My mom has always been my biggest fan. When my first contemporary romance, Resurrection, came out, she told everyone. And I mean everyone. Including her book club. I don't know how much convincing it took because it's not the genre they normally read, but they read my book this past August. I was blessed to meet with them over the weekend. My first book club meeting ever! We had so much fun. I enjoyed meeting my mom's friends and answering all their questions about me and my stories. We even talked a little about book three that's coming out this October - Restoration! They're a great group of gals, and I appreciate them so much.
Not only did I get to attend my first book club meeting, I also got to spend the weekend with my family, something I don't get to do often enough. Enjoy these photos!
I was blessed to attend WriterCon again this year. It was like going to a family reunion. Many familiar faces, and many new ones making their debut. Tosca Lee and Lisa Gardner, both New York Times bestselling authors, were the keynote speakers and taught some classes as well. I had the pleasure of having dinner with Tosca, getting lost in OKC with her, and visiting the local CVS Pharmacy to purchase a hairbrush. We lived out a novel in the span of a few hours! Make sure to view the video on FB and IG.
Late night every night, yucky hotel coffee, terrible pillows, but the company was amazing. Motivation flew high, and I'm soaring with a lot of new marketing ideas. I'm paid up for next year and on the search for another writer's conference to attend. They truly are the best investment for aspiring authors. Not only do you get to pitch agents and publishers, but you get the benefit of networking with other writers and knowing you aren't alone out there.
And... you just might get to meet a celebrity.