Sunday, July 30, 2006


I'm finally home. And while I had loads of fun, I'm excited to be home too. My hubby and our poor little Buckley missed me bunches and I missed them too.

I do have some pictures from the trip. But not as many as I should since I'm terrible about forgetting to take pictures! But I should be getting some by email too. But for now, this is what I have:

I have a picture of Michelle Willingham and I not long after I arrived and just a few hours before she received some VERY exciting news from the editor who has her ms and just about 24 hours before she landed an agent! Woo Hoo, Michelle! But for some reason, maybe I mug, I can't get it uploaded properly... :-(

Here's a picture of Suzanne McMinn and me.

And here is the lovely Sasha White and Tess Harrison:

This is me and my roomies, left to right, Christina Sinisi, me, & Bonnie Joyner.

And here I am again with my good friends, Allison Carmody and Debbie Johnson.

I have more pics, but I'm having problems getting them all uploaded. So I'll post more soon.

My editor and agent appointments went well. I got requests from both. And the luncheon on Wednesday went great because I ended up sitting right next to Sheila Hodgson, the editor I was set to pitch to on Saturday! Woo Hoo! And she was a real sweetheart.

I went to a lot of really great workshops and learned loads of stuff. I also went to some of the spotlights. But there's so much, and I haven't been home long enough to process any of it mentally, so I'll have to dish on what I found out later this week when I can remember it :-).

Anything exciting happen in my absence?



Julie S said...

Congrats on the requests!!! That's awesome. Thanks for sharing the pics. Can't wait to hear more about everything!

Shelli Stevens said...

April!!! I'm so sorry I was a dork at the the bizarre! I was so tired I was spacy. And then I went to find you again and couldn't! I wish I could've talked with you longer. I so suck, because you rock and I missed getting a chance to hang out more!

Congrats on your requests!!! Sounds like you had as much me :)

Lyn Cash said...

whoo-hoo on the requests! - *think* I spotted you a time or two, but we never connected. Sounds like you had an awesome time. Again...congrats!

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

Welcome back April, and CONGRATULATIONS!! Can't wait to hear/see more...
Sue :-)

Nicole Reising said...

I'm so excited for you April!!! And I'm so glad your back! *grin* Have a great week!


Karen Erickson said...

Sounds like you had a great time and congrats on the requests! Suzanne McMinn gave the best workshop last year - like my favorite one, I swear!

You'll need a few days to decompress I'm sure. Thanks for sharing the pics!

Stacy Dawn said...

Awesome news on the requests! So glad you had lots of fun. Can't wait to here more.

I am mad though because for some weird reason I can't get to Michelle W's blog or site. It just says can't find server and has for a week while everyone else has been talking about her pictures and great news.

Next time you're at her blog please say Hi for me!

mary beth said...

Woo Hoo on the requests April!!!!

DJ said...

I am officially sending a comment, April.

Atlanta was fantastic. April, you certainly helped make it so. I'm so tired I can barely move, but I'd do it again in a heart beat--Dallas, here I come!

Tess Harrison said...

Hey April! It was so fun meeting you at Nationals. And congrats on the editor and agent appointments!

April said...

Thanks for the congrats, everyone!

Shelli- I was worried you'd think I abandoned you, so don't worry. You turned around and then I got called back to my chapter's table and had to run off and I wasn't sure if you'd heard me say we'll talk later. So no worries!

Sorry we didn't connect Lyn. There were so many people... It was a bit overwhelming!

Thanks, dj... You really helped make my first trip a load of fun!

Tess, it was great to get to meet you too! :-)

Emma Sinclair said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Assuming no one else in my family decides to get married I hope I'll be meeting you in Atlanta.

And I totally agree with what Karen said about Suzanne's workshop last year - FABULOUS!! But it's weird that we were in the same room for an hour and never actually "met" until online almost a year later!