WRW’s In the Company of Writer’s Annual Retreat

Washington Romance Writer’s Annual Retreat kicked off on Friday, April 4th and ended on Sunday, April 6th. We descended on Westminster and took over the Best Western hotel.

It was wonderful to reconnect with authors I hadn’t seen since last April and to meet new authors who I look forward to seeing again.

But, I’m pretty sure you tuned back in because in my last post I promised to show you my interpretation of Steampunk. Well, without further ado, I give you:

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Horrendous, right? LOL! As it should be! One of the biggest events in the conference (besides the pre-retreat signing…and I’m still enjoying my stay in the fantasy world) is Romance Jeopardy. In the past, only the committee members got to dress up but in the last two years they’ve allowed us to participate. This year’s theme was Steampunk. After my parading around in my full Scottish garb last year, I knew I needed to give the corset a rest. Viola! Instant “Punk” with “Steam” coming out of her mug.

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St. Martin Press’ SVP Jennifer Enderlin helped emcee Romance Jeopardy

Even some of our esteemed guests of honor joined in on the fun.

The Jeopardy committee did a wonderful job organizing the event and raucous laughter could be heard from the other side of the building!

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Me with Lori Dillon (who seemed to have a better handle on the theme than me.) 🙂













A huge round of applause should also go to the retreat committee for organizing such an awesome, relaxing event. I can’t wait for next year!



P.A. DePaul




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