My year has been enriched by family and friends, but you, my cyber pals and writing buddies, are special to me. You share my passion for writing and "get" me in a way others can't.
As I reflect on the year that is fast drawing to a close, I'm reminded of wonderful times shared with wonderful people.
RWA® Nationals in Orlando ~ JulyMe with my longtime critique partner and dear friend Anne Barton. I hadn't seen her since we met in person the first time in San Francisco two years before. I about bowled her over when she entered the hotel lobby in Orlando.
. I met many wonderful writers I've gotten to know online, including several of my Seeker friends. Pictured from left to right are Sandra Leesmith, Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Me, Ruth Logan Herne, and Missy Tippens.
ACFW Conference in Indianapolis ~ September
.Here I am with my new critique partner and special friend Jody Hedlund. What a thrill it's been getting to know her better and to share in her journey as her debut novel, The Preacher's Bride, was released.
. Rachelle Gardner is my agent extraordinaire. Meeting her for the first time was a thrill. She's even more beautiful in person than she is in pictures. And she's lots of fun, too.
. I got to hang out with some great gals during the conference, both blogging buddies and newfound friends. Being in the company of these wonderful women was a delight. Pictured from left to right are Wendy Payne Miller, Heather Sunseri, Catherine West, Anne Lang Bundy, Katie Ganshert, Sarah Forgrave, Jeannie Mood Campbell, Cindy R. Wilson, and Me.
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As I look forward to 2011, I anticipate sharing in many celebrations. I know many talented people and expect to hear plenty of good news, so I keep my happy dancing shoes handy.
Happy New Year!