Post ACFW part 1

by | Sep 27, 2011 | Fiction Book Reviews | 7 comments

I think that any conference I attend which allows me to fellowship with friends who are not only kindred hearts & minds, but kindred spirits, is a successful conference. Add to that some wonderful courses, opportunities to meet with agents and editors, AND fabulous worship – and it’s out-of-the-ballpark.

So, I just wanted to show you a few of my pics today  and maybe chat about some of the classes later.

Hopefully next week I’ll start a post conference series about various people I met and info I learned.

Let’s start off with the best of the best. Meeting my fellow Alley Cats from The Writers Alley. Here’s a picture of us all dolled up for the banquet….but if you look a little bit to the right, you’ll see a picture that better reflects our personalities 😉

We’re a crazy bunch – just wait until ALL TEN of us get together some day. But I am SOOOO thankful for these ladies. They are inspirational to the core with a heart to encourage. God couldn’t have blessed me with a better bunch. Thanks, Casey, Mary, Sherrinda, Krista, Angie, Julia, Sarah, Wendy, and Cindy. You all are wonderful!!

Then there are the FABULOUS authors – like the gentle, sweet, and super Laura Frantz.

Oh man, I just love that picture. Doesn’t Laura have one of the sweetest smiles?!? And she’s wearing one my family heirlooms – my Granny Spencer’s lovely shawl.

Here’s one of the ladies who opened the door for me into inspirational fiction writing – Mary Connealy.

And then there is the Seeker I’ve been dying to meet for the past year – Ruth Logan Herne




Let’s not forget about making new friends – like roomy, Carol Moncado, who was a HILARIOUS addition to the Alley Cat trio of Casey Herringshaw and Mary Vee.

Alright – I HAVE to put up a picture of one of the most beautifully spirited people I got to hang out with this year (for the SECOND time).



Fellow Alley Cat, Angie Dicken, is one of the best people to know. She’s talented, kind, and looks WAY TOO GOOD after just having had a baby. I’ll forgive her for that because shes’s do daggone sweet.


  1. Mary Connealy

    Hi, Pepper. Waving you to from far away. It was so fun to get to SEE you like…in person…. 🙂

  2. Sarah Forgrave

    Great pictures, Pep! And I agree…Angie looked great! 🙂

  3. Laura Frantz

    I’ve been so hoping you would do a post with great pics – and you have!! Meeeting you and Carol and Angie and Casey (AND OTHERS!!) was such a huge blessing. I’m still smiling:) And wearing your beautiful heirloom shawl made my night. You are a keeper, dear Pepper! Praying we all make it to Dallas in 2012!

  4. Julia

    Love the picks. You gals have some great sense of style.

  5. Sherrinda

    Yall are so stinkin’ cute! I love seeing the pictures.

  6. Susan Mason

    Hey, Pepper! I’m so glad I got to meet you in person! You are as cute and bubbly as you seem on-line!

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

  7. Casey

    I love that pic of you and Ang. So sweet! And can’t beat the funny shots of us. What a group!


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