Sunday, September 13, 2009


This is the view of downtown Denver from the prairie. Close one eye and try blocking out those buildings and you'll get a view of what it must have been like for those first settlers heading west long ago. The contrast of blue and brown is stunning. I'm glad I'm heading there in a plane and not a covered wagon:) It's nice to have a non-stop flight from Seattle to Denver but first comes the little hopper over the Olympic Mountains here on Wednesday morning- yikes! That shakes you up a bit.

I don't have a clue what I'm getting into here! First writer's conference ever. First face to face meeting with my agent. I do have a book for the 18th-century historical. Are you surprised? Last time I flew to Kentucky, airport personnel took my water bottle and it was like taking candy from a baby. Maybe that's changed? It's always interesting to fly alone. Minus 2 boys:)

I'd sure appreciate prayers for this trip. My heart goes out to all those attending the conference who have a writing dream and will be meeting with editors/agents about the books they've written. Books you may be reading in the near future:) With God all things are possible and I don't say that lightly. We can really rest when we entrust our dreams to Him.

Do you like to fly? Ever attend a conference? Ever try to sneak a water bottle on a plane:) Hope to post from Denver if not before. See you then!

In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15



  2. Virginia,
    I will remember your gracious words and know He is doing just that! I pray for His special blessing on your week, too. Till we meet here again:)

  3. that picture is breathtaking!! i haven't been to Denver since i was a young girl, so i don't remember much of it.
    i would love to visit colorado again with my family someday.
    have a wonderful time! enjoy your time alone and the time at the conference.
    do not get caught with any contraband on the plane please!!! ha ha

  4. Laura, I hope your final preparations for the conference go well. I'm sure you'll have an awesome time, although I know you'll miss your family. My advice after having attended five conference is to pace yourself and take a break from all the activity if you need one. Enjoy!

  5. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed time at conference! On a side note, I have to tell you, a Richard Armitage forum linked to my post on Robin Hood, and one of the forum members thought your book sounded so intriguing they ordered it. I love that, love it when worlds collide in unexpected ways! :)

  6. Have fun at your conference! I'm afraid of flying, so my thoughts are with you.

  7. So do I, Ruth:) Your blog is so interesting that I'm happy to share in the overflow! Thanks for letting me know! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week yourself.

  8. Hi Lisa,
    I haven't been to Denver since I was a girl either - about 12 or so. Guess I'd better leave that water bottle at home:) Have a great week!

  9. Thanks, Keli,
    Good advice from one who knows. I've heard it can be a little non-stop and overwhelming, but in a good way:) Hope to meet up with you at conference one day!

  10. Hi Bobbi,
    My first thought was, Kentucky is so wonderful you don't have to go anywhere else! I'm not a fan of flying either. I'm sure I will brake all the way to Denver.
    Happy reading to you this week as I know you are busy that way!

  11. Hi Laura, The way to handle the water bottle issue is to take an empty one and fill it at a fountain after you pass through security. If you try to buy a bottle of water it will cost you $3+! I love finding ways to get around these little issues. Have a wonderful trip! Don't forget to take some good relaxing breaths.

  12. Oh Myrna,
    I knew there was a way around the water bottle issue and you are it:) Many thanks for that. I will think of you and b...r...e...a...t...h...e!

  13. Laura, I pray you have a safe and enjoyable trip.

    Your first conference, huh? Funny thing, there are A LOT of people who think attending conferences is an absolute must BEFORE ever getting published! LOL

    You've certainly mixed up that line of thinking a little, haven't you? ;-)

    Remember that all your fans are cheering you on and supporting you in this new experience. Can't wait to hear all about it!

  14. Bless you, Mary! I've heard it first hand that there are quite a few multi-published best-selling authors that have never been to one either;) So....!
    Thank you for your encouragement - it means a whole lot to me. Talk soon!