Thursday, September 23, 2010

On returning from ACFW

As you can see, there was fun to be had at ACFW. At that particular time, I was goofing off with my handbag, vaguely registering that Carla's camera was locked, loaded, and firing.

So now you know. I have issues.

At least my husband thinks I'm funny.

ACFW was a lot of fun. I loved getting to meet my publicist Jeane Wynn, and authors Carla Stewart, Mary Ellis, Kathi Lipp, Susan Meissner, Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck, Julie Garmon, Lynette Sowell, Kellie Coates Gilbert, Brandt Dodson, Jerry Eicher, Cara Putnam, and many others.

I watched my agent win the coveted ACFW Agent of the Year award. That was fun.

A fun experience all the way around, but there are things I would do differently. Thing, singular, actually - I would fly in earlier. I'm an introvert, and dealing with 620 other conferees when I'm crazy exhausted from a long red-eye flight is difficult for me.

But it was great. And it was great having Danny with me. We also visited the Panera across the street - amazing! I didn't have time to hit the TJMaxx that was near by, but I sent it happy thoughts.

We also got to see Danny's aunt and grandmother from Ohio before we flew out, which was a really nice way to wrap up the trip.

...And yes, we did watch House immediately after arriving home (at 10pm), though we did save Castle for later. Loved House, loved Castle, felt like last night's Glee was not quite up to snuff. I'm actually looking forward to the Brittany Spears episode, which I would not have thought possible before, but the season premiere was sorely lacking in the area of character development and grand-scale musical productions.

Fringe is tonight! I'm starting to love autumn. And I'm not just saying that because I had a Pumpkin Spice Latte yesterday...


  1. Ohhhhh... pumpkin spice latte. I seriously need to get to starbucks. I don't go often, but this is my favorite coffee season.

    Glad you had fun at ACFW. Hopefully I'll make it next year. can't let you have all the fun!!

  2. Hillary, so glad I found you here in cyberland! I enjoyed meeting you at the conference and apologize for gushing like a crazy fool. Okay, so I'm going to gush a little more. :-) Started reading Simply Sara on Sunday and finished it yesterday...such a great read. I especially loved the Project Runway reference. I'm addicted to that show.

  3. Kristen - That would be fun! The Oregon contingent is small but determined :-)

    Sarah - I enjoyed meeting you too! Glad you enjoyed Sara - you read fast! If you have a stray minute, feel free to post a review on Amazon or, it really does help. Hope you enjoyed ACFW!

  4. Hillary, I only read fast when it's a good book, and that's the truth. :-) I'm heading over to Amazon right now...


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