As many of you are already aware, a couple of weeks ago, I attended the InD’Scribe Author & Reader Conference in Palm Springs, California. I had a blast!
The conference was well run, the workshops for authors were amazing, the food and company was excellent. I had the opportunity to meet some very talented authors as wells as some exceedingly nice readers.
That’s Anne Perry sitting right next to me. The brunette just over my right shoulder!
I was able to sit next to one of our keynote speakers, the talented author Anne Perry. Kind, gracious, and quite witty! I am always inspired by this woman. Yes, I fan-girled for a few minutes.
By the time her speech was over, I wanted nothing more than to go back to my room and begin writing. She talked about backstory, plotting, outlining, how to write great characters, self-doubt (can you believe SHE has moments of self-doubt?)
At our author luncheon the following day, I sat with her and her friend, Victoria Zackhiem!
I dressed as the Menopausal Scarlet O’Hara for our Costume party.
The Guardians! Ceci Giltenan, Lily Baldwin, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Me, Sue-Ellen Welfonder & Tarah Scott
The Guardians of Cridhe sisters and I hosted a wonderful party on Friday night! Lots of authors and readers attended, as well as some very handsome and beautiful cover models. The Scotch Eggs were a hit!
Author Catherine Bybee gave a fantastic and inspirational speech. I just adore this woman!
Just me and Catherine Bybee being silly!
Our Guardians of Cridhe Anthology – Highland Winds, Won the RONE for Best Anthology!
Me and my little sister from another mister, Victoria Zak
Fellow authors Kathryn Le Veque, Victoria Zak, tooled around Palm Springs together. We went shoe shopping at the Palm Springs Payless Shoe Store. Somehow, I doubt the rich and famous of Palm Springs shop there.
So many beautiful authors that I know I’ll forget to mention at least a handful. The guardians: Ceci Giltenan, Tarah Scott, Lily Baldwin, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Victoria Zak. Anne Perry, Catherine Bybee, Hildie McQueen, Victoria Vane, Amy Jarecki, Ev Bishop, Janna Shay, Beth Carter, April Holthaus… the list of women I got to hug or hang out with is a mile long!
Every luncheon, every workshop, every event was spot on fantastic! Readers could hang out with their favorite authors, either at the book signing room or in classes or even at night. Reader Sarah Renaud joined us for the RONE’s. She was our good luck charm!
I have to give 2 thumbs up and 10 gold stars to the girls from InD’Tale Magazine for hosting such a fabulous event. Seriously, they did a great job! Thank you to TJ Mackay, Tonya Smalley, Julie York, Stevie, Janna, all the InD’Tale women, Sebastian, all the people at Period Images, VJ Dunraven, Arline, Rosa, Foster, Brandon, Jax, the makeup and hair kids…
InD’Tale: you really hit this one out of the park! I’m already looking forward to next year!!