Monday, July 6, 2009

Lunch with Colleen Coble

Last week some of the members of CWOW (Christian Writers of the West) and I met author Colleen Coble for lunch.

How cool is that!
I took my camera (Honest I did). I remembered I had it (Honest I did). A pose was made (Me, Colleen, Ann, Jen, Dianne). This morning, my camera has no proof of this event. Hmmm, since I write suspense I'm trying to figure out who took my picture (Lol, obviously nobody - then or now.)

Luckily, in the digital age, I'll be able to Google Colleen's name and find a photo. What? You want me to tell you about the lunch (Wow, even my Blog readers want me to tighten. I get the hint). I first met Colleen online over a decade ago. We were part of an online group. This was before ACFW, before blogs, and even, really, before websites. A decade ago, I was also lucky enough to meet Colleen here in AZ when she came to visit family members who live nearby (a group of authors met: Darlene Mindrup, Dianne Cristner, Marilou Flinkman, me, and Colleen. Yes, I have a picture - somewhere). Luckily for me, she has lots of family members who live in AZ.


Last week's lunch was fun! From the olden days, there sat Dianne Cristner and I. We get along great. We let too much time pass between getting together, but every time we do, we pick right up where we left off. From the CWOW group, there's Ann. She just finaled in the Faith, Hope, and Love's TBL contest! Also, there was Jen Cary. She's CWOW's vice-president. This lunch also came with men! Colleen's husband and Terry Doyle. Terry's one of the newest CWOW members. I always get excited when I'm with new writers. This lunch was no exception because I got to sit back and listen as they picked Colleen's brain. I learned about layering. I learned about extensive research. And, I learned about building an author/house relationship. Three hours flew by.

What are you doing for lunch today?

7 comments:

EllenToo said...

Certainly nothing exciting as your lunch was. I ate a sandwich and read some of my favorite blogs (Craftie Ladies is one of them).

PamelaTracy said...

Ellen,
Today I had cottage cheese and ham. I'm trying to diet. With Colleen, I ordered a sandwich and instead of fries I had cottage cheese. I'm beginning to hate cottge cheese.

Project Journal said...

It's rather funny, I'm trying to diet too. Today for lunch I had a SmartOne lunch(or whatever they're called! the Weight Watchers one). It was Terryaki Chicken and Vegetables. It was surprisingly good! Then, I had some fresh cherries(not the sundae ones in the jar). Mmmm...They're so good! I did this while I watched the always entertaining Singing Bee on TV.
Hannah

PamelaTracy said...

Hannah,
I'm laughing. I've had that SmartOne. I covered it with ketchup and it tasted just fine. What is the Singing Bee?

Project Journal said...

Pamela,
The Singing Bee is a rather stupid show really. Their motto thing is that you don't have to know how to sing and you don't have to sing well, but you have to know the lyrics. It's a show where they have different "quizzes" in the lyrics of songs. Now, I have been finding it on the CMT channel. For me it's on 57, but it's probably different for you. It is on Saturday nights at 9 or 10 pm. Kind of late, but then it's on again during the week at about 1pm or so. It is actually pretty entertaining! : )
By the way, I know how you feel about the dieting thing. You start and have "a bunch" of foods to eat. But then you start eating the same ones and you realize that there really isn't much variety! Anyway, today I mixed it up and had chicken noodle soup. Up here in Vermont, we're having severe thinderstorms and it's chilly. Not summer yet! How are you dieting? My mom, aunt, and I did Weight Watchers a few years ago and really liked the way it was run. Then, it got too expensive. My mom is a single mom with 2 kids and is a teacher! She was paying for both of us and it just wasn't working out financially. Now, though, we know how the program works. So, we basically follow the points system as if we were doing WW. What do you do?
Sorry it's so long!
Hannah

PamelaTracy said...

Hannah,
I joined Weight Watchers again. Eight years ago, at size 22, I joined and went down to size 14, which for me is healthy. I can do it. I just need to do the portion control. I love food, sigh.

Project Journal said...

Pamela,
I completely know how you feel! Lol...that's basically what I need too. However, exercising(other than walking and things like that) are very difficult for me. I have rheumaoid arthritis. I was diagnosed with it almost 2 years ago at age 15. I had been having a lot of hand troubles for years prior, though. This past week, I was also diagnosed with carpel tunnel! So, my hands are feeling pretty sore. Exercise is very difficult...
Hannah