Last week, I had the privilege of attending the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas. This was my first year to attend, and it was so fun to be surrounded by an entire hotel full of romance readers and fans. We had a great contingent of Inspirational authors this year, led by our own Tammy Alexander. Tammy kept us organized and on task, and helped us shine our light at a convention dominated by darker fantasies.
I thought I’d share some of my favorite moments with you today.
From left to right are Regina Jennings (my roomy for the convention), Jen Turano, Anne Mateer, Francine Rivers, Elizabeth Ludwig, Dorothy Love, Lynn Gentry (she’s hiding), and Winnie Griggs.
And here are Lisa Wingate and I with our pictionary group. It got a little wild and crazy, I will admit.
Not only did we have a great showing of Inspie authors, but the publishers showed up as well. Baker Books (Bethany House and Revell) sponsored a chocolate party on Thursday where we gave out literally thousands of books. Each of the authors signed and gave away 100 books. Fabulous! Then on Friday, the combined forces of Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, and Zondervan hosted a breakfast with more delightful giveaways. And the readers flocked to these events.
But of course, the best part of the event was meeting readers, some of whom are also writers.
- What are some of the ways you let your light shine?