Today is the last day of the CBE here in Dallas. I have 2 final book signings and then I'm on a plane early tomorrow headed back to California and home! I have had a blast here! The show didn't have the turnout they expected, but still, quite a few people attended and I was able to meet several of my readers and some new ones too. It's so much fun to talk to people face to face about my books and writing and about their lives. (Waving at Rebornbutterfly and Karen! and all of you who took the time to come say Hi. It meant the world to me to see your faces.)
I also am so happy to announce that 2 of my close friends were nominated for a Christy Award. The Christy is the premier Christian Fiction award given out once a year at the International Christian Retailers Conference in July. (My very first book, The Redemption, was nominated back in 2007!) Anyway, my friend Mary Connealy's book Calico Canyon was nominated, and my friend Shelley Adina's book, The Fruit of my Lipstick. !!! I'm so excited for them! It is such an honor just to be nominated. Calico Canyon is an historical romance set in the old west. Mary's books are very humorous. And The Fruit of my Lipstick is part of a series for young adults. I highly recommend both books.
I also had the privilege of attending a seminar on the End Times deception by Dr. Todd Perla. I was very intriqued and purchased his book and hope to read and expound on it in later sessions. I have an intense interest in End-times prophecy.
Anyway, I'll post later in the week. I hope to have some pictures to post as well!