Saturday, August 12, 2006

Back from Atlanta...

I'm back from the RWA conference in Atlanta, GA, which was beyond hot :-) Even with the A/C on, the humidity was incredible. But it's better than being in Wisconsin in the middle of winter -- which I have been and didn't enjoy (the weather, not the trip or the people :-).

It was a great time, with some great photos:



That's me and my best friend, critique partner, Janet Dean, who has on a huge smile because she just sold her first book to Steeple Hill!!!! It'll be out in early '08 and is a wonderful story that takes place during the time when the orphan train ran through our country. Very cool, very unique and very good :-)

Here's me and my editor:



And yes, I do still talk to Jenny even though she is impossibly beautiful :-) She's also very, very nice, and being from London, has that awesome accent that I wish I could mimic (though I don't think it would fly in the Midwest, LOL).

I'm off to sign books at the Indiana State Fair on Monday. I hope they put me in a separate pen from the piglets ;-)

Shirley

5 comments:

  1. Hello Shirley,

    "Welcome Back Home" I wish I would have been at the RWA *Sighs* I would have love to meet you and the other author's. I hope to be going next yr :)

    WoW I love the picture's looks like you all had lots of fun. You are very pretty :) Thank You for sharing :)

    Have a wonderful time signing books at the Indiana State Fair. Keep up uodated ;) May you sell lots of signed books :)

    Hugssss
    Linda.H.

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  2. Hi Shirley. You look terrific in black lace - and not an empire line in sight.
    Excuse my dimness, but is the Jenny you are standing next to, Jenny Hutton, of HMB?
    Love your blog, best wishes
    Ray-Anne

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  3. Hi Ray-Anne,

    Yes, that is indeed, Jenny Hutton of HMB, my fabulous editor :-)

    Thanks, Linda, for the sweet comments! Dallas (which is where RWA is next year) isn't my favorite city to visit at the end of July ;-) but I hope to be there next year, too.

    I sold lots at the state fair, which was a lot of fun!

    Shirley

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  4. shoot.. i wish i would have known you were here at the state fair. i would have come. guess i should have paid more attention to the activities... i just didn't want to be tempted by all that yummy food!

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  5. No problem! I'll be there next year, so come on by!

    Shirley

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