Mindy here, still trying to get my bearings after an amazing ACFW Conference.
This was a different kind of conference for me. I didn't attend many workshops, however, for the first time, I taught one. Thank goodness it was a tag-team effort with the lovely and talented Lisa Jordan.
Conference is like a big family reunion. Hugging one neck after the other, meeting new family members and savoring every moment, praying it will carry you through to next year.
This year I got to meet my potential twin. Mindy Peltier and I not only share the same nickname and given name, but also the same middle name. And we're both blondes. How cool is that?
Another great thing about conference, is spending time with your editor.
Our LI editors, looking as cute as ever at the LI Author/Editor dinner, said they heard some great pitches this year.
Look at this lovely ad I came across in the conference booklet.
Way to go, Jan.
And then there was the conference food.
No one will ever leave an ACFW conference hungry.
That pecan tart was TO DIE FOR!
They fed us breakfast, too, but I didn't bother with those pix. I mean eggs are eggs, right.
Okay, Kav, I'm sure you're not impressed with that steak, but that peanut butter mousse tart was definitely a winner.
Saturday's lunch is always our lightest meal. If you want to call it that.
There was also a yummy corn chowder that started this meal, however I forgot to take a picture because I too busy devouring it.
Then it was on to the grandest meal of all.
You know, for a bunch of writers, our group cleans up pretty well.
Any time I get to hang with Becky Yauger is a special event for me.
This delicious spinach ravioli was our appetizer.
Followed by a wedge salad that I almost forgot to take a pic of.
Just look at this entree. Steak and salmon. (Cue the angels singing)
But the most decadent thing of all was the dessert.
Creme Brulee. (insert satisfied sigh)
You will be pleased to know that I refrained from licking the bowl. Though, I really wanted to.
All in all, it was another great conference. I heard lots of chatter about some really good workshops and continuing education classes.
Today, though, it's back to reality. Time to start working on a new proposal and planning for the next conference, which, by the way, will be a month earlier than usual. August 25th, I believe.
And next year, we're going to Nashville.
Will you be there?