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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Nationals Day Two

Oh, the joy of conference. Late nights and early mornings leave Debbie a dull girl. I dream of my pillowy cloud upstairs they call a bed here.

I started my day off eating breakfast with the most wonderful mentor, Margaret Daley. We talked about my historical and improvements that I can make. Then we registered for the FHL mini-conference. Oh my word! If you missed this years workshop, you must go next year. We had a great time in the Lord.

The workshop started off with Margaret Daley and Lenora Worth, two fabulous ladies. Then we had an editor/agent panel, the guests included Sue Brouwer/Zondervan, Melissa Endlich/Steeple Hill, Sha-Shana Criton/Agent, Michelle/3 Seas, Natasha Kern/Agent, and our very own esteemed President Kelly Mortimer/Agent.

Each of the panel members discussed what they are acquiring. I thought it interesting that Melissa encouraged international type ms. She mentioned exotic locals like India and the Amazon. She also said they are open to Biblical recreations, medieval, and regency for their historical line. Sue likes suspense. All the agents said they like to see strong writing and unique stories.

At the luncheon, the guests panel hosted tables. I sat at Melissa's table and we throughly enjoyed her company. It's nice to know that the publishing community is human like us unpublished mortals.

I have to say the best part of my day was the worship service. Camy Tang did an outstanding job with the worship music. We actually had a time of prayer led by Angie. We prayed for different prayer requests and for our chapter as a whole. It was a wonderful time.

On to other news, I almost slept through the literacy signing. I took a nap and neglected the alarm. The signing, omg, was so crowded! I couldn't even hear myself think, it was so loud. I went and took pictures of my local chapter members, who were signing. Then I went and said hi to Margaret Daley, Brenda Coulter, Colleen Coble, Debra Compton (Sorry if I misspelled your names, forgive me?) and my new best friend Rita finalist Jenna Mindel.

Tonight it was hard to find a restaurant. Several were closed for remodeling. We ended up having to eat at a very noisy Sports Grill. Ugh! I was so glad to leave there and come here to Kinkos to blog.

Well, that's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow.


mary beth said...

Thanks for the info Deb. Sounds like you're having a blast!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debra, We're enjoying your views on National over at "At Home with Christian Fiction." Have a wonderful time!

Catherine Terry
At Home with Christian Fiction

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Camy Tang said...

Thanks, Deb! I had a great time meeting you at RWA!

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