May 4, 2010

ANWA Rocks LDS Storymakers Conference

by Valerie Ipson

I wonder if anyone has a count of how many ANWA sisters attended Storymakers. I just know that we were everywhere. Teaching classes, winning awards, receiving offers to submit (Cindy W! and maybe even others), recruiting new members, mixing and mingling, and some of us meeting each other for the very first time.

Congratulations to fellow-chapter member, conference-buddy, and friend Tamara Passey for placing third in the First Chapter Contest in General Fiction. I know there were others from our group that placed as well--Cindy Williams did in the nonfiction category. I wish I had a picture of her to include here. Winners please toot your horns on the ANWA Social line.

Fortunately, many of us were on hand at the Whitney Awards following the conference to cheer Liz Adair's (and publisher Cecily Markland's) big win for Counting the Cost in the Best Romance category.

[We tried to collect as many of us as we could afterward for a photo op--shown above. Liz is there in the middle holding her Whitney and I'm next to her hoping some of her goodness will rub off]

Note: For more of Storymakers go to I'll be posting on the subject throughout the week.


  1. Wish I could have been there; so yes let us all know about our ANWA sisters and well they did...just getting to go would be a plus in my book.

  2. Let it go on record that I was at Storymakers even though I'm not in the picture. It was a great conference. :-) Thanks for the post.

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