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?