Monday, October 8, 2012

Writer's Conference

Saturday, I drove to Columbus and attended a writer's conference.  In truth, I could have skipped the morning sessions, as the topics weren't anything I was particularly interested in, other than CS Marks, since I recognized her name.  But I did browse the vendor tables and spoke with other authors and publishers.  So the morning wasn't a total waste of time, lol!

The afternoon was more interesting.  As you know by now, I'm always on the lookout for what might help other aspiring authors, so I paid particular attention to the 'Journaling Through Your Grief' and 'Memoir Writing' for friends who have asked about this.  The Keynote Speaker delivered a very entertaining speech, as did the editor on re-writing.  I confess I missed most of the re-write workshop, since I went to the lobby to talk to the romance author whose session I'd missed in favor of picking the brain of the grief-journal lady.

Here's some pics of the conference:

Author CS Marks.  I knew her name sounded familiar, so I sent a text to BC Brown and asked if we'd met her at RT or maybe she'd met CS at the conference in Louisville.  Turns out, they met in Louisville:)  She's holding her latest book, Fire King.  If you're a fan of fantasy, check her out:)

Met a Scotsman who graciously answered the age-old question "What does a Scot wear under his kilt?'  Answer:  "It depends on the weather."

And since I asked that question, he decided to pose with me:)  "Dear lady....I pledge my alliance to you."

Vampire Author Candy Crum.  The theater was dark, and no matter where I stood, the pics all came out dark.

The panel discussion:  L-R:  Darby Rae, Paul Hoffman, Candy Crum, Leigh Savage, Sue Breeding, Tracy Winters, Vicki Weaver

Rest of the panel:  L-r:  Candy, Leigh, Sue, Tracy, Vicki, and Ron Collins

Myself with romance author/poet Suzanne Purewal

YA Author Darby Rae.  Couldn't seem to catch her on the panel looking at the camera!

All in all, it was a good networking experience.  Will I go again next year?  Undecided.  Maybe I'll try for a Featured Author slot, since Balancing Act will be in print by then.


Tabitha Shay said...

Sounds like you had a good time...Thx. for sharing your experience....Tabs

Liz Flaherty said...

I'm emailing you a question, Molly...