Monday, April 14, 2008

Back from The Edge


What's Jack up to? It's Monday morning and he's wandering around the now almost empty house and I hope happy to have me back home from my weekend away. Although he'll be terribly sad to see Nana go home since she's been secretly been giving him little treats all weekend. Mmmm! Fresh baked ham!


So I'm back from New England and the NEC Romance Writers of America Conference. The theme of the conference was: Come to the edge. What a fun and inspirational weekend it was! I got to meet my fab agent, Elaine Spencer, for the first time face to face! It was like meeting your old pen pal from Zimbabwe except in our case it's been all emails with the occasional telephone call sprinkled in. I'm happy to say it was a wonderful meeting and Elaine agreed to be interviewed here. So stop back tomorrow for more details. Yay!
There was a breakfast keynote speech with Susan Wiggs on the writing life and on Saturday Suzanne Brockmann gave a talk about going deeper with your characters that rocked the room. I also really enjoyed a deep POV workshop with author Virginia Kantra which I so needed for my work and many other helpful workshops. Thanks NEC!


But you know the truth, this weekend is mostly about making connections with old and new friends. Check it out:


Here I am with my New York buddies in our black dresses. There's Megan my PIC in her stunning vintage Geoffrey Beene on the left and on the right is Elizabeth my NYC chapter Pres. in a gorgeous black dress with the coolest back that you can't see, sorry.

Here we are again having a little more fun in the "lounge" area of the hotel!


Here's the amazing Deidre Knight Pres of my agency with my other secret twin, Marley Gibson at lunch on Saturday. Are they not two peas in a pod?


Marley and me!


New friends and Japanese buffet conquerors Megan and Maureen. Hi Ladies!





And finally, a shoutout to Myretta. Howdy! How come I didn't get a picture with you? Bummer. Next time.

Best,
Kwana- whose all fired up and ready to write.

17 comments:

Marley Gibson said...

Great pics, Kwana!!! So wonderful to see you this weekend. Had an awesome time with you. Always love spending time with my Kwanster!

And for those of you wanting to check out our awesome dinner...http://www.minado.com/

Mmmm...sushi...

Hugs!

Megan Frampton said...

Those are great pix, Kwana. Makes me smile to see them.

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

you look very cute! glad you had fun!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Fun photos!! It looks like you had an awesome time. You look so pretty in purple! :-)

p.s I added the link to my post on trenches for you on BGG.

pam said...

Kwana,

It was great to see you! This weekend went by much too quickly.

:) Pam

Kristen Painter said...

So much fun! Doncha love Elaine? She's fab. And I'm not just saying that because she's my agent too. lol Marley and Deidre - also fabulous.

Y'all look so nice in your LBDs!

Kwana said...

Thanks Mar. It was so great to see you too. Loved that buffet. Still full but want to go back.

Hi PIC. What a time we had!

Thanks mommytherobot! Glad you like them.

Thanks BG. I'm glad you like the purple. I was really stepping out with the color! I'm going to check out the trench post later. Thanks.

Pam, So good to see you too. Yes, it went way too fast.

Kristen, when I call Elaine Fab I sure mean it. He is just wonderful. LUV her! We share a rockin agent. Thanks for the thumbs up on the LBDs!

keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks for sharing your great pics! Looks like you had a great time!

Kwana said...

I did Keri! Thanks for checking in. I'm still tired after the weekend. Need some zzzz's

Eileen said...

It looks like you had a successful and wonderful weekend!!! Now I can put the faces to the names.

pve design said...

Color me purple, I mean color you purple! You look so thrilled to be there, in the middle of all those literary powers. Is that wine I see? Whatever it takes to let the creative juices flow and to rub elbows amongst other like minded individuals. Welcome home and back to your writing.

Kwana said...

Thanks Patricia and Eileen. It was a fun weekend.

My Notting Hill said...

Looks like it was a fun weekend! Looking forward to reading the interview.

Myretta said...

Hey Kwana! It was fun to see you. I don't know why we don't have a picture. Maybe because I didn't sit down until Sunday morning.

Kwana said...

Thanks Notting Hill. It was loads of fun.

Yes, Myretta. Much harder to snap a moving target! Next time.

Eb the Celeb said...

Nice pics!

Kwana said...

Thanks Eb!

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