Saturday, October 17, 2009

Emerald City
















No wizard. No ruby red slippers. No yellow brick road. No Wicked Witch of the West. Well, there could have been the latter.

Except this Emerald City was Bellevue, Washington and an annual writer’s conference that was put on last weekend.

I was up there to hook up with friends such as the awesome Yasmine Galenorn and Maura Andersen and meet other writers. I also gave a workshop titled ‘My Bunny Slippers Ate My Homework – How To Create Memorable Creatures’. What can I say? Fluff and Puff insisted I do it.

I sat in on fun workshops, connected with old friends, made new ones and drank lots of coffee. Tullys Coffee in the hotel lobby could do peppermint mochas, so I was there as often as an overly caffeinated person could be.

And a fun bookfair open to the public. They had three of my books and I had a lot of people asking for 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover. I enjoy talking to readers, because I tend to pick up new authors to read from them and it’s fun to hear what they like about my books and if there’s something they don’t like, I find that informational.

Did I sleep much? Not really. Too much too do and I was out in the evenings, but that was okay. These weekends don’t happen very much.

This is me at the bookfair and the view outside my hotel room.

I would highly recommend this conference to anyone and I know I’ll be back next year!

Linda
Also, for anyone in the San Diego, CA area I'll be signing my Hex books at Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.Suite #302San Diego, CA 92111 on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2pm. I'd love to see you there!

10 comments:

  1. Looks like a great conference, Linda! I love conferences, I'm off to the NJ Conference next weekend. It should be a lot of fun.

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  2. Looks like you enjoyed yourself...and I'm sure Fluff and Puff did too!

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  3. Cheryl,

    They're still ticked there was no wizard up there. But they did find a schnauzer stuffed toy that looks like Barney.

    Linda

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  4. Hi Linda,
    You look so fabulous, so happy, and so published in that picture! Have it framed and sit it on your desk and on the days you feel down, blue or just out of sorts it will pick you up and remind you what a wonderful, successful author you are!
    My hat's off to you!
    Amelia

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  5. So glad you had a fun time, Linda! Of course, we KNEW Fluff & Puff would. ;-)

    I've attended the Emerald City conference a couple of times and really enjoyed it. I'd LOVE to go to the NJ one! Be prepared to give us a FULL REPORT, Robin.

    AC

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  6. Thanks Amelia!

    A very good idea on the picture too!

    Linda

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  7. AC,

    If we went to all the conferences we wanted to we'd never get any writing done!

    Linda

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  8. Congrats on a great comment! And have fun at your signing on Sunday :)

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  9. It was nice to attend your signing---and to finally get to meet the person behind the blogs! I'm gonna be proudly 'wearing' Fluff and Puff around everywhere I go for a while...

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