Friday, June 19, 2009
Las Vegas PSWA Conference
I'm writing from my casino hotel room at the PSWA writer's conference in Las Vegas and have to say if you can't be here, you're missing a good time. I have picked up some good tips and met some very interesting people (and I mean that in a good way!) and I think everyone is having a blast. The whole thing is not what I was expecting-- it's more fun and the people are pretty laid back and funny (again, in a good way.)
I was ecstatic to get copies of my novel, Gumbo Justice. The entire process was a lot like childbirth, less painful but just as scary. I once had a boss that used to say, "Every monkey thinks its chimp is cute." I must say I fall into that category because I LOVE my book cover. Atmospheric and slightly edgy might be more accurate descriptions, but whatever, I love it.
I finally got to meet Billie in person, as well as some other Oak Tree folks, Sunny Frazier, Marilyn Meredith, Mike Orenduff, and my partner in crime, Wendy Gager, among others.
And you can't beat Las Vegas for a book conference, unless of course you want to start a writer's conference in my home town of New Orleans (there's nothing like a New Orleans snow ball to beat the heat and a po-boy to cure your hunger.)