The other highlight I wanted to remember from the conference in May was the mass book signing, where I turned into a gushing teenager.
I only took one book for the signing and when I walked up to Julianne Donaldson, my brain shut down and all I could say was, “I just loved your book. It was soooo romantic.”
I felt like an idiot, but I seriously couldn’t think of anything more intelligent to say while she smiled up at me expectantly, so that’s what she got. Then I shoved my book at her.
I loved what she wrote, so simple, kind and perfectly tied in with the book’s dedication.
After that, a portion of my brain rebooted and I managed to “talk shop” with her a little about her agent and publishing with Shadow Mountain. Julianne was so down-to-earth and laid back. You’d never guess her work had the power to reduce a pregnant 30-something woman to a hopelessly romantic teeny bopper.
But I guess that’s part of the fun of it, isn’t it? :)
p.s. Today is the last day to spread the word and enter the contest for the Midwest Conference. Good luck!