Blogging friend, Susan Panzica, of Eternity Cafe, introduced me to Clare via email prior to the conference. Kathy and I met at one of my first conferences. She critiqued an early version of my book, and taught me where a story should start.
Here's a picture of Clare. We hit it off immediately. She also writes futuristic suspense. Currently, she's working on a book with a medical theme. Think Andromeda Strain here. Clare is not only a writer, but also a wife, mom, manager of a laboratory, and a sweet, thoughtful person.
Here's Kathy with her husband, Michael. While Kathy is working on a mystery, Michael is exploring various genres. He left the conference all fired up and ready to write. I thought it was so neat they shared a mutual love of writing.
Yay! These pictures came from my new-to-me digital camera. It only took me an hour to install the software and download the pictures. Don't laugh - that's a major accomplishment for me. This is the gal, whose MP3 player is still sitting in the packaging on her desk. Maybe I'll get brave and figure out how to set it up after my success with the camera.
Next Monday, I'll post Part II of the Conference. Oh, and did I mention that an agent requested my full manuscript? Stay tuned...