My first LTUE behind the booth selling books was two years ago. I had an amazing experience again this year. I feel like I’ve grown so much since I first started out, and it’s been wonderful to speak on panels and make so many friends.
I wanted to keep this year’s thoughts short and sweet. To the many authors, writers, and readers whom I’ve come to know, may the coming years be bright and wonderful for all of you. You’ve all helped and enriched my experience as an author in so many ways, and I hope to have the courage to nurture others in the future as they begin their writing journeys as well.
Here are just a few I wanted to mention by name whom I met or reconnected with this year:
Dave Butler, Sara Butler, Jason King, Holli Lloyd Anderson, David West, David Brian Doering, C. David Belt, Kelly and John Olsen, Scott Taylor, J Scott Savage, Jay Barnson, Julie Barnson, Julie Frost, Deren Hansen, Adrienne Monson, Daniel Friend, Daniel Braithwaite, Craig Nybo, Robert J Defendi, Ben Ireland, Danielle Parker, Candace Thomas, UHWA people, the Fiction Vortex people, Joe Vasicek, Benjamin Keeley, Nathan Shumate, Andrea Pearson, Steven Peck, Michaelbrent Collings, and many, many more.
To all who organized, attended, and contributed, take care, get some rest, and enjoy the holiday!
(To see more pictures from this event, check out my album LTUE 2016 on Facebook).