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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Conference and Book Signing Pics

The pictures tell more than I ever could about the conference. I hope you catch the excitement!

The gals from "Seekerville"
(front) Cheryl Wyatt, Myra Johnson, Julie Lessman, & Janet Dean
(back) Debbie Guisti, Margaret Daley (who infiltrated the group), Mary Connealy, & Camy Tang
The Three Musketeers - My online buddies
Erica Vetsch, Kaye Dacus, & Georgiana Daniels

Author Panel at the Mall of America Booksigning
Angela Hunt (Conference Keynote Speaker), Karen Ball, James Scott Bell, and Brandilyn Collins
My friend and author, Michelle Sutton
Mike Ehert (Editor of Afictionado) and fab author, Susan Meissner

Myra and Rhonda Gibson at booksigning

I am so proud! Here is Denice at the booksigning. The cows and pencils were a big hit.
Sarah Anne Sumpolec is on the right.

Me with Cara Putnam, who should be named Wonder Woman. She organized the 120 person booksigning, had a baby four months ago, and had two books published last year. She is amazing and so much fun!

Authors Tosca Lee and John Olson
John also taught the Advanced Fiction Writing class. Wow!

Vickie McDonough and Myra Johnson at booksigning

The fantastic Mary Connealy (Book of the Year Winner) with me

My two favorite Susans - Great authors and fun friends
Susan Meissner and Susan Page Davis at the awards banquet

Me with my agent, Sandra Bishop. She's smart and funny and loves coffee. Who knew?

Chip MacGregor who looks fine in a kilt and is one of the nicest guys around.

Fellow WIN members, Therese Stenzel and Gina Conroy at the banquet

WIN friends at the banquet - Myra Johnson, Vickie McDonough, & Therese Stenzel

Denice, Me, Margaret Daley, and Myra at the banquet

Cindy & Steven Hunt, Matt Jones, and Kenny at the awards banquet

Myra, Denice, and I on our best behavior.


Georgiana said...

Hi Carla! It was fun getting to hang out in person =)

Anonymous said...

Definitely wish I could have been there. Looks like so much fun!

Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Carla. It was so much fun visiting with you and Denise at ACFW. We look pretty snazzy together, don't we. :)

Erica Vetsch said...

You got some great pictures. Makes me miss everyone already.

Hope Chastain said...

Carla, thanks so much for sharing the great pictures! It looks as though you all had a great time of fun, fellowship, as well as learning things! What a blessing! It's great to see so many familiar faces. :-) Maybe in a few years, I can be part of the fun!