This year has been awesome. I’ve meet some amazing authors at various conferences. I’m grateful to call many of them my friends and associates.
Josi Kilpack – http://www.josiskilpack.com/ – I had a great time chatting with her. Although she claims that she tagged along with me, it was the other way around. I’m new to RWA and it was my first time in NYC, but I knew Josi from LDStorymakers so somehow it benefited both of us to have the connection and not feel so alone in that big big city. #RWA15 was amazing, thanks to Josi, Shoshana, and others. Josi’s latest book LORD FENTON’s FOLLY is available now.
Jennifer Beckstrand – http://www.jenniferbeckstrand.com/ – Josi introduced me to Jennifer while in NYC. Jennifer writes sweet romances and her book HUCKLEBERRY SUMMER was a 2015 Rita Nominee. I happen to love her layered jell-o salad :o)
Stacie Henry – http://stacyhenrie.com/ – Josi introduced me to Stacie while in NYC. Stacie writes inspirational historical romances and her book HOPE AT DAWN was a 2015 Rita Nominee. Her book blog and recommendations have inspired me to read more. :o)
Julianne Donaldson – http://www.juliannedonaldson.com/ – Julie and I lived across the hall from each other during our BYU Wymount days when we were young married students at BYU-Provo. WOW! She’s been so generous over the 10+ years with publishing info. for the Friend magazine and the LDS fiction/nonfiction industry. I wish her all the best with a prequel to Edenbrooke called HEIR TO EDENBROOKE, so neat!
Merrilee Boyack – http://www.merrileeboyack.com/ – Merrilee is a gift to us all. A cancer survivor. A testament to living better. She writes. She reads. She did our Estate Planning and Wills. Wow! I’m thankful for her confidence, courage and commitment to lead. She makes choices. She stands by them. She introduced me to Cedar Fort Inc. and grateful for her. Her new book WHEN I’M A MISSIONARY is available now.
Jewel Quinlan – http://jewelquinlan.com/ – Jewel is my best critique partner. She’s honest and candid. When I’m feeling rejected, she is there to encourage me to write again. To edit better. To stop head-hopping…LOL! Her latest book SHE’S GOT IT ALL is fast-paced and like nothing I write, but she’s got a wild imagination like me and I love supporting and championing her successes with each new book.
May you find joy and happiness in giving thanks to all you meet this Thanksgiving.