I was so blessed to be able to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers' conference in St. Louis last week, where I had a great time reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones.
Being surrounded by 650 Christian writers and industry professionals for several days on end was phenomenal. Not only did we have the opportunity to learn more about writing through workshops, spotlights with different publishing houses, and continuing education classes, we got to share in worship and fellowship times.
I arrived a day early so I'd have a day to brainstorm with my good friend and critique partner, Sally. We had a great time plotting our next books, and in between our brainstorming sessions, we took the opportunity to do a little sightseeing. This is us at the Saturday gala, ACFW's annual awards banquet.
|My awesome roommie, Sally, putting up with my antics|
|Camille and I at the Gala Awards Banquet, where she|
was named the Genesis winner of the Women's Fiction category!
|My wonderful agent, Terry Burns and I at lunch|
|Camille, me, Karen (a Genesis finalist), and Carla Stewart, author of Chasing Lilacs and Broken Wings|
|Me with Joyce Hart, owner of Hartline Literary Agency|
|A view of the Mississippi River from beneath the Arch|