Granted, I know it makes for a boring blog to just go on and on about how much fun a writing conference was–but I can’t help it. I’m a writer and therefore live a boring and solitary life until I go to conferences. Then I not only get to hang out with other writing adicts, but I get to be around people who actually think I’m cool.
It’s such a nice change from hanging out with my children, who rarely think I’m cool.
So here are some pictures of me with other cool people. Try to pretend like you’re interested, because that’s the polite thing to do.
Here I am with James Dashner, whose book Maze Runner is Random House’s lead book for the fall. His publisher is sending him on a book tour where he’ll be given VIP treatment, the works. After he becomes Stephenie-Meyer-famous, I’m going to use this picture on my Christmas cards to make other people jealous. Some My Fair Godmother readers may notice that his name popped up in the book. (James still hasn’t read my book though. Thanks, James. Next time I use your name for a character he will be turned into a toad in chapter four.)
Here I am with ANWA founder, Marsha. She rocks!
Okay, here are more pictures of me.
This is me with James, Jeff Savage, and Rob Wells. I’m in the middle of reading Jeff’s book Farworld right now (unless you happen to be my editor, in which case I’m not reading anything at all; I’m working diligently on my revisions for Faking It.) So far Farworld is great. Jeff is the master of the cliff-hanger chapter ending. Plus he’s an all around wonderful guy and has an incredible wife. I want her to come live in Arizona and work for me.
Rob is a crack up. He did a presentation of how the LDStorymakers came to be and I laughed until I cried. I would put his phone number on my speed dial so I could call him at random times and make him tell me jokes, but unfortunately the restraining order forbids that sort of thing.
This is Jennifer Savage and Annette Lyon. I’m just guessing, but I think Annette may have been up late working on her presentation.
Here is a more alert Annette with Elodia Strain and me. Elodia made my day by telling me she loved my books and then laughed when she realized I’m Sierra St. James too, because she’s also a fan of those books. Elodia clearly has great taste in literature.
Here I am with the amazing Kerry Blair. Kerry walks on water. Seriously. Kerry’s only failing is that she hangs out with Jeff, Rob, and few other malcontents on the Six Writers and a Frog, blog. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always found that frog annoying. Sadly, it mysteriously disappeared from the conference table. Don’t worry frog bloggers, I’m sure a ransom note will show up soon.