It was so fun to hear some great authors speak about their journeys to publication/getting an agent. I've mentioned before that I'm friends with Ally Condie, and I already knew she was a lovely, funny, wonderful person. I didn't know what an amazing speaker she was! I figured she would be, but I was blown away by how hilarious, thoughtful, and inspiring her keynote address was. If you have the opportunity to hear her speak--do it! She did great. I am so excited for all that she has ahead of her!
I didn't know the other authors personally before, but it was fun to meet new friends. Natalie Whipple (go check out her blog here) did great, too! Thankfully, she didn't pass out (she had blogged earlier about her fear that she would), and I didn't have to employ my nursing skills to save her (as I had blogged back to tell her I would, if necessary). Phwew!
I did have to leave a little early this year, because it is my DH's birthday. I wish I could have stayed for more of the classes, but the ones I was able to be there were for were great! Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture with my co-authors/presenters. Whoops. So here's what I have instead...
The wonderfully sweet, cute and funny Natalie Whipple (I pulled the pic from your blog, hopefully you don't care Natalie!). I can't wait to read her book, it sounds so fun. It was a pleasure to meet her in person.
All in all, it was a great day. Happy weekend everyone! (...and Happy Birthday Hon, thanks for letting me do this on your special day!)