Let me just say: SO MUCH HARDER.
Number one, you can't attend in your pajamas. Number two, there's all kinds of arrangements for people that have to be taken care of. And lots of running around. And scheduling. And dinners.
Anyway, my friend Erin Summerill is a genius. GENIUS. Not only a great writer (I know, because she was in my primer group), but an amazing photographer. I took some of her photos from Facebook (go follow her!) to give you an idea of the conference.
|This makes me look important. But I'm just moderating. Next to me (far right) is Holly Root, Michelle Wolfson, Molly O'Neill, Weronika Janczuk, Lisa Mangum, and Michelle Witte.|
|Me hard at work during the publication primer. Notice the TREATS.|
|Conference queen, Jaime Theler.|
|My sweet CP, Sara!|
|The Famous Peggy Eddleman.|
|Two of my favorite people, Kirk Shaw and Lisa Mangum.|
|Me on the phone. This happened a lot actually...|
|James Dashner aka Jimmy Dashner according to my husband.|
|A sneak peek into the green room...|
|Michelle Wolfson and Kiersten White.|
|The Fabulous Tess Hilmo, who won a Whitney for best novel by a new author. Yay, Tess!|
|Over 450 strong!|
|Jenn Johannson, Kasie West, and Liz Adair -- a few of my faves!|
|And my new author photo. I mean, come on. I look like a model or something. Ha! It's amazing what PhotoShop can do.|
Again, I can't thank Erin enough for the amazing job she did at the conference. Go follow her writing blog, and her photography page on FB.