Pamela James, Cheryl Wyatt, me, and Danica Favorite-MacDonald. Pammer is ACFW Vice President, Cheryl was the 2007 Book of the Year coordinator, and Danica taught a terrific two-hour workshop on taxes for the writer (she works for H&R Bock). These are my buds.
Pamela James and Kelly Mortimer. They're both so gorgeous, I want to kill them. ;)
Sarah Mahar, Dianne Burnett and me. Sarah and Dianne both work for CBD (Christian Book Distributors, or Christianbook.com). I met Sarah by chance at ICRS in July (thanks to a random introduction by Robin Jones Gunn), and I got a chance to chat with Dianne for a taped interview while at the conference. They are both fabulous!
Chip MacGregor and me. One of these days, we will co-author an Asian Scottish chick lit.
Sarah Sumpolec and me. Sarah writes incredible Young Adult fiction--she was a finalist in the 2007 Book of the Year contest. She and I sat at the same table for the public booksigning on Saturday afternoon. We shamelessly threw chocolate at Ginny Smith, who was sitting at a nearby table.
Me and Cynthia Hawkins, also known as Synner from the Steeple Hill discussion boards. Synner is one of my 2008 Genesis contest category coordinators!
Here's a pic (taken by Ronie) from the booksigning.
Ane Mulligan and me. I love love love this woman. Ane is one of women behind the popular writers blog, Novel Journey.
Pamela James and Dineen Miller, Dineen (Designer Girl Graphics) was the graphic designer for the entire conference, and she did a stellar job! She's also the designer who did my business cards and my bookmarks.
Pam Hillman and me. Pam is not only the ACFW Treasurer, she's also the winner of the 2007 Genesis contest in the Historical Romance category! When we took this picture, I had to keep from screaming, "You won! You won! You won!"
Betsy St. Amant and me. Betsy is on the ACFW Moderator Team with me and she's a sweetheart! She's always cheerful and upbeat.
Me and Georgiana Daniels. I was so glad I got a pic with Georgiana! We've been friends over the internet (via ACFW) for a couple years now, and I finally got to meet her in person!
Me and Tricia Goyer. If you don't know already (and if you don't, shame on you), Tricia is an award-winning author and a way cool friend (so why does she hang out with me? Who knows.)
Me with two of my favorite people in the world, Sherrie Ashcraft and her daughter Christina Berry.
I stayed with my good friend Ronie Kendig after the conference! We had lots of fun writing together and just hanging out!