Today I’m going to be spending my afternoon packing for a trip to Las Vegas for a writer’s conference. (Although I leave late enough in the day tomorrow that I could put it off. I guess we’ll see ;) ). I’m super excited about this conference – not completely because of what I am hoping to learn, but because it’s a chance to finally meet Valerie Comer and Carol Moncado in person. (Along with some other fab Christian authors – but I believe we’re the only InspyRomance/former IR authors going. If I missed you and you’re coming please let me know! I want to be sure to say hi in person to you, too!)
Even though I am also a writer, I still get a big thrill out of meeting authors whose books I enjoy. I think the majority of authors are readers first, best, and always. (There are always one or two out there who say being an author has made their internal editors hypercritical and so they no longer enjoy reading. That makes me so sad. I honestly don’t think I’d live if I had to stop reading.)
So of course it begs the question: what authors (Christian or secular, I’m game for any!) do you wish you could meet? And/or what authors have you met? Did it live up to your expectations?
Winners this Week
Angela Ruth Strong’s winner is Anne Payne!
Sally Bayless’ winner is Diana!
Jan Thompson’s winner is Megan L!
Elizabeth Maddrey’s winners are Stacey Zimmerman and Sandra Platt!
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Laurie Larsen took us on a beach walk.
Tuesday: Julie Arduini shared her second bucket list item.
Wednesday: Jan Thompson talked about having a thankful heart.
Thursday: Elizabeth Maddrey shared a new cover and talked about ending a series.
Friday: Shannon Taylor Vannatter talked about Christmas movies made from books.
Saturday: Valerie Bodden talked about being a small town girl.
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Jaycee Weaver
Tuesday: Merrillee Whren
Wednesday: Mary Manners
Thursday: Janet Ferguson
Friday: Staci Stallings
Saturday: Toni Shiloh
A Heart Reconsidered (Peacock Hill 6) by Elizabeth Maddrey
The Cowboy’s Belated Discovery (Saddle Springs Romance 5) by Valerie Comer
A Place to Find Love (Front Porch Promises 6) by Merrillee Whren
Always (Imagination 7) by Staci Stallings
Southern Hearts 1-4 by Janet W. Ferguson
Restoring Christmas by Julie Arduini
Not Until Christmas Morning (Hope Springs 5) by Valerie M. Bodden
The Texan’s Surprise Return (the Cowboys of Diamondback Ranch) by Jolene Navarro
Sara’s Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Valerie’s Verdict (The Dixon Brothers 2) by Hallee Bridgeman
Nate’s Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes) by Jackie Castle
Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales by Toni Shiloh, Angela Ruth Strong, Jaycee Weaver, and 2 others
Saddle Springs Romance 1-3 by Valerie Comer
Hope Springs Books 1-3 (Hope Springs Box Sets 1) by Valerie M. Bodden
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