As this blog goes live, I’m in Portland, Oregan, at the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference. It’s their 10th anniversary and they have gone through some growing pains. But I think they’ve come a long way and this should turn out to be a good gathering.
I’m going to be pretty busy with events I’m involved with. Yesterday I did a coffee chat and tomorrow (Saturday), I will be on 2 panels: “Reading about Food” and “So I Had This Idea…” After the panels, I have to attend a rehearsal for the awards ceremony in the evening–Andi Marquette and I will be presenting the awards in the Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure category.
But it doesn’t end there. Ylva Publishing has a finalist in the Anthology category: When The Clock Strikes Thirteen (YAY). And because I am one of the authors in that collection, Astrid Ohletz, publisher and owner of Ylva, asked me to accept the award (if it wins) on their behalf. I have a good feeling that it will win one (they usually give out two or three in each category). The only thing is that the Anthology category is the first award that will be given, and I’m not too pleased about that. I don’t want to be the first one up there! Plus, it doesn’t give me any leeway to be late. I decided I would go really girlie this year. I bought a dress and shoes and borrowed a clutch bag. I have to do my hair and makeup and make myself presentable. And all of that takes time!
So, while I won’t be accepting an award for myself this year, my writer’s group members keep telling me that it will be practice for when I DO accept an award for myself. Okay, I’ll go with that.
I just pray and that I don’t trip going up the steps to the dais.
I’ll report back and post a few photos when I return. Have a great weekend, everyone!