Monday, April 30, 2012

Storymakers and Massive Book Signing!

This week is the LDStorymakers Writers Conference, and I am so excited! I absolutely love this event. It's a fantastic conference and it is so incredibly fun to spend a few days with a bunch of writers. I can't wait to see old friends and to make new ones! This year is a very relaxed one for me. I'm helping with Boot Camp on Thursday, and I'm manning the help desk for one hour on Saturday, but other than that, I'll just be hanging out and attending awesome classes. 

The Storymakers Conference includes a bookstore, run by the absolutely amazing Julie Wright and her amazing family. All Storymakers attending the conference, all presenters, and all Whitney finalists have the opportunity to sell their books in the bookstore if they so desire. Last year, the conference included a massive author booksigning, where any author attendees who wanted to participate could stake out a table and sign books. It was a fun event, and I'm delighted that they're doing it again this year. And this year, there's a new twist--even if you aren't attending the Storymakers conference, you can attend the booksigning. 

This. Is. Awesome. Giant booksigning! Loads of authors! So come visit me! You don't even have to buy any of my books--just come say hi! Or if you already own my books and would like me to sign them, I'd be happy to do that too. 

Here are the details for the booksigning, which I swiped off Whitney finalist Theresa Small Sneed's blog: 

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:00-6:45 PM
Location: Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 101 West 100 North, Provo Utah (801) 377-4700 (Aspen Room)

In other news, my two older girls are home from college. It's so fun to have them home again, and I'm not just saying that because they'll be a huge help while I'm gone at the conference :) I'm also not just saying it because my oldest daughter made gnocchi with lemon-rosemary cream sauce for dinner last night, but the gnocchi was definitely a nice bonus. Speaking of yummy things, I made a German chocolate cake for my husband's birthday the other week, and boy was it tasty. Oooh, that coconut-pecan frosting. 

Do I talk about food a lot? Hmm (or should I say "Mmm"?). My diary from when I was maybe eight years old reads something like this: "For lunch, I had a salami and cheese sandwich and corn chips. For Family Home Evening refreshments, we had cinnamon rolls." In other words, apparently I haven't changed much.