Some of the most unexpected blessings of my entire writing journey have been the people I've met and friendships formed along the way. Not something you'd expect to hear from a girl who, on her kindergarten report card, had "Cannot throw a ball" and "Does not play well with others."
|Ringmaster, Kathy Patrick|
This was my third straight year of attendance, and for me, it just keeps getting better and better because of the PEOPLE! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed visiting with friend Shellie Rushing Tomlinson (author of SUE ELLEN AIN'T FAT, SHE JUST WEIGHS HEAVY). We met three years ago at the same Jefferson Convention center--I was dressed as a cicada Barbie with wings and she was a rainbow. We just hit it off. This time, we sat talking in Beje's Diner with Christian karaoke going on in the background dressed in pink prom attire. It was just what we needed.
|Me, Shellie, Lisa Wingate, Carla Stewart, Marybeth Whalen|
|Jimmy Moomaw, author of|
SOUTHERN FRIED CHILD, and me
|Jimmy Moomaw, SOUTHERN FRIED CHILD|
|Bill Torgensen, LOVE ON THE BIG SCREEN|
|Pulpwood Queens of Eureka, Pam and Heidi|