Friday, July 24, 2009

A whole lot of fun...

I'm finally recovered from my trip to DC last week where I attended the Romance Writers of America National conference. I met a lot of wonderful people, including people on this blog. I know I'm posting at the end of the week and you've probably read all the juicy details from some of the other CRAFTIE Ladies this week so I'll just touch on a few things.

First, I loved meeting all the Love Inspired authors on the opening night of the conference. The LI ladies took over a back room of Harry's Pub and had dinner. (Thank you Janet Tronstad for arranging all of that!) I think there were about 25 LI authors there and it was nice meeting everyone and just getting a chance to chat before the conference went into full swing. I know Lenora Worth took some pictures, so keep checking the blog and the Love Inspired Authors website for more pics.

One of the highlights of the week was doing a wonderful workshop with Lenora Worth and Renee Ryan about the inspirational market. It was very well attended and everyone asked a lot of questions, which shows there is great interest from authors who want to write inspirational stories!

Another highlight was the Harlequin Party. Here are a few pics. I took them on my cell phone so I hope they came out okay.

I finally had a chance to meet my editor, Elizabeth Mazer. Harlequin was celebrati
ng 60 years of romance at this party and here we are standing in front of a beautiful collage of old Harlequin book covers.

I came home very jazzed to get writing. That can be good and bad because while I wanted to write, write, write when I got home, I had been gone for FIVE whole days and while the house didn't look like a bomb had exploded, you could tell I'd been gone. So I spent the week doing a bit of housework, writing and reading some of those books that weighed down my suitcase on the train coming home.
Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello


Sherry K said...

Sounds like a GREAT trip. What fun.

Sherry K

PamelaTracy said...

Oh, how cool to see what Elizabeth looks like. I sooooo wish I could hvae attended.

Jill Kemerer said...

Your workshop rocked! I'm so glad I attended it. It was really fascinating putting faces to names I was familiar with. And, it's funny, you all were exactly what I pictured.

Thanks again for your kindness!

Edna said...

you probably had a great trip and to meet some of the authors would be great. Have not got to go anywhere this year, as I am not ablt to walk very far, so it is best just to stay home if I have to just sit in a hotel room.