September 8, 2014

2014 Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

In less than 3 weeks, I'll be attending the American Christian Fiction Writers annual conference. This is seriously one of my favorite times of the year. I get to gather with other authors who have the same passion as I do -- to reach people with the love of Christ through fiction. Nothing better than that.

This will be my third year attending. Last year, a few of my favorite moments included:
Hanging with my beautiful author friends at the Gala, where I was a finalist for the Genesis awards.

Performing as the Tin (wo)Man in the My Book Therapy musical.

Goofing off. (I'll miss you this year, Jess!!!)
Of course, I also loved learning more about the industry from professionals who know what's up, and connecting with editors and agents.

One of my author friends, Laurie Tomlinson, has arranged a fun pre-conference mix and mingle via a mini-blog tour. I'm supposed to answer a few questions so others can get to know me before we meet up! So, here goes!

Name: Lindsay Harrel

Location: Phoenix, AZ

What you write: Contemporary fiction with romantic elements

Place in the book world: Pre-pubbed author represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary Management. I'm working on my third manuscript and will be pitching my second at the conference!

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: Bring on the hugs!

The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Um, writing? And dogs. And the upcoming birth of my first baby.

Loved ones at home you'll be missing: My husband and two golden retrievers

Conference goals we can pray for? That my pitch sessions will go well and I'll be encouraged by them.

Anything we can celebrate with you? I signed with my agent in November, so am excited to meet her and pitch with her name and efforts behind me. And the aforementioned upcoming birth of my first baby -- a boy!

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? Like my Facebook author page and follow me on Twitter! Sign up for my blog if you'd like as well!

Thanks, all! Can't wait to see you at ACFW.

15 comments:

  1. So proud of you, Linds! Can't wait to hug you and BBH! <3

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    1. Thanks, friend! Great job setting up this mix and mingle too!

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  2. Celebrating with you on that baby coming soon! You were so incredibly hilarious as the Tin (wo)Man last year, that skit was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Connilyn! Hope to meet you in person this year instead of just seeing you from afar when you were onstage! ;)

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  3. You were hilarious in that skit! Looking forward to seeing you, Lindsay!

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  4. Hi Lindsay! Love your pictures from past conferences. :-) Hopefully we'll cross paths at ACFW; I'd love to meet you! Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your baby boy. :-)

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    1. I'd love to meet you too, Ashley! Come say hi if you see me! I'll be a bit easier to spot with my huge belly. Ha.

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  5. Hi Lindsay! Your blog is so cute and fun! Love the pics. Congrats on your first baby. Will be praying your pitches go smoothly and that your book finds the right home. PS I lived in Phoenix for a few years, My fam still lives there, but it's too hot for me haha.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Sara! Thanks for stopping by too.

      Yes, Phoenix is hot, but all my family is here...plus, I'm not sure I could ever live where it snows. Brrrr.

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  6. Hi Lindsay! I hope you have a great conference, and best wishes for you and the baby. See you in St. Louis!

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  7. Linz!
    I can't believe it's almost here already!
    See ya soon!
    Alena T.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis, Lindsay!

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