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.