Last night, at the Desert Rose Chapter meeting, we stuffed the goodie bags for the Desert Dreams conference. It was fun and games as well as work, but by now, we have the technique down pat, and it took little time indeed, with everyone racing to the finish.
In the process, I noticed some choice gifts for all our attendees.
First, the bag itself with the classic red and black look of previous Desert Dreams bags, is of great quality, not too thick, easy to carry, with a large outside pocket for notes and pads.
Each bag contains at least three books, actually four novels, since the fat book from Linda Lael Miller, Wild about Harry, also contains a bonus novel by Cathy McDavid, Waiting for Baby. A Flower for Angela is a sweet romance by Sandra Leesmith, and Hush, by Carey Baldwin is a "scintillating suspense. A winner!" according to the New York Times. Not all the bags contain the exact same books, there are many more titles from equally talented authors. All the offerings are of great quality.
There are also, free eBooks you can download at your leisure from the website on the card, like Love Unleashed by Marcia James.
Luggage tags, pens, romance cards, magnets, bookmarks, candy, calendars... you name it, it's in the bag.
I also had a glimpse of some items that will go in the door prize and raffle baskets. Some of these baskets are huge. I hope you have room in your luggage if you win.
I, for one, am counting the days to the conference. This event is always a spring highlight in Arizona. Hope to see you there.
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