|My first ACFW conference with super friend Pepper Basham|
The first year I went to the ACFW conference I met several of the gals from the Writer's Alley in person. We'd chatted in our writing group on line, but had never met in person. Yeah!
I only had pictures to go by to recognize these gals in a sea of conferees checking in for the conference.
In less than a heartbeat, I recognized them and knew they were kindred spirits. Pepper Basham and I were told to smile for this picture, but we couldn't stop horsing around. I don't remember who the camera person was, but she probably grew a little impatient with the two of us. In fact, I don't think the serious picture was ever taken!
|My first ACFW conference with super friends |
Krista Phillips and Sherrinda Ketchersid
After all of the classes, chatting with Alley Pals, meeting with agents and editors, we held a Writer's Alley meeting. We of course stayed very serious and ... HAH - NOT! Pillow fights, flopping on the beds, laughing, and of course lots of chocolate.
|super friend, Casey Herringshaw and me|
I must admit, there are stressful moments at the conference. Nail biting times when waiting to see an agent or editor then watching their face to see if they like what I've said.
Rather than get all mopey when the answers hoped for didn't come....
|Ashley Clark, Angie Dicken, Sherrinda Ketchersid, |
Casey Herringshaw, Pepper Basham, Krista Phillips, and me
We found getting crazy -- then inviting everyone we saw around us to join in our crazy -- to be the best medicine.
|Ashley Clark, Amy Simpson, Casey Herringshaw, |
Krista Phillips, and me
And when our friends couldn't be with us in person, we used Skype to stay in touch, moving the camera to invite those in other countries to join in the fun.
|Friendship is a gift from God|
If you want to participate, here’s what to do: answer any of the questions from below that you want. Put your answers in the comment section. You've read and learned a lot about me, let's open the friendship doors and get to know you. (There are virtual pillows for fun pillow fights, freshly brewed virtual coffee and tea, and virtual chocolate.)
Here are the questions and my answers!
Name: Mary Vee
Location: Michigan – and a heart in Montana
What you write/tagline/trademark: Middle Grade and Young Adult Fantasy and Adventure / “Never Surrender”
Place in the book world: Pre-published author. Currently working on my third manuscript while the second one is out on submission.
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: Mostly hugger, but the shy bug attacks sometimes and falsely accuses me of hanging out at the 10-foot pole.
The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Books, traveling, movies, characters, Bible doctrine.
Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband, teen daughter who keeps me out of trouble on the computer.
Conference goals we can pray for? That my books will find their perfect agent and definitely for peace during pitches!
Anything we can celebrate with you? Three acquisition editor’s asked for my manuscript this year.
One or two ways we can help you build your platform? Yes! You can like my author page on Facebook and become a follower of this website and sign up to receive the post in your email.That’s it!
I hope you've had a good time. Invite your friends to come mingle with us. Everyone is invited. :)