Monday, February 22, 2010
In the Home Stretch or A Chance to Win
We're a little more than eight weeks away from Spring Fling 2010 and in typical fashion, the home stretch is where the work is hardest. Getting sponsors, goods and services donated, items for the silent auction, programs finalized and printed and menu planning are just some of the many, many things that June and I are wrapping up.
On opening night of the conference, there will be a VIP dinner attended by the headliners, the lovelies, Julia Quinn and Cherry Adair, in addition to our editors, agents and presenters. The star power--it is blinding, my friends. Because in addition to Julia and Cherry, there will be:
Selena James, editor/ Kensington Books
Amanda Bergeron, editor Avon/HarperCollins
Lindsey Faber, editor Samhain
Kat O'Shea, editor the Wild Rose Press/Leap Books
Paige Wheeler, agent Folio Literary Management
Laurie McLean, agent Larsen Pomada Literary Agency
Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, agent Nancy Coffey Literary Management
Diana Fox, agent Fox Literary
Then there's the authors who are presenting workshops too:
Kimberly Osborn Sullivan
The reason for the laundry list? We're giving away two tickets via random generator drawing to this exclusive event. So, if you've already signed up--good for you!! To quote Tyra, 'you're still in the running for...' and if you're still on the fence about attending Spring Fling, for goodness sake, sign up already because you'll be in the running too. In other words, attend Spring Fling 2010 and get a chance to win a ticket to the VIP dinner. We're giving away two of them. Deadline is March 15, 2010 at midnight CST.
Here's your chance to meet all those industry professionals and authors without having to accidentally spill your drink on them at the bar and then slipping your manuscript in the bag when you return the dry cleaning ;-). Not that bringing your manuscript to the dinner is a good idea. NO, no, no. Please don't do that. That's why there are pitch sessions and plenty of them. But it is a good way to meet those people who might have a hand in making your hopes and dreams come true for a little while.
So, go out to the website, marvel at the awesome purple and pink fabulousity and SIGN UP!!