Sunday, August 05, 2007

My parents' puppy, Kuro

My parents just got a new dog, a miniature poodle named Kuro, which means "black" in Japanese. According to my parents, he's very naughty.

2007 Oregon Conference

I had a great week in Oregon (July 30th through August 4th)! I taught at the Oregon Christian Writer's Conference--it was my first time teaching!

My first workshop on "What is Chick Lit?" went okay ... I talked WAY too fast and I didn't have as much information as I thought I had, so I ended after only 20 minutes! Luckily, I had a few friends in the room like Donna Fleisher and Judy Gann, who asked questions and made comments, and we kept the conversation flowing until almost the end of the hour. I ended only 5 or 10 minutes early.

My second workshop on "Internet Marketing for the HTML-Challenged" went really well, partly because I'd already done one workshop, partly because I had more content for this workshop, and partly because my friend Robin Parrish sat in on the class and was able to make some comments.

Karen Ball (B&H) and Chip MacGregor (agent)

These are pics from my very first class on Chick Lit!

Me and Ernie Wenk, who picked me up at the airport to take me to the conference. Ernie's way cool.

These are pics from my second class on internet marketing.

Me and Tami Meier, who was picked up at the airport with me. She's totally nice.

Me with Sherrie Ashcraft and her daughter Christina Berry. These two ladies are fabulous!

Donna took me to Tillamook and we visited the cheese factory!

My first view of the Oregon Coast.

We drove up and down the coast on Friday.

I saw whales! It's hard to see anything b/c my camera has too much of a lag time so I missed a pic of the tail above the water.

I saw sea lions!