I've always had a penchant for fairy tales and now feel I'm living one of my own. Next month I'll be going to the American Christian Fiction Writer's annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Haven't been to Denver since I was about 12 and never dreamed I'd go back again. Things came about rather hurriedly after my fairy godmother - I mean an editor friend! - urged me to go a few days ago. So I'm on my way September 16th! Nope, I've never been to a writer's conference before but this looks to be educational, fun, and inspirational. A sterling combination:) If anyone reading this plans on being there, I'd love to meet you. Just look for a blonde with a Kentucky tote!
My book launch, for lack of a better word, went very well at the Wild Blackberry Festival here in Joyce, Washington. I had a book table beneath an awning and met some wonderful folks and came away amazed at how much people love historical fiction. There were a couple of editors and writers in the crowd and I really enjoyed talking to them, too. Next Saturday I'll be at a backyard garden book signing in Port Angeles and will give the address closer to the date.
For now I'm back to book 3. In this novel I'm using a male-female perspective which is new to me. Writing from a male viewpoint, instead of solely my female protagonist, is proving interesting. It lets the reader into the minds of 2 heads instead of one, and increases tension which helps propel a good novel forward.
If any of you have been to a writer's conference I'd love to hear about it here:) Happpy Monday!