may not be enough room for any other fans πŸ˜‰ by the time I pull all the authors I’d love to have attend πŸ™‚

  26. Heather F

    I think my dream book signing would have been at the Borders that was in my hometown. It closed a little over two months or so ago and I’ve been sad ever since. My next choice would be at the used bookstore in my hometown. I’ve been going and digging up new treasures there since I was about 11. The staff is full of hippies (literally) and there’s a free book bookshelf in the back of the store. I’m thankful for them to have found a way to stay open through all the hard economical times. They are about the only way I find the back-listed books I’m forever hunting and dying to read. Plus in the days of big box stores what’s wrong with giving the small stores a little bit of a lift by hosting a signing there?

  27. Sarie Grobler

    At Bargain Books, Rustenburg, South-Africa.
    It is right around the corner form my house, which means I could actually attend and not just read about all the signings with my fav authors at locations thousands of miles away.
    Who to invite: Elizabeth Boyle (of course!!), Teresa Medeiros, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Diana Love, J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, Nora Roberts.

  28. Susan C

    My “dream” book-signing would be on a cruise ship with the authors and their hero’s.


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