My brains are finally starting to settle back in my head after a wild and wooly weekend. Let me just say, if you weren't at the conference, you really missed out on a fabulous thing.
Candace Salima and I ran Boot Camp both mornings, which is a hands-on writers workshop. Then we had classes all day, with great speakers, great meals, and great fun. Teamed together again, Candace and I taught a class on blogging and promotion. I loved seeing old friends again and creating new. This time of year is my favorite in all the world.
Some highlights . . .
Me with Autumn Ables
Me with Don Carey
Good friends Shari and Karen
Every year, I come away from the conference ready to hit the computer again. It fills me up and gets me revved for whatever life has to offer next.
Sometimes, life offers the opportunity to don a costume . . .
I was the Easter Bunny this year. (Someone had to do it . . . why not me?) Photo courtesy of Karlene.
Here's an even better picture of the Bunny, courtesy of Don
After the conference festivities came to an end, we got ready for the Whitney Award Gala Dinner. I had the fun of being a live blogger -- we kept up a running commentary the entire evening. You can check it out here.
Then, wonder of wonders and miracle of miracles, I got to meet Shannon Hale. Here's proof:
Yes, this would be me with Shannon Hale. (Did I mention this is Shannon Hale?)
I also got to see my favorite Kerry Blair. Here she is with Candace:
And here she is with me:
I know I'm not giving the weekend justice -- it's all still swirling around in my head -- so here are some links to what others thought about the conference. Enjoy!
Michele Paige Holmes