This year was my first attending the Florida Writers Association annual conference and what a fantastic conference it was! I got to meet David Morrell, author of First Blood (which if you never read the book, turned into the movie Rambo with Sylvester Stallone.) and Steve Berry who's another international best seller of action, adventure, suspense. Both men gave excellent workshops that would have made going to this conference worthwhile all by themselves. But there were so many other great workshops and lectures. Best conference ever, for me, at least.
Meeting new authors and sharing ideas is always fun. Exchanging business cards and email addresses so we can stay in touch adds to my life as a writer, and I always come home excited to get back to my work in progress with new ideas and plot twists.
And the frosting on the cake was that my fourth Tide's Way novel took second place for Romance in the Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition. Just being a finalist was an honor, but placing was even better. Now I can barely wait for next year which promises to be even better!
Until next year...