On Saturday, the Desert Sleuths held their annual Write Now! Conference. It was a wonderful event, filled with authors and writing tips. Later this week, I hope to have all of that summarized. It's a great deal of material, and may take a couple blogs. And, it couldn't have been held at a nicer venue, the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix.
They invited me as a guest. And, it was such an honor since I was their first Fan Guest of Honor. They presented me with a certificate that says, "In recognition of her contribution to the writing community, the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime is proud to announce that Lesa Holstine is the Guest of Honor at Write Now! 2010. This award includes a one-year dues-free chapter membership." Thank you! And, then they presented me with the most beautiful engraved bookmark, eight inches long, that says, "Lesa Holstine. Guest of Honor. Write Now 2010."
Thank you to President Roni Olson, and Event Chairman Chantelle Osman. They, along with the other members of Desert Sleuths, treated me like gold on Saturday. And, another big thank you to Judy Starbuck. If I hadn't met Judy at Poisoned Pen Bookstore quite a while ago, none of this would have happened.
|Fan Guest of Honor Lesa Holstine & Keynote Speaker James O. Born|
|Jim Born and Bryan Gruley|