I promised more pictures of Alaska, but alas those are at home on my laptop. Where I’m not. I’m in Nashville, TN at the ACFW Conference with several other IR authors. (See our picture below)
We are enjoying great teaching, fellowship, and southern heat and humidity. Well, I’m not sure we’re enjoying that last one, but it’s part of the whole deal of being in the south. Thankfully, we don’t have to venture outside.
Thursday afternoon before the conference started, Kimberly and I walked a little ways down from the hotel to get lunch. We actually went the wrong way to begin with (all my fault) and were bothered by a man, whom we had to scurry into a Subway to escape because he was becoming scary. We were both a bit shaken by that, but God is good, and the Subway workers were very kind.
Anyway, we stopped at one corner, after we ditched the guy, and I took a picture of some churches down the way. I wish it were better, but the crosswalk light turned just as I snapped the picture, and it was so bright outside I could barely see the screen on my phone. Not to mention the fact that as soon as we walked outside, we began to perspire/glow/SWEAT! Had I had more energy I might have walked that way to see them better. I just love old architecture.
So here we all are–minus Krista Phillips who was also there, but MIA when we took the pic. We’re all happy and stuffed from eating a steak lunch and eating chocolate something for dessert. :)
I’m writing this…well, most of it, on Friday evening. A train is blaring outside the window and these weird little contraptions keep going past on the road below. They are called Party Bikes. Approximately 12 people sit on bike seats–6 per side–and face what appears to be a bar-like middle section. Some of the seats have pedals like on a bike. I’m not sure if their efforts actually make the contraption go or not, but I’m not sure I’d put my life on the line in the middle of Nashville traffic with a bunch of possibly intoxicated people trying to pedal to make the thing move. It might be interesting, though, if a bunch of friends (drinking soda or water) did it–maybe in the fall when it’s not 90+ with a heat index over 100.
Since this is my last Sunday with you, I pray you have a blessed fall, and don’t forget to comment for a chance at one of our great Back-to-School giveaways. This is the last week. Winners will be announced September 11th.
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Jessica Browning is the winner of Montana Match by Merrillee Whren from her August 23rd post, Stereotypes.
Catherine is the winner of an e-copy of Broken Freedom by Ginger Solomon from her August 22nd post, Happy Monday.
Mandy and Katy C. are the winners of a digital copy of Butterflies on Breezes by Valerie Comer from her August 17th post, My Life: The Romance Novel.
Mylittlegrayhome and Melynda are the winners of an e-book copy of A Marriage Worth Waiting For by Debra Lynn Collins from her August 24th post, Newest Release- A Marriage Worth Waiting For (book-2) The Alabama Brides series #giveaway
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Last Week on Inspy Romance:
Monday: Ginger Solomon –Happy Monday – #Giveaway
Tuesday: Merrillee Whren – Stereotypes by Merrillee Whren
Wednesday: Debra Lynn Collins – Newest Release- A Marriage Worth Waiting For (book-2) The Alabama Brides series #giveaway
Thursday: Heather Gray – It Takes a Village…of Characters
Friday: Autumn MacArthur – The Princess and the Pea
Saturday: JoAnn Durgin – New Release: Whisper to My Heart (with Giveaway!)
Next Week on Inspy Romance:
Monday: Staci Stallings
Tuesday: Deb Kastner
Wednesday: Narelle Atkins
Thursday: Marion Ueckermann
Friday: Jessica Keller
Saturday: Carol Moncado
Small-Town Girl (Goose Harbor) by Jessica Keller
When I’m Weak (Grace 2) by Staci Stallings
A Marriage Worth Waiting For (Alabama Brides 2) by Debra Lynn Collins
Butterflies on Breezes (Urban Farm Fresh Romance 2) by Valerie Comer
Falling For You by Heather Gray, Elizabeth Maddrey, Krista Phillips, Ginger Solomon, Marion Ueckermann, and Carole Towriss
More Than a Tiara (Christmas in Montana 1) by Valerie Comer
Love’s Choice by Ginger Solomon