Thursday, February 16, 2012


So, things are nuts, and I'm sick. This post will just have some pictures from the event. I took tons of notes and will rehash some of that information in subsequent posts.

Panel on Marketing
Authors Bree Despain, Lynn Hardy, Jenn Johansson, and Elana Johnson

Panel on Queries and Pitches
Lisa Mangum (author and acquisitions editor), Chris Schoebinger (Shadow Mountain), J Scott Savage (author), Kirk Lovell Shaw (Covenant Publishing), Donna Milakovic (moderator)

Panel on Making a Book Trailer
Heather Monson, Angela Corbett, Paul Genesse, Lani Woodland, Dan Wells

Author Michael Young on Avoiding Cliche
Author Andrea Pearson on Indie Publishing

Howard Tayler, Dan Wells, Larry Correia, Brandon's brother Jordy, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson

Panel on Why We Love Horror
Nathan Shumate, Michael Brent Collings, Michael Collings, Robin Weeks (moderator), Jenn Johansson

Panel on What I Wish I'd Done Differently
Mette Ivie Harrison, Author Andrea Pearson, Brad R. Torgersen and Elana Johnson.

Panel on Plots, Subplots, and Foreshadowing
Brandon Sanderson, Stacy Whitman (editor), James A. Owen, J Scott Savage and Bree Despain

Panel on Urban Fantasy
Natalie Whipple, Bree Despain, Kasie West and James Dashner

Lotsa Peeps

Elizabeth Mueller, ?, Kasie West
The Schmidts
Leigh Covington, Brenda Sills, Me
Melony Pulley, Kenzie Pulley, Amy White, Me, Stephanie Kelly
Lotsa People
Peggy Eddleton, Leigh Covington, David Powers King
Heather Cole, Betsy Love, Theresa Sneed, Kari Pike

There were tons more classes and people. These were just a few of the ones I was able to attend or connect with.


  1. You've obviously had many happy times, hope you soon recover and are back to those great moments.

  2. Sorry you're sick. Looks like you had a great time and I look forward to hearing more about it.

  3. Love the Writing Excuses crew. I catch snippets when my husband listens to them while putting away laundry.

  4. Nuts and sick not a fun combination. Looks like the event was fun though.

  5. Looks like an awesome event! Hope you feel better soon.

  6. I'm sorry you're sick, but I'm glad you had a good time! It looks great!

  7. Looks like a good time.

    Get well quick.

  8. I just realized that - on the pictures for What I Wish I'd Done Differently, as well as the Plots, Subplots, and Foreshadowing - my head is totally in the picture. Haha I'm the one with the ponytail and white earrings. Hilarious!
    Get well soon!

  9. Thanks for sharing pictures with those of us who couldn't make it. I'm glad you had a good time!

  10. Look at all of you! Bet you had an awesome time.

  11. Great pics! I hope you feel better!

    Following you now!

  12. I was in the "what I wish I had done different" panel, too bad I didn't see you there!

  13. I love seeing all of the these pictures, but it's a bummer when you have pictures with people that I didn't get to meet.

  14. Hope you feel better:) Cool pics!

  15. I'm glad I got to see you before the conference because I only got in waving distance of you on Saturday ;)

    There's always Storymakers

  16. Love the pics. You were so good at getting pictures! I wish I would have taken more.

    Stay in bed and get lots of rest. Hope you're feeling better soon. :)

  17. Please feel better soon. Can't wait to see what awesome notes you have to share.

    Thanks for the pics. Cool getting to see all the wonderful writers and aspirers all together.

  18. Looks like it was a blast!

    Feel better soon! *HUGS*

  19. Looks like you had a great time. I wish I had been there to learn about cliches and about "What I Wish I'd Done Differently."

  20. I hope you feel better soon!

    Great pictures.

  21. Donna! I was so happy to run into you just outside of the bathroom. You are so awesome and cute. It was great to meet you in person.

  22. Get well soon! I'm looking forward to hearing some of what you've learned :-)


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