One of the things I love about the romance industry these days is that there really seems to be a Take No Crap attitude going around. Don’t tell us our work isn’t real literature. Don’t tell us our industry doesn’t empower women. Don’t tell us what race or sexual orientation the characters we read or write about are ‘supposed’ to be. And do not tell us we can’t use our favorite words.One of the things I love about the romance industry these days is the Take No Crap attitude going around. #ProudTempestuousBeauty Click To Tweet
This pride and this spitfire attitude are exactly what inspired me to design the tote bags I’ll be taking as swag to the 2018 RT Book Lovers Convention next week in Reno. (Well, that and the beautiful book cover that the talented Nathalie Gray designed for The Chase). I love, love, love how these bags turned out and I can’t wait to share them with everyone.
Spot a Bag, Win $25!
Want to win a $25 Amazon gift card? If you are at the convention and see anyone sporting one of these tote bags (including me) snap a pic! Or get your own bag and snap a selfie. Share it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #ProudTempestuousBeauty and be sure to tag me (@saraportmanauth on Insta and Twitter, @saraportmanauthor on FB). After the convention, I’ll pick a winner from among all the posts.
Want Your Own Proud, Tempestuous Beauty Tote?
I want everyone to have one! So if you are going to RT18, here are the places you can get one:
- Kensington’s Sparkling Stars of Romance Party – Thursday, 5:15 p.m., Capri 3, Peppermill Tower
- Giant Book Fair – Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Tuscany Ballroom
- FANtastic Day Event – Saturday, 6:45 p.m., Sorrento or Naples Ballroom.
In addition, I will have several with me wherever I go, so please stop me and ask for a bag! Yes, even if I am talking to someone else. If you’d like a bag early to hold all your swag for the rest of the week, your best bets on Wednesday are the Welcome Breakfast and the Peace, Love, Romance party.