PJ here. I've just returned home from Atlanta, Georgia and another terrific Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight and Magnolias Conference. This regional conference brings writers a splendid mix of educational workshops, inspirational speakers, and networking opportunities galore..not to mention the prestigious Maggie Awards plus a Literacy Book Signing open to the public. Whether you're a writing newbie, a seasoned published professional, or a reader looking for a chance to meet a favorite author, Moonlight and Magnolias has something for you.
Here's a look at some of my highlights of the 2014 Moonlight and Magnolias Conference!
Let's kick things off with my fifth annual "Sister" photo with former GRW President, multiple Maggie award winner and Golden Heart Finalist Nicki Salcedo. I adore this woman!
Romance Bandits Nancy Northcott and Caren Crane. Many thanks to Caren for inviting me to join her group for a delicious Mexican dinner at Zapata. If you're in the Norcross, Georgia area, I highly recommend this restaurant!
Good friends, Wendy Wax and Jennifer St. Giles.Wendy was the GRW featured speaker at this year's conference.
Elizabeth Michels always rocks the best footwear!
Boots were very popular at this year's M&M!
This year's keynote speaker, New York Times Bestselling author, Marie Force. Marie also signed at the Literacy Autographing and hosted a gathering for local readers afterwards. She's awesome!
Jennifer McQuiston is not only a New York Times Bestselling historical romance author but also a brilliant scientist and infectious disease researcher with the CDC. She's putting her writing aside for the next six weeks to join the battle against Ebola on the front lines in West Africa. Please keep her in your thoughts and, if you're so inclined, your prayers.
It's the Maggie's...time for fancy dresses, sparkly shoes, cover models and the year's top awards.
Regan Black with friends Kim and Tracy.
Jennifer Jakes, Sergey Volkov and Kim Killion. The Killion Group employs the nicest, most gorgeous guys. Watch for Sergey on a romance cover near you!
Former GRW President and Fantasy Romance author Anna Steffl.
Heather McGovern and Elizabeth Michels. They really bring the sparkle!
Conference co-chair, Noelle Pierce. Fabulous dress, fabulous shoes and fabulous conference!
How do you bring the sparkle, readers?
Do you don a fancy dress? Glittering tiara? Sky-high shoes? Brilliant smile?
One randomly chosen person will receive a signed copy of
All You Need is Love by Marie Force, the
first book in her best-selling Green Mountain series.
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