If it’s Friday, it must be France …
I’m still in Atlanta, Georgia, at the RWA National Conference with about 2000 other writers, editors, and agents. It’s not quite as good as being in France but it is definitely an unforgettable experience in itself. The workshops, discussions, keynotes, and pitch sessions have been informative and empowering. The networking has been inspiring and filled with unforgettable moments and a multitude of new friendships. To add to this, the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing session the other afternoon, raised over $53,000 to donate to various literacy programs in the U.S.
Meeting some of my “WANA sistas” in person after two years of connecting through the internet (after bonding in Kristen Lamb’s online blogging course in 2011), has put the finishing touch on this exceptional week.
However, while I am physically in Atlanta, there’s a part of me that is very much settled in Provence this weekend, thanks to the talented Julie Mautner and her brilliant website, The Provence Post. It’s been one of my favourite sites to visit for several years and to find my new novel, The Promise of Provence, featured there right now is such a thrill! If you have a moment, please stop by and join in her giveaway. Click right here and see what the buzz is all about! Leave a comment on Julie’s website and be entered to win a free book. I can’t wait to see who wins!
Bon weekend, tout le monde! What are your plans?
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I have been in Atlanta a bunch of times. Nice, but definitely not France!
If you have time there are some good spots to get authentic southern cooking down there. Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles is one. Yes, that Gladys Knight the singer.
Thanks for the tip, Phil! We may just pop over there for lunch!
Patricia, I’m in Provence right now, enjoying all facets of French life to the fullest!
I’ve got to your blog via Julie’s Provence Post which I read on regular basis. Was great to see your book there. Would love to win a copy of the book…
Have a good weekend and all the best!
Glad you’re all having so much fun at RWA! Anyone who wins your book, wins really BIG! It’s awesome!
The conference has been wonderful in every respect. There were many toasts raised to you as the WANA sistas partied! Thanks for your shout-out about my book! We’ve sold out the first tour to France and a new one is planned. Some readers have written to say they booked after they read my book … how much fun is that?
It is always nice to daydream about Provence – your conference sounds great too!