Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Journey Event

I spent most of the day yesterday at The Journey Event in Colorado Springs.

It was wonderful! Not only did I get to connect with book lovers but I also got to meet the great folks who run the Christian bookstores. Being with writer friends was an added bonus. Before we went to Mardel, I met Donita Paul, Evangeline Denmark, Amber Miller and Stuart Stockton, and Tina Forkner for brunch.

Here I am with Alice, a woman who loves fiction! She was a delight to meet and speak with.

I also love the way her dear husband supported her book habit. LOL

I shared a table with Bob Liparulo and Erin Rainwater at Mardel in the early afternoon. Bob was busy chatting, so I didn't pester him to get in the photo.

I was thrilled to see Cathy Hake and her daughter Kelly Hake. I usually only have the pleasure of seeing those girls at the annual ACFW conference.

During the late afternoon, I went to Connections Bookstore inside Woodmen Valley Chapel. I sat next to Susan and Dale Mathis. They wrote a great (and much needed) non-fiction book, Countdown for Couples, about preparing for the adventure of marriage.

Pat Walter from Connections Bookstore was the mastermind behind The Journey Event. I was thrilled when he told me that this is probably only the first of many Journey Events. I look forward to participating in next year's promotion, which I hear is going to be even better than this year's.


Jan Parrish said...

Looks like a wonderful time!

lynnrush said...

Awesome. Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for the pictures.

D. Gudger said...

Ijust read Liparulo's books and they are great!

Glad the event went well for ya, see you tomorrow!