First, thank you to the readers, reviewers, and judges. This was a three-tier judging system based on reviews, popular vote, and finally, judging by industry professionals. What a thrill.
The second day our keynote speaker was Catherine Bybee who is not only a NYT and USA Today Bestselling author but also a cool chick! Her personal story had me in tears and motivated everyone. Her Weekday Brides Series is extremely popular and she gave everyone a copy.
|L. to R.: Founder of InD'Tale Mag: TJ MacKay, |
me, and author Catherine Bybee
We also attended a variety of workshops on everything from writing about sex to indie publishing. I learned a great deal from the author panels and made many friends from around the globe. Authors descended upon Palm Springs from many states, Canada, England, and other countries. It was thrilling to meet them and hear about their journeys.
There were also book signings, author luncheons, and dancing every night! To top it off, there were male cover models!! Female models, too, but the guys?! Come on.
I was also fortunate to meet several fellow authors from Soul Mate Publishing--Alina Field, Janna Shay, Darcy Flynn, and Sue Berger. What fun to meet them, as well as many of my author friends from Facebook in person!!
|Proof there was a book signing!|
|Cover model Michael Foster & me!|
|Hubby fake choking said model|
|Canadian author and fellow WF writer|
Ev Bishop and me as Marilyn
|The women who made it happen.|
Tonya & TJ!!
|L. to R.: Me (as Marilyn) with fellow |
Soulies Darcy Flynn & Alina Field
Congrats Beth! Love the pictures ~ especially the "Marilyn" ones.ReplyDelete
Ha! Thank you, Joanne! Luckily, I had that dress from a previous sixties-themed party so it has paid for itself! Thanks for stooping by.Delete
Congrats and LOL at the hubby pic. :DReplyDelete
I know. Hilarious, right?! He stole my camera and did this!!! I had no idea. Lol. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
It was an absolute joy getting to know you, Beth. And winning the hardest award out there on your first try?!? Youza! I can't wait to see you next year. :)ReplyDelete
I loved meeting you, too, TJ!! And I want some dance lessons next time. :) I'm still pinching myself about the RONE. I'm honored and humbled!!!Delete
Congrats, again, on winning the RONE' award. It was such a pleasure to meet you. My InD'sisters and I had a fantastic time partying with you and can't wait to see you again next year.ReplyDelete
It was great meeting you, too, Janna! Yes, we all still remember how to party!!! Lol. See you next year.Delete
It was great to meet you in person, Beth! Congratulations on the RONE award. Your book is on my Kindle, waiting to be read!ReplyDelete
Aww, thank you, Alina! I hope you enjoy my novel. Meeting Soulies in person was such fun. I hope to see you again next year!Delete
This was by far the best con I've been to this year. So great meeting you, Beth. Best of luck in all you do. Pay it Forward!ReplyDelete
It was great meeting you, too! I loved the conference and how welcoming and informative everyone was. I'll be back next year. Thanks for stopping by, Catherine! I'm honored you were the one who presented my RONE!!!Delete