I saw old friends and made a ton of new ones, and I can't wait to go back next year!
This community is full of creative, kindhearted individuals, and I'm so proud to be a part of it. Hanging out with all the wonderful people who attended, readers and authors alike, was an absolute pleasure! The kindness they showed me when I won the award for Best Cover was humbling. I felt so blessed and was genuinely grateful. Thank you to everyone who voted, and a special thank you to my amazing cover artist, Regina Wamba! You are magic!
Another highlight was being offered a contract with Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management. Italia Gandolfo is not only an amazing agent but also an amazing woman, and I can't wait to see what the future holds!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll leave you with these!
Until next year...
My view from the gym. (Gateway Arch)
Had to do a little shopping!
#madlove for Amy Bartol!
Me and the amazing Sarah J. Pepper!
Chanda Hahn and G.P. Ching chilling at the bar!
My lovely agent, Italia Gandolfo!
Me and the beautiful Mary Ting and Stacey Rourke!
My girls...Sarah J. Pepper and Amy Daws! Love these chicks!
Love this pic of me and Italia!
Eeeekk!!! My award for BEST COVER!
Sarah and I sharing our award winning moment!
Such hijinks going on here! Lol! So much fun!
(Amy Daws, Sarah J. Pepper, Me, and A.M Hargrove)
The always stunning Trisha Leigh!
So happy to see Amber Lynn Natusch and Trisha Leigh again!
The ever amazing Amy A. Bartol!
Chanda Hahn is an absolute joy and my Starbucks buddy!
(I swear our taxi driver almost hit someone!)
The lovely Kristina Circelli!
I have such #madlove for these ladies!
(L.P. Dover and Sarah J. Pepper)
Samantha Davis is so beautiful, inside and out!
Best Cover Crew!! Love these peeps!
(Stacey Rourke, Kristina Circelli, Eric Asher, and Julie Cassar)