Here are some of my highlights:
My name badge had a new tag this year: AUTHOR!
|I worked hard to earn that tag!|
I roomed with Anita Mae Draper. She and I have novellas in the upcoming Austen in Austin collection!
Debra E. Marvin put our heads together to come up with an Edwardian gown for Thursday night's genre dinner. I bought the fabric and she came up with THIS:
|Deb is a master! I felt like a princess!|
For the first time, I could add something to the goodie table as a published author. I put out Bachelor postcards as well as Austen in Austin ones.
|Can't wait for this book to come out in January!|
Friday six of the Inkwell Inkies caught up for coffee, and a group of us met for dinner.
|L-R: Anita Mae Draper, DeAnna Dodson (aka Julianna Deering), me, Jen AlLee, Lisa Richardson, and Debra Marvin|
|We took up two tables at dinner! I sat with Cynthia Hickey, Gina Welborn, Jen AlLee, and Lisa Richardson|
I met some great people. Who knew Mary deMuth and I would have such excellent taste in clothes?
Or me and my Bachelor collection co-contributor, Erica Vetch, for that matter?
|Black and white stripes with red accents!|
Kathleen Y'Barbo and I were not dressed alike, alas, but it was nevertheless fabulous to meet my Bachelor collection co-contributor.
Other Bachelor authors were there, too. Cindy Hickey and Gina Welborn are so much fun.
|Love these gals!|
Vanetta Chapman is a doll. Such a sweet lady. Meeting her was a highlight!
|She signed my book! Squee!|
At the Gala, we celebrated the best of Christian fiction. This was a time to dress up, eat a sumptuous feast of filet and salmon, and enjoy one another's company.
|L-R: Lisa Richardson, Patty Smith Hall, Anita Mae Draper, Cynthia Hickey, Bonnie Calhoun, Gina Welborn, me and Debra Marvin,|
Here I am with my agent, Tamela Hancock Murray.
So much fun! Now I get the privilege of going through my notes, implementing what I learned, and getting down to the business of writing. I'm working on something fun I can't wait to tell you about!
But first...I think I need a nap. I bet other conference attendees feel the same way.