Monday, September 28, 2009

ACFW conference and writer's retreat

I (Margaret Daley) went to ACFW conference a couple of weeks ago and then went to a writer's retreat at Margie Lawson's house. We discussed deep editing and it was great. If you ever get a chance to do this small class (six of us), I recommend it.

The conference was the best ever. I have a picture of some of the Love Inspired Suspense authors (left to right: Dana Mentick, Carol Steward, me, Debby Giusti, Lenora Worth, Leann Harris and Pamela Tracy). A big congratulations goes out to Pamela Tracy for winning the Book of the Year in the short romantic suspense category and Kathryn Springer in the short contemporary romance category. Both were Steeple Hill books. The other picture I have of the ACFW conference is at the booksigning. I'm on the left with Robin Miller and Cheryl Wyatt. The best part of the conference was meeting new friends and seeing old ones.

After that I went to Margie's for a class. It was in the mountains near Denver, and most of the time we were there it snowed. It started the first day of fall and was beautiful. The roads were fine, but the ground was covered. I have two pictures of the retreat. One is of Margie's deck with snow on it and the other is me working in her living room (on the left). Vickie and Angie, two friends, are in the picture, too.


Project Journal said...

Looks like a lot of fun Margaret! I wish that I could have gone to the conference and met all of you (finally!), but I was in school : (

Margaret Daley said...

Hannah, for years I couldn't go because I taught school so I know what you mean.

Project Journal said... stinks sometimes!

CatMom said...

Enjoyed this post, Margaret. (Oh, that snow looks lovely!) ~ It was great seeing you at the ACFW Conference (for me personally, this one was even better than last year's - - which I didn't think possible!). Blessings from Georgia, Patti Jo :)

Missy Tippens said...

What fun!

It was great seeing you at conference, Margaret.


Margaret Daley said...

Patti Jo and Missy, that's what is so neat about conference--seeing new friends and old ones.