Spring Mingle

I’m always excited when there’s an SCBWI conference in my area. Atlanta isn’t exactly my area, but a group of writer friends agreed to road-trip down with me. It’s hard to resist a conference called Spring Mingle.

I like spring. Okay, so, technically it’s not quite spring yet. But it definitely felt like it this past weekend.

I also like to mingle.

I also like the word mingle.

It sounds a lot nicer than loiter, though I’m pretty good at that one, too.


Here are some pictures of said mingling. And if it looks like I’m loitering, it’s just the angle of the camera.

Agent Sarah Davies, who gave an inspirational talk about how to take a story from ordinary to extraordinary:

me, Sarah

Lindsey Leavitt, author of the Princess for Hire series and Sean Griswold’s Head. Lindsey gave an amazing keynote speech about writing stories that matter. She made us laugh. She made us cry. She made me wish I was taller.

Greenhouse group shot: me, Lindsey, Sarah

Shelli Johannes-Wells, who defies the space-time continuum by keeping a marketing blog, writing books, and running her own marketing company. Also, she's kind of funny:

(okay, actually, she's hilarious)

There was much more mingling. Also some loitering. And a whole lot of cake-eating.

All in all, a fantastic time.