Friday, September 29, 2006

Violet Dawn

Okay, I read the book and loved it! However, I couldn't think of a way to write a review that was worthy of the, I'm going to direct you to the blog of my good friend, Dineen Miller, who blogged about it so well.

Brandilyn also has a blog by the "residents" of Kenner Lake to promote the series. Here is a photo taken at the ACFW conference of the Scenes & Beans bloggers!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Heather's Visiting!

Yippee! Heather got here safe and sound...well, we weren't exactly sure because she was riding with someone pulling a U-Haul! Long story there. But, she made it! And we've been visiting ever since. Well, except for lunch at the hibachi place, in which Heather was exposed to a TRUE hillbilly from Arkansas! SIGH. Don't ask. Here are some shots of me and Heather at the conference last week. We're having fun!

Me and Heather....aren't we so cute? LOL Wait, don't answer that!

Dineen, Heather, Colleen and me at conference!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Tired, but Blessed!

Got home from the ACFW conference in Dallas on Sunday evening. Whew! It was a blast and I'm tired, but I came away with the feeling of being blessed. Thought I'd share some pix of conference with you. You can go see all the pictures in my 2006 Photo Album on my website. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

This is Camy, Ronie, Dineen, Heather and me at the awards banquet! Hey, I won second place in Romantic Suspense category of the Genesis! :)

This is me and Colleen Coble at the awards ceremony! She won 1st place in Contemporary Romance, 1st place in Suspense, 2nd place in Suspense, and won the overall BOOK OF THE YEAR!

Here is Heather, me, Dineen and Ronie in the early bird session!

Here's a shot of me and Kristin Billerbeck, who won 1st place in the Book of the Year contest in the Lits category!

Here is a picture of me and Diann Hunt, who won 2nd place in the Lits category!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ready to Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My bags are proposals done....have the strategy plan from my agent....SHOULD be getting the house ready for my absence....but I'm not. I'm sitting here filled with excitement. Ready to go! I leave tomorrow for the ACFW Conference in Dallas. This year, I'm going with no expectations except to see my friends and enjoy the fellowship. Sure, I have a plan. I have things to pitch. But I'm more excited about seeing everyone again and just networking and connecting.

How about YOU? What are your plans for the conference? Or, if you aren't going, what are your plans for the week?

Thursday, September 14, 2006


I'm so excited! The ACFW conference is NEXT WEEK! I can't wait. Seeing old friends again, making new ones, making contacts.....I get freemers just thinking about it. Got everything ready that I intend to pitch. Got all my manuscripts completed that needed to be and out the door. So now, I sit in anticipation.

What about you? Are you going to ACFW? What are you looking forward to the most?