There are several reasons why I enjoyed Steve's presentation. One, I haven't heard a newspaper journalist speak since I attended my first Missouri Writers Guild Conference in April of 2007. I find it so interesting to hear the ins and outs of writing columns for a paper, which is obviously much different than writing a book.
I enjoyed learning of his integrity, especially in today's world of Junk Journalism and the sick delight some people feel when they read about others' troubles. Thank you, Steve. It was a pleasure meeting you.
My buddy Sioux Roslawski agreed to be VP of Saturday Writers.
Yay, and thank you! (By the way, I'm the short one!)
(Boy, do I look like my mother in this picture! Scary!)
I won this awesome basket of chocolate goodies at the raffle.
I squealed and ran up to receive my prize as if I was on The Price is Right.
I didn't think to photograph it before I ripped off the pretty cellophane wrap!
Uh...I think there's a couple of things missing, too.
It was donated by the amazing Barb Hodges complete with one of Barb's poems!
Speaking of amazing Barb, she presented me with a little gift bag yesterday, which held these two adorable tea cups sets and Afternoon Tea book! What a sweet woman! I asked her why she was giving me a gift, and she said, "Just because". She went on to say how much she enjoys seeing the tea cups I post on my blog from time to time. Whenever I see her, she is a joyful, blissful woman. Thank you, Barb!
One more thing...Lou Turner of High Hill Press, worked night and day to get some brand new Cuivre River Anthology, Volume V books to our meeting. Isn't the cover beautiful? And look how nicely it blends in with my blue and white table lamp and blue mouse! Pat Wahler, Sioux Roslawski, Donna Volkenannt, Lou Turner and I all have a story or poem in it. I'd be happy to get their signatures, if anyone would like to buy a book or two. They'd make nice Christmas gifts! hint...hint
There are many other writers's stories, obviously, but these are the ones who have blogs or a website that you may be familiar with. The books are $16.95 and I will ship them anywhere in the US at no charge, to anyone who buys them from me. What a deal! A book with many autographs, and shipped free!
And I'll be happy to get as many signatures as I can, if someone would prefer that.
If you are interested, contact me at: Writergal53@aol.com.
P.S. I'll post my terrible poem at a later date. I don't want THAT to be what sticks in your mind, when you think about buying a book which contains a story of mine!
“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.” -- Andre Gide