First... I went to college in Texas. Not in San Antonio, where the conference was, but in Lubbock. Yup, I'm a Red Raider! The picture below has Sandra Lagesse (she is going to be published soon and dates my father-in-law). Next is Marion Ekholm (Heartwarming); Cathy McDavid (American, and she was my maid of honor); Stacy Connelly (Special Edition, she was bridesmaid number five and my nephew is still in love with her) and then there's me. The last two are Mimi and Kelly, my buds from those ole college days. They met us Tuesday morning (Mimi drove in from Abilene; Kelly lives in Hondo) and squirreled us around San Antonio. Here we are at the Hemisphere Needle, mega high in the air, at a restaurant that rotates.
Wednesday morning, the Heartwarming authors met in Marion's room. We got ready for the Librarian Luncheon and for the Goody Room. An unidentified arm, Marion, Anna, and Melinda get us started.
Below is Rula, holding the box she made that will hold our books! On the side, she put pockets for our bookmarks. We named her Boxmaker of the Year.
If you think that's cool, get a look look at the water bottle label that Cheryl Harper designed.
We spent over an hour in Marion's room, getting organized and getting to know one another.
|Kate James and Karen Rock|
|Marion, Anna S, Melinda, and Carol|
|Editor Extraordinary Victoria Curran and Pamela Tracy at the Harlequin Meet and Greet|
|Amy Vastine, Rula Sinara, Pamela Tracy, Tara Randel, and Carol Ross at the RITA|