Monday, September 24, 2007

Back from Dallas and the ACFW Conference

Hi, friends. What a wonderful time I had this past weekend at the annual ACFW conference. To tell the truth, it’s quite a different experience when you don’t have to go around begging agents and editors to take a peek at your work.

Some of my best conference moments were when I got to connect with my editor from Tyndale House, Jan Stob, and with my agent Beth Jusino from Alive Communications. What a treat. Below is a photo of me and Jan at the awards banquet.

Several months ago Rachel Hauck (conference worship leader) asked me to give Friday morning’s devotional. What an honor to stand before so many people who exemplify the excellence of the industry—and what an intimidating experience. I was told, however, that no one could see my knees knocking, so that’s good.

Part of the pleasure of my conference was spending time with Marion Bullock and Angie Poole my critique partners. We were able to celebrate with Angie because she got 2nd place in the Genesis contest for her genre.

The best part, of course, was in connecting with our Savior. I had some unmistakable God moments, and was humbled to allow Him to use me for His glory among the sweet saints at the conference.


Paula said...

I know I was one of your God moments--in that He used you to bless me. Thanks for listening to Him. You are dear and precious and I enjoyed spending time with you.

Megan DiMaria said...

You got that right, Paula. I'm honored He used me to bless you.

Thanks for being a part of my 2007 ACFW conference, and thanks for being such a dear friend.

A prisoner of hope,

Jan Parrish said...

I've already heard through the grapevine how awesome that devotional was. Way to go!

BTW - you've been tagged.

Heather said...

It was so good meeting you at this conference, Megan! I loved spending time with you. And yes, the devotional was awesome.

Robbie Iobst said...


You inspire to keep hoping and dreaming and most of all writing for Him. I am blessed to watch your journey and see "what the Lord hath done!"