Last Friday, that is.
Thanks to the lovely Elana and Suzette for organizing and hosting a fantabulous evening of writerly fun!
I had met a few of these folks before, a few others I only knew of from the interwebs. I had no idea so many of us lived so close together! But I also had a chance to get to know some new people -- all together, a fun and amazing group. Published authors, those just starting out, some wading through the slush piles and others cheering everyone on! I love having the opportunity to know so many people so close who get me.
With writing, some may say it is a very solitary activity, but yanno what? The friends I have made since I began writing again, and as I've been swimming through the process to publication have made it one of the most social things I've ever done!
So thanks to Al Gore (who we're toasting, btw) for coming up with this fantabulous idea of interwebbiness. Thanks to the lovely and gracious Suzette, for letting us raid your house and with the amazing Elana, organizing a shindig only to be topped by future such shindigs!
From Left to Right standing: LT Elliot, Mary Campbell, Nichole Giles, Alaina Evans, Elana Johnson, Angie Lofthouse, Carolyn Vawdrey, Michelle Argyle, Suzette Saxton, Windy Aphayrath (That’s ME!)
From Left to Right kneeling: Jenn Wilks, Tess Hilmo, Ali Cross, Natalie Whipple
Not pictured: Jaime Thieler, Kim Webb Reid, Danyelle Leafty, Jenn Johannson, Tiana Lei