Anna J Stewart who is currently under deadline AND getting geared up to attend her 14th RWA conference. This will be the first she's attending as a published author. I think she's going to bronze that "First Sale" ribbon she gets to wear this year. And as someone who lives in the same house as her, I can tell you, it's been a loooong journey to get her to this day.
Oh, who am I? Good question. I don't actually have a name. Yet. I'm hoping you can help me with that a little later. Yes, I know, who knew a doll could type, but as I'm sure you've seen in the stores, I actually have held SO many jobs over the years I can do just about anything. You've seen Toy Story, right? Between you and me...shhhhh....it's all true! And the even better news is I'm heading to RWA in San Antonio with Anna and her roomies. I know what you're thinking. Why on earth would a doll want to go to a writer's conference? Well, let me tell you...it's all about having fun, meeting new people (and seeing old friends) and, most importantly, this year, networking and marketing. Oh, maybe I forgot to mention this. I'm acting as Anna's ambassador for the Heartwarming line. I'm going to have my own "sweet and Heartwarming" sash (it's on its way now) and I'll be wearing it all over the place at conference and posting pictures on her FaceBook and Twitter feeds during what I hope will be a really fun and busy few days. All those fabulous lectures? Lunches and breakfasts with fellow authors and friends? The parties?! Here I come! I only hope all the stuff I have set aside to pack will fit. I know Anna is attempting to get everything she needs into a carry on for the first time (this could end up as an epic disaster, but should be quite entertaining to watch come packing day). I bet she's going to have the same issue I do with the shoes.
Facebook and Twitter. She'll be watching for shares and RTs on her conference posts...you never know what you might win (hint--I bet it'll be small!). Safe travel everyone! See you in San Antonio!
(*Disclaimer: this post by "nameless plastic doll", ahem, Barbie, was ghost written by Anna J Stewart. All opinions stated are hers and not the doll's or the doll's manufacturer.)