Thursday, June 4, 2009
Flinging Myself into Spring Fling
I mentioned before that the doppelganger volunteered the rest of me to help chair my local RWA chapter's upcoming writer's conference. Amazingly, things are turning out quite well and I'm very pleased with all the progress we've made.
Finalize dates, check. Engage hotel and set location, check. Get headlining speakers, check. Now the real work begins. My co-chair, the lovely and talented June Sproat, is brimming with ideas (very good ones too!) about ways to make Spring Fling 2010 an exciting and worthwhile event. Did I mention how awesome our headliners are? Well without further ado, I give you:
Julia Quinn AND Cherry Adair. Holy crap, now that is a lineup that is worth traveling to Chicago in April where it has been known to snow (!) on opening day of the baseball season. Both ladies are writers of the highest caliber and are also presenting workshops. But the most exciting thing for me is that they are both just as EXCITED to be attending. Isn't that wicked cool? I mean, instead of having to beg and plead and offer up a pound of flesh in payment, both these ladies have been nothing short of fabulous. I met Cherry at last year's RWA national conference and I can testify firsthand to how hysterical and entertaining she is. Julia, I suspect is equally funny because if you've read even a sample chapter of the Bridgerton series, then that dialogue could only come from a mind possessed of a great wit. Her blurbs don't call her the modern Jane Austen for nothing, I think.
Anyhoodle, I'm just giving everyone a bit of fair warning that it might be prudent to book yourself into the Windy City during the third week of April next year. We're going to have a blast and it would a shame if you missed it.