Sunday, September 21, 2008
The ACFW conference has been lovely--pretty restful for me, actually, as I've only had to speak three times, teach once (with Terri Blackstock), and be "interviewed" once in Jim Bell's class. Yesterday we had the mass book signing at the Mall of America, and that was a blast--though noisy. :-) You had to shout to be heard across the table.
I met some friends I'd never seen before--Mimi from the Heavenly Daze group, several writer friends I'd only known through e-mail, and several reader friends. I was delighted to look up and discover Steve and Tammy, two friends from college. We're having lunch together today before I head to the airport.
This is a lovely conference. Last night was the annual awards banquet, and I was thrilled to accept a "Book of the Year" award for my friend Gayle Roper, who won in the short contemporary suspense category. After accepting the award, I promptly ran out of the meeting and ran to call Gayle. :-)
Well, I'd better go splash some water on this sleepy face and get ready to face the final day. I created a little video montage to go along with my last speech, and I have to be awake enough to know when to advance to the next power point slide!
Have a blessed Sunday!