Raise your glass to Al Gore, inventer of the Internet, stopper of Global warming, for without him, this never would've happened.
Okay, so that's 16 of the awesomest writers within a 50-mile radius. If you're not following these guys, you so should be.
Standing, L-R: L.T. Elliot, Mary Campbell, Nichole Giles, Alaina Evans, Elana Johnson (that's me), Angie Lofthouse, Carolyn Vawdrey, Michelle Argyle, Suzette Saxton, Windy Aphayrath
Kneeling: Jenn Wilks, Tess Hilmo, Ali Cross, Natalie Whipple
This amazing moment came after the awards ceremony. I'm telling you, this party brought the biggest smile to my face. So thank you, Al Gore, for inventing the Interwebs so we could "meet" online and then meet in RL. (And for those who are mathematicians, there's only 14 of us in the picture. But Jaime Theler was there and so was Kim Webb Reid. They had to leave early though. And Jenn Johannson was supposed to come, as was Danyelle Leafty. Maybe next time!)
Which writerly friends have you met in real life? Who do you want to meet?
More pics, just for fun:
(Yes, that's me with two different flavors of Ben & Jerry's. De-lish.)
(Me and girl kidlet handing out some schweet awards during the ceremony.)
(Jaime and L.T. Two of my favorite people, evah!)
(The loverly Suzette and Windy.)