I had a fantastic time at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference last week, attending workshops led by Barnaby Conrad, Melodie Johnson Howe, Matt Pallamary, and Laura Taylor. Each workshop had its own feel, but all were excellent and included some great readings and insightful critiques.
There was also a very informative and dynamic talk by Bob Mayer on the business side of things, and various other talks and panels to enjoy.
Last, but certainly not least, I met a lot of wonderful people and made some new friends. There are too many to list here, but I do want to mention a couple who have new books out. Andrew Peterson‘s thriller, First to Kill, is coming out in September. And Lorelei Armstrong‘s mystery, In the Face, is available now. Also want to mention travel writer/photographer, Rachel S. Thurston, who has a nice website with some great photography from around the world.
I am already making plans to return next year.