I met Ruth for the first time at a professional early bird session prior to the conference. She told me how she and her daughter read Rekindled as they traveled Germany, and how they normally get sick in the car when they read. But that they didn't get sick while reading Rekindled.
Of course...I had FUN with that statement! ;) It was great to meet you, Ruth! And hugs to your sweet daughter!
Jennifer Griffith accepting her well-deserved award for 1st place in the Genesis Contest for unpublished writers for Gumbo Ya Ya! Congrats, Jennifer. So good to see you again!
Tamera with Martha Rogers, the wonderful woman who blesses us each week on the ACFW Email Loop with the "Verse of the Week."
Kim Vogel Sawyer accepting her award for 1st Place in the Book of the Year Contest for her Waiting for Summer's Return. Kim's a fellow Bethany House author and a great friend. If you haven't read one of her books yet, check her out! In the style of Janette Oke, Kim weaves a tender story of love and romance. You'll love her!
Tamera with Tiffany Stockton (writes as Amber Miller), the pretty redhead who kept the ACFW Conference Bookstore running and jumping!
Tamera with Stacy Hawkins Adams, a very talented writer who publishes with Revell. We shared a booksigning table together. She's a doll!
Tamera with Deborah Vogts. Debbie's a great writer with whom I've had the privilege of being in a critique group in the past. We had a fun time of catching up at the conference. Happy Birthday, Deb!
Tamera with Michelle Shocklee. Michelle has a son who's 6'9''. Who knew!? Michelle and I have known one another for several years as we joined ACFW at about the same time.
More pics later...