Mar 8, 2009

A Lovely Day

Yesterday, a whole bunch of ANWA members, some wonderful presenters, and other folks gathered at Eagle's Aerie School in Gilbert, Arizona, for a writers conference.

What a day it was! The ANWA Board has been planning the event for many months: setting a date, obtaining the facility, getting the keynote speaker and other teachers, arranging for catering, and sending out notices about the conference.

Almost 100 people came together to enjoy instruction and buy books. Over 25 authors, composers, and very talented people sold their work at the end of the day.

Although it's impossible to attend all the classes, I learned to visualize a completed work, do my research, make the work compelling, and then publicize and sell it.

I'd like to express my thanks to the many amazing people who brought all the details together, but especially to the presenters, who gave so freely of their time and expertise. Thank you, JoAnn Arnold, Scott Emerson, Lorna Hale, Doug Johnston, Gracia N. Jones, and my dear friend, Vijaya Schartz, for spreading a feast so that so many could partake.


  1. I second all you wrote. The conference was wonderful. I add a big thank you to the the General Board. The conference went so smooth because everyone worked so hard and willingly. Well done all!

  2. I loved it all! Accept my thanks as well. Thank you! Thank you! What a blessing to be able to spend a whole day with like-minded people who get all the same jokes and appreciate the quirkiness that goes along with being a writer.

  3. It was an excellent conference. I agree in thanking all who worked so hard in putting it together (I'll even include myself in that thanks. Hee hee).

    I wish everyone could have come but know that's not possible. And if they had WHERE would we have put them? Standing room only in class after class. Pretty cool!!

    It was a wonderful day. Marsha, have you emailed all of our presenters with a link to this post so they can read your thanks for their efforts and talents?

  4. It was awesome, Marsha. thanks to all the presenters and the Executive board. I know it takes a great deal of time...and organization to put it all together. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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