Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Late Conference Recap

Oh, hello.
Yes, I know I normally post on Mondays, but it took me a day to get my act together, so...voila. :)

First off, my hats off to all my fellow chaptermates who did such a wonderful job putting the NJRW Conference all together and making it look so easy. I know it was a lot of hard, thankless work.

Secondly, I know you all are dying to know what happened at the conference, so I'll make this recap short and sweet for all you people with short attention spans like myself.

In a nutshell,
I had a FABULOUS time at the conference.

*And not just because...I had Debora Dennis as a roommate.
*And not just because...I actually sold books at the Literacy Book Fair.
*And not just because...authors were coming up to me and saying they know me from online networking. (this crazy Internet stuff actually works!)
*And not just because...we got to hear some awesome advice from Bob Mayer and Jennifer Talty
*And not just because...Marie Force befriended my CP and I and shared with us her success story and what worked for her.
*And not just because...my highlighters were grabbed so fast in the goody room that I didn't know they had even been put out. ( See blog post on highlighters HERE)
*And not just because...I was able to buy Jennifer Probst's new book and have her sign it (and totally crack up with her too!)
*And not just because...my CP and I hardly spent any money the entire time we were there.
*And definitely not just because...Angela James wanted one of my highlighters that I was giving out at the book signing and thought it was great promo item and wanted to use it in one of her workshops.

Yeah. There are so many other reasons than all those. :-)

And now for the gratuitous photos that make me seem more important than I am...

From left to right: Janet Lane Walters, ME, Jennifer Probst, Wendy S. Marcus
ME at the Literacy Book Fair & Author Signing

And that's about it. whew! (Still trying to get the house and myself together)


Oh, and in case you haven't heard the news...
SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM is now available on Kindle for $2.99!
So tell a friend.
Preferably a friend who can read.


Em-Musing said...

Wow, what a weekend! And you looked fabulous!

Julie Jarnagin said...

I love the photos, and I already scooped up Sunny Days for Sam on Kindle. I can't wait to read it!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks for the support, Julie!

Karen Walker said...

How wonderful, Jennifer. Congratulations. Off to purchase your book for my Kindle.

Maria Zannini said...

Wow! I am beyond jealous. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Jill Kemerer said...

Eeeek!!! What an awesome round-up!! I LOVE your highlighters. I had to hide mine from the kids. Hey, a mom's got to do what a mom's got to do. :)

Kelly Polark said...

I haven't been to a writing conference in a while! (will in early November though!) I love hanging with writer peeps. Looks like a fabulous time. The promo highlighters are a great idea!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Glad you had a great time. I knew those highlighters would be a huge hit.

I just downloaded SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow! Look at you! You look wonderful and yay for your highlighter pens and books!!

Take care

Linda G. said...

Just ordered Sunny Days for Sam for my Kindle. Woohoo! And such a good price, too. Have to admit I love reading books on my Kindle--can't beat the convenience of an e-reader.

Glad you had such a fun and productive time at the conference.

Jessica R. Patch said...

Awesome! I'm nabbing Sunny Days for Sam myself. :) But I'll tell a friend who can read.

You look fabulous by the way!

Anne Gallagher said...

Glad you had such a good time! Sounds like fun. When Santa brings me my Kindle this year, I'll definitely download SDfS. (Santa better bring me a Kindle this year.)

Nancy said...

Congratulations to you for all those reasons and more. I'm so glad your highlighters were such a big hit. They were so cute. Most of all, I'm glad you had such a great time.

Liza said...

Glad you had such a great experience. You look very comfortable sitting there signing books...

Jennifer Probst said...

I had SO much fun with you - and ca'nt wait to dive into Sunny Days for Sam! Great post!

Jemi Fraser said...

So Awesome!!! That's a lot of fabulous stuff going on! :)

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Sounds like an awesome time, Jennifer! Now I'm off to read your highlighter post that I missed. ;o)

Melissa said...

Those highlighters are too cool!!! :D

Southpaw said...

Just wonderful. Congrats.

Linda Kage said...

I forgot to comment on Tuesday when I read this post. Was too busy following that Kindle link to Sunny Days for Sam! Sounds like you had fun though! And it looks like the highlighter idea paid off BIG! YAY!

Nas said...

You had such a lovely time! I love your highlighter BTW! And awesome that Angela James wanted one!

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like all kinds of fun. So glad you enjoyed it.
I'm going to the Low Country getaway conference in 2 weeks.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Oh, this was so happy!! Love that the highlighters were a hit--great idea!

Thanks for sharing--I'll have my daughter get Sunny Days for us on her Kindle!

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