It’s really, really hard to put into words how it felt to attend my first big writers conference (American Christian Fiction Writers).
Suffice it to say…I felt like I’d finally come home.
And here’s some pictures to prove it. Notice my big cheesy grin in nearly all of them.
Thank you to everyone I met for making me feel so welcome! For those who couldn’t be there, we missed you! I hope I get to hang out with you next year at ACFW.
|Me and Ruth Douthitt at the Phoenix airport EARLY in the morning|
|Me and Jessica Patch. I. Love. Her.|
|ACFW wouldn't be the same without crazy friends. And cookies.|
|Me before appointments. Didn't eat much!|
|Me and the amazing Keli Gwyn. She is the bestest!|
|Waiting for appointments with Casey Herringshaw and Melissa Tagg|
|It was awesome to meet fellow newbie Jeanne Takenaka|
|Donna Pyle has such a large heart and I'm blessed by it!|
|One of my roomies, Gabrielle Meyer, possibly one of the sweetest people ever!|
|The fabulous Beth Vogt. As amazing as I thought she'd be!|
|Me, author Katie Ganshert, Ashley Clark, and Gabrielle Meyer. I'm not showing the next picture in this sequence. Hehe.|
|Me and Susan Meissner at the gala. She's one of my favorite authors!|
|Ashley's grin kept me going several times during the conference.|
|One of the best things ever: meeting my CP, Melissa Tagg, soon-to-be-published Bethany House author!|
|Jill Kemerer makes me laugh, and encourages me so much.|
|Me and the Alley Cats. I'm trying to be cute, but my butt just looks huge!|
Your Turn: Have you ever been somewhere new that immediately felt like home?