Janette Kenny

Back from doing big D

The RWA conference was draining and fun and long long hours on my feet. I tried my best to work business in with pleasure and did a fair job.

For some reason my phone calls to my cps and friends went screwy (or either they were avoiding me, lol) but I met them more in passing which was better than nothing. That’s my only regret–that I didn’t get to have face time with the friends I love most. So the only alternative is for us to get together at some small con later on so we can really rap.

I finally hunted down Sharon during the waning hours of the con, but I was so dead dog tired by then I was nearly incoherent. Meeting Michelle Diener from South Africa was a special treat. Wow, she’s one classy chick! I felt like a dwarf beside her. 🙂

It was so nice to meet up with Kat Martin again. I’ve loved her works forever, and we both share the same loves of the land and the west. A high point was meeting Linda Lael Miller, who hooked me with her works with her Orphan Train trilogy way back when. Linda did the blurb for my debut novel, which made it all the more sweeter to meet her.

I met old friends and make new ones. Luck was with me when I garnered two impromptu meets with agents who are reading my work now.

The Kensington party was great–again it’s nice to put faces to the names on the net. I’ve read so many of these authors–some are auto buys for me–some are new to the K family. It was also great to spend time with the editors outside of the work environment and talk about something besides books!

The RITA/Golden Heart was well done, and I congratulate the winners. A few of my friends who were up for awards didn’t win, but they will forever be winners to me.

I’ve posted pictures on my website, so take a look.

Now if I could just have a week to rest up–

9 comments to “Back from doing big D”

  1. Edie
    July 17th, 2007 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Jan, one of my conference highlights was meeting you. You’re just the way you are on the critique loop–only prettier. *g*

  2. Jan
    July 18th, 2007 at 7:40 am · Link

    You’re so sweet, Edie! I’m so sorry I couldn’t find time to spend with you more. 🙁

  3. kacey
    July 18th, 2007 at 10:37 am · Link

    I may NEVER feel rested again! But it sure was fun, wasn’t it???

  4. Jan
    July 18th, 2007 at 11:44 am · Link

    God, yes, Kacey. I’m having trouble staying up past ten now, which is so lame. But the lack of sleep was well worth it.

  5. Karin
    July 18th, 2007 at 6:05 pm · Link

    it really was a fab conference. Glad you and mom made it home, Jan.

  6. Michelle
    July 19th, 2007 at 3:39 am · Link

    Jan, it was so wonderful meeting you! As Edie says, you’re just like you are online in person, only way prettier. So glad we could sit with each other that one night at dinner and laugh ourselves silly.

  7. Jan
    July 19th, 2007 at 7:58 am · Link

    Karin, good ol’ Lena performed well getting us there and back. Wish Mom could’ve fared half as well. But then, you know…

    I wished we could have spent more time together, Michelle. I cherish the time we did get to spend together. 🙂

  8. Michelle Willingham
    July 23rd, 2007 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Jan–it really was fun to see you. Thanks for joining me for lunch at Subway! We’ll have to meet up next year again if you come. 🙂

  9. Jan
    July 25th, 2007 at 11:53 am · Link

    Hey, Michelle! I enjoyed going to lunch with you. It’s a date for next year–I’m really hoping i can make that one. 🙂

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